Apr 292014
 

Mountain Travelers Hike and Ski Shop

147 US Route 4 East, Rutland, VT 05701

802-775-0814

e-mail: info@mtntravelers.com

. . .  Celebrating our 42nd year…

AND LAST SEASON in Business!!

WE ARE RETIRED!!

Peter and JoAnn Kavouksorian, Owners

WE THANK YOU ALL FOR A WONDERFUL RUN,

NOW IT’S TIME TO HAVE SOME FUN!

*** WE WILL KEEP OUR WEBSITE GOING …  FOR ONLINE SALES   ***

IF YOU NEED A CONSULTATION WITH PETER  …  SEND US AN E-MAIL

We’ll be available at…  info @mtntravelers.com and online til June 1st.

Final  Posted  Shop  Hours  are:

This is our Last Week!

Open this … Thursday & Friday

 11:00 – 5:00

Saturday  10:00 – 3:00

then… That’s All Folks !!

CLOSED – Easter Sunday

After that… Open by Chance through May 

JoAnn & Peter K ca. 1978

Pico ‘Tele Fest’ circa 1978

RETIREMENT SALE !

THIS IS OUR FINAL SALE!

ON EQUIPMENT & CLOTHING!

STORE CLOSING … APRIL 20TH!

Say It’s Not So!

Everything Must Go!

***  WE WILL KEEP OUR WEBSITE GOING… FOR ONLINE SALES  ***

BELOW IS A LIST… OF WHAT’S LEFT … IN HARD GOODS!

We are a ‘Specialty Outdoor Ski Shop’ 

  Our Winter Specialties Include:

  * Telemark * Alpine Touring *

HERE’S   ‘WHAT’S LEFT’     IN HARD GOODS!

TELEMARK AND ALPINE TOURING

SKIS ON SALE…       

TELEMARK AND ALPINE TOURING …  SKIS ON SALE !  2014 -2016    

2014   K2  COOMBACK 104.    136-104-122   ( Size 170 )                 SOLD

2015   VOILE V8                         134-107-117    ( Size 176 )                   SOLD

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

2015    K2  PINNACLE 95.          132-95-115     ( Size 170 )                 SOLD

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

2014    G3 DISTRICT 100  C H.   132-100-123   ( Size 177 )               SOLD

2016   W’s  K2. TALKBACK  88   126-88-113  ( Size 167 ).                 SOLD

2012   W’s    G3 CAKE                    138-110-128   (Size  168 )             SOLD          

(Updated 4/19/19 )

2016 SKI WALL

TELEMARK AND ALPINE TOURING …  SKIS  ON SALE!! ( 2017 )

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

            Reg. $649.00    SALE  $499.00  

2017.  K2 Wayback 96   128-96-118. ( Size 184 only )                                 SOLD

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… 4/19/ 2019 )

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TELEMARK AND ALPINE TOURING …  SKIS  ON SALE!! ( 2018 )

2018    G3 ROAMr                             135-100-128   ( Size 172 )                     SOLD

2018    BLK CROWS NAVIS FB      133-102-118   ( Size 179 )                   Reg. $799     SALE   $699.00

2018    BLK CROWS CAMOX FB    128- 97-114            Reg. $759             SOLD  

2018   ROSSI SOUL   7                      136-106-126    ( Size 180 only )         Reg. $749    SALE. $679.00

2018   ROSSI SKY   7                          127- 97 117    ( Size  180 only )           Reg. $699.   SALE  $629.00

2018  ROSSI EXPERIENCE  88      127-88-117    ( Size 180 )                    SOLD

2018  K2 PINNACLE 88                     128-88-110   ( Size  184 only )           Reg.  $599.  SALE $539.00

2018  K2 PINNACLE 95                     132-95-115.     ( Size 177 )            Reg.  $649.  SALE $579.00

2018  W’s ROSSI SPICY  7                 122-86-108     ( Size 154,162 )           Reg.   $499   SALE $449.00

2018  W’s ROSSI SKY  7                     126- 97 117      ( Size 156 only)           Reg.   $699   SALE  $629.00

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

 

( Updated 4/19/19 )

