Store Permanently Closed!
Paddleboard Rentals will continue until 2024.
Alpine Accessories story
As of August 1, 2021 Alpine Accessories Ski, Snowboard and Paddleboard store is permanently closed. After 28 years of helping our customers enjoy skiing and snowboarding, we have decided it is now our time to hit the slopes. Something that is difficult to do when running a retail establishment 7 days a week. The paddle board concession at Three Oaks Recreation Area will continue to be operational, as will our website with any remaining product from the store.
How we started
It started in October 1993 with a ski accessory mail order catalog called Sno-ski. The offices and warehouse were located in the basement of the owners home. In the summer of 1995, Alpine Accessories started their first web site called Sno-ski.com. On-line sales quickly out sold the catalog sales so catalogs were discontinued at the end of 1996. From1997-1999, we expanded product selection to include snowboarding and other winter accessories.
In 2000, we changed our name to Alpine Accessories which reflected the products we offered. In October 2003, we opened our first store in Algonquin, IL. It was small and could hardly fit our customers. So in the summer of 2005, we moved into our current location in Lake in the Hills, IL. With the larger store, we were able to increased our product selection and quickly found us growing again. We did some remodeling in the summer of 2008, but knew we needed more room.
Our biggest expansion came in the summer of 2011when we doubled the size of our store and warehouse by expanding into the building next to us. We took down the wall between the two units and remodeled to make it one store. Our expansion gave us the room we need and allowed us room to start our Stand Up Paddleboard summer business. In the summer of 2015, we erected the Board House for stand up paddleboarding and sailboarding. The Board House is the largest stand up paddleboard facility in NE Illinois for rentals, lessons, and more.
Snow Gear, Apparel and Accessories for the Whole Family
Our mission was to make the skiing and snowboarding experience more enjoyable, more comfortable, more fun, easier and safer on and off the slopes. Save time and let your nearest authorized ski shop do the research for your to find the best products available for your needs and budget.
When you shopped at Alpine Accessories you will get gear for your needs and budget. You will find products for families to the dedicated skier. Find ski and snowboard gear from beginner to advanced abilities. Our expert staff will get you in the right gear for your ability and budget. For those just starting there is used gear available or you can trade in your old gear towards new gear. Bring in your gear for an evaluation of it's condition and suitability to your current needs.
Enjoy the cold outside by staying warm and dry with affordable waterproof jackets and pants that won't break the bank in the best styles, colors with durable technical designs. The kids outerwear has the same waterproof and wind resistance as mom and dad's, something you will not find in the department store outerwear.