Onion River Outdoors is a locally owned, community-minded outdoor gear and apparel shop in Montpelier, Vermont.
We are Central Vermont’s outdoor recreation experts, an eclectic and fun group of active, outdoor-loving folks seeking healthier, happier, and more eco-friendly ways to live our lives. We work hard and have fun. We recognize that our shop’s success is tied to the well-being of our Green Mountain landscape and our Central Vermont community. We open doors to the outdoors by supporting community members in their outdoor pursuits. We believe that when consumers support local business and local business supports the community, we all win.
Located on historic Langdon street in downtown Montpelier - we carry gear, clothing, and friendly, expert advice for all your hiking, biking, skiing, running, camping, and outdoor adventures!
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm.
20 Langdon St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
Email: [email protected]
Meet the ORO Team
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.
Join Our Team
We are currently seeking an Event Coordinator to help us mange our year-round bike, run, ski and snowshoe events. Click here for the full job description.
Passion for outdoor pursuits, great communication skills, positive outlook, and personal experience with outdoor gear required. Bonus points for applicants who have retail background or experience leading/teaching outdoor activities. Some weekend and holiday hours are a given, but so is a fun workplace in an active community. Paid vacation, competitive wages, and other benefits available. Send resume and cover email to [email protected].