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Spent Monday on the slopes at Smuggler’s Notch in upper Vermont. This was my first time on this mountain, though likely not my last. The view from the top of Madonna Mountain is worth the drive. The skiing is too.

Yes, the lifts are fixed-grip doubles that take their time getting to the top. But since there were no lines at the lifts it wasn’t a nuisance or a bother. And it was a sunny, windless day in the low to mid-30s so it really was a pleasant ride back to the top.  …more

Holiday Closing — July 4th

Just letting everyone know that  Avie’s Ski / Sport will be closed Monday, July 4th in honor of the Independence Day Holiday. 

But don’t fret, the shop will be open Sunday the 3rd, and open again Tuesday the 5th.


The weather looks to be spectacular, so be sure to stop in and get what you need to make the best of it.

If you’ve never tried stand-up-paddle, now is as good a time as ever…..

Be active. Have fun.

But mostly,

Have a safe and happy holiday. 

Expanded Store Hours!

Summer is here and Avie’s Ski / Sport is now open on Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. There is a great selection of surf and stand-up-paddle boards, sandals, tennis and scuba gear, and lot’s more.

Stop in and see all the great new footwear, accessories, and water toys that can move your summer fun from great to Oh My God Avie’s Awesome!!