WILKES-BARRE — It’s early October, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about the ski slopes.
At least, that’s true if you ask the folks at Top of the Slope.
Top of the Slope is an outdoor-goods shop that’s been helping Wilkes-Barre residents get their outdoors fix for more than 40 years, according to owner Michael Miscavage, who has owned the store since the 1980s.
This week, the shop will have a major Columbus Day sale. Miscavage said Top of the Slope will be moving leftover items from last year at “great prices,” but items throughout the store will be on sale.
“People can always come and get knowledge about outdoor activities,” Miscavage said, stressing that, contrary to what the name might imply, Top of the Slope works in plenty of outdoor activities besides skiing.
“We do skiing and snowboarding, but we also have things for hiking, backpacking, snow-shoeing,” Miscavage listed. “We give great advice.”
Miscavage said he and his employees are glad to help outdoors enthusiasts at all levels of experience, whether you’ve been skiing for decades or whether this will be your first season on the slope. The store even runs bus trips to ski resorts as the season goes on.
After you buy your equipment, the people at Top of the Slope will help you keep it in tip-top shape with a range of servicing options.
And all of this comes at the hands of people who know what they’re talking about, he said.
“We’re nice guys, and we do what we sell,” he said.
Top of the Slope is located at 100 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, where it’s been since it first opened in 1972.
The ski shop is opened seven days a week. For more information on the store, go to its website, topoftheslope.com.