Rhody Gem: Avie's Ski / Sports

February 2021


What it is:

An outdoor sporting goods shop specializing in ski and snowboard gear in the winter months and everything you need for scuba-diving, kayaking, surfing, and other water sports in the summer.


Where to find it:

Watch for the gray brick building down the road from McQuade’s Marketplace on Main Street in Westerly.


What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Once you’re finished scouring the racks of outdoor clothing and ski equipment (with the help of experienced staff to find exactly what you’re looking for), Avie’s goes the extra mile to find the right fit and set you up with a season lease program or whichever plan works best for your slope goals this winter. Avie’s has the works when it comes to gear – helmets, boots, gloves, poles, bindings, etc. – but they’re also full-service, with onsite tuning, repairs, mounting, and adjustments. “I started working for the Jacober family, owners of Alpine Ski / Sports, when I was in high school,” explains owner Ted Avedesian. “When Alpine closed in 2000, I reopened the store as Avie’s Ski / Sport and brought the same philosophy that Harold Jacober taught me: treat your customers like they’re a guest in your home.” With 5,000 square feet of space, social distancing is a breeze, and come summer you can fill up on air for scuba adventures or check out their line of water sports equipment and tennis racquets strung in-store.

Avie’s Ski / Sports100 Main Street, Westerly • 596-0375


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