Apr 292014


Mountain Travelers Hike and Ski Shop

147 US Route 4 East, Rutland, VT 05701


e-mail: info@mtntravelers.com

. . .  Celebrating our 40th year in Business!   



  Our Specialties Include:


 Telemark Skiing


   Alpine Touring Skiing

Time to Hike For it!

Backcountry / XC Skiing

Thanksgiving Day ' ski out the back door' 2014


Technical Outdoor Clothing


In WintSki Shots - 006er: We are specialists in Telemark , Backcountry, and Alpine Touring Skiing… We began ‘bending a knee in ’73’ , and it has been our passion ever since. We ‘talk Tele’ and ‘AT’  like no other shop in the area. We know all about “earning your turns”,  and can teach you all about the ‘uphill’ … and the downhill, on ‘free heel’   ski equipment. We sell  Telemark,  Alpine Touring,  and Metal Edged Back Country Skis,  Boots and Bindings, as well as climbing skins, and Atlas Snowshoes.  We carry technical outdoor clothing  by Patagonia, The North Face, Ibex, and Kuhl,  for comfort and warmth on all your winter adventures.  

Hiking and Trail Shoes


Packs, Tents and Sleeping Bags


Thule Car Racks



2014 Kayak Models arriving soon!

Stand Up Paddleboards

2015 Dolsey SUPS

In Summfavorite old website imageser: We offer flatwater kayaks, by Hurricane, Wilderness Systems and Perception, custom fit to each paddlers use,  from small mountain ponds to coastal waterways. We have Stand Up Paddleboards, the newest fun adventure sport for a summer workout or just cruising around. We  also have a Thule rack specialist who can recommend and install a car or truck rack on your vehicle to carry anything from cargo boxes, to skis, to bikes, to boats and ladders…We have hiking and camping footwear and gear, tents, packs and sleeping bags.  We have a downstairs showroom year round.


Our  Fall  Shop  Hours  are:

Monday,  Tuesday  – Thursday, Friday &  Saturday

10:00 – 5:00 

   CLOSED …  Sunday and Wednesday


We will be CLOSED, Monday, Oct 31st … for a Patagonia Appointment 

( Open Sundays … for the Winter Season… beginning Thanksgiving … through Easter )





 Posted by at 5:01 pm
Oct 112016

Brisk cold nights are here, and they have been making snow up on the mountain, to test the pipes and be ready for the next break in the weather. Won’t be long before we get a 4-5 day stretch that will allow them to really lay down enough for skiing. We skied October 15th last year!picofoliage100916


Time to get out and enjoy the foliage, hike a mountain, and get ready for the uphill climbs! The scenery doesn’t get much better than this. This has been an exceptional year for great color at elevation. Ski season will be upon us before we know it, and our legs will be screaming for mercy. Anything you can do now will make it a little easier to get through those first runs… Even though we’ll be so excited we won’t mind a bit.  Killington will be open soon!


We have a great selection of cold weather clothing layers, that just arrived from Patagonia and The North Face. Light weight synchilla  and re-tool snap t’s, fleece pullovers and better sweater zip front jackets, R1’s and micro D’s, capilene long underwear, and soft shell, gore-tex , and down jackets, all designed to keep you comfortable, warm, and dry, throughout the fall and winter months ahead.

Also, we have two big racks of ‘last winter’s’ ski wear, ON SALE, at a savings of 25% OFF!! Including a lot of different styles of men’s and women’s fleece, down jackets, and outerwear. It is rare to find this kind of a discount at this time of year. we expect they won’t last long, everyone loves to find a deal on Patagonia and North Face!



 Posted by at 1:47 pm
Oct 082016


View from Omland’s Overlook, top of B Slope, Pico Mountain.

Time to get the legs in shape for skiing by hiking uphill! We have hiking boots for Men & Women by Scarpa, Asolo, and Salomon. As well as Darn Tough Socks, Daypacks by Mountain Smith, and Patagonia, Maps and Guide Books, and free hiking & trail information. The foliage is at it’s peak right now with some of the most ‘stunning’  colors we’ve seen in several years. Get out and enjoy the beauty of our gorgeous Green Mountains turning orange, red and gold!

Pico's B Slope Fall Foliage

Pico’s B Slope Fall Foliage

 Posted by at 2:50 pm
Sep 022016

How time flies!

September 6th is our 40th Anniversary in business!

It’s been a great run.  We have tried our best to provide our customers with the best outdoor equipment and clothing available in the industry. When we think of all the equipment and clothing we have sold, for fun adventures, it is truly amazing! The places they’ve gone! The places they’ve seen! All over the country! All over the world! How cool is that!

We hope you are among the many great people, who we have had the privilege to meet, outfit, and send on their way, to a vacation of a lifetime.  … We thank you for your loyalty, support and confidence! It’s been our pleasure!

me in the 70s

I don’t think I’ve changed a bit! What do you think!  Ha!

 Posted by at 3:56 pm
Aug 172016


We are having a summer clearance SALE on all our kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and summer sportswear!

Our best prices of the season are available now for you to get another month of great paddling in. Come in and see what we have for new paddling equipment, a nice upgrade on your old boat, or  try a SUP board for the new challenge and sport of ‘stand up paddling. . We still have a great selection of both for you to check out.

 Posted by at 3:53 pm
Aug 042016

Our summer sportswear is on SALE!

We have a nice selection of Men’s shorts and shirts now on Sale!

Come check out our styles from Patagonia and The North Face. 

We have men’s Patagonia stretch baggies, quandry shorts, and capilene light weight tees … all quick dry fabrics for summer and fall hiking and casual comfort. From The North Face we have some nice dress shirts in a cotton /poly blend, and several styles of quick dry polyester tees. All on sale with plenty of summer left to enjoy!

Ladies will find a small selection of quick dry tees, shorts and light weight sweatshirts for the late summer and fall.



 Posted by at 2:14 pm