Join us as we take a lighthearted trip down memory lane and celebrate the incredible milestones, memories, and moments that have shaped The Boarding House into the beloved local staple it is today.
Picture this: Neon snowsuits, radical hairstyles, and a whole lot of stoke.
In the early years, The Boarding House was the place to be for snowboarding enthusiasts. From stocking the latest gear to hosting local competitions, the store quickly became a hub for riders seeking their next adrenaline fix. Memories of countless wipeouts and epic hits fill our photo albums! Will be dumping tons of these memories on social media today!
Skateboarding Craze: Rolling with the Times.
As the 90s rolled in, skateboarding took the world by storm, and The Boarding House was right there to embrace the trend. From the coolest skateboards to the slickest apparel, the store became a sanctuary for skaters of all skill levels. Back before local skate parks were around and we had to make our own, who remembers the old half pipe next to the railway?
Clothing and Outerwear: Fashion Meets Function.
The Boarding House wasn't just about the gear; it was also a fashion statement. With a wide range of clothing and outerwear, the store became a go-to destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to rock the latest trends. From brightly coloured ski jackets to jean snowboarding pants, we've witnessed some questionable fashion choices over the years. But hey, that's part of the fun, right?
Community Vibes: Where adventure builds friendships.
One of the most remarkable aspects of The Boarding House's journey has been the incredible community that has formed around it. From hosting local competitions (like beat the heat, slush cups and big airs) to supporting other local businesses. Fun fact: Boarding House stocks a LOT of local brands. It's heartwarming to see familiar faces returning year after year, sharing stories of their adventures and forming lifelong friendships. Our staff has become a tight-knit family, always ready to offer expert advice, share a laugh, and celebrate the triumphs of our customers. We all ride here, we get it.
Looking to the Future: 28 Years Forward.
As The Boarding House celebrates 28 years of success, we can't help but feel grateful for the incredible support from our customers and community. The outdoor adventure industry continues to evolve (we now sell tons of skis, cross country, snowshoes and so much more than you would expect from a boarding store), and we're excited to be part of the journey. Whether it's embracing new technologies, expanding our product range, or supporting local Medicine Hat initiatives, we're committed to staying at the forefront of being outdoors.