About Us

Alpine Ski Shop has been a pillar in the DC, Virginia, and Maryland ski community since we opened our doors in 1971. Our founder, Eddie Bunch, wanted to start a store catering to the growing DMV skier population. His vision began with a knowledgeable staff that actually used the products they were selling; he knew then that his team's passion would complement well with the excitement of his customers. His emphasis on fair prices and customer care put Alpine Ski Shop at the forefront of DC ski culture, and we never looked back.
In 1994 Eddie's sons, Chris and Tyler, who grew up with Alpine, took over the store's day-to-day operations. As the Bunch Brothers were handed the reins from their father, Alpine flourished. They brought in snowboards, skateboards, and inline skates to become a full four-season shop. Over the years, they also added tennis, pickleball, one-wheel, and snowshoes to round out our offerings. The evolution of our products and services, along with the expertise and passion of our staff, have established Alpine Ski Shop as the premier destination for winter and summer sports enthusiasts inside and outside the Capital Beltway. The Bunch Brothers have made it a point also to be involved in our local community by sponsoring youth hockey leagues, participating in skate park activism, collaborating with local businesses, and putting on local events. With our commitment to our community and our passion for skiing, snowboarding, inline skating, tennis, and pickleball, local sports communities will always have a gathering point in the DMV.
We've changed some over the years, but as long-time customers know,  our soul has remained the same. We still use all the products we sell on the slopes, streets, and courts. We practice what we preach, all so that we can pass that knowledge on to you. Our vision is the same as Eddie's was back in 1971, to have a passionate and knowledgeable staff that cares about our customers and the community. We here at Alpine know that if we can put a smile on your face, we've done our job.