Reisterstown's historic Ski Shoppe closed after 40 years back in February. Now under new ownership, the Ski Shoppe is back in business.
From the outside, not much has changed with the exception of new awnings. Once inside, the entire building is reorganized and revamped.
Owner Brian Beaumont said one of his main goals was to update the products and the store.
"I wanted to bring a level of service and product you can't get anywhere else," Beaumont said.
He said they've remodeled the inside and out as well as changed up the product mix, offering updated clothing and equipment.
The biggest thing he's brought to the historic ski shop is specialty boots and custom boot fitting. Beaumont said they've added new machines to give skiers just the right fit.
"You can buy skis anywhere, but boot fitting can't happen online," he said.
Beaumont previously worked with the Ski Center in Washington, D.C. He was planning to buy the store when the owner retired earlier this year, but the deal fell through. Wanting to stay in the ski business, Beaumont purchased the Ski Shoppe on Reisterstown's Main Street, a shop he worked in right out of college.
He said the shop is a nice melding of two specialty ski shops with great, loyal clientele.
"An old rustic building like this is perfect for the Ski Shoppe," he said. "People come in and say 'this is perfect.'"
Now, with no ski shop in D.C., shoppers are headed to Main Street for the service and selection of the historic Ski Shoppe.