Paragon Sports: Profile October 20, 2013 in NYC Shops, SUIT UP Share ! Similarly to REI, Paragon is known to have everything you need for any kind of outdoor (or indoor) sport or recreation activity you can think of. The shop has been around for a while, and it is huge and just north of Union Square. Paragon offers a seasonal selection of ski and snowboard gear, both hardgoods and softgoods. During the winter they have a dedicated snowsports staff who knows how to size you up for the right gear and set it up so you’re ready to ski or ride all season long. Paragon is probably the best bet for ski or snowboard gear in Manhattan, especially if you’re looking for that one stop shopping experience, best of all you get free lifetime tune ups for any skis or snowboards you purchase from them. If you’re looking for a deal on equipment or ski clothing, shop early at their annual warehouse sale in the fall. Go to top Location: 867 Broadway , Union Square, Manhattan - Accessible via pretty much every train. Brands: Pretty much all the major ski and snowboard brands are stocked at Paragon. Services: Custom Boot fitting, ski and snowboard tuning and repair. Youth seasonal ski rentals, and daily ski rentals, as well as running ski and snowboard trips to Windham, Hunter, and Stratton. Staff Knowledge: Paragon employs a knowledgable snowsports staff in the winter. They know enough to get you into the right gear and get you onto a mountain smiling. Best For: Paragon has it all, if you want to get everything from your skis to your base layers, Paragon can supply it. You may pay a little more for the convenience but remember if you get your skis or snowboards there, you get free tuning for the lifetime of the skis or boards. 2013-10-20 dblack87 Share !