Locally Owned Ski & Sport Shop near Burke Mountain
In 1978 when wood heat was mandatory, wool was the technical buzz, and SONY was frantically working on the Walkman, The Village Sport Shop was born. From the vision of John Hibshman came an outdoor enthusiasts Mecca. Recognizing that skiers biked, bikers boated, boaters fished, and at least 1 out of every four of them hunted John decided to roll up his sleeves and deliver these people an avenue to adventure. Since then there have been numerable technological advances like PROZAC, Digital read out goggles, Rocker Skis, and clothes that Blue Tooth, breath, shed, stuff, and rapidly expand. Changes in business environment from a time where notebooks were paper and social media was going to the bar, to tweeting, apps, QR codes and viral being something to strive toward!
Change being inevitable, the Village Sport Shop has welcomed it: we retired the wood heat, took on “Smart” wool, and have embraced the rapidly advancing technological firestorm the sporting goods industry has engaged in. The only timeless aspects we hold on to (other than 80’s Rock) are superb customer service, delivering products we swear by, service to depend on, and reminding everyone that we do these things to ENJOY them! Still family owned and driven by providing a way of life we believe in.