Saratoga Springs - This ski season marks the
75th year that the Alpine Sport Shop has been outfitting skiers and winter
enthusiasts in Saratoga Springs
and beyond. A family business owned by Jack and Cathy (Woodcock) Hay located at 399 Clinton Street, Saratoga Springs, New York, has
become a touchstone. It is a place that generations of families have shopped,
and have come to feel at home.
"We have a true
passion for the sport of skiing and just want to share it," says owner
Cathy Hay. It is a gathering spot and the start of many skiers’ adventures.
Alpine Sport Shop first opened its doors in 1941 on Broadway in Saratoga Springs by ski
pioneer Ed Taylor, a Tenth Mountain Division Veteran, and his wife Jo. In 1966,
Thurlow and Dorothy Woodcock bought the business and, by 1969, designed and
constructed the building as it exists today.
The classic ski
chalet style building has a massive stone fireplace, a collection of vintage
skis that honor its heritage, but mostly is a kaleidoscope of color filled with
the most current technology in winter wear and ski gear. Alpine Sport Shop is a
true Saratoga Springs
destination. Special events and promotions will be happening throughout the
season to celebrate 75 winters!
information on the history, activities and events of the Alpine Sport Shop,
please contact Terri-Lynn Pellegri at 584-6290.