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LOCAL SNOW RETAILERS

Choosing the right ski and snowboard equipment

Choosing the correct equipment is imperative for ski and snowboarders.   There are numerous factors that need to be considered, including: Height, weight, skier/snowboarder ability, terrain, etc.   To maximize performance and safety, we recommend spending time with a knowledgeable local ski/snowboard retailer top get your child or yourself fitted with the correct gear.  Additionally, a majority of the local retailers below, offer junior trade-in programs that allow you to swap out skis and/or snowboards on a seasonal basis to ensure your child has the appropriate  equipment while saving you some money.

Choosing the ski and snowboard gear

Now that you have the correct equipment, you will want to focus in on the picking the right gear.  Picking out the right apparel is key to ensure your child is comfortable and stylish while on the snow.   Click here to get some examples of things you should consider before choosing  gear and be sure to support our local retailers below. 

Ann Arbor

  • Sun and Snow Sports
  • REI

Sun and Snow Sports

DOTS Junior Program  |  Equipment Rental  |  Equipment  |  Gear  |  Boot  Fitting  |  Tuning

     3780 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor

     734.663.9515

     Website

     Directions

REI

Gear Only   

         970 W Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor

         734.827.1938  

         Website

         Directions

Birmingham

  • Don Thomas Sporthaus
  • Moosejaw Bike & Snow

Don Thomas Sporthaus

Junior Trade-In Program   |   Equipment   |   Gear  |   Boot Fitting   |  Tuning

         690 S. Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham

         248.220.1999

         Website

         Directions

Moosejaw Bike & Snow

Equipment  |  Gear   |  Boot Fitting  |  Tuning 

         284 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham

         248.212.0565

         Website

         Directions

Brighton

  • Summit Sports

Summit Sports

Junior Trade-In Program  |  Equipment  |  Gear  Boot Fitting  Tuning

     8180 Grand River Ave, Brighton

     810.227.6877

     Website

     Directions

Bloomfield Hills

  • Boyne Country Sports

Boyne Country Sports

Junior Trade-In Program  |  Equipment  |  Gear  | Tuning

       42881 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hill

      248.338.0803

      Website

      Directions

Clarkston

  • Vertical Drop

Vertical Drop

*Ski Only  | *Grow Junior Trade-In Program  *Equipment |  *Gear  *Boot Fitting   | *Tuning  | *Ski Simulator

     6325 Sashabaw Rd.,  Suite E, Clarkston

     248.241.6509

     Website

     Directions

Dearborn

  • Nichols Ski & Snowboard

Nichols Ski & Snowboard

Junior Buy-Back Program  |   1-9 day equipment rental  |  Equipment  | Gear  |  Boot Fitting  | Tuning

     21938 Michigan Ave, Dearborn

     313.565.0044   

     Website

     Directions

East Lansing

  • Summit Sports

Summit Sports

Junior Grow Program  |  Equipment  |  Gear  |   Boot Fitting  |  Tuning

     2650 Grand River Ave, East Lansing

     517.332.4000   

     Website

     Directions

Flint

  • Shumaker's Ski Shop

Shumaker's Ski Shop

Junior Lease Program  |  Adult Lease Program  |  Equipment  |  Gear  |  Boot Fitting  |  Tuning

     2342 S Ballenger Highway, Flint

     810.239.6931   

     Website

     Directions

Gross Pointe Woods

  • Schummers Ski Shop

Schummer's Ski Shop

Junior Trade-In Program    Weekend Rentals  |   Equipment  |   Gear  |  Boot Fitter  |  Tuning

     20778 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods

     313.881.4363   

     Website

     Directions

Keego Harbor

  • The Peak Ski and Sports
  • People Skate and Snowboard

The Peak Ski and Sports

Grow Program for Kids  |  Equipment  |  Gear  | Boot Fitting  |  Tuning

     2867 Orchard Lake Rd., Keego Harbor

     248.499.8860   

     Website

     Directions

People Skate and Snowboard

*Snowboard Only  |  *Equipment  |  *Gear  |  *Tuning

     3375 Orchard Lake Rd., Keego Harbor

     248.499.7472

     Website

     Directions

Northville

  • REI

REI

Gear   |  Tuning

     17559 Haggerty Rd., Northville

     248.347.2100   

     Website

     Directions

Novi

  • Boyne Country Sports

Boyne Country Sports

Junior Trade-In Program  |  Equipment  |  Gear  |  Boot Fitting  |  Tuning

     27782 Novi Rd., Novi

     248.347.3323   

     Website

     Directions

Plymouth

  • Sun and Snow

Sun and Snow

DOTS Junior Program  |  Weekend Rentals  |  Equipment  |  Gear  |  Boot Fitting  |  Tuning

     388 S Main St., Plymouth

     734.927.0007  

     Website

     Directions

Rochester

  • The Ski Company

The Ski Company

Kid's Seasonal Rental Program  |  Equipment  |  Gear |  Boot Fitting  |  Tuning

     430 S.  Main St., Rochester

     248.652.9240  

     Website

     Directions

Troy

  • REI

REI

Junior Snow Sports Equipment Trade-In Program  |  Equipment  |  Gear |  Boot Fitting  |  Tuning

     766 E Big Beaver Rd., Troy

     248.689.4402  

     Website

     Directions

Waterford

  • Nichols Ski and Snowboard

Nichols Ski and Snowboard

Junior Buy-Back Program  |  Equipment  |  Gear |  Boot Fitting  |  Tuning

     4260 W. Walton Blvd., Waterford Township

     248.674.5200  

     Website

     Directions

White Lake

  • Shumaker's Ski Shop at Alpine Valley

Shumaker's Ski Shop at  Alpine Valley  * Closed Until Alpine Valley  opens for the season

Junior Lease Program  |  Adult Lease Program  |  Equipment  |  Gear  |  Boot Fitting  |  Tuning

     6775 Highland Rd., White Lake Township

     248.889.1074  

     Website

     Directions