147 U.S. Route 4 East
Click above HERE for some of the 'Products' we sell!
Click 'Products', (in the white box above) then the 'category' you are looking for...like Telemark Skis , Kayaks & Canoes, or Thule Roof Racks, and it will give you an idea of what we carry in our store on Route 4. Or give us a call at 1-800-339-0814.
Mountain Travelers Outdoor Store
147 US Route 4 East
Rutland, Vermont 05701
We ship UPS and USPS
Peter & JoAnn K.
partners and owners since 1976
We carry flatwater kayaks by Hurricane, Perception, and Wilderness Systems. Whether you are a woman looking to load her own boat and paddle local small lakes and ponds or have plans to do big adventures on big waters, such as Lake Champlain or the ocean, both Peter and JoAnn have attended 'Rough Water Kayak School out of Peaks Island Maine so we feel confident we can help choose the right boat for you!
Our nicest kayaks are by
Hurricane, they are polycarbonate and average 10 lbs lighter than most roto molded plastic boats, have a sleek design, and cruise through the water quickly and efficiently. They are especially great for women who want to load their own boat on the roof of their car by themselves! We also have a BIG selection of recreational plastic boats for 'light, small' women and children to 'Big, tall, and extra large' men. It's all about the sizeand fit.
We also sell all the paddles, PFD's (life vests) dry bags, fishing rod holders and paddling accessories needed for a fun day on the water.
PK on Chittenden Reservoir with Pico in the background.
Thule Roof Racks! (Pronounced "Too-Lee")
We sell Thule Car Top Carriers for most vehicles, with accessories for bikes, boats, skis and cargo boxes, for the recreation of your choice. We can set you up and install your rack, to carry any load you have in mind. We will professionally install your rack 'Free of charge' with the purchase of a full Thule Rack System. ( We may need 5-7 days to special order a fit kit) An expert "Rack-it-scientist" is in the store at all times. Call us... or stop by for a quote for your car or truck... Peter K. knows Racks!
We carry Lightweight Backpacking and Camping Gear. Packs by Osprey, Tents and Sleeping Bags by Mountain Hardwear, along with lots of camping accessories like Thermarest Sleeping Pads, freeze dried food, lightweight MSR stoves, and cooking utensils.
We have "good sturdy" Hiking Boots and Trail Shoes by Asolo, Scarpa, and Salomon for Men and Women. Packs by Patagonia and Osprey, Darn Tough Vermont Socks and Technical Outdoor Clothing by Patagonia and The North Face. Also, Guide Books, Maps and recommendations for hiking in the area.
JK ...Provincetown Harbor, Cape Cod
Even YOU can paddle the ocean! If you pick your days! The skys the limit!
Moose sighting on Chittenden
Too 'Dam Busy' to take calls on Sundays!
PK 's idea of a ride
JK's idea of a ride.
Hike and Ski Shop
We have a NEW WEBSITE coming soon!
Please call for updated Sale Prices on Equipment.
ALPINE TOURING SKIING
BACKCOUNTRY / XC SKIING
THULE AUTO ROOF RACKS
HIKING BOOTS AND TRAIL SHOES
KAYAKS AND CANOES
TECHNICAL OUTDOOR CLOTHING
BY PATAGONIA, THE NORTH FACE,
IBEX AND BLACK DIAMOND
Our Specialty: "Bending a Knee Since '73" New England's Premiere Telemark, Alpine Touring, and Nordic Ski Shop since 1976
.... this is our 38th year!
To find our store products: Click on "Products" in the top left column, for prices and a sample selection of the products we carry. Or check out our "Deals" page for our 'Bargain Sale Items'.
We do not have a "BUY" button on our site, but we are "only a phone call away" and we can ship UPS or USPS within 2 days.
For Info and Orders Call Peter at: 1-800-339-0814
Special Notes of Interest:
The 39th NATO Mad River 'TELE' FEST is this Weekend! Held at Mad River Glen Ski Area, Warren, VT. An annual event not to be missed! The "Mother of all Telemark Festivals", a free heel shindig of knee dropping Mad River Glen skiing, wild competitions, skill clinics, demo gear and fun. This year's Tele-Dance party's music is the legendary "Free Heelers Band". All included in the price of a festival lift ticket. Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. North American Telemark Organization, www.telemarknato.com
Watch for our new website coming soon!
k.an trust us to choose the rightboat for
Our 2013/14 Ski Wall
We have the best looking 'Tele' & 'AT' ski
wall in the Northeast...Call Peter for the best advice on Telemark, Alpine Touring, Backcountry and Nordic skiing. No matter what your style is... we've got a ski for you!
