About Piches Ski & Sports
Snuggled in the village of Gilford, NH and flanked by the Gunstock Mountain range, Piches Ski & Sports is one of the largest and most diversified sports shops in all of New England. We’re also one of the oldest, most experienced ski shops in the world which means we know this business like nobody else. Strategic prudence and conservative business principles have guided the managed growth of Piche’s over the last several decades into the diversified sporting goods company that it is today.
Customers and vendors alike are amazed by the experience of browsing through our multi department retail store in Gilford as well as the Outlet Store and Print Shop in Belmont. There’s just so much here: Alpine and Cross country skis, boots, accessories, Bikes, Kayaks, team sporting goods, car racks, camping gear and multiple lines of sports apparel for all seasons as well as custom printing for everything!
Our ski and sports history is legendary.
Going way back, Francis Piche founded the company in 1938, one year after Gunstock Mountain ski area first opened for skiing. Mr. Piche catered to some of the very first alpine skiers in America. He ran a successful ski shop business for decades and finally sold the business to Bob Bolduc, who moved to New Hampshire’s Lakes Region with his family from Chelmsford, MA when he was a young boy. Bob and his sons have been steadily growing and expanding the business ever since. To have survived and thrived in business for this long makes Piche’s legendary in the world of the ski and sports outfitting business.
“Nobody does what we do for skis” opines Bob (“Pops”) Bolduc who purchased the company in 1977 and now runs it with his sons, Rob and Pat. The ski tuning and maintenance department is still Bob’s passion to this day. Ski tuning and repair is a fine craft here. The benches, rails, clamps and even some of the tools are custom built to repair and keep skis & snowboards in snow-perfect condition. We expertly work on so many sets of skis in the downstairs of Piche’s in Gilford that Pops calls it “the factory.”
With three separate shops; retail store, outlet store, and print shop, we're the best equipped supplier to handle your sales, service or rental needs in just about every sport imaginable. We'll outfit your team or business with your branded design in our print shop and keep you fully stocked with items from our retail and outlet stores. From skiing to camping to kayaking to baseball to lawn games and everything in between, Piche's has what you're looking for in recreation equipment and service. And always remember this. Our hallmark tradition is that we service everything we sell!