Your Guide to Winter Gear Shopping in Whistler

Winter in Whistler is a magical time, and as the season approaches, there’s nothing quite like being prepared with the right gear. Whether you’re visiting from near or far, Whistler offers an array of shopping options for your winter gear needs. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the best places to shop for winter gear in Whistler and help you gear up for the adventure of a lifetime.


The Circle: Your Snowboard Shop

If you’re looking for snowboard gear, The Circle is your go-to spot. Located in Village North, this is Canada’s #1 Snowboard Shop, renowned for its incredible selection of snowboards, boots, bindings, and more. Plus, they even have an adjacent shop just for kids, ensuring that the entire family is geared up and ready for the slopes.

Hot tip: You will almost always find a rack of amazing sale items outside The Circle Kids!


Inside of a winter gear shop selling gloves, goggles, snow clothes and sunglasses


McCoo’s: Where Local Knowledge Meets Quality Gear

“At McCoo’s, we research gear hard. All our staff are on the hill trying new brands and models through the season. We take pride in what we sell and only sell what’s proven to work and perform the best in our conditions. Our staff are truly the experts for all your gear and accessory needs from Outerwear, Baselayers and Balaclavas to Helmets, Goggles and Gloves. We stock the best selection of gear for Whistler and can run you through everything you need to know about our product and our town. Come talk to one of our awesome staff members while you’re here. McCoo’s, locally owned and operated since 1987.” – Kyle Hannay of McCoo’s, Whistler.


Comor: Established in Vancouver, Loved in Whistler

Comor, whose ethos is ‘Go Play Outside’, was established in Vancouver in 1974, and has since made its mark in Whistler, providing skis, snowboards, and much more. Aside from offering a blend of expertise and a commitment to quality, Comor is deeply committed to the communities they cater to; supporting Whistler’s local mountain bike trail association – WORCA, as well as the Whistler Freestyle Ski Club. Your choice of Comor gear not only enhances your adventure but also directly contributes to the vibrant outdoor communities we cherish.


Inside a kid's outfitters store showcasing a wall of childrens boots


Mountain Kids Outfitters: Winter Fun for the Little Ones

Don’t forget the little ones! Right beside McCoo’s is Mountain Kids Outfitters, a hidden gem packed with all the accessories you need for infants, toddlers, and kids to stay cozy and stylish in the snow. From scarves, gloves, and waterproof mittens to rainwear, skiwear, baselayers, boots of every kind, and even beanies for those little heads, Mountain Kids Outfitters has it all. They’ve got your young adventurers covered, ensuring they’re ready for a winter of fun in Whistler.


Fanatykco and Surefoot: The Perfect Fit

For the best boot fitting in town, head over to Fanatykco and Surefoot. These experts will ensure your boots fit like a glove, so you can focus on enjoying the snow.


Escape Route: Your Backcountry Gear Destination

If you’re an enthusiast of technical and backcountry gear, Escape Route is a must-visit. With a wide range of camping gear and technical equipment, they’ve got you covered for your off-piste adventures.


Inside a technical apparel store showcasing mens jackets on a mannequin


Arcteryx: High-End Outerwear and Layers

Whistler offers some of the best brand stores, including the well-known Arcteryx located in Village North below Tyndall Stone Lodge. When you’re looking for high-end outerwear and technical layers that last a lifetime, Arcteryx delivers in style.


Helly Hansen: Combining Fashion and Function

Helly Hansen has two shops in Whistler, offering great outerwear that’s both technical and fashionable for all types of skiers. You can find them on the Village Stroll across from Village Gate House and in the Westin. Helly Hansen combines style and performance, keeping you both warm and chic on the slopes.


Whistler Blackcomb: One-Stop Winter Shopping

For comprehensive winter shopping, don’t miss Whistler Blackcomb’s many shops dotted throughout the area. They offer everything from accessories and rentals to boot fitting and deals on skis and snowboards. Don’t forget to utilize your Whiski Jack discount card to get 10% off.


Whistler is a winter paradise, and having the right gear makes all the difference. So, gear up and get ready to embrace the beauty of this snow-covered wonderland. With these fantastic shopping options, you’ll be fully equipped for an unforgettable winter adventure in Whistler.


Outside view of two vacation rental properties in whistler, covered in snow.


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