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East Slope Outdoors

32B Town Center Ave, Big Sky, MT 59716-0249
+1 406-995-4369
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Dave Alvin Owner of East Slope Fly Shop Big Sky Montana

I met Dave Alvin on the bank of the Madison River late one afternoon. I had driven from SW Oregon... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ennis, Montana
Big Sky Fishing

Great service and great guides. This is a top notch outfitter that puts customer service first. All... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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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, enthusiastic, down-to-earth, knowledgeable staff. Your one stop shop for skiing, ski tuning, boot fitting, fly fishing, hiking, nature, outdoors, and exploring Southwest Montana, Greater Yellowstone, Big Sky, Bozeman, and more.Our mission is to provide our customers with high quality gear, local expertise, and friendly enthusiasm about the outdoors. We want you to leave our shop more knowledgeable, prepared, excited and happier than when you walked in.
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32B Town Center Ave, Big Sky, MT 59716-0249
+1 406-995-4369
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank jjpomeroy52
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!!!

Thank 252powers
Reviewed 20 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

1  Thank jbravo30
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.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 4 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

Thank pkelly500
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 8 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

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

Thank John_Amy2013
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Dave and the staff are super helpful and friendly. They take your experience and ability levels into consideration when making suggestions for ski rentals. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommend

Thank Stickgs
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Fished with Alex and could not have had a better experience. Highly knowledgeable, great trainer and more over great company. Have fished many different venues from the Keys to Alaska, the Madison River is one of the most beautiful places to fish and East Slope...More

Thank Tgav13
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We did the morning wading fly fishing trip. None of us (5 adults and a 9 year old) had done any fly fishing. It was really fun and informative. Everyone caught a fish! Guides were outstanding and VERY knowledgeable! I would highly recommend doing this...More

Thank mdjsmal
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