One Stop Winter Shop – Ski Country Sports

One Stop Winter Shop – Ski Country Sports

With the 2012-2013 season closing in, you may start thinking about what gear you're going to need or want for next season. If you make a decision fast enough, you could even test it out a little before you pack everything away. Who wants to buy a new piece of equipment and have to wait eight months to use it? Maybe people who have mastered the art of patience, and a few others who have no other choice, but if you're lucky enough, you can have your cake and eat it too. If you make a purchase now and get the chance to use it on the slopes once before all the snow melts, it'll still be new and exciting for next season! Besides, who wants to waste any time at the start of a season shopping for your stuff? As soon as the opening dates are announced, you'll be ready.

Ski Country Sports has been serving skiers and snowboarders for many years. With locations in Asheville, Charlotte, and our very own Banner Elk, they've been "keeping the ski industry stylin' since 1983." Featuring brands like Burton, The North Face, Nordica, and Spyder, you'll have your pick from the best of the best. From winter apparel and accessories to ski poles and snowboard bindings, it's your one-stop winter shop.

In 2010, they were named "Snowsports Retailer of the Year" by the Snowsports Industry. They're also the largest independent ski and snowboard rental operator in the south. Ski Country Sports sells more equipment than any other dealer around! So you don't have to just take our word for it — let their sales speak for their credibility and awesomeness. The consumers have spoken, they also have the largest selection, best prices, and when it comes to their Banner Elk location, we can personally confirm, the best staff. The one in Banner Elk is located right across from Sugar Mountain's entrance, and not far from Beech Mountain. Even those who are faithful to App, you may deem it worthy of a trip to check out what the store offers every now and then.

They have quite the following on Twitter, with just under 2,400 followers, @Ski_Country. You can also like them on Facebook and browse their cool collection of photos (as shown to the left). They're great at what they do because they're passionate about supporting the industry. They'll be excited for you if this is your first time to the slopes and more than helpful in setting you up with the right rental equipment. If you're a seasoned pro and just need a new piece to add to your collection, they'll share stories or get you on your way. They understand if you're stopping before hitting the slopes, the more time you spend in the store, the less time you have to enjoy the conditions that await you.

You probably wouldn't (or shouldn't) buy a car from a 14 year old… what do they know about how it drives and what its features are? Save time (and gas money) and go where the professionals are. Ski Country Sports in Banner Elk are skiers, boarders, and snow loving enthusiasts who want to help other skiers, boarders, and snow loving enthusiasts look and feel good on the mountain. Whether you shop today, tomorrow, or next season, do it at 3149 Tynecastle Hwy Banner Elk, NC 28604. For questions, call the friendly staff at 828-898-9786.

Mike is the Editor and founder of and Since September of 1996 he has written more than 2800 articles promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. While attending to the thousands of emails, photo submissions and On-Snow reports that come in all season long, Doble also owns and operates a full service web design and marketing company that has more than 800 clients in 30+ states and several countries.He shares that it was his passion for all things snow that prompted him to start the ski network and since that time the website has gained popularity through it's webcam and weather content as well.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid snow and water skier, football freak of his alma mater (the University of South Carolina) and hearty promoter of all that is Western North Carolina to West Virginia and Maryland. Mike spends his off time with his horses, playing golf, tennis and boating on Watauga Lake with his family and friends, coaching local soccer teams and oh yes...Snow Skiing!