Viking Ski Shop sells top brands in ski poles like Atomic, Fischer, K2, Leki, Line, Rossignol, Salomon, and more. We have poles for downhill and cross-country skiers. Our knowledgeable staff at Viking Ski Shop will help you choose poles that are the appropriate length, weight, and grip for your skiing style.
Types of Ski Poles
Aluminum Poles - The majority of ski poles are aluminum with varying thicknesses and qualities of aluminum.
Carbon Fiber Poles - Lightweight and performance ski poles are carbon fiber and have a natural flex under light pressure.
Fiberglass Poles - The least common poles are fiberglass.
The weight of a pole is important for backcountry skiers. The weight of a ski pole often correlates with material type. The thickness also plays a role. Narrower poles will be less durable and have a lower stress tolerance. Balancing weight and durability is a key in your ski pole purchase.
Individual Attention at Viking
You are unique, and so is your ski equipment and needs. Our ski equipment specialists will answer all the questions you have about the gear needed for skiing. Plus, we realize that women differ from men, so we offer a robust selection of equipment designed specifically for women.
Viking Ski Shop is Chicago's most respected ski and snowboards shop with locations in Barrington and Chicago, Illinois. We offer a variety of services including tune-ups, waxing, binding installation, and repairs for skis and snowboards. Viking Ski Shop also has one of the largest inventory of skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets, and clothing for men, women, and children.
Our customers are throughout Illinois including Chicago, Barrington, Lincolnshire, Naperville, Arlington Heights, Algonquin, Orland Park, Skokie, Schaumburg, Downers Grove, Oak Park, Elmhurst, Lake Zurich, Lake Forest, as well as communities in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana.