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Emilio’s Ski Shop: Profile

Emilio’s Ski Shop: Profile

Located in Forest Hills, Queens, Emilio’s is the oldest ski shop in the city. Paul the current owner is extremely knowledgeable as are his staff. They know how to fit you for boots, which is usually the mark of a good ski shop. They have a great selection of both ski and snowboard hard goods, as well as key accessories like gloves, helmets, and goggles. They have a good assortment of ski and snowboard softgoods for men and women.  Emilio’s provides excellent tuning and repair services and can definitely be trusted with your gear. They also run great weekly bus trips to the local mountains and provide rentals out of their shop for the trip so once you arrive at the mountain you can grab that first chair. If you are looking to get skis, snowboards, boots, or bindings, Emilio’s is a great option.

Location: 112-28 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, Queens– Accessible via the Screen Shot 2013-10-19 at 6.37.11 PMScreen Shot 2013-10-19 at 6.01.33 PM at 75av in Forest Hills, Emilio’s is just a short block away from the subway entrance.

Brands: The shop carries most of the major ski and snowboard brands including:  Volkl, Salomon, Burton, K2, Union, Gnu, and  The North Face.

Services: Emilio’s is a full service shop, they offer full set-up and tuning services as well as repairs and custom boot fitting.  They have weekly bus trips with pick-ups in Forest Hills, the Upper East Side, and Chelsea. They also have a seasonal rental program for adults and kids and a daily/weekend rental program.

Staff Knowledge: Emilio’s staff know the ins and outs of the gear they sell. They can fit you for the perfect boot and tell you which snowboard or skis are the right fit. They set everything up for you before you leave the shop so that you are ready to ski and ride as soon as you get to the mountain.

Best For: Emilio’s is a great shop to pick up any of your hard gear especially skis or to have that gear serviced. They have been in business a long time and know what they are doing. They are also great if you want to score a deal on bus trips, they run a promotion in the early fall to get a 6-pack bus trip deal that will put you in VT for under $85 a trip, that’s less than the cost of a 1-day lift ticket to most of those mountains.

 

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