Apr 292014

Mountain Travelers

Hike and Ski Shop

is Closed…

147 US Route 4 East, Rutland, VT 05701


e-mail: info@mtntravelers.com

. . . After  42  years…


Peter and JoAnn Kavouksorian, Owners



Say it’s not so!

The out pouring of friendship, love, appreciation and best wishes we have received in the last 6 weeks of closing, has absolutely ‘blown us away’!!  The heartfelt ‘congratulations and thanks for being here’ was truly so wonderful, we can’t thank you enough for all of you who stopped by to thank us, and say goodbye. The expressions of love and best wishes, was sensational.  We thank you very much! 


Or are looking to see what we have left online …  SEND US AN E-MAIL

We’re still available at…  info @mtntravelers.com 

 That’s All Folks !!

CLOSED – as of Easter Sunday

JoAnn & Peter K ca. 1978

Say It’s Not So!

Everything Must Go!


Hiking and Camping

HERE’S WHAT’S LEFT…  Email us @ info@mtntravelers.com

Boating and Paddling Accessories

  * Telemark * Alpine Touring *



SKIS ON SALE…       


2014   G3 EMPIRE 115               145-115-126   ( Size 180 )                  Reg.    $ 910.00   SALE    $549.00

2014   K2 SHREDITOR 92       124-92-118     ( Size 177 )                   Reg.    $499.00.   SALE   $299.00

2016 ROSSI TEMPTATION 88  135-88-124.  (SIZE 164)                 Reg.    $649.00.   SALE   $349.00          

(Updated 6/ 5/19 )



2017   K2 Pinnacle 95.    132-95-115     ( Size 177 only )                         

            Reg. $649.00    SALE  $499.00  

2017  Rossignol Seek 7 Tour   122-86-198.  ( Size 162,168,176,182 )          

            Reg. $549.00     SALE  $299.00

2017  Black Crows Camox Freebird    128-97-114.  ( Size 162 )            

            Reg. $759.00     SALE  $599.00

2017   W’s Rossignol Temptation 84    132-84-120.  (Size 162 only)     Reg. $599.00     SALE  $339.00

2017   W’s K2 Fulluvit 95   132-95-115.  ( Size 163 only )                            Reg. $649.00    SALE  $399.00

( Updated… 6/5/ 2019 )

Ski Shots - 006


2018    BLK CROWS NAVIS FB      133-102-118   ( Size 179 )                   Reg. $799     SALE   $599  

2018   ROSSI SOUL   7                      136-106-126    ( Size 180 only )         Reg. $749    SALE. $559

2018   ROSSI SKY   7                          127- 97 117    ( Size  180 only )           Reg. $699.   SALE  $529

2018  K2 PINNACLE 88                     128-88-110   ( Size  184 only )           Reg.  $599.  SALE $449

2018  K2 PINNACLE 95                     132-95-115.     ( Size 177 )            Reg.  $649.  SALE $499

2018  W’s ROSSI SPICY  7                 122-86-108     ( Size 154,162 )           Reg.   $499   SALE $299

2018  W’s ROSSI SKY  7                     126- 97 117      ( Size 156 only)           Reg.   $699   SALE  $529

2108  W’s K2  ALLUVITT                  128-88-110       ( Size 156, 170  )         Reg.   $599   SALE  $449.00 


( Updated 6/5/19 )

TELEMARK  SKI BOOTS … Last of … BOOTS ON SALE !!  ( 2018 ) 


GARMONT EXCURSION   75 mm  ( Sizes:  23.5, 25.5 )             Reg.  $349.00    SALE   $279.00

SCARPA T4  75mm   ( Sizes:   26 + 30 )                                            Reg.   $399.00.  SALE   $319.00


SCARPA T2  ECO  75mm.   ( Sizes  26, 30 )                               Reg. $599.00       SALE  $479

SCARPA    T1  75mm   ( Size 28 only )                                               Reg.  $699.00.     SALE.  $549

SCOTT   SYNERGY   75mm    ( Sizes  26.5, 29.5 )                 Reg. $599.00       SALE. $449

SCARPA TX PRO   NTN     ( Sizes   30 )                                            Reg.  $699.00.    SALE  $549

W’S SCARPA  T2  ECO   75mm   ( Sizes  24, 25 )                            Reg.   $599.00.    SALE  $479

( Updated 6/5/19 )


SCARPA MAESTRALE    Pin Tech  ( Size 27 only )                 Reg.  $695.00.   SALE  $519

SCARPA MAESTRALE RS  Pin Tech  ( Sizes 29,30 ).           Reg.  $795.00.   SALE.  $599

