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East Slope Outdoors

Opens in 17 min: 08:00 - 19:00
Open today: 08:00 - 19:00

East Slope Outdoors
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“catch fish”(4 reviews)
For Big Sky ski rentals, Big Sky fly fishing, and outdoor gear we have the best gear and best guides for the best prices - since 1986. Full retail outdoor shop. Year-round fly fishing outfitter. Ski and snowboard rentals. Friendly, fun...more
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32B Town Center Ave, Big Sky, MT 59716-0249
+1 406-995-4369
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Patient, helpful and knowledgeable. Not the traditional rental place where you get rushed through the boot fitting process and are given limited options. They listened to my input and have a variety of options for boot brands/fit as well as skis. Dave, the owner, even...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Elise D
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We caught a white fish, a couple rainbow and a cutthroat. We also came upon a garter snake. I had never fly fished before and wasn't sure what to do or what to bring. Luckily, they take care of it all. Just show up. They...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Katie A, Owner at East Slope Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Sounds like fun! Glad it was such a great experience for you. Keep on fishin'!

Reviewed 11 October 2017

We were in Big Sky for a wedding and decided to wander around and stumbled upon this gem. The store is stocked full with awesome stuff, staff was super friendly, and from the sound of the guys paying for repeat guided fishing trips in line...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank serunia19
Katie A, Owner at East Slope Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

So glad you found us and that you enjoyed the staff and the shop! That's our goal. :-) Thanks for the positive vibes and we hope you'll come see us again!

Reviewed 23 August 2017

I met Dave Alvin on the bank of the Madison River late one afternoon. I had driven from SW Oregon to Montana to fish the Madison. I had visited all the local shops and bought what was suggested, hoppers with droppers, Purple Haze and the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jjpomeroy52
Katie A, Owner at East Slope Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

I love this! Dave owns the shop for this very reason: to share his love of fishing and the outdoors. And he is very picky about who he has in the shop and on his guide roster for the same reason. I'm so glad you...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Great service and great guides. This is a top notch outfitter that puts customer service first. All of the fishing guides were very accommodating. Thanks for the great experience East Slope!!!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 252powers
Katie A, Owner at East Slope Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Glad to hear you had a great time! Thanks for the shout out!

Reviewed 19 January 2017

We are casual, beginning-to-intermediate skiers and wanted an affordable, low-hassle option for renting skis during our visit to the Big Sky area. We found exactly what we were looking for at East Slope, where we paid roughly half (!) of what the same rental would...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Katie A, Owner at East Slope Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2017

Thanks for the review! We work hard to make sure your vacation starts out in a friendly way. Glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 12 January 2017

We found East Slope to be very friendly and knowledgeable regarding our ski rental equipment. The rates are good and would certainly return next year.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Mike P
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We rented skis from East Slope for our family of five at Big Sky. We got our gear, perfectly selected and fitted for our ability, by the friendly staff. Great prices - 50 percent less than at the resort just up the hill. The staff...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Katie A, Owner at East Slope Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

So glad you enjoyed your experience and had a great time with us! Mission accomplished. :-)

Reviewed 7 December 2016

I was getting prepared for a pretty big hike and this was the stop to make. I got my camel pack hiking backpack, walking sticks, bear mace, and a bunch of other gear. The staff was very knowledgeable and educated me on how to use...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Chris C
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I went on a float trip on the Madison in mid-September with a fantastic guide, Stu. He is very talented and works hard at his craft. The fishing had been slow, but we caught nice fish all day. Stu is a great teacher, very funny,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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