If you’re a fan of snow sports, you know that in order to ski or snowboard correctly and safely you need all the essential materials – ski pants and a jacket, thermal layers, a good hat and gloves, sunglasses, sun protection for your face and lips and a good backpack are some of the basics. If you want to buy all the necessary gear yourself rather than renting it, you’ll also need a snowboard or set of skis (depending on how you like to shred best), the right boots, bindings, ski poles, a helmet, good straps on your boots and wax to properly maintain your board or skis. Today at ShMadrid, we’ve compiled a list of the best stores to shop at for ski and snowboarding gear in Madrid.
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Stores that all mountain lovers should know
We’re finally in the midst of the snow season, and now is a good time to pull out some of your older gear and materials and think about whether any of it needs replacing before you head back up the mountain. Or, perhaps with a giftcard you received for the holidays, you can treat yourself to new gear to replace items that are falling apart. You’ll find all the things you need for snow sports at the following stores. For example, Patrick Sport, located at the Centro Comercial Sexta Avenida, offers 600 square meters of different brands of ski gear, clothing and accessories, with an amiable staff that is always ready to help. For those who need to go shopping but want to avoid the crowds at the larger shopping centers, there are also good options elsewhere in the city. Outdoor Sin Límites, located at Ribera de Curtidores, 1, is an outdoor and specifically ski-focused store created by a team of snow sport and mountain sport professionals who wanted to open a fairly-priced store in the Madrid city center. There is nothing better when you’re out shopping for important gear than having experts who are informed and ready to help you. The team at Outdoors Sin Límites have everything you need to take on the slopes this winter.
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Lovers of snowboarding in Madrid know that Daktak (Hilarión Eslava, 51) is a skier and snowboarder’s paradise, having specialized in snowboarding gear since 1989. Located in the Argüelles neighborhood, this store’s two different floors hold all the top brands in boards, gear and accessories that a snowboarder could hope to find. In the Las Letras neighborhood at Lope de Vega, 18B, you’ll find Deportes Koala, which has been in business for over 30 years. With so many years of experience, the staff are well equipped to help you find everything you need and give you advice regarding what brands are best for you, whether you need skis, snow racks or just a good jacket. Deportes Koala also rents out equipment and does equipment repairs. Residents of northern Madrid should head over to Álvarez for everything having to do with open-air outdoor sports, among those being skiing. Located at Capitán Haya, 60, this store offers good deals on the best brands, and they also have an impressive online store if they don’t have something in your size in the physical store. There are two last stores in Madrid in the ski and snowboard sector that we would be remiss to leave out: the first is Cuylás (Hermosilla, 75), a historic store located right in the Salamanca neighborhood. Cuylás is up to date on all the newest gear, and their blog gives interesting tips for outdoor sports enthusiasts that make it worth a visit. Lastly, we want to tell you about Barrabés (Ribera de Curtidores, 21 y O’Donell, 19), a safe and reliable bet that is well-known by skiers all throughout Spain. They have wonderful experts that are ready to fill you in on all the newest and hottest mountain gear fit for your needs.
Have you been up to the mountains yet this ski season?