It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, and families across the state are making plans for exciting snow-based activities. Luckily for Charlotte residents, Ski Country Sports is here to help you make the most of your outdoor adventures—especially those in winter wonderlands. Ski Country Sports–Charlotte is more than just a ski store, assisting customers year-round in areas as diverse as outdoor branded lifestyle apparel, light hiking gear, trail running, tennis and even water gear like flip-flops and board shorts. Let’s take a look at some of the store’s Charlotte specialists, with an eye toward how they can help you this winter season.

shannonShannon knows everything there is to know about layering. Wearing the right layers is the key to staying warm and dry, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor adventures comfortably. A good base layer is vital—like the PolarMax 4.0 or the Bogner Fire and Ice Alexia 2. A mid or thermal layer is for insulation and can be tailored to the level of cold. This can range from a fleece vest to a down-filled jacket. Finish off the outfit with a “shell,” which is a wind and water shield to protect you from the elements. For example, the Patagonia Snowshot Pant. No matter what your needs are, Shannon is a layering expert who can pick out all the right accessories to maximize your fun.

kevinPeople are as unique as snowflakes, and so we shouldn’t expect one cookie-cutter outline
when being fitted for boots, skis or snowboards. That’s where Kevin comes in. He is a master at matching the right equipment to your exact needs—everything from casual
ski and snowboard rental to serious downslope racing. As the resident equipment specialist, Kevin also gives excellent tips on repair and maintenance to your own at-home equipment.

jamesJames—the manager at Charlotte’s Ski Country Sports store—always knows the big picture when outfitting for outdoor adventures in the city or on vacation. It’s his job to ensure quality customer service, and he is always available to help the customer find the highest quality brands like Helly Hansen and Sorel for affordable prices. As the store’s top-notch manager, he has the scoop on all upcoming sales events and community interactions.

Speaking of sales, Ski Country Sports is having a huge sales event from Jan. 5 to Jan. 8. Treat yourself to low prices on all the equipment and gear you need for wintry fun. Shop online and receive free shipping on orders over $50, or drop by the Charlotte location at 4151 Park Road to get specialized service from Shannon, Kevin and James. Remember to follow Ski Country Sports on Facebook and Instagram for information on products, sales and community activities.

Here’s to your next winter adventure—this time, with better gear!