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What is the Right Age to Get Kids on Skis?

Winter Break is coming and many parents want to get out and enjoy the snow with their kids, but are they ready? Mountain Shop Athlete Ben McKinley (or as many know him as Dad Sherpa) shares his advice on what is the right age to get your kids out and skiing. According to Ben, there… Read More »

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Trip Report: Johannesburg by Preston Corless

The first ascent party (in 1938) called the mountain Elsbeth, but the name Johannesburg precedes this by a few years. Johannesberg would mean Johann’s mountain, while –burg connotes an ancient or medieval fortress or walled town. Whatever the name, this mountain is just plain bad-ass. What you see, looking up at the North side of… Read More »

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Whippet Recall

Black Diamond makes excellent products, but even the greats are effected by the occasional flaw. Luckily, BD’s number one concern is customer safety. Thus they have issued the following recall on Whippets. Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily announced a recall of a limited number of… Read More »

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Friday the 13th Bike Pub Crawl Recap

The Mountain Shop Friday the 13th happy hour and bike pub crawl was a fantastic night!  We started things off at the shop with some Fat Tire and Chain Breaker (of course), then made our way to the first stop, Moon and Sixpence on NE 42nd and Tillamook.  Their huge back patio was a great… Read More »

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Spring Garage Sale is this Weekend!

The Mountain Shop crew is cleaning house! From April 11th through the 13th, channel your inner bargain hunter and peruse the riches of new and gently used outdoor gear for a super discounted price. This bi-annual sale will feature employee, local pro, and industry insiders offering a wide variety of re-sale products. That’s right, staff… Read More »

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Climb Like a Girl: International Women’s Month

March is International Women’s Month. That’s right, an entire month dedicated to celebrating all the strong, beautiful women you know. (Although if you ask us, it should be a year long celebration!) To celebrate women everywhere the American Alpine Club sat down with six of their female climbers that crush, and crush HARD: Emily Harrington,… Read More »

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Mountain Shop Ultralight Festival: Mar 8-9

Do you want to lighten up your pack for backpacking, bike touring, or ski mountaineering? Join us for a weekend of clinics and demos as we explore various options on how to lighten your load. All events will take place at the Mountain Shop.  Coupons will be offered during each session as you learn new… Read More »

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PAJAMA SALE PRE-SHOP STARTS TODAY!

PUT YOUR NEW GEAR ON HOLD THIS WEEK FOR PURCHASE AT THE SALE! Get ready for the Mountain Shop’s 39th annual Pajama Sale by getting an early jump on your shopping! Starting TODAY Friday February 21st, come in and do some pre-sale shopping and put all the new gear you wish to purchase for an… Read More »

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Pajama Sale

Every year around this same time we get people calling, asking when they should wear their pajamas. Why? The Pajama Sale is a crowd favorite! This will be our 39th Pajama Sale and it is going to be the best one yet! Wear your PJ’s for huge discounts on alpine, Nordic and backcountry skis, splitboards,… Read More »

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Holiday Hours

Because we love our staff and want them to have a rocking start to the New Year, we are closing at 5pm tonight and will be closed all day tomorrow (Jan. 1) We will return to normal hours of operation on Thursday. Happy 2014 everyone!

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December News!

Holiday Black Friday Sale (Nov. 29th)Start your December strong with a fantastic Mountain Shop Black Friday sale that cannot be missed! We will have select Alpine apparel from brands like Spyder, Descente and Bonfire, plus Polarmax long underwear all marked down 40-60% off retail prices! On top of that, we’ll have our entire stock of… Read More »

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Meet Lindsey!

Everyone who comes into the Shop gets to meet Lindsey. She works the front desk and greets everyone who comes in with a warm, infectious smile! Lindsey loves backpacking, hiking, camping, road biking, and good ol’ fashioned peak baggin’! That’s part of the reason she loves working at the Shop: she gets to connect with… Read More »

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