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post #1 of 15
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I'm looking at purchasing ski gear in NY before heading north to Canada. Does anyone know of and good ski gear shops/warehouses in and around New York that are worth having a look in? Cheers and beers.

post #2 of 15

I buy my ski's and even some jackets at SkiStop in Plainview. It really depends on what you are looking to buy...They have a pretty wide selection of clothing/boots/etc. but not the best selection of skis, but then again it comes down to what you are looking for..

 

Their winter gear doesn't come out until fall time, but I'm assuming you aren't leaving for the next couple months.

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks for that. At this stage I'm looking at getting my clothing in the US, maybe boots but I want to test some skis out when I get to Canada, I won't be in NY till the beginning of Nov. Is there anywhere that has a heap of last years gear which I imagine would be cheaper?

post #4 of 15

I would suggest buying boots where you are skiing, that way they can help you get the best fit, and do onhill adjustments (usually included in the price).   As someone working "onhill" I seen people ALL too often in boots that are too big and too stiff and then have problems, that I can only partly fix, and have to charge them to do.   You can fit your own jacket and pants, but boots usually take a bit more time, and experiance.

post #5 of 15

New York is a pretty big state, where in NY are you looking?

post #6 of 15

By NY, do you mean New York City?  If so, there's currently not much around. 

 

Paragon has a decent selection, but the quality of the staff is variable, I've heard some horror stories re boot fitting and tech services, and their prices are high.  EMS has a smaller selection, and is very backcountry / touring focused.  There are a couple of shops in Queens and Brooklyn that get OK reviews, but I haven't tried them.

 

I'm hoping the 40,000 square foot REI store that's opening in a couple of months will provide a better option.

post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 

I only in New York City for a week and will be fairly central, but more than willing to trip out of town for an afternoon and go exploring for some ski gear. I will be waiting till I get to Canada for that reason with my boots, I have always found I need some adjustments to my boot shell so I agree with what your saying about doing it onhill.

 

Where is the EMS shop? This REI store you talk of, a couple of months being close to the beginning of November possibly...?

post #8 of 15

http://www.skihausonline.com/ this is where i got my skis and boots i tried on my helmet and goggles there but bought them online. they have a ton of older model stuff for like 45% off i went to the one in brewster. all are pretty much the same except for staff and the selection is a 1000 times more in the store what it is online.

post #9 of 15

There's an REI not far out on Long Island that opened just a couple of months ago. Would be fairly close to that Plainview shop also.

 

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Originally Posted by joshmo492 View Post

I only in New York City for a week and will be fairly central, but more than willing to trip out of town for an afternoon and go exploring for some ski gear. I will be waiting till I get to Canada for that reason with my boots, I have always found I need some adjustments to my boot shell so I agree with what your saying about doing it onhill.

 

Where is the EMS shop? This REI store you talk of, a couple of months being close to the beginning of November possibly...?


 

 

EMS is in Soho on the corner of Broadway and Spring.  I don't think REI have announced a specific day they'll be opening yet.
 

 

post #11 of 15

I don't know what type of skis or boots you are looking for, but there is nothing decent in NYC, period......

The only shop worth mentioning is HEINO ski&cycle, which is located in NJ approx. 30-35 min from Manhattan.. Phone 973-696-3044..

http://www.heinosskiandcycle.com/.....

 

They have good selection of skis and competent boot fitting, ask for Greg Pierre........

post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks Wade, Jim and Andy I will endevour to check those places out, I don't mind the idea of going for a bit of an explore. I will keep an eye on the REI website for info on their stores opening. I'm thinking of just getting clothing in NY and waiting till I get to Canada to get skis and boots, ski wise I'm thinking of a pair of Heads and a pair of Kaestles but I wouldn't mind testing a few so I'm going to wait till I get to Canada. Unless I see something that I can't turn down! Are prices for gear generally cheaper in the US than in Canada? 


Totally off subject but slightly related... I'm flirting with the idea of driving from Toronto to Alberta. Thoughts??

post #13 of 15

Ski Barn in Paramus on RT 17 North is a good place— staff knows their stuff and they usually bring in their stuff on Labor Day.  Pedigree in White Plains pretty good too.

post #14 of 15

as Andy said Heino's is good but a little further then you might be looking for from NYC.  

post #15 of 15

I feel like half my posts are in support of Heino's but the other posters are right... it's well worth the trip & you'll get great service - they also won't sell you something you don't need or thats "too much" ski or boot.

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