Apr 292014


Mountain Travelers Hike and Ski Shop

147 US Route 4 East, Rutland, VT 05701


e-mail: info@mtntravelers.com


Our Specialties Include:


Hiking and Trail Shoes

Technical Outdoor Clothing

Telemark Skiing

Alpine Touring Skiing

Backcountry / XC Skiing

  Thule Car Racks


Camping Equipment

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“Hiking, Paddling and ‘Bending a Knee’ since ’73″

…. this is our 38th year!

For Fall:  We have a beautiful selection of  ‘outdoor lifestyle ‘ clothing in by Patagonia, The North Face, and Ibex Wool of VT and we are expecting Kuhl and Black Diamond clothing coming soon. We have Salomon and Asolo Hiking boots and trail shoes, and a good selection of day packs and hydration packs, guide books and trails maps for the local area and beyond.

Closed Sunday + Monday in the Summer and Fall.

In Winter: We are specialists in Telemark Skiing. We began ‘Bending a Knee in ’73″ and it has been our passion ever since. We ‘talk Tele’ like no other shop around. We know all about “Earning Your Turns”. We can teach you all about the ‘uphill’ and the downhill on ‘freeheel’ equipment. We sell Telemark,  XC,  Alpine Touring/ Randonne’ Skis,  Boots and Bindings, as well as Climbing Skins, trimmed to fit, for the uphill workout.

Closed Wednesdays in the Winter. (Thanksgiving until Easter)

In Summer: We offer the best flatwater kayaks in the industry, custom fit to each paddlers use, from small mountain ponds to coastal waterways. We have a Thule Rack specialist who can recommend and install a Car Rack on your vehicle to carry anything from cargo boxes, to bikes, to boats and ladders…We have Hiking and Camping Footwear and Gear, along with the Technical Outdoor Clothing  by Patagonia and The North Face for all your summer adventures. 


Our  Fall Shop  Hours (until Thanksgiving) are:

Tuesday – Friday    10:00 – 6:00
Saturday   10:00 – 5:00
Sunday + Monday    CLOSED

 Posted by at 5:01 pm
Sep 222014


Autumn is officially here! We think this is the best time of year to take a hike.
Temperatures are cool and comfortable, the leaves are changing gorgeous colors, and we all need to keep in shape for the ski season ahead. Vermont has some of the best views anywhere in the northeast from our mountain peaks.

We have all kinds of free information available on local hikes, as well as many of the local guide books.
Such as: The Long Trail Guide, Day Hikers Guide to Vermont, 50 Hikes in Vermont, and The Walker’s Guide to Vermont.
Also in stock are many maps of local areas: The Killington Area Hiking Trail Map, Mt. Mansfield, Camels Hump, Mt Washington and the White Mountains Maps.

We have a new shipment of men’s and women’s Salomon Hiking Shoes that just arrived, as well as all leather and fabric leather hiking boots by Asolo. Darn Tough socks from Vermont, and Point 6 socks from Colorado are our favorite hiking socks.

We have day packs on sale from The North Face, and a nice selection of daypacks and hydration packs by Osprey.

Come check out what we have for hiking in the Green Mountains of Vermont and beyond! Enjoy the views!


 Posted by at 3:07 pm
Aug 292014

A message to all!! Get out there and enjoy every sunny day! Go Paddling! Go biking! Get those last swims in!

This is the view from our favorite spot in the Adirondacks where we go paddling! Enjoy your favorite spot!

 Posted by at 2:44 pm
Aug 262014

SAVE $$$ on …
21 Models of Kayaks
Thule Bike and Boat Racks
Summer Sportswear by Patagonia and The North Face

Selected models of Kayaks $100 OFF
Thule Bike Racks 20% Off
Thule Boat Racks 10% Off
Outdoor Lifestyle Clothing 20 – 50% Off

Through Labor Day Saturday

 Posted by at 2:47 pm
Aug 022014

Lightweight Camping Sale!
Mountain Travelers has been bringing the Rutland area the best lightweight camping gear in the outdoor industry for 38 years. We cherry pick the best equipment available in the moderate price range. We specialize in 2,3 and 4 man tents, sleeping bags by ‘the North Face’, and sleeping pads by Thermarest.
Packs are also on Sale! We like Osprey Packs because they only make packs! They have a great, comfortable suspension system and excellent features for men and women. We have size specific backpacking packs, day packs, and hydration packs.
For outdoor cooking we have lightweight MSR backpacking stoves and cookware also on sale.

Check out our super deals on quality gear on sale early this year while you can still use it this summer!
Get out camping!

 Posted by at 12:52 pm
Jul 302014
camp kayak accessory wall

At Mountain Travelers we carry all kinds of accessories for Camping, Kayaking and Thule Auto Roof Racks.

For Camping we have: Packs, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads, Backpacking Stoves, Cookwear, Compasses, Guide Books, Freeze Dried Food, Leatherman Tools and much more!

For Kayaking we have: Paddles, PFD’s, Dry Bags and phone cases, Paddle Gloves, Paddle Shoes, Bilge Pumps and Rod Holders.

For Thule Auto Racks we have: J-Cradles and Hullavators for Kayaks, and Rear Mount, Roof Mount, and Hitch Mount Bike Carriers.

 Posted by at 4:40 pm