ALPINE TOURING   BOOT SALE   ( 2009 – 2016 )

2016  SCARPA FREEDOM SL   Pin Tech  (Size  28 only )              Reg.   $749.00   SALE   $449

2014  DYNAFIT RADICAL CR.   Pin Tech  ( Size 29 )                      Reg.   $549.00   SALE   $298.00

2011   BD FACTOR                    ( Size 29.5, 30.5 )              Reg.   $699.00  SALE    $298.00

2011  W’s BD SHIVA               Pin Tech   ( Size 24.5    only )            Reg.  $699.00  SALE   $298.00

2009   W’S  GARMONT XENA             Pin Tech   ( 24.5 only )        Reg.  $629.00     SALE.  $198

Updated 6/5/19

Telemark Skiing

 Peter K. can mount any free heel Telemark binding out there. We have all the ‘jigs’ , and expertise, to update, or re-create your Telemark needs, he is available … @ info@mtntravelers.com … for consultation, and for mounting bindings.  

Telemark Bindings For Sale …

22 Designs Vice   Reg. $250   Sale Price $200.00

Alpine Touring Skiing

Time to Hike For it!

Cross Country Skiing


MADSHUS VOSS  BC50.  WAXABLE Full Metal Edge SKI 60-50-55

 ( Sizes 170,180,190,200 )  

 Reg. $199.00    SALE    $99.00


ALPINA BLAZER (old style 75 mm)  ( Sizes 36,37,39,40,42)    

  Reg. $75.00     SALE $45.00

ALPINA 1575  (quality 75 mm)  ( Size 42 only )                  

             Reg   $169.00   SALE $115.00

ALPINA OUTLANDER ( quality NNN BC )   (Sizes 37,38,41,44,45,47 )                                 Reg.  $189.00.   SALE  $135.00

Updated 6/5/19

Thanksgiving Day ' ski out the back door' 2014



M’S  TREELINE   ( SIZES 25 + 30 ).      Reg.  $249.95     SALE  $199.00

M’S ACCESS.    ( SIZE                             Reg.  $169.95     SALE. $139.00

Updated 6/5/19


We are hitting the road in our old van.


If you need a consultation … with ‘Peter K’  … ‘Tele & AT’ Ski … and Thule Car Rack Specialist…

 … e-mail him at  “info@mtntravelers.com”

and he’ll get back to you.


That’s all Folks! Time for US to Travel and have some FUN!








 Posted by at 5:01 pm
Oct 062018

Ok, boys and girls. It’s time to start hiking uphill to get ready for the upcoming ski season! That’s PK’s new mantra, he’s given up the bike, for summiting Outpost on Pico in the mornings before work.  Fall foliage will be peaking this week, so it’s time to get out there and enjoy the beauty! There was snow in the Rockies this week, so that means we won’t be far behind. We’ve skied in October before! And November is right around the corner.

We have received all the new Patagonia and North Face outdoor clothing for the season, and as always, have ‘cherry picked’ each line for the best layering choices to keep you warm, dry and comfortable. Once again, we chose Patagonia capilene for the best base layer, followed by stretch fleece, nano puff pullovers, or down sweaters, for the best mid-layer insulation. Lastly, the outer shell layer of the Powder Bowl, Triolet, Snowshot or super lightweight and stretchy Galvanized jackets are the key pieces for your waterproof , breathable protection from the elements. Come check out what we recommend next time you need to replace something in your wardrobe.  We also have a good selection of SALE items to choose from. Happy Fall!

 Posted by at 2:33 pm
Oct 062018

Ok, boys and girls! Time to get it in gear and start hiking uphill! at least that’s PK’s new mantra. (going against gravity is always a bit challenging for me) He has given up the bike for summiting Outpost on Pico before work in the morning. I made it to Omlands overlook! The fall foliage is peaking this week, so it’s prime time to get out in the mountains and see the beauty. We live in one of the most spectacular regions in the northeast, and for all our friends and family who love to visit as often as they can… now’s the time! 

We have been gearing up at the store, getting ready for the upcoming ski season. Patagonia and North Face outdoor clothing has arrived, so even though

 Posted by at 1:23 pm
Jun 272018

SUP time! Stand Up Paddling time is here!

We just did a power overnight road trip to Brunswick, Maine to pick up our summer shipment of Michael Dolsey Paddle Boards.