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

BACKCOUNTRY

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

LIFT SERVICE TELEMARK

SCARPA T2  ECO  75mm.   ( Sizes  26,30 )                               Reg. $599.00       SALE  $539.00

SCARPA    T1  75mm   ( Size 28 only )                                               Reg.  $699.00.     SALE.  $599.00

SCOTT   SYNERGY   75mm    ( Sizes  26.5, 29.5 )                 Reg. $599.00       SALE. $499.00

SCARPA TX PRO   NTN     ( Sizes   30 )                                            Reg.  $699.00.    SALE  $599.00

W’S SCARPA  T2  ECO   75mm   ( Sizes  24, 25 )                            Reg.   $599.00.    SALE  $539.00

W’S SCARPA TX PRO.  NTN   ( Size 24 only )                                SOLD

( Updated 4/19/19 )

ALPINE TOURING  2018

SCARPA MAESTRALE    Pin Tech  ( Sizes  27 )                 Reg.  $695.00.   SALE  $595.00

SCARPA MAESTRALE RS  Pin Tech  ( Sizes 29,30 ).           Reg.  $795.00.   SALE.  $695.00

W’s GEA    Pin Tech  ( Size 26 only )                                                  SOLD

ALPINE TOURING   BOOT SALE   ( 2009 – 2016 )

2016  SCARPA FREEDOM SL   Pin Tech  (Size  28 only )              Reg.   $749.00   SALE   $549.00

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

2011   BD FACTOR                  Pin Tech.  ( 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

2014  W’S DYNAFIT RADICAL   Pin Tech   ( Size 24 only )           SOLD

2009   W’S  GARMONT XENA             Pin Tech   ( 24.5 only )        Reg.  $629.00     SALE.  $298.00

Updated 4/19/19

Telemark Skiing

 We sell  Telemark,  Alpine Touring,  and Metal Edged Back Country / Cross Country Skis,  Boots and Bindings, as well as climbing skins, and Atlas Snowshoes. We talk ‘ Tele’ , ‘AT’, ‘BC’ and ‘XC’  like no other shop in the area, and we’ve been here the longest.

 We still promote ‘square toe’ ‘Tele’ , recommending Scarpa boots, and 22 Designs,  free pivot bindings… but also have NTN Tele,  for the skiers who want more power. We can mount any free heel Telemark binding out there. We have all the ‘jigs’ , and expertise, to update, or re-create your Telemark needs, whether your new to the sport, or have been ‘Teleing’ for over 40 years, like we have.

Alpine Touring Skiing

With 20+ years of experience there, and growing with the sport, we prefer and promote, the lightweight gear for side and back country skiing, because we  know all about “earning your turns”, and how much weight, and flexibility matters! We can teach you all about the ‘uphill’ … and the downhill… on Alpine Touring equipment.

Time to Hike For it!

Cross Country and Back Country Skiing

We only have a small selection of boots left.  SKIS ARE GONE! Except for the Madshus Voss which is a … traditional length, ‘waxable’, full edged skinny ski.

NOT A BACKCOUNTRY TOURING SKI LEFT ON THE WALL.    SOLD OUT !

CROSS COUNTRY SKIS ON SALE

MADSHUS VOSS  BC50.  WAXABLE SKI 60-50-55  ( Sizes 170,180,190,200 )  

 Reg. $199.00    SALE    $99.00

ROSSIGNOL OT65  WAXLESS SKI WITH NNN BINDING   65-53-60     ( Size. 175 only )  SOLD

CROSS COUNTRY BOOTS ON SALE

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 4/10/19

Thanksgiving Day ' ski out the back door' 2014

Snowshoeing

We have a few Atlas aluminum snowshoes left, for everyone from the casual, 1 hour walker, to the serious all day hiker, climbing mountain peaks.  

ATLAS SNOWSHOES ON SALE !

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

M’S ACCESS.    ( SIZES 25 + 30 )                            Reg.  $169.95     SALE. $139.00

W’S ACCESS ELEKTRA                                              SOLD OUT

Updated 4/10/19

Technical Outdoor Clothing by Patagonia and The North Face …

All of our winter clothing items, are now marked on SALE …

Gore-tex shell jackets, and ski pants, for weather protection,

and nano and down insulated layers for warmth. 

