How it all Began

Jen and Kip met on top of Mount Hunger in October, 2001, the start of a partnership in the outdoors. 

Jen taught Kip how to telemark ski; Kip taught Jen how to snowboard. Together, they learned how to rock climb, backpacked on the Long Trail, and worked as winter caretakers on Camel's Hump. As in any good partnership, some skills are mutual and some are individual. Kip never developed a love of whitewater kayaking and Jen still can't understand the attraction to single speed bikes. Their shared appreciation for physical activity and uncivilized landscapes led them on many adventures, the most recent being business ownership. Following in the tradition of Montpelier's beloved Onion River Sports (1974 - 2017), they opened Onion River Outdoors in April of 2018, on Langdon St.  

They are excited to share their love of the outdoors with the Central Vermont community by inspiring beginners, experts, young folks and veteran outdoors people alike. Kip and Jen are dedicated to helping make outdoor adventures accessible to all - whether you're out for a multi-day trip or hanging out in your backyard. 

We are open!

Come visit us in person for our full inventory or shop select gear & apparel online!