how to buy snowboard gear


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Or reach out in advance so we can have everything ready upon your arrival.

How To Choose Snowboards

Find the right snowboard for how you want to ride

When we say we help everyone find snowboard we really do mean it! As Killington's Original Snowboard Shop and one of Jake Burton's first snowboard dealers we have helped snowboarders make the most of their time on snow since 1982.

  • All Mountain Directional
  • All Mountain Twin
  • Freestyle Twin
  • Powder / Slush
how to choose snowboard boots

Find the right snowboard boots for your feet

Everyones feet are different and when we examine closely almost every single person has slightly different feet. Snowboard boots are the most important part of your ski set up. Don't forget you'll need a great pair of snowboard socks too!


find the right snowboard bindings

Snowboard bindings are what keep your feet attached to your snowboard. Believe it or not they make a huge difference in how your gear rides. If you have a great board and bad bindings you won't see the true full potential your board has.

how to layer for snowboarding


Layering is important for snowboarding especially since you'll be moving around quite a bit. You don't want to get too hot or too cold.

Other Items You'll Need for Snowboarding

These are a few other items you might want to consider for snowboarding.

1. Snowboard socks

Cold feet stink. Wet feet stink. Get a good pair of snowboard socks to avoid both. We sell a mixt of merino wool and synthetic socks that are comfortable and will keep your feet warm and dry.

2. Gloves or Mittens

Gloves and mittens are designed to keep your hands warm and dry. But there are different types of gloves and mittens that will have varying levels of insulation. In general, mittens will be warmer than gloves.

3. Goggles

Originally goggles were invented to prevent snow from getting in your eyes. Today they do a whole lot more than that and offer a variety of lenses that will help you see better even in the most challenging light conditions.

Common questions

If I could only buy one piece of equipment initially what would it be?

Answer: Ski boots, 100%! Schedule an appointment with one of our certified Bootdoc Fitters to get your feet warm, cozy, and comfortable.

When does it make sense to purchase my own snowboard equipment?

Answer: That varies, it really depends on how many times a year you plan to snowboard and how often you like to update your equipment.

Most of our rental guests will consider purchasing gear after they have rented a handful of times.

Can I test out snowboard before I buy?

Answer: Yes, we have a Test Center that let's you test out snowboard equipment before you buy.

We normally recommend bringing your own boots (and if you don't have boots reach out to us so we can help you get fitted for a pair) before you test new snowboard to ensure you have a consistent snowboard demo experience.

Do you offer seasonal snowboard rentals or lease packages?

Answer: Yes, we do offer seasonal snowboard rentals and lease packages for both adults and children.


Don't hesitate to call 802-422-9050 or email us to help find the right gear for you.
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