Backcountry, Telemark, Touring & Race Skis


A Great Selection of our Backcountry Skis.

Onion River Sports, located on historic Langdon Street in Downtown Montpelier, carries the largest selection of wide, waxless backcountry skis, Telemark, touring and race skis in central Vermont…if not all of New England! Swing on in or give us a call for current pricing and availability. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be able to direct you to the perfect ski based on what YOU want. We’re here to help!

Backcountry Ski Essentials from the Experts!

A great day of skiing requires more than just a pair of skis. You need clothing and equipment that will keep you safe, comfortable, and prepared for whatever adventure you encounter! Check out our men’s and women’s backcountry ski kits below for a few of the essentials.

ORS Product Categories 2015 M's BC SKI

Mountain Men!

Whether it’s your first time on skis or just your first time on skis this morning, we have all the gear you need to get out in the backcountry. Round out your BC skiing kit with essentials to keep you safe, warm, and fully equipped to carve turns through trees, tour hut to hut, and stop in town for the après ski, of course!


Read more: Men’s Backcountry Ski Essentials!




Men’s Backcountry Ski Kit Products:

1. Patagonia R1 Base Layer

2. Osprey Kode Pack

3. Voile Vector BC Ski

4. Black Diamond Patrol Glove

5. Voile Ski Straps

6. Patagonia Snowshot Pant

7. Patagonia Down Sweater Puffy

8. G3 VIA Carbon Pole

9. Smith Camber Helmet

10. Scarpa T2 ECO

11. Black Diamond ION Headlamp

12. Smith Squad Goggle

ORS Product Categories 2015 W's BC SKI No NumbersSki Like A Girl!

Whether you are just starting out or have been skiing the trees for years, we’re here to help you round out your kit so you’ll be safe, comfy and stylish. Check out all we have to offer from the latest ski technology to the perfect hat to tame your helmet hair for beers at the bar or tailgating in the parking lot.



Women’s Backcountry Ski Kit Products:

1. G3 Expedition Climbing Skins

2. G3 Boundary 100W Skis

3. Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Pack

4. Scarpa T2 Eco for Women

5. Ibex Women’s Side Mountain Glove

6. Black Diamond Traverse Pole

7. Skida Hat

8. Prana Lyra Puffy

9. Smith Compass Helmet

10. Smith Showcase
OTG Goggle

11. Patagonia Simul Soft Shell Pant

12. Patagonia R1 Baselayer