Black Friday has become almost a holiday of its own with Cyber Monday following up as its consumer holiday cousin. Ski gear and apparel retailers have jumped on the bandwagon to grab some of the spending. Both retail and online vendors have introduced sales for the weekend.
Sierra Trading Post: This website offers discounted prices for a relatively decent selection of ski gear. Sierra Trading Post also has a very large inventory of apparel. The site has items marked off for Black Friday at an additional 25 percent off its already discounted prices. Sierra Trading Post is also running a contest to guess the total dollar amount its customers will save on Cyber Monday. In order to win the $1,000 shopping spree, visitors to the site can submit three guesses by 5 p.m. MST on Monday.
Ski shops and online retailers are offering deals on
Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Photo: Eric Wagnon
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS): This chain of stores located in the Northeast also has an online store. EMS is running a sale of 20 percent on almost everything in its stores and online through Sunday. Some items are marked down by 30 to 50 percent. The website is also running a series of 3-hour deals. For example, Mountain Hardwear clothing was marked down by an additional 10 percent on Friday morning.
Skis.com: This online retailer is running Black Friday deals of an additional 20 percent off on ski accessories including hats, goggles, base layers, helmets, gloves and socks.
Peter Glenn: This website connected to a chain of ski shops in the Southeast is running a sale on certain items through Cyber Monday.
Backcountry.com: This website with an extensive selection of ski gear and apparel has a "spontaneous consumption" sale of up to 50 percent off running through Cyber Monday.
Altrec.com: By using the code BLACKFRIDAY10 at this website, shoppers can receive an additional 10 percent off on Black Friday. Altrec.com has a very large selection of ski equipment and apparel.