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Temperatures are Dropping, It's Time to Gear Up!

Category: Downtown Blog

As the temperatures drop you may be pursuing a new hobby to keep you busy this winter.

Maybe it's snowboarding and skiing, snowshoeing or even a winter hike in the woods, whatever it may be there are plenty of opportunities here in Flagstaff for some winter recreation. If you find yourself in need of gear to test out these new activities look no further than downtown Flagstaff shops!

Peace Outfitters has all your outdoor needs for year round activities especially for your powder day pursuits! The ski shop hours run from Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Peace Outfitters offers rentals for: downhill skis, snowboards, cross country skis, backcountry skis, helmets, kids skis, kids snowboards, and snowshoes. Keep in mind that ski rentals include boots and poles and snowboard rentals include boots making it a quick and simple rental to get you up and running to the mountain! 

If you’re a seasoned winter sports athlete Peace Outfitters also offers gear tuning to make sure your equipment is in tip top shape! Services range from a basic tune to a high performance tune and more to ensure your gear is ready to go! Their trained ski technicians are sure to help you have an amazing visit to Snowbowl while taking the utmost care of your gear!

Babbitt’s Backcountry Outfitters, a local outdoor gear shop, is another amazing shop with knowledgeable employees to aid you in getting outside this winter. If you find yourself in need of good snow shoes you can rent a pair from Babbitts for just $5 a day! They also offer gear rentals, tents, hiking packs, hiking poles and more! 

Hit the slopes after heading to Aspen Sports! Not only do they offer ski and snowboard tuning but rentals for a unique sport called snowbiking! If you’ve never heard of snowbiking check out this post (from Aspen Sports that showcases just how exciting this snow sport is! The amazing Aspen Sports staff also offers professional cross country ski mounting for $40 so you can hit the trails no matter the amount of snowfall! 

It is finally starting to get chilly here in Flagstaff but that doesn't have to stop you from enjoying the beautiful backyard of this cozy town. Whether you are wanting to hit the slopes, wander the wintery trails of the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the world or just enjoy time with friends downtown the opportunities are endless! Bundle up and get exploring with the help of the awesome staff of downtown Flagstaff’s outdoor gear shops!