Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Suit up for its snowy embrace with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a ski or snowboard tune-up (up to a $40 value) at Emilio's Ski Shop in Forest Hills.
For more than 50 years, the family-owned Emilio's has provided both typical and unorthodox ski and snowboard repairs for those raring to hit the snow-topped slopes. One of Emilio's expertly trained, handy technicians will give your board or skis a proper tune-up, including a thorough waxing, sharpening, sidewalls, and detuning. A properly tuned snowboard or ski set improves its owner's ability to control their speed and direction, allowing winter-sports fanatics to easily dodge such common slope obstacles as trees, rocky outcrops, and yeti barbecues.
- Emilio's is by far the best ski shop in queens, with a friendly and knowledgeable sales staff, good selection of products and great bus trip service. – norge1987, Citysearch
- Real ski and snowboard shop, that all they do in the winter. Lots of trips every week to a bunch of destinations. Rental equipment and plenty of clothing. – wndeturris, Citysearch
Emilio's Ski Shop
Since 1959, the slope specialists at Emilio's Ski Shop have closely followed every innovation in downhill riding. They joined the snowboard revolution with Burton in 1979, and remain proud members of the Ski Merchandising Corp., the premier buying group of specialty ski and snowboard shops in the US. Today, second-generation family members lead the shop’s resident skiers and riders, who outfit customers with quality equipment, proper clothing, rentals, and winter sport information. They also organize day trips every Wednesday through Sunday to locations including Okemo, Hunter Mountain, and Mt. Snow, helping skiers get uphill without having to raise their own pack mules.