The Startingate, Inc. is a specialty ski shop located in Bondville, VT near Stratton Mountain run by a family of pro and collegiate skiers who emphasize quality & performance in all equipment and clothing. Read more about us...

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Welcome to the NEW Startingate Website!

December 18, 2015

Big things are happening at the store as well as online and we are very proud to introduce our new online store! Now it’s easier than ever to find the unique brands you love and great deals on clothing and hardware. For the first time ever we are offering hard goods as well as clothing online and you can be sure that you’re getting that same expert advice here that you do in the shop. We are now on our second generation of skiers! The Startingate has been in operation for 36 years by Dede and Gary Longley and is now run by their children, Chance and Bond Longley. Don’t worry though, Gary is still around for boot fits! For...

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This is NOT your Mama’s Ski Parka

November 18, 2015

The evolution of ski clothing is here! We worked hard to find you the best possible clothing brands to not only keep you comfortable, but have you looking great. You no longer need to be bulky to be warm! With brands like Kjus and Mountain Force, the same technology is going into your clothing that is going into the making of your skis. Take for instance the Mountain Force Sonette Jacket! On the outside it looks like a regular ski jacket, but on the inside it is lined with premium goose down so you get the warmth of down, but with the look of a regular city jacket! Not to mention four-way stretch and a ceramic backing in the fabric...

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