Posted by guest February 26, 2010 06:02 AM
New England was represented at the Ski Magazine Gold Medal Shop Awards program held recently in Colorado, as Aspen East Ski Shop near Killington ski resort in Vermont was named the New England Regional Ski Shop of the Year.
The awards are doled out to the top winter sports retailers in the country as determined by a panel of manufacturers and suppliers.
Aspen East Ski Shop is a 9,000-square-foot facility on Route 4, about a mile from the Killington access road and four miles west of the Killington Skyship gondola base. It also won the award in 2006.
Aspen East and the Ski Center in Washington, D.C. (East Regional Shop of the Year) were the two easternmost winners, the rest being farther west, including national shop award winner, Sturtevantís of Bellevue, Wash.
Posted by Paul E. Kandarian, Globe correspondent