The owner/operators of Alpine Sports, Harvey and Reserl Chalker, met back in 1956 at the Garmish Ski Resort in Bavaria, Germany. Harvey was in the US Army and working as a ski patrolman stationed in Garmisch, and Reserl was one of the local ski experts. Reserl came to the U.S. in 1958 and Harvey and Reserl were married soon afterward in 1959. In 1964 they together opened the first Alpine Sports at Santa Fe Ski Basin, as the local ski mountain was known back then. In 1966 they moved to a location on Marcy Street, and then in 1971 moved into their present location on Sandoval Street. Alpine Sports continues to be a family operation. Amaya Chalker, their daughter, is also involved with the operation of the store. For 45 years, Harvey, Reserl, and their highly trained staff have sustained high quality customer service and have provided New Mexico with the best ski gear on the market. Alpine Sports has been awarded “Rocky Mountain Ski Shop of the Year” two times within the last 5 years by Ski Magazine. They also have been awarded “Gold Medal SKi Shop” by Ski Magazine multiple times. In 2006, Harvey and Reserl were inducted into the New Mexico Skiers Hall of Fame as a direct result of their contributions to the sport of skiing in New Mexico.
Retail Hours: Mon – Sat 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Sun 11 AM to 5 PM
Rental Hours: 7:30 AM – 6 PM, 7 DAYS A WEEK DURING THE SKI SEASON