Custom Telemark , Backcountry, Alpine Touring, and XC Packages are our specialty. We have the biggest selection in the East and a "real person" you can get expert advice from. Ask for Peter K
Telemark and Alpine Touring Boots
Mike skiing the Occasional S on Monroe Brook with Mt Washington in the background.
Above Photo by Brian Mohr "The Best" Backcountry Photographers! in Vermont! check them out! (EmberPhoto.com)
We have Black Diamond, Twenty Two Designs, G3, and Voile' Telemark and Backcountry Bindings and Frischi Diamir and Dynafit Alpine Touring Bindings and the expert service of 30 + years of Shop Tech in these specialties.
We also specialize in custom climbing skins to fit every ski outfit. We trim A LOT of skins and teach people about
'the going uphill' part of skiing.
We specialize in metal edged Backcountry skis by Madshus. (formally Karhu) for the best selection of ski equipment for going 'out your back door'. Most Vermonters and visitors are skiing logging roads, snowmobile trails and more mountainous terrain. We recommend metal edged skis with a good sturdy boot for stability and control.
We have been twice voted "Best Nordic Ski Shop in New England" by the NEWSR [New England Winter Ski Reps] for our expertise in Telemark skiing.
Technical Outdoor Clothing to keep you Warm & Dry!
We Really 'cherry pick' our clothing lines! Primarily Patagonia, The North Face and Ibex to find the Best Technical Clothing in the Outdoor Industry. Super Quick Dry, Moisture Moving Underwear Layers like Patagonia Capilene.
Cozy, Warm, Lightweight Mid Layers Like Patagonia's R2, Better Sweater, and Down Sweater.
And lastly we buy the best in fully storm proof Gore-Tex Shell Jackets and Pants, and Down Outerwear so the Extreme Weather can't get in!.
We want you to be Comfortable, Warm, and Dry! While Your Having Fun! And we can show you How to Do it! Call us or stop buy to see what we've got.
Waiting for a storm like this! Bring it on! We're Ready!
We are an Outdoor Specialty Sports Shop, since 1976, our specialties include:
Telemark and Alpine Touring, Nordic and Backcountry Skiing, Snowshoeing and Technical Outdoor Clothing.
We do all types of mounting for Telemark, Backcountry, Nordic and Alpine Touring Skiing... 36 years + and counting!
Give us a call at: 802-775-0814
or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fun Photo! Bandana, Polyester Knicker Suit & White Socks, Leather Yoked Down Vest! Mirror Sunglasses, Skinny Skis, 3 Pin Bindings and Hair! We were cool !!
Pico 'Tele Fest' circa 1978
JoAnn & Peter K. owners & partners for 38 years !
XC, Telemark and Alpine Touring Ski Gear
PK jumping into Oaks Gulf,
Mt. Washington, NH
MK hopping down the bunny trail...
We are specialists in "Earning Your Turns". We can teach you all about the "Uphill". We sell Alpine Touring/ Randonne' Skis, Boots and Bindings, as well as Climbing Skins, trimmed to fit, for the uphill workout and 'SideCountry Skiing'.
Alex...you go girl!
...Our Moto: You Don't Know Unless You Go... And It's Always Better Than You Think!
Backcountry ...January 2010
Who says the East dosn't get Powder!
Upper Catwalk ... Pk's Favorite Trail !
Yes, of course you have to hike for it!
Our son Mike on top of Mt. Mansfield
He who climbs for it, gets the goods!
Nothing like living vicariously through your kids!
This was a misty snow rainbow that was unbelievably beautiful! A "Rain" day at Killington.
Mark B. skiing Pico
MOUNTAIN TRAVELERS FREEHEEL SKI SHOP
Click 'Products' in the 'top left column' of this web page for just some of the products we sell.
Click 'Products' , then the 'category' you are looking for...like 'TELEMARK SKIS' and it will give you an idea of what we carry in our store on Route 4 in Rutland. The latest "Deals" are just below that!
Catwalk on Killington looking at Pico
We have 'Tele' ,Backcountry &' AT' 'Bargain Skis' set up all year long.
We have 'Tele' & 'AT' boots on Sale too!
Call PK for a quote!
toll free: 800.339.0814
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