Apr 292014


Mountain Travelers Hike and Ski Shop

147 US Route 4 East, Rutland, VT 05701


e-mail: info@mtntravelers.com


Our Specialties Include:

Telemark Skiing

   Alpine Touring Skiing

Backcountry / XC Skiing


Technical Outdoor Clothing

Hiking and Trail Shoes

Packs, Tents and Sleeping Bags

Thule Car Racks


Stand Up Paddleboards


favorite old website imagesSki Shots - 006…. this is our 40th year!

In Winter: 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.  

In Summer: We offer flatwater kayaks, by Hurricane, Wilderness Systems and Perception, custom fit to each paddlers use,  from small mountain ponds to coastal waterways. Back this season, 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  Winter  Shop  Hours  are:

 Monday, Tuesday  –  Thursday, Friday, Saturday

10:00 – 5:00

Now Open  Sundays  12:00 – 4:00

and…    CLOSED all  day …Wednesdays 


 Posted by at 5:01 pm
Nov 182015


Skiing was awesome today! Killington is back in business! They opened skiing from the top today, so no more walking down. (you do still have to take the stairs up to get down) Unless your PK, who hikes it down… because he can! :)


Conditions were  a good solid base, wall to wall, firm snow with groomed cubes. ( marbles and golfballs)Mid winter conditions, sunny and beautiful, with a nice powder bump line building up under the chair. Lots of good “stylin” telemarkers. He did 16 runs !  yea! PK!



 Posted by at 5:32 pm
Nov 182015


Killington opened back up on Sunday with great skiing on the North Ridge triple area. PK hiked up and got a couple of runs in before the crowd arrived, did a bunch more runs and hiked off . Conditions were firm and fun!



K2 Rictor 90’s were his ski of the day! It’s looking pretty smooth and fabulous for opening day!


 Posted by at 5:19 pm
Nov 182015

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We have all our new winter Ski wear in for the season. Our clothing lines include Patagonia, The North Face, Ibex, and Kuhl. We have a nice selection of shell jackets, insulated, and soft shell jackets and pants for men and women.

Also, the layers that go underneath,  such as Patagonia Capilene and Merino wool underwear, Ibex wool underwear, and lots of different fleece and down mid-layers, like the Patagonia R1 and Down Sweaters, and North Face’s Thermoball and Gordon Lyons jackets, to name a few. Our selection is better than ever this year, with lots of accessories…hats, gloves, neck gaiters, and Darn Tough socks too!

And just because we love the line…we have men’s Kuhl pants this winter for everyday wear. Cotton jean style, articulated, hard wearing and really comfortable!  When you finally need a little ‘update’ on your wardrobe! Or your old skiwear just won’t wear out, but you’ve been wearing the same parka for 15 years….come check us out, freshen it up! and see if we can give you a little style! And make you look 15 years younger!    ( at least your clothing!  :) )

 Posted by at 4:57 pm
Nov 182015


New for us this year are Rossignol Back Country Skis, to compliment our old favorites by Madshus. All are partial or full edged skis for skiing ‘Out your Back Door’ on the local fields, logging roads and back country terrain, we are so lucky to have, moments away, here in Vermont.

We start with a couple models of ‘skinny skis’, one waxable and one no wax, that are designed for track style skiing at a touring center, like our local “Mt Top” or “Mountain Meadows” ski touring centers. All the others, are full edged, no wax skis, with considerable more width, for stability in the back country, logging roads, the Catamount Trail, and the rougher terrain most of us are skiing, ‘out the back door’. We have many ski widths … and boot models, by Alpina, Rossignol, and Scott, to fit YOUR type of skiing style. Call us or come in for a quote! Snow will be on the ground soon, and you ‘gotta be ready’ the day it gets here, as conditions can change overnight! Get ready to ski back country!

 Posted by at 4:28 pm
Nov 182015


The Telemark and Alpine Touring Ski wall is looking better than ever this year! We carry K2, Rossignol, and G3 Skis. Scarpa and Scott Telemark boots, Scarpa, Dynafit, and Black Diamond Alpine Touring Boots. Our bindings include Black Diamond, Twenty Two Designs, Voile’, G3, Fritschi Diamer, and Dynafit.

Give Peter K. a call for the latest update on gear.  He has the first hand knowledge in both styles of skiing, and 40 years of experience, to fit the right ski and boot, to the right person and skiing style. The season has been ‘off the charts’ in sales for this season already… and we only carry one in a size…so don’t wait too long, especially for boots! Get in touch while ‘reorders’ are still available. We are already buying for next year and the manufacturers and dealers are not holding much product, especially in ‘Tele’.  Get ’em while their HOT !!   ( We thermo fit!  :) )

 Posted by at 4:06 pm