Chalet Sports is a locally owned and operated business located in downtown Bozeman. Opened in 1953 by August “Gus” Gnehm from Switzerland who originally came to the US in 1939 to represent his country at the world’s fair in New York. In 1941, on a trip to visit a friend Gus found himself in Montana. Liking the area so much he decided to stayed for a while and coached skiing. On December 8th, 1941 the US joined World War II, and Gus enlisted and was stationed in Colorado.
Here he met his wife, Nikki, and they decided to move back to Montana when the war ended. After working in a local ski shop for a few years, he and Nikki decided to open their own shop called the Sport Chalet in 1953. Their main product focus centered on ski and alpine equipment for the local area.
Gus is credited with bringing skiing to the Gallatin Valley. Keeping this tradition alive has been the mission of Chalet Sports. In 1977 Sports Chalet became Chalet Sports. Still locally owned and operated Chalet Sports is proud to be serving the Bozeman community and surrounding area now are for many years to come. Living in Montana and being surrounded by all the elements that we experience in Big Sky Country brings the inspiration to our business.
Chalet Sports is located on the corner of Main and Willson in Downtown Bozeman. We focus on skis, bikes and clothing along with all the accessories that compliment activities in the outdoors. Product lines are chosen to suit the needs of the entire family for all the seasons.
Our entire staff is proud to offer the finest selection of outdoor gear that will exceed your expectations. Whether you are looking for clothing to look great and keep you warm on the coldest days or a new boot fit that will get you anywhere on the mountain the Staff at Chalet Sports will deliver. Don't forget the top level sales and service with our bike department. A laid back ride around town or the ultimate trip on any of the trails the best ride starts with us.
Remember the rest of your outdoor excitement starts with Chalet Sports.