Sales clerks with plenty of experience on the slopes explain products to beginners and pros.. The Scene Sturtevant's has torture-chamber boot lab that will stretch, pull, bend and manipulate your boots into a perfect fit (backed by a year-long guarantee). The staff is expert and the expansive children's gear section offers mini-versions of many of the regular products.
The Goods Performance doesn't come cheap, and neither do shaped Volkl skis or that North Face parka and pant ensemble. Fortunately, the prices are as competitive as the gear.