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Back Country Ski & Sport

Outfitting, Gear, Clothing, Services, and Rentals

Back Country Ski and Sport has proudly outfitted the Salem and Blacksburg, Virginia area since 1979.

From hiking, backpacking, camping, skiing, winter sports, and kayaking, our staff is unmatched in their experience and expertise. Get ready and gear up for your outdoor adventures with our friendly staff and our huge selection of equipment!


Store Details

Blacksburg & Salem Hours
Mon-Sat: 10AM – 6PM
Sun: Closed

(540) 552-6400

(540) 389-8602

Outdoor Gear & Apparel

Visit one of our locations to see our entire inventory, compare products, and get some friendly, expert advice.

Rent your gear from us!

Save yourself some cash and time from waiting in line by renting your gear with us.

Kayaks, boats, skis, snowboards….

Need extra time to get the gear to your adventure? Depending on the rental, we can include time for travel. Stop by or call one of our locations for details or to schedule a rental reservation.

Reservations available within 4 days of rental when you come into one our stores – get fitted, make your payment, and you’re all set!

Repairs, Maintenance, & Fitting

We repair, fit, adjust, advise, and help you maintain your outdoor gear and sporting goods

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Congrats Linda Otey on the new Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 and Yakima roof rack. We had a great time getting you set up today! ...

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These new Silipint glasses are flying off the shelves. BPA free, dishwasher and microwave safe and they have a lifetime gaurantee. Plus you can rep your favorite outdoor shop the next time you and your buds are enjoying a cold one! Stop by either store location and pick yours up. ...

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It's the first day of Spring, and our ski shop is still open! Rent a pair of Cross Country skis or buy a backyard board to enjoy the incoming snow in your own backyard! All winter apparel is 50% and winter gear is 30% off. Don't miss it! 🌷⛷️🌳 ...

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1 month ago

Back Country Ski & Sports Inc.

Come by and check out our brand new sleeping bags from NEMO! This Disco 30 is sitting pretty on display at our Blacksburg location showing off NEMO's attention to detail in creating sleeping bags that work for real people in real conditions.

Starting off with 100% RDS certified, 650-fill NikWax treated hydrophobic down, this sleeping bag offers all the warmth and weight-savings you'd expect from down, while also making sure moisture won't ruin your toasty night's sleep.

To provide even more security against moisture, NEMO has made their new sleeping bags with extra waterproof, breathable footboxes so you won't have to worry about tent condensation wetting the end of your bag and sapping away all the warmth from your feet.

NEMO is also leading the pack in creating sleeping bags that work better for the way humans actually sleep, creating a spoon-shaped bag perfect for side sleepers or anyone wishing they had more room for their feet in their mummy-style sleeping bags.

They've also implemented some smart solutions to address common issues that come up when using these bags in real, imperfect conditions. By adding Thermo Gills, the central baffles can be expanded via two zippers to allow excess heat to vent out when your sleeping bag starts to get too warm so that you can better regulate your temperature and stay comfortable in a wider range of temperatures.

Even with all of these new changes to the NEMO sleeping bags' design, they've kept some of the great design features they've come to be known for like the integrated pillow pocket to keep your head and neck happy when sleeping in the backcountry and an external blanket fold to make sleeping in a sleeping bag feel more like sleeping at home with your comforter that you can tuck or untuck depending on how warm you want to sleep.

At just over 2lbs for this 30-degree bag, this NEMO Disco 30 is a lightweight, comfortable, and reliable piece of gear to keep you sleeping soundly during your next backpacking trip (and beyond)!

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Back Country is committed to high-quality gear at the best possible prices.

If you’re a student or a member of a local outdoor club, law enforcement, military, fire, rescue… let us know and we’ll be happy to apply a discount when you shop with us!

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Blacksburg, Virginia

Blacksburg BCSki

3710 South Main St.
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 552-6400

3710 South Main Street

Blacksburg VA, 24060

(540) 552 -6400

Salem, Virginia

Salem BCSki

1931 Apperson Drive
Salem, VA 24153
Call us: (540) 389-8602

1931 Apperson Drive

Salem VA, 24153

(540) 389-8602