Basin Sports — The oldest businesses in the Killington community.
Basin Sports is the oldest businesses in the Killington community. In fact, the Basin Ski Shop opened ten days before Killington Ski Resort, on December 14, 1958. For more than fifty years Basin Sports has been a leading mountain-sports retailer with a long history of outstanding customer service.
The Torrey Family
The Torrey family, owners and operators of Basin Sports since 1991, are determined to continue providing an unmatched experience, both in the store and on the slopes. The industry has taken notice too, awarding Basin Sports the Ski Magazine Gold Medal nine years in a row and twice naming Basin Sports the best ski shop in New England.
In 1995 the transition from Basin Ski Shop to Basin Sports began with the creation of Out Of Bounds Snowboards. At that time the growing legions of snowboard enthusiasts at Killington needed a shop with the same commitment to customer service Basin Ski Shop was providing for skiers. Out Of Bounds filled that need so well that by 2000 it had expanded into the second floor of its location. By 2004 Out Of Bounds was outgrowing its space again and the decision was made to expand Basin Ski by nearly 9000 square feet and bring Out Of Bounds, as well as the ground breaking freeride shop, Evolution Freeride, under the Basin roof. Today, Basin Sports is comprised of Basin Ski, Evolution Freeride, Out Of Bounds
Snowboard, and True Wheels Bikes. By having all of these specialty shops under one roof, Basin Sports is best able to deliver the kind of high-end technical expertise it is renowned for across all activities. But the greatest accomplishment of Basin Sports was keeping the individuality and and passion of each of these businesses intact by having unique merchandising, buyers, and staff, all of whom are experts in their chosen sport.
Superior Technical Service
The Basin Sports reputation was built on superior technical service and nowhere is that more evident than in the boot lab. Ray Garrett, Boot Department Manager, has been with Basin Sports since 1987 and he and his staff, including several Certified Pedorthists, are nationally recognized for their expertise. Whether your passion is skiing, snowboarding, or even cycling, Basin Sports can fit and maintain your gear with the most sophisticated precision tools and highly trained personnel.
Some of the most exciting developments in winter-sports are unfolding in the women’s category and with Christine at the helm as president, Basin Sports is a market leader. Our passionate and talented female staff test and select the best gear from the all over the world. From skis, snowboards and bikes to the most fashionable or technical outerwear, Basin Sports delivers cutting edge women’s product.
As much as we love getting Basin Sports customers into the perfect gear for them, there is one thing we love just as much, if not more. You guessed it, skiing, riding, and just plain enjoying the mountains. You can rest assured that all of us at Basin Sports are taking every opportunity to get out and enjoy all that Killington has to offer. In the winter we ski daily and we are constantly testing new gear, sampling the conditions, and sniffing out powder stashes. Feel free to ask us any questions that you may have, we love to talk about skiing, snowboarding, cycling, hiking and even snowshoeing.
In fact, in the winter, we update our website, basinski.com, every day with conditions reports, photos, and videos. Check us out for the most up-to-date and honest info around.