Basin Sports — The oldest business in the Killington community.
Basin Sports is the oldest business in the Killington community. In fact, the Basin Ski Shop opened ten days before Killington Ski Resort, on December 14, 1958. For more than sixty years Basin Sports has been a leading mountain-sports retailer with a long history of outstanding customer service. The industry has taken notice too, having awarded 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 the business 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 the Basin Sports footprint by nearly 9000 square feet and make Out of Bounds Snowboards a part of the Basin brand.
In August of 2022, Basin Sports joined the Ski Essentials family of brands, a staple in the ski industry which began its journey in 1984 in Stowe, VT. Our goal is to continue the strong Basin legacy of welcoming customers into the outdoor community and providing excellent customer service, while improving the overall customer experience through our online reach, an increased assortment of brands, fun events, and more.
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, biking, and just enjoying the mountains in any way possible. 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. We encourage you to bring us any questions you may have, so that we can share our vast expertise and passion.