ProSki and Mountain Service has several high-end brands of goods for winter-sports enthusiasts, including Outdoor Research and Exped products (Drew Stuart/Staff Photo)

ProSki and Mountain Service has several high-end brands of goods for winter-sports enthusiasts, including Outdoor Research and Exped products (Drew Stuart/Staff Photo)

SPOTLIGHT 2019: ProSki and Mountain Service provides rentals and outerwear for the ski season

Customers can also schedule guided mountain services.

Skiers and snowboarders can find a variety of boots, bindings and specialized outerwear at the ProSki and Mountain Service shop in downtown North Bend.

ProSki and Mountain Service has been in service since the 1990s, led by owner Martin Volken. During the winter, the shop provides equipment for downhill skiing, snowboarding and splitboarding, in addition to their apparel for those in the mountain lifestyle.

Store manager Michael Warner said that what sets them apart from the competition is their attention to specialized clothing and outerwear that they keep on hand in the store.

“You’re going to find really high-end, user-specific pieces,” Warner said. Instead of typical outlet outerwear, customers will find jackets, flannels and other goods from Dynafit, Outdoor Research and Exped in addition to skis, boots and bindings.

“We want to find out what we can offer them that’s different than other retailers,” Warner said.

Customers can also schedule guided mountain services through Pro Guiding Service, which operates in the same building. Each guide is certified by the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) so that guiding mountain trips are safe and smooth.

ProSki and Mountain Service also offers rentals on a daily and seasonal basis for their skis, boots and more. They also provide a Kids Buyback Program, allowing customers to sell their kids’ skis back to the shop when they outgrow them.

But the shop also gives back to the community through organizations that many winter-sports enthusiasts will appreciate. ProSki partners with North Bend Theater to present films from the 5Point Film Festival and the Mountain Film Festival series. Proceeds from these events go toward organizations like Big City Mountaineers and the Northwest Avalanche Center.

Warner said that Proski always has the customer in mind, and wants to serve them in any of their snow-, rock- or alpine-related needs.

“Most of our business comes from North Bend and Snoqualmie. We’re always thankful for their support,” Warner said. “We want to bring them the stuff that they need to go outside, so we can be their headquarters.”

ProSki and Mountain Service is located at 108 West North Bend Way. If you’re interested in their services, call (425) 888-6397 to reach their office line.


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@valleyrecord.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.valleyrecord.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

The ProSki and Mountain Service shop lies in the heart of downtown North Bend, across the street from Tweed’s Cafe. Drew Stuart/Staff Photo

The ProSki and Mountain Service shop lies in the heart of downtown North Bend, across the street from Tweed’s Cafe. Drew Stuart/Staff Photo

The ProSki and Mountain Service shop lies in the heart of downtown North Bend, across the street from Tweed’s Cafe. Drew Stuart/Staff Photo

The ProSki and Mountain Service shop lies in the heart of downtown North Bend, across the street from Tweed’s Cafe. Drew Stuart/Staff Photo

More in Life

Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
Local artist Britt Greenland poses with a custom painting of a customers trip to Namibia at her gallery in North Bend.
Award-winning North Bend artist offers custom paintings

For award-winning artist Britt Greenland, the pandemic was a reminder of the… Continue reading

2021 Genesis GV80 Prestige
Car review: 2021 Genesis GV80 Prestige

By Larry Lark, contributor Genesis is branching out. With the introduction of… Continue reading

2021 Toyota Sienna Platinum hybrid minivan
Car review: 2021 Toyota Sienna Platinum hybrid minivan

By Larry Lark, contributor Minivans. They were at the top of the… Continue reading

2022 VW Taos
Car review: 2022 VW Taos

By Larry Lark, contributor You know a market category is “hot” when… Continue reading

2022 Ford Bronco Sport
Car review: 2022 Ford Bronco Sport

By Larry Lark, contributor Enough time as past, since the OJ slow… Continue reading

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA35
Car review: 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA35

By Larry Lark, contributor The new 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA35, the eighth model… Continue reading

The cast of “The Mousetrap” at Valley Center Stage in North Bend. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record
Valley Center Stage brings back live theater

Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’ opens Oct. 1.

Mount Si Future Farmers of America students, from left James Graham, Elena Rourke, Becca Glover, and Greg Graham. Photo Courtesy of the Snoqualmie Valley School District
MSHS students win top honors at state, county fair

Students in Mount Si’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) program took home… Continue reading

Christina Lathrop, owner of Fancy Farms Forest School in Fall City, poses with her goat. 	Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record
Fall City farmer opens forest school

When Christina Lathrop and her family first bought their residential farm, located… Continue reading

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness

By Larry Lark, contributor Residents of the PNW are no strangers to… Continue reading

2021 McLaren GT. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2021 McLaren GT

By Larry Lark, contributor I’m not sure words can do the 2021… Continue reading