Apr 292014


Mountain Travelers Hike and Ski Shop

147 US Route 4 East, Rutland, VT 05701


e-mail: info@mtntravelers.com

. . .  Celebrating our 41st year in Business!   


Our  Summer  Shop  Hours are:

Tuesday  –   Saturday

10:00 – 5:00 

CLOSED –  Sundays and Mondays 


We will be CLOSED for Vacation June 18th – 22nd

       ( Peter will be here … June 23rd and 24th )



  Our Specialties Include:


Technical Outdoor Clothing


Hiking Boots 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, by Michael Dolsey, 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.

 Telemark Skiing


Alpine Touring Skiing

Time to Hike For it!


Backcountry / XC Skiing

Thanksgiving Day ' ski out the back door' 2014


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, and The North Face,  for comfort and warmth on all your outdoor winter adventures.  









 Posted by at 5:01 pm
Jun 152017

Flat waters are the best for ‘Supping”… (Stand Up Paddling)… there is nothing like ‘Standing on Water’ … and calmly paddling around the edges of your favorite lake or pond at dawn or dusk, when the waters are flat and calm, is the perfect time to go…

It takes a bit of balance and technique, to stand up, grip your toes on the pad of the board, and paddle off into the sunset, but when the conditions are right, it’s the best! Most people love it! It’s another fun way to get out on to the water and enjoy the summertime!

We have a beautiful selection of ‘Michael Dolsey’ Paddle Boards…. come  in and check them out!

 Posted by at 1:49 pm
Jun 152017

This is the ….THULE ….Car Racks… Time of Year!

We have racks for most of the car models out there. We can fit a base rack first, then add any accessory carrier you might need for kayaks or bikes.  Peter K. is building several racks a day on local cars, to use for their summer outdoor fun. It’s vacation time! Let us help you figure out which THULE rack components fit your vehicle, and give you a quote to make it all happen! (FYI…most models require a part to be ordered , which takes 3-5 business days) Once we have all the parts we need, you make an appointment of your ‘free installation’ and we can have you all ‘set up’ to carry your TOYS  in an hour. Our rack specialist is here 10-5 Tues – Friday and 10-3 Saturdays.

The above picture is the THULE ‘Hullavator’ which is the answer …to all the small women out there …who need help with getting ‘the weight of their boat’ up on to the roof. It works like a charm …on most vehicles! Lifts 40 lbs right up to your roof with one hand!

We also have many models of bike carriers in stock,  for a roof mount, a rear mount, or a hitch mount carrier.

 Posted by at 1:36 pm
May 112017

Our spring shipment of Hurricane kayaks just arrived today from North Carolina. They look awesome!


These are the classiest boats around. Lightweight Hurricane kayaks are a pleasure to paddle and a breeze to carry. They will lighten your load, are super stable, and have excellent tracking and stylish aesthetics.

Hurricane kayaks are made of lightweight Trylon ABS thermoform plastic.

Kayaks made of Trylon weigh 10-15 lbs less than comparable polyethelene kayaks.

Because they are made of Trylon, Hurricanes do not warp or oil can like many poly boats.

Because Trylon is rigid, Hurricane kayaks paddle like composites at a fraction of the cost.

Trylon includes an exterior UV coating to protect your Hurricane from fading or turning brittle.

That same acrylic coating makes your Hurricane shine and will make you smile.


 Posted by at 3:03 pm
Apr 042017

April showers bring May flowers! yea! And… Great Spring Skiing!

Killington has built up a ‘Whale of a Trail’ on Superstar again this year for another month of great Spring skiing!

Although the whole mountain is still open, from Snowden to Bear,  warming temps in the forecast will ,change the surface to our favorite,  spring corn conditions, and we hope …long awaited sunshine!.

Pico has one more weekend, which looks sunny and glorious! Then it will be hiking Pico for fabulous spring turns.



 Posted by at 4:46 pm
Mar 142017

It’s time for our Spring Sale of the Season! All our skis by K2, Rossignol, and Madshus are reduced to the lowest prices of the year! The K2 Pinnacle Series of rocker skis are $150 off! Coombacks, Waybacks, and Talkbacks for big mountain, and lightweight uphill are also $150 OFF!  Rossignol’s all mountain, Experience 88’s, and Temptation 84’s and 88’s, are all at least $100 OFF! Now’s the time to get the best buy on equipment! skiwall031317

Ski boots are on Sale too! Scarpa T1’s and T2 telemark ski boots are at least $50 OFF! Scott Synergy’s are over $100 OFF too!  The Scarpa Maestrale’s, Gea’s and Freedom SL Alpine Touring boots are over $100 OFF!  If you’ve been waiting to replace those old boots….now’s the time before prices go up next year!


 Posted by at 1:22 pm