2014 US Retailer of the Year


Sun & Ski
Award South Central

Since 1980, Sun & Ski has specialized in making outdoor dreams come true by providing customers with quality merchandise, exceptional service and outstanding values. Originally a ski and snowboard shop that sold cycling and outdoor gear in the summer, Sun & Ski has grown to include stores throughout the country, dedicated to satisfying the needs of a wide array of active lifestyle customers.

While all stores’ heritage is that of providing the best for snow sports, Sun & Ski’s sunbelt stores are merchandised to meet the needs of the local consumer with year round specialty sports offerings for cyclists, runners, and all consumers looking for leading brands for an active lifestyle. On the east coast, the stores are ski and snowboard shops in the winter and offer the best selection of outdoor patio furniture for the summer season.

This local specialization contrasts significantly with the mega-stores, who offer hundreds of categories of goods, but with little commitment to better product and brands with little or no knowledgeable service.

“We stick to an old concept: Do a few things, but do them better than anybody else,” says Chief Operating Officer Steve Rath.

With 30 stores across the country, Sun & Ski’s buying power to gives customers the lowest prices, guaranteed. Add to that, an incredible philosophy of service, quality and commitment to customer satisfaction, and you have one heck of a store.