Alpine Sports is a special place for many people. We not only feature the most new & advanced ski gear and apparel, but we’re also proud to be a central part of this area’s skiing community. We’re a family owned and operated ski shop, first opened in 1955, and serving the northern Utah outdoor community ever since.
Family is important to Alpine Sports. There are many examples of three, and now four generations, of families that feel at home inside Alpine Sports. Many grandparents can remember getting their first skis in our store, and now bring their grandchildren in for the same. Checking out new skis, trying on new boots, and even feeling the new sweaters is something that many families have done every year, their entire lives. We’re happy we’ve been a part of so many family’s lives, and that’s why we view all our customers as family.
Alpine Sports was founded by Bob Chambers in 1955. A former U.S. National ski champion and All-American Ski Team member, his passion for skiing is what motivated him. Helping customers to be able to ski was more important to Bob than making a profit. Over the years there have been many stories told of customers paying $10 a month for their new skis or boots. Bob also volunteered hundreds of hours promoting ski clubs, races, junior learn-to-ski and physically-challenged skier programs.
Continuing the family tradition, Bob’s two daughters, Bobbie & Peggy, began to manage parts of the store and strengthened it’s offerings. After 36 long years, Bob retired and left things in his daughters’ capable hands. He has spent his retirement years racing in the Masters Series and being on the “first gondola” 100+ days a season. In 2002, he was selected as an Olympic Torchbearer for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic games.
Bobbie & Peggy have continued the tradition of specialty retail at Alpine Sports, and have expanded and improved things year after year. Outstanding personal service to our customers is a priority. We have been the recipient of various awards, but our greatest moments are when our customers tell us how much they enjoy shopping here. We hope you’ll give us the opportunity to let you experience our knowledge and dedication!