The Valley’s premier bike and ski shop.
*Please note: Our Wasilla store is no longer open, but we are offering the same great service and selection at our Palmer location.
Our flagship store offering both bike and ski related sales and service, is located right in downtown Palmer.
Our lineup of new, professionally built bikes includes road bikes, unicycles, downhill bikes, kid’s bikes, comfort cruisers, asphalt commuter bikes, mountain bikes, and BMX bikes. We proudly carry Kona, Trek, Bianchi, Felt, Fatback, Borealis, and Mirraco BMX. We also carry children’s runner bikes to help kids learn the basics of balance without the help of training wheels. This is a great way for kids to build their confidence and learn to bike on two wheels quickly.
Our winter brands range from Rossignol to Black Diamond, Swix to BCA. We specialize in Nordic, off trail touring, and skate skis. We carry a wide variety of new Nordic and skate skis, poles, and boots to get you out of the cabin and onto the trails this winter. We can custom mold your boots for a perfect fit, wax your skis before the big weekend, or fix that rock ding on your new board. Heading into the backcountry this winter? Don’t forget your avalanche gear: shovel, beacon, and probe. Backcountry Bike and Ski also proudly supports our local High School ski teams by offering discounts on ski packages. We want to see our winter community grow and we are here to serve you. Please visit our Palmer location for all our skiing gear and apparel. Did your parents just come to visit?… Want to try out some cross-country skiing first before you buy?… We offer ski and snowshoe rentals!!
To keep our customers riding smoothly and comfortably, with every new bike bought here at Backcountry Bike & Ski we offer a free one-year service plan and a lifetime fit guarantee. We will customize your fit on your new road or race bike using our computerized fit program, The Original Fit Kit at our Palmer Store. All other fits for mountain, kids, and comfort bike will be done by our professional and knowledgeable staff at any of stores. We are advocates of proper bicycle fit; we want every customer who purchases a new bike from us to be excited about getting out and riding. We feel ill bicycle fit is the number one culprit for people not riding as much as they would like. We will give you the tools to make your riding more comfortable. So stop in and let us find the perfect bike for you and your riding desires!
Full-Service Repair Shop
But we’re more than just retail sales of new bikes, skis, boards, and accessories. We offer the area’s best, full-service repair shop providing expert workmanship and quick turn-around. The summer is a busy time for us, so bring your bike in early in the spring so you’ll be tuned and ready to ride when the snow melts. During winter months, stop into our Palmer Store for a ski wax, edge tune, or equipment repair. Scraped a rock on a sweet jump on your new board? No worries, we can fix that gash and get you out shredding again. Come in to see a full list of our services and prices, both winter and summer!
Rapid Turnaround – Guaranteed on your Bicycle tune up!
The riding season in Alaska is short enough – you don’t want to miss half of it because your bike or skis are in the shop waiting in line for a tune-up. We guarantee a 48 hour turn-around (business days) on our basic tune up except during extremely busy times (Late April, early June) where turn around may be 2-3 business days at most. All other bike related repairs are usually turned around in 2-3 days depending part availability and store closures. (Please note that special orders requiring shipping may take a little longer. So thanks for your patience as parts are shipped to Alaska!) During the winter we often turn around your ski tune up in 24 hours! Who else can offer that?
No appointment necessary for all repairs and tune-ups. Just bring in your bike, skis, or board and let us do the dirty work for you! We operate on a first-come-first-served-basis.
Whether you need a spring tune-up or a major race overhaul, we can give your ride the attention, or customization, it deserves and get you back on the road, or trail, fast. And remember… a clean bike is a happy bike!
We are a professional shop, offering high-quality products, we do NOT deal in used bike (or ski) sales, consignments, or trades. Thank you for your understanding.