With a blizzard, or at least a ton of snow, scheduled to hit the Boston area later on today, you may finally be starting to think about winter games – skiing and boarding. But your last year gear is so, well…. last year. Not to worry – Haute Living has the best spots to gear up before heading for the hills and mountains of New England for some mogul jumping fun.
Wilderness House has been around for over a century and they know New England well with locations in Boston, Portland, Maine and at Sugarloaf and Sunday River Ski Resorts in Maine. They have all of the latest gear and equipment to make sure you conquer the mountains with cutting edge technology that will have you looking your best.
Wilderness House is located at 1048 Commonwealth Ave., near Boston University, Boston 617.277.5858
Hilton’s Tent City
The name may not sound like a bastion of high end winter gear, but don’t let it fool you. Find the top winter apparel brands you need and desire all from a knowledgeable staff that can direct you to the best of the best. With brands like North Face, Arc’teryx, Barbour, Patagonia, Filson, Marmot and Loki there is more than enough choose from for all your winter layering needs.
Hilton’s Tent City is located at 272 Friend Street, West End, Boston 617.227.9242
The REI location at Landmark Centre is big, vast and chock full of all the gear you need to outfit you and your crew from head to ski tip. Head in on a quiet moment to best monopolize the time of an in-the-know staffer and you’ll virtually have a personal shopper all to yourself to give you the low down on what best fits your size, ability and personal style.
REI 401 Park Drive, Landmark Centre, Boston 617.236.0746
Boston Ski and Tennis
Whether you like to swoop swoop down the mountainside on skis or coast side to side on a snowboard, Boston Ski and Tennis can gear you up with top brand name quality gear and apparel. Their ski gear includes Volki, Blizzard, K2 and Nordica brands while all board gear is from K2. Get apparel for men, women and children from Marmot, Underarmor and Obermeyer.
Boston Ski and Tennis is located at 1080 Needham St., Newton 617.964.0820