Welcome to Abominable Sports in Banff. Since our inception in 1960, we have had the pleasure of serving literally millions of people from all around the world! As a family owned and operated business spanning over fifty years and three generations, we are proud of our unique position in the Global Mountain Sports Community. Ours is and always has been a privately owned Canadian company. The owners, Kevin and Bob Hann, take an active interest in it on a daily basis. Kevin runs the store in Banff and his father, Bob, holds the reins!
Although we started out as a small ski shop, our product mix has expanded to include snowboarding (we sold the first snowboards ever offered in Banff in the basement of our store over thirty years ago!) x-country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, backpacking, ski touring and an abundance of footwear. Over 5,000 square feet of retail space on two separate levels provides us with lots of room to offer a wide selection of product at various price points for people aged 2 to 102 years old!
We cater to the experienced outdoor enthusiast, skier and rider as well as to those just starting out, with a strong focus on stocking brands that offer you the ‘best bang for the buck’. To this end, we always find special offers from our suppliers to supplement the newest trends. This allows you the choice of purchasing the latest in fashions and technology at competitive prices, with some really great bargains thrown into the mix as well!
Abominable Sports has always stood for competitive pricing. Even though we operate within an expensive resort community, our prices compare very favorably with shops in the major cities. Having owned and operated up to 12 different city shops at once in the past, we are very familiar with the need to stay competitive. By shopping with us in Banff, you will experience the charm and personal attention that a small town store has to offer without paying a big financial penalty. If you run into a pricing conflict, just let us know and we’ll do our best to make things right.
We live and work here because we love the mountains! We’re fortunate enough to be able to share our experiences with our visitors, both in the store and together in the Great Outdoors! Whether you’re from Banff, Buffalo, Bristol or Beijing, we welcome the opportunity to hear about and to share in some of your adventures, too.