News & Events

Viking Ski Shop news and events for skiers and snowboarders. Bookmark this page to see news about upcoming sales and tradeshows. We will also keep you informed about ski and snowboard camps and trips.


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Viking Ski Shop has events scheduled throughout the year. During the spring and summer months, we have our annual tent sale and 4th of July sale for our patio furniture. Ski trips and workshops are offered during the winter months.


Viking Ski Shop News

Chicago Tribune

Find Items for Novice to Expert Skiers, Snowboarders

The surprise Halloween snowstorm that blanketed the Chicago area and much of the Midwest proved a bane for many, but for skiers and snowboarders, it offered the promise of their time to partake in the winter activities they so look forward to.

And with Christmas only weeks away, there is no better time to consider the perfect gift to make their outdoor activities even more enjoyable and safer.

For more than a half-century, Viking Ski Shop has catered to local skiers and snowboarders with a wide-ranging assortment of equipment, clothing, and accessories for all levels of proficiency and price points says owner Bob Olson.

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Ski Experts will Fit you Head to Toe for the Slopes

If you’re looking to glide down a snowy slope or tackle the backcountry on a snowboard, then your first stop should be at Viking Ski Shops, which can outfit skiers and snowboarders with poles, parkas and anything else they need for an outdoor adventure this winter.

The shop, which has locations in Barrington and Chicago, has been in operation for 55 years. Owner Bob Olson has been in the business for 55 years.

“I started skiing and working here part-time when it first opened and I just continued along,” says Olson who, with his wife, Carol, purchased the store from the original owner. Their son Steve oversees the Barrington store.

The key to the store’s success is the wealth of products it provides and superior customer service. Viking specializes in custom boot fitting, custom footbeds, and expert tuning. It has consistently been rated as among the best ski shops in the country by SKI Magazine.

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