About Rick's

Rick's Pro Ski Shop lawn sign

⛷️ Get affordable, quality rentals quick—all at the foot of Blue Mountain.

Beat the line-ups. Rick’s will get you properly equipped, fitted, out the door, and on the slopes in no time. Ski or snowboard confidently in style with high-quality rentals at unbeatable prices.

🤟 Friendly experts at your service.

Our staff is 100% focused on your comfort. Whether it’s custom fitting your boots or helping you choose the right gear, we’re here to help.

💙 All the brands you love.

We carry the hottest brands in apparel, accessories, and equipment from Nordica, Fischer, Leki, Elan, Lange, Dynastar, Alpina, Sweet Protection, Kombi, Smith Optics, Buff, Dakine, Swany, Kari Traa, and more.

🎿 Skilled ski tuning with care.

We’re one of the few pro ski shops at Blue Mountain that specializes in ski tuning (especially for racing skis!) Our ski tuning is hand-finished using techniques passed down over the generations at Rick’s Pro Ski Shop.

🇨🇦 We're a small business and proudly Canadian.

Rick's Pro Ski Shop is a small business located in The Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada. As a full-service ski shop, we provide everything from local ski rentals and ski tuning services to in-store and online shopping, equipping passionate skiers from around the world with the gear they need.

We're always happy to help with your ski-related questions, so don't be shy! Contact us.

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📚 Our History

Rick's Pro Ski Shop has been in operation in The Blue Mountains for over 50 years.

Zotter's Ski Shop (1963 - Late 90s)

Our pro shop's history begins with Karl Zotter, an Austrian native and passionate skier who immigrated to Canada in 1953.

He worked part-time for Jozo Wieder until opening his own shop—Zotter's Ski Shop—in 1963. Over time, Zotter's became well-known for its excellent customer service and skilled ski tuning.

Rick's Pro Ski Shop (2001 - 2012)

After running a successful business for 35 years, Mr. Zotter felt it was time to retire. Rick Sims, a seasoned ski mechanic from the Blue Mountains, re-opened the shop in 2001. He continued Zotter's tradition of tuning everything by hand.

Rick's Pro Ski Shop (2012 - Present)

One day in 2008, a 13-year old by the name of Brody Nickels came to Rick's shop to get his ski boots fitted. His honest, personable, and kind nature impressed Rick so much, he hired Brody on the spot.

3 years later, Brody was offered to run the shop, becoming the youngest business owner in Collingwood at the age of 17. He kept the name Rick's to honour his late mentor and preserve the history of the shop.

Zotter's Legacy

Brody has continued on the tradition of hand tuning all equipment—the very same tradition that Karl Zotter used in his shop over half a century ago.

Read more about the history of Rick's Pro Ski Shop.

Brody Nickels, Owner of Rick's Pro Shop
Cooper and Brody sitting in the Talisman lift chair at the Shop