Exclusive Family Oriented Private Ski Club in Southern Vermont's Deerfield Valley Announces Agreement with First Trax Sports Shop

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The Hermitage Club will kick off ski season on December 12th with the new 80,000 square foot Clubhouse - one of the largest and most luxurious in North America.

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Ski season kick off Dec 12th with the new luxurious club house

The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain, a full-service private ski club in Southern Vermont’s Deerfield Valley, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with First Trax Sports Shop to open a retail operation in its newly opened 80,000 square foot Clubhouse.

First Trax will provide a full line of ski and snowboarding equipment for purchase or rental. The service department provides on-site boot fitting, repairs and tuning. In addition, the First Trax retail operation will include winter and summer outdoor apparel plus summer sporting equipment including paddle boards, hiking boots and cycling equipment.

“We are pleased to partner with First Trax. They have a great reputation in the Deerfield Valley, and we are confident they will provide our members and their guests with an exceptional retail experience,” said Jim Barnes, founder and president of The Hermitage Club.

The new 80,000 square foot Clubhouse is one of the largest and most luxurious in North America. In addition to the First Trax retail operation, the Clubhouse includes multiple dining options, a full fitness area, spa, children’s center, bowling alley, 45-seat movie theatre and GoPro editing suites.

“We are very excited to be the retail partner of The Hermitage Club and look forward to servicing their members and guests for many years to come,” said John Grush and Mark Wallace, Co-Owners of First Trax. “The Hermitage Club provides it’s members with an experience unlike anything else on the east coast and we are thrilled to be part of it.”

About The Hermitage Club
The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain is a 1,400-acre enclave in the Deerfield Valley of Southern Vermont. The Club, located in the towns of West Dover and Wilmington, VT, provides members with four seasons of private mountain activities, luxury accommodations and a worry free, safe environment for families of all generations. The exclusive private club community celebrates the outdoors and family fun, with activities ranging from alpine skiing and boarding to cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The Club has also recently added a variety of summer water and mountain adventure activities including hiking, swimming and kayaking in addition to golfing at its 18-hole championship golf course. The new clubhouse, combined with the residential construction taking place at The Club, qualifies as the largest real estate construction project in southern Vermont. The Hermitage Club is the fastest growing company in Vermont and was recently named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States.

About First Trax
First Trax Sports Shop is a full service sports shop specializing in the sales of ski related items in Southern Vermont’s Deerfield Valley. First Trax sells the latest skis, ski boots, snowboards, Telemark and back country skis and ski apparel as well as a wide variety of related winter sports equipment and accessories for over 30 top brands.        

It is the only shop in the area with a state-of-the-art Wintersteiger Mercury tuning machine. This technology provides a better than factory finish to make all skis and snowboards perform at a higher level.

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