#6 – Outdoor Play in the Kootenays

#6 – Outdoor Play in the Kootenays

Why not indulge in your chosen sport in one of the most beautiful and pristine places on earth, Nelson and the Kootenay Lake area? If you are a downhill skier, love to ride your bike or strap on the nordic skis, if you like to hike, walk or camp in the mountains, golf, play tennis, boat, windsurf, paddle board and kayak or just like to be stylishly dressed out of doors then Nelson’s sports stores are the place to start.

Village Ski Hut Owners: Heather Renwick, Ian McAdams

Village Ski Hut Owners: Heather Renwick, Ian McAdams

In the charming downtown on Baker St. you will find Valhalla-Pure Outfitters, Village Ski Hut, and Gerick Cycle and Ski all offering warm and friendly service, informative advice and really cool stuff to utilize on your healthy adventures.

Sam Baio owner of Valhalla-Pure Outfitters says “you will find products for backcountry skiing, avalanche packages, split boards, snowshoeing, hiking, camping and you will be stoked to see our selection of clothing.”

The Village Ski Hut provides state of the art ski tuning, boot and lining moulding.  Ian McAdams a local lad with thirty years in the industry heads up the technical side of the store while Heather Renwick also a local Nelsonite runs the alpine/technical and fashion clothing side of the store. The Village Ski Hut’s credo “we live skiing” promotes all sorts of health benefits for those who live the same lifestyle.

Gerick Cycle and Ski Owner Ross McNamara

Gerick Cycle and Ski Owner Ross McNamara

Ross McNamara’s Gerick Cycle and Ski shop also brings over twenty years experience to the table.  Inventory includes road, downhill and cross country bikes, nordic gear for touring, backcountry, telemarking and racing.  They also carry alpine touring and downhill equipment plus an enticing selection of clothing with which to enjoy your healthy activities.

Remember all that skiing, water play, hiking, golfing and camping is a boon for your soul and body and is just minutes away from Nelson, Balfour, Kaslo, Meadow Creek and Lardeau. Come indulge your active side here in the Kootenays and don’t forget to check out the stores that provide the clothing and hardware for your next wholesome outing.

Top photo taken by Kari Medig: Ski touring up at Ymir Peak, Whitewater Ski Resort.

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