 

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2013 Men's Clothing

Our sportswear is by Patagonia and The North Face, always the best in the outdoor industry for quality and durability . We “cherry pick” the best pieces we can find to represent our specialty sports of hiking, camping, and back country and lift service skiing. 

We sell all ‘the right layers’ of  Technical Outdoor Clothing  by Patagonia, and The North Face.  Comfort and warmth on all your outdoor winter adventures is so important, and so many people don’t understand the ‘science of  layering’ to stay warm and comfortable, in cold, wet, and windy outdoor conditions.  We have the quick dry underwear layers, the cozy, warm mid layers, and the technical, waterproof, breathable, shell jackets and pants, that allow you to be outdoors all day, in any weather. We’ll be happy to walk you through what you have already, and educate you on what you need, to make the important clothing choices that work, so you can have fun outdoors all day! 

WE STILL HAVE A SMALL SELECTION OF MEN’S OUTERWEAR AND MID LAYERS ON SALE, AND A LIMITED SELECTION OF WOMEN’S PIECES AT 30% TO 50% OFF !!

Thule Car and Truck Racks and Accessories

including Installation 

All year round our business is the installation of  Thule Auto Racks on vehicles, We 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 kayaks, to bikes, to skis and snowboards, ladders and luggage. We can help with which components are needed, to fit your car or truck, roof line, exactly, and expertly install it for you, so you can feel comfortable carrying your gear on your roof at 70 mph!

We have 1 Thule cargo box for skis… we bought up the last of the inexpensive ski models available!  We have 1 left @  $450!

Attention: Peter will only be here to help with Thule rack installations until April 19th. If you rely on Peter to ‘ re-mount’ your Thule racks on your car seasonally, there are only a couple more weeks to make an appointment with him and get that done!

Hiking Boots and Trail Shoes

We  have hiking boots, and sturdy everyday footwear by Asolo, Scarpa, and Salomon. Hiking poles and headlamps by Black Diamond.  Superfeet insoles, and the wonderful Vermont product… Darn Tough Socks! Maps and hiking guides, freeze dried food & MSR fuel.

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Camping Tents and Sleeping Bags  …

Now on Sale at 20% OFF !

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Outdoor camping gear:  tents, packs, sleeping bags, and accessories by The North Face, Osprey, MSR, Black Diamond, and  Liberty.

Camping stoves and fuel by MSR.  Mountain House freeze dried food, and Cascade Designs Thermarest Pads.

Flat Water Kayaks

2014 Kayak Models arriving soon!

Stand Up Paddle boards

2015 Dolsey SUPS

In summer:  We offer flat water kayaks, by Hurricane, Wilderness Systems and Perception.

We custom fit our boats to each paddlers body size, and use,  from small mountain lakes and ponds, to coastal waterways and beyond.

We have Stand Up Paddle boards, by Michael Dolsey, super stable and only 30 lbs.

We only have 2 kayaks left! … The awesome ‘Hurricane Santee 126’ ,  length 12’6″ ,  Weight 40 lbs , Good for a med to large person 175 – 250 lbs.  

Both, nice upgrade kayaks!   And 2,  Dolsey  Bam Bam, stand up paddleboards! Super stable.  

JoAnn & Peter K ca. 1978

We are the survivors, of an ever changing industry and retail world. A ‘Mom and Pop’ Shop, husband and wife team, that has devoted our lives… 43 years !  to selling the best specialty gear available, in the outdoor industry.

That’s our ‘mission’, our ‘mantra’… to outfit you… with the best equipment and clothing combinations available… so you can have the best… ‘day off having fun’ ….with family and friends , you can possibly have.

We have reputation to uphold… promoting and providing ‘Fun Outdoors’ !!! 

Remember our motto: You don’t know unless you go… and… It’s always better than you think!

Ski…Maste.

‘Peter K’ or ‘PK’ … ‘Tele & AT’  ‘Guru’ … Since ’76

He’s the man! You wanna see… it’s worth the drive!

No question about it! And Remember he’s only available until April 13th! 

JK on Pico

JK on Pico

 

                            

 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