About us

The Ski Shoppe was founded in 1976 by Gerry Brown, an avid skier and sport enthusiast. Gerry had a vision to provide the public with the finest ski equipment available, offering not only the latest ski apparel, gear and accessories, but exceptional customer service as well. After Gerry’s passing the store was run by Jeannie Brown, Van Branch, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Honoring the great history of this historic store, the Ski Shoppe, strives to preserve Gerry’s tradition of superior customer care by providing attentive, personalized service to each person who walks through our doors.

The Ski Shoppe is now under new ownership.  Brian Beaumont, of the late Ski Center in Washington, DC, has assembled a new team that will honor the neighborhood history and bring the Maryland, Washington and Virginia areas the latest technology, newest gear, current fashion and greatest value. Brian Beaumont has long been known as a highly regarded boot fitter and equipment expert.  He is CPED certified which is the pinnacle certification in the boot fitting community. 

Brian Eardley has also joined the Ski Shoppe team bringing more than 40 years of ski industry experience to the store.  Brian Eardley, also CPED certified, and is known world wide as a respected authority in the ski industry.  Brian is a regular equipment tester for Ski Magazine and has helped leading brands develop new products.  Brian was the lead buyer for Ski Center and is on the cutting edge of technology and equipment development.  Brian’s knowledge and skill is unsurpassed anywhere in the world.

Also joining the team is Kristin O’Brien.  Kristin was lead clothing buyer for the Ski Center and developed what was considered trendsetting inventory.  Her knowledge of clothing and accessories insures that the latest fashion trends, newest technologies and greatest values will be available to the entire Baltimore-Washington area.  Kristin’s fashion and function sense will provide the entire community with the finest winter sport clothing and accessories available.

The connection to the Ski Shoppe’s local community and history will continue with the retention of store manager Van Branch.  Van has been serving the local community for 17 years and will provide his legendary customer service and winter sport knowledge to his loyal customers and our new patrons. 

Housed in a historic building in Reisterstown, MD, the newly remodeled Ski Shoppe features the welcoming atmosphere of a ski lodge, along with a crew of talented employees (all skiers and snowboarders!) who are passionate about helping others find the gear they need for an enjoyable day on the slopes. To ensure the safety and comfort of our customers, we also provide a variety of tuning, mounting, waxing, and repair services in our state of the art shop. 

Our inventory of high quality, competitively priced alpine and nordic equipment, snowboard gear, backcountry equipment, latest alpine race gear and all the clothing and accessories, will provide our customers everything they need for winter sport.  Customers can be confident that they're receiving the industry's finest products, customer service and integrity at The Ski Shoppe...every time they visit!