It's always been a contest in the Vail Valley for what's more fun – hopping from lift to lift or shopping for gift after gift! Good gifts are not something you need, they're something you want. And you can look at this shopping guide like a good gift; with how fantastic the shopping is in the Vail Valley, you may want a guide. Share the link with a friend – that gesture in itself will make a good gift!
Surefoot is the world's biggest and best ski boot specialty store, concentrating on custom boots that fit like they're made for you as opposed to the generic boot that are made to fit everyone and hence fit no one. It took the founders of Surefoot, brothers Bob and Russ Shay, 20 years to figure out how to create the perfect boot. 25 years later they have sold almost half a million boots and can confidently say that the time it took to make the perfect boot was all worth it.
The Boot Lab is Vail's original custom boot fitter. They have over 30 years combined skiing and boot fitting experience and are ready to help make your Vail ski vacation the best ever. After an assessment they will select the correct boot for you and handle any adjustments that need to be made post fitting.
The Christopher & Co. Gallery offers the world's largest collection of vintage American and European ski posters. With nearly 30 years of collecting experience, you are sure to find the exact poster you are looking for at this gallery. If skiing isn't what you're searching for, they also offer many movie, travel and vintage production posters.
The Golden Bear offers exquisite jewelry in Vail Valley. With the iconic bear on each piece of jewelry, everyone will know where you went shopping. They even have a collection which includes glassware, candleholders, platters and other beautiful items for the home. Stylish, iconic, and beautiful. You can't go wrong here.
The Grand Bohemian Gallery is located in the Beaver Creek Lodge, a luxurious hotel in Beaver Creek, CO. The Gallery features American and international contemporary painting, art glass, jewelry, sculpture and specialty gifts. The mission of the gallery is to enhance environments with inspiring works of art for today's collector. The Grand Bohemian Gallery hosts monthly art exhibitions and often offers receptions where patrons have the unique opportunity to meet each artist individually.
The Kind Bikes and Skis started out as The Kind Cyclist in Vail Village in 1992 as a seasonal summer bike shop. It was founded on the basic principle of being kind to customers and dismissing the elitist cycling attitude that can sometimes be found at bike shops. They still carry highend racing bikes, it just means that whether you're purchasing a $10,000 racing bike or a $400 hybrid, they will still be there to answer every question and ensure that all of your needs are met. In 2005 the store had become a ski shop in the winter months and now The Kind Bikes and Skis is a full service bike and ski shop, providing rentals, repair, and retail for all your snow and cycling needs.
If you've been searching for a rug but never had enough options to find one you truly loved, you've found the right place to look. The Scarab offers over 1500 rugs, with many at discounted prices and available in nearly every imaginable size. They offer custom made rugs, oriental, contemporary, tribal, and decorative rugs. They even sell accessories and furniture to complete your rooms. Stop by, have a look, and you'll definitely find whatever type of rug it is you're searching for.
Furnish and accessorize your mountain cabin in style. The Shaggy Ram carries the finest French and English antiques and accessories. The fruitwood and pine antique furniture will add the perfect touch and will make any house feel like home. Browse the selection of hand crafted and hand painted armoires, dining tables, and chairs. Pick up a piece for your home that is truly one of a kind.
Bring the spirit of America to your home by visiting The Shelton Smith Collection. After a weekend of skiing, mountain biking, and hiking, come view incredible masterpieces by contemporary and past master painters, photographers, and sculptors. The Shelton Smith Collection is proud to present fine art of the Great American West. Our collection includes paintings and sculpture by the past and present masters, Native American antiques and unique Western Americana. Here you will find the true Spirit of America.