Skiing is a well-loved winter sport by many and is a popular Olympic sport, as well. But though it is a popular modern sport, it has been around since ancient times. Skiing was originally used in Eurasian arctic regions and was later employed by Scandinavian farmers, hunters and warriors.
Today, skiing is more often used for leisure than it is for wartime, but it's still a great way to enjoy the outdoors and burn some serious calories while doing so. In fact, cross-country skiing will have you burning around 400 calories per hour.
If you're ready to hit the slopes, here are 15 mighty independent ski shops ready to help you.
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860 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
evo will happily help you repair your existing gear or find new and improved equipment.
135 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
This shop carries all sorts of boards, snowboards, skateboards and even skis.
BOARDLife skate shop
1775 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Very high-end, their gear is meant to last a lifetime.
Foothills Ski Life
2120 S. Acoma St., Denver, CO 80223
Foothills is focused on providing you with the gear you need to have the best snow day ever.
SloHi Bike Co.
4434 W. 29th Ave., Denver, CO 80212
SloHi is always helpful and their prices are affordable.
Denver Bike and Ski Repair
3541 W. 44th Ave., Denver, CO 80211
Every once in a while, you need to have your skis fixed, and Denver Bike and Ski Repair is the perfect choice.
1416 Platte St., Denver, CO 80202
This well-known name in outdoor gear, REI is ready to help you find all of the accessories needed when you are hitting the slopes.
970 Yuma St., Denver, CO 80204
If you are looking for quality skis, then look no further— Meier's got them.
1431 15th St., Denver, CO 80202
Patagonia has become a trusted name in outdoor gear, especially clothing that helps to keep you toasty even in the snow.
1055 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80209
If you are looking for a great deal, Sports Plus offers many necessary items, such as boots and skis.
Christy Sports Ski & Snowboard
201 University Blvd., Denver, CO 80206
Christy Sports Ski & Snowboard has a great selection, though the prices reflect the quality of their top-end merchandise.
Open Road Outfitter
80 S Cherokee St., Denver, CO 80223
Open Road Outfitter can help you with fitting your car so that you can haul skis and more on racks.
Never Summer Industries
3838 Eudora Way, Denver, CO 80207
Never Summer focuses on the cold months, and always has the best gear.
1620 Platte St., Denver, CO
Whatever you need for a day on the slopes, Emage has it.
105 Fillmore St., Denver, CO 80206
Marmot carries all of the latest -- and best -- for skiers and snowboarders.