Apr 292014


Mountain Travelers Hike and Ski Shop

147 US Route 4 East, Rutland, VT 05701


e-mail: info@mtntravelers.com

. . .  Celebrating our 40th year in Business!   



  Our Specialties Include:


 Telemark Skiing


   Alpine Touring Skiing

Time to Hike For it!

Backcountry / XC Skiing

Thanksgiving Day ' ski out the back door' 2014


Technical Outdoor Clothing


In WintSki Shots - 006er: We are specialists in Telemark , Backcountry, and Alpine Touring Skiing… We began ‘bending a knee in ’73’ , and it has been our passion ever since. We ‘talk Tele’ and ‘AT’  like no other shop in the area. We know all about “earning your turns”,  and can teach you all about the ‘uphill’ … and the downhill, on ‘free heel’   ski equipment. We sell  Telemark,  Alpine Touring,  and Metal Edged Back Country Skis,  Boots and Bindings, as well as climbing skins, and Atlas Snowshoes.  We carry technical outdoor clothing  by Patagonia, The North Face, Ibex, and Kuhl,  for comfort and warmth on all your winter adventures.  

Hiking and Trail Shoes


Packs, Tents and Sleeping Bags


Thule Car Racks



2014 Kayak Models arriving soon!

Stand Up Paddleboards

2015 Dolsey SUPS

In Summfavorite old website imageser: We offer flatwater kayaks, by Hurricane, Wilderness Systems and Perception, custom fit to each paddlers use,  from small mountain ponds to coastal waterways. We have Stand Up Paddleboards, the newest fun adventure sport for a summer workout or just cruising around. We  also have a Thule rack specialist who can recommend and install a car or truck rack on your vehicle to carry anything from cargo boxes, to skis, to bikes, to boats and ladders…We have hiking and camping footwear and gear, tents, packs and sleeping bags.  We have a downstairs showroom year round.


Our  Fall  Shop  Hours  are:

Monday,  Tuesday  – Thursday, Friday &  Saturday

10:00 – 5:00 

   CLOSED …  Sunday and Wednesday


We will be CLOSED, Monday, Oct 31st … for a Patagonia Appointment 

( Open Sundays … for the Winter Season… beginning Thanksgiving … through Easter )





 Posted by at 5:01 pm
Oct 262016

The mountain got 5 1/2 inches of snow Sunday and several more snow squalls through in the past couple of days and nights to make it really look like winter. They opened yesterday afternoon to passholders and we heard it was a little rough, and tough to negotiate, as the first day always is. Nothing like a good blast of wet snow guns, iced up goggles, and clothing, and the roar of the snow guns to introduce the season! even a free hat and a free lunch! Ha!

The usual 2 runs on the Glades ( Northridge Triple)  are open top to bottom. Lots of ‘stair climbs’ required. I will have an updated report when PK gets home from the mountain this afternoon, with the first ‘mountain report’.  :)


You can also see, they are cranking out the snow on SuperStar ! Getting it ready for the BIG Event!

The Women’s World Cup! is coming to Killington! on Thanksgiving Weekend! Get ready to see the Best of the Best! right here on our mountain! They are not wasting any time, they are working on the snow depth, every hour they have the temps to make snow. We’re looking forward to a great year!


 Posted by at 1:35 pm
Oct 262016

We got 5 inches of snow last Saturday night, so we got out our ‘skinny skis’ and did a nice Nordic tour up on Pico Sunday morning. The snow was a little wet and packy, so perfect for a nice tour of moderate terrain, a short climb up to KA, and a fun straight run back down. We had a blast. It was awesome to be back on skis, without a lift, all by ourselves, just touring around….that’s my favorite! It couldn’t have been better!


We used our Madshus No Wax, Eon’s and Epoch skis, NNN BC boots and bindings… no muss, no fuss, nice and super lightweight and efficient. Cross country on the mountain… no lifts, no heavy equipment, just a walk in the park…

Love It!!


Here’s a picture of Pico and Killington today… up close you can see them cranking out the snow on the Glades!

The season has begun… PK is up there skiing his 2nd day on the mountain, lift access, as we speak.  Yea!

 Posted by at 1:12 pm
Oct 112016

Brisk cold nights are here, and they have been making snow up on the mountain, to test the pipes and be ready for the next break in the weather. Won’t be long before we get a 4-5 day stretch that will allow them to really lay down enough for skiing. We skied October 15th last year!picofoliage100916


Time to get out and enjoy the foliage, hike a mountain, and get ready for the uphill climbs! The scenery doesn’t get much better than this. This has been an exceptional year for great color at elevation. Ski season will be upon us before we know it, and our legs will be screaming for mercy. Anything you can do now will make it a little easier to get through those first runs… Even though we’ll be so excited we won’t mind a bit.  Killington will be open soon!


We have a great selection of cold weather clothing layers, that just arrived from Patagonia and The North Face. Light weight synchilla  and re-tool snap t’s, fleece pullovers and better sweater zip front jackets, R1’s and micro D’s, capilene long underwear, and soft shell, gore-tex , and down jackets, all designed to keep you comfortable, warm, and dry, throughout the fall and winter months ahead.

Also, we have two big racks of ‘last winter’s’ ski wear, ON SALE, at a savings of 25% OFF!! Including a lot of different styles of men’s and women’s fleece, down jackets, and outerwear. It is rare to find this kind of a discount at this time of year. we expect they won’t last long, everyone loves to find a deal on Patagonia and North Face!



 Posted by at 1:47 pm
Oct 082016


View from Omland’s Overlook, top of B Slope, Pico Mountain.

Time to get the legs in shape for skiing by hiking uphill! We have hiking boots for Men & Women by Scarpa, Asolo, and Salomon. As well as Darn Tough Socks, Daypacks by Mountain Smith, and Patagonia, Maps and Guide Books, and free hiking & trail information. The foliage is at it’s peak right now with some of the most ‘stunning’  colors we’ve seen in several years. Get out and enjoy the beauty of our gorgeous Green Mountains turning orange, red and gold!

Pico's B Slope Fall Foliage

Pico’s B Slope Fall Foliage

 Posted by at 2:50 pm
Sep 022016

How time flies!

September 6th is our 40th Anniversary in business!

It’s been a great run.  We have tried our best to provide our customers with the best outdoor equipment and clothing available in the industry. When we think of all the equipment and clothing we have sold, for fun adventures, it is truly amazing! The places they’ve gone! The places they’ve seen! All over the country! All over the world! How cool is that!

We hope you are among the many great people, who we have had the privilege to meet, outfit, and send on their way, to a vacation of a lifetime.  … We thank you for your loyalty, support and confidence! It’s been our pleasure!

me in the 70s

I don’t think I’ve changed a bit! What do you think!  Ha!

 Posted by at 3:56 pm