Ski Center

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4300 Fordham Road NW
Washington DC, MD  20016
(202) 966-4474
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About this Ski Shop

Ski Center is the oldest and largest ski shop in the Washington, D.C. area. We are a family business with a knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff, many of whom have been serving our customers for over 15 years.

If you've not yet been to our store, we invite you to stop by and browse three levels full of the latest equipment, clothing, accessories and rentals. We are located just north of American University near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and 49th Street, behind Crate & Barrel. We offer free parking with validation.

Ski Center was named Ski magazine's Eastern Regional Shop of the Year for 2007. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for voting our store a top ski shop in the United States in SKI magazine's reader's poll. Thank you for supporting us for the last 50 years and for your word-of-mouth advertising that has helped us grow.

We have been lucky to attract and keep an excellent staff who have helped us build our reputation as one of the country's leading ski shops. Our ten most senior people have over 200 years experience between them. We believe in selling skiing first and products second; that making happy customers is more important than making sales.

Our staff has the knowledge and experience to assist all levels of skiers in the selection of proper equipment. Several staff members have ski instruction or race coaching experience and understand the needs of even the most technical skiers. Our equipment buyer has been listed among the nation's top boot fitters by SKI Magazine. He has personally trained our staff to be specialists in all aspects of bootfitting, including custom footbeds, canting, and alignment. He buys the most extensive selection of boots in the Mid-Atlantic area so we can achieve the best fit for our customers.

Being warm and looking good makes skiing more fun! Our clothing staff knows their stuff and can point you in the right direction. Our buyers travel the globe in search of the latest and very finest in fashion and function. We have a huge selection of technical skiwear, snowboarding and kids' clothes. Premier clothing lines we have in stock include; Bogner, Postcard, Kjus, and Arcteryx. Look gorgeous and keep toasty with outerwear from Ski Center.

What We Specialize In
Our staff has the knowledge and experience to assist all levels of skiers in the selection of proper equipment and clothing. Skiers know that proper stance alignment is essential for any level skier to be able to ski in the relaxed, effortless manner that is within their potential. Ski Center has always been at the forefront of boot fitting and stance alignment technology.

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Store Facts
Year Opened: 1959
Size of Staff: 50
Shop Store Website
Directions to Store
Store Hours
Sunday: Varies
Monday: Varies
Tuesday: Varies
Wednesday: Varies
Thursday: Varies
Friday: Varies
Saturday: Varies
Ski Center is the oldest and largest ski shop in the Washington, D.C. area. We are a family business with a knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff, many of whom have been serving our customers for over 15 years.

If you've not yet been to our store, we invite you to stop by and browse three levels full of the latest equipment, clothing, accessories and rentals. We are located just north of American University near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and 49th Street, behind Crate & Barrel. We offer free parking with validation.

Ski Center was named Ski magazine's Eastern Regional Shop of the Year for 2007. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for voting our store a top ski shop in the United States in SKI magazine's reader's poll. Thank you for supporting us for the last 50 years and for your word-of-mouth advertising that has helped us grow.

We have been lucky to attract and keep an excellent staff who have helped us build our reputation as one of the country's leading ski shops. Our ten most senior people have over 200 years experience between them. We believe in selling skiing first and products second; that making happy customers is more important than making sales.

Our staff has the knowledge and experience to assist all levels of skiers in the selection of proper equipment. Several staff members have ski instruction or race coaching experience and understand the needs of even the most technical skiers. Our equipment buyer has been listed among the nation's top boot fitters by SKI Magazine. He has personally trained our staff to be specialists in all aspects of bootfitting, including custom footbeds, canting, and alignment. He buys the most extensive selection of boots in the Mid-Atlantic area so we can achieve the best fit for our customers.

Being warm and looking good makes skiing more fun! Our clothing staff knows their stuff and can point you in the right direction. Our buyers travel the globe in search of the latest and very finest in fashion and function. We have a huge selection of technical skiwear, snowboarding and kids' clothes. Premier clothing lines we have in stock include; Bogner, Postcard, Kjus, and Arcteryx. Look gorgeous and keep toasty with outerwear from Ski Center.