They look awesome was usual. We Supped Rye Beach in NH on the way up, and Herring Cove in Provincetown last week, and these boards rock, when it comes to stability and all around comfort on open moving water. Rolling waves in the ocean always present a few scary moments until you get your ‘sea legs’, then it’s so much fun!  Singing sea chanties, and looking deep into the emerald green water for lobsters, (we only saw traps!) and seeing schools of minnows and blue fish, and the seaweed waving underneath, ( last year we saw seals flying by underneath us!) you can tell I’m an ocean girl. It doesn’t get any better than that! Love it!


Back home on our familiar lakes and ponds near home, Chittenden, Glen Lake and Bomoseen, Woodard Reservoir and Kent Pond all have some incredible paddling. SUP paddling gives you a good strong core and shoulder work out, is great for your balance, and it is so fun and calming to cross the water on a flat calm day. It’s our early morning go to sport at camp. We have as much fun doing that as paddling our kayaks. When the breeze comes up, then it’s time to switch over to kayaks, and get a little ‘lower perspective’, it’s all fun, any time we get to spend a few hours to on the water. Love summertime!

Come check out our Michael Dolsey SUP boards. We chose some beautiful boards this year in blue, aqua, red, and silver.

We carry The Bam Bam model which is a poly carbon skinned SUP with wood veneer top and bottom, concave deck, and wide template for stability for beginners to experts.  Yoga, fitness, recreation.  Durable, Wide, and Stable.

Sizes:  10′  x 33″ x 4.25  –  142 L.     $1249

10′ 8″  x 33.5″ x 4.25. –  161 L.      $1299

And we have one more The Glider …  which is a plastic jacketed SUP, durable, wide, stable and high volume. Great for multi use, around a camp, a board everybody can use. Rentals, lessons, surfing, yoga fitness, and recreation. While with 3-tone green deck pad.

Size: 10′ 6 x 33.5″ x 5″    –  220 L     $999

 Posted by at 1:19 pm
Jun 052018


Our summer shipments of kayaks have arrived from North Carolina, from Hurricane, Perception, and Wilderness Systems.

We have narrowed down our selection even better this summer, to bring you a great choice of kayaks for everybody in the family. Every size, and every shape matters when it comes to kayak selection.

A little woman who weighs 125 lbs is certainly not going to need the same boat as a man who weighs 180 lbs. Little women need little boats! They fit better, they have a smaller cockpit, the width is narrower, they are lighter weight so they can load them by themselves. Even their paddles have a ‘small shaft’ to fit small hands better. Women are best suited to 10-12 ft kayaks for all those reasons.

A big man needs a bigger boat! For better floatation, better foot room, better bouncy, better tracking, better glide, better cruising, and more stability for fishing. A large man needs a minimum of a 12 -14 ft kayak size.

We take great pride in fitting each boat specifically to each paddler, so that they can have the best experience ever in their new kayak. If you need a rugged boat anybody in the family can use, that can be brought up on shore, and transported in the back of a pickup truck, then a Perception or Wilderness Experience ‘roto-molded’ polyethylene kayak …weighs a little more, but is way more rugged and durable.

If you are looking for an upgrade in performance, something lightweight, that is a pleasure to paddle and a breeze to carry, then a Hurricane kayak is likely your best choice. Hurricane kayaks are made of lightweight Trylon ABS thermoform plastic that does not warp or oil can like many cheap poly boats. Trylon is rigid, with an exterior UV coating to protect your Hurricane from fading or turning brittle. The acrylic coating has a beautiful shine, and they just plain look pretty! Kayaks made of Trylon weigh 10-15 lbs less than comparable polyethylene kayaks.

Come check out our selection as they won’t last long! We only brought in one shipment this year.

We are open 10-5 Tuesday through Friday. 10-3 Saturdays, and Closed on Sundays and Mondays so we can go paddling!   We are also… Closed for a one week vacation in June (17th-24th) so plan ahead … and get ready for tons of fun on the water this summer!

 Posted by at 4:33 pm
Jun 052018

We have a nice selection of summer sportswear just arrived from Patagonia and The North Face.

As always we have ‘cherry picked’ each line to find the minimal, quick dry clothing choices, to bring along on your next summer adventure. For outerwear we have Patagonia’s Torrent Shell rain jackets for men and women, to keep you dry and comfortable on any rainy day,  along with quick dry tee shirts to wear underneath, that are perfect for layering, or wearing by themselves.

We also have hiking shorts and pants, and some nice casual dress shirts and  polos for men.   For women we have some cute tees, light weight hoodies,  some short and hiking length shorts, a capri, and a cute skirt,  to pack ultralight for going anywhere. Everything we have is perfect for traveling… those few key pieces that you can wear multiple days at a time, and work for almost any occasion. Keep it lightweight, keep it compact, keep it versatile, with summer sportswear from MountainTravelers.

 Posted by at 3:33 pm