Paragon Ski and Sports, Telluride
Telluride , Colorado
Tel: 970 728 4525
Concierge.com's insider take:
Altruists like Telluride's longest-running sports store for its ongoing sponsorship of local bike racers and grassroots ski competitions. Others come just for employee Herb Manning (who works at the store's Oak Street Branch), a frequently photographed ski model who's renowned as the town's best technician for mounting bindings. Paragon also carries gear ranging from cold-weather North Face apparel and K2 skis to Smith goggles.
Open daily 8 am to 8 pm.