What We Specialize In
Our staff has the knowledge and experience to assist all levels of skiers in the selection of proper equipment and clothing. Skiers know that proper stance alignment is essential for any level skier to be able to ski in the relaxed, effortless manner that is within their potential. Ski Center has always been at the forefront of boot fitting and stance alignment technology.

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Store Facts
Year Opened: 1959
Size of Staff: 50
Shop Store Website
Directions to Store
Store Hours
Sunday: Varies
Monday: Varies
Tuesday: Varies
Wednesday: Varies
Thursday: Varies
Friday: Varies
Saturday: Varies

Contact Information

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Ski and Snowboard Rental

Ski Rental / Snowboard Rental
2 day packages starting at $43 for children and $49 for adults. Our rental equipment is updated frequently and well-tuned.

Season Leases
For children and newer skiers, leasing may make more sense than renting or buying. For one low price you can get a complete package of skis, bindings, boots and poles to use for the entire season. Used equipment costs $149.95-$169.95 for children and $199.95 for adults (subject to availability). New equipment starts at $199.95 for kids, and $299.95 for adults. Snowboarding packages start at $199.95 for children and $249.95 for adults. Equipment is due back April 15.

Last updated on 12/09/2009. Always call for latest pricing.

Rental Services
Rentals Offered
  Skis
  Snowboards
  High Performance
  Demo Rentals

Gear Leasing
  Seasonal Gear Leases

Ski Rental / Snowboard Rental
2 day packages starting at $43 for children and $49 for adults. Our rental equipment is updated frequently and well-tuned.

Season Leases
For children and newer skiers, leasing may make more sense than renting or buying. For one low price you can get a complete package of skis, bindings, boots and poles to use for the entire season. Used equipment costs $149.95-$169.95 for children and $199.95 for adults (subject to availability). New equipment starts at $199.95 for kids, and $299.95 for adults. Snowboarding packages start at $199.95 for children and $249.95 for adults. Equipment is due back April 15.

Sseason Lease Prices

Skis Board
Adult Call Call
Child Call Call

Last updated on 12/09/2009. Always call for latest pricing.

Rental Services
Rentals Offered
  Skis
  Snowboards
  High Performance
  Demo Rentals

Gear Leasing
  Seasonal Gear Leases

What They Sell

Brands Carried
Clothing: Arc'teryx, Bogner, Burton, Descente, Kjus, Marmot, Mountain Hardware, NorthFace, Obermeyer, Orage, Patagonia, Postcard, Spyder, Under Armour

Equipment: Atomic, Burton, Dakine, Dalbello, Dynastar, Flow, Head, K2, Lange, Look, Marker, Nordica, Northwave, Oakley, Ride, Rossignol, Salomon, Stockli, Superfeet, Tecnica, Thule, Volkl

Types of Gear
We offer a large selection of the top brands of ski and snowboard gear. Our equipment buyers spend an average of 6 or 7 days each year testing the latest gear before purchasing for our store.

Gear Carried
Winter Sports
  Alpine Skiing
  Cross Country
  Snowboards
  Telemark Gear
  Clothing

Other Stuff
  Car Racks

Brands Carried
Clothing: Arc'teryx, Bogner, Burton, Descente, Kjus, Marmot, Mountain Hardware, NorthFace, Obermeyer, Orage, Patagonia, Postcard, Spyder, Under Armour

Equipment: Atomic, Burton, Dakine, Dalbello, Dynastar, Flow, Head, K2, Lange, Look, Marker, Nordica, Northwave, Oakley, Ride, Rossignol, Salomon, Stockli, Superfeet, Tecnica, Thule, Volkl

Types of Gear
We offer a large selection of the top brands of ski and snowboard gear. Our equipment buyers spend an average of 6 or 7 days each year testing the latest gear before purchasing for our store.

Gear Carried
Winter Sports
  Alpine Skiing
  Cross Country
  Snowboards
  Telemark Gear
  Clothing

Other Stuff
  Car Racks

Map & Directions

The store is located at:
4300 Fordham Road NW
Washington DC, MD  20016

Just off 49th St. & Massachusetts Ave. Behind Crate & Barrel, Near American University, 15 minutes from Potomac, 10 minutes from Bethesda, Dupont Circle, Chain Bridge, Key Bridge and American Legion Bridge, 5 minutes from Chevy Chase.