This post is part of Kitchissippi Favourites, a series of sponsored profiles about some great local businesses. You can find them all in the November 12 issue of KT. Love local? Shop local!
Fresh Air Experience has been offering cross-country skis, bicycles, and related accessories to loyal customers since 1969.
The secret to Fresh Air’s longevity is exceptional service from experienced staff. Store Manager, Duncan Beard has been with Fresh Air for over 10 years. Shop Manager Warren Greene recently returned to the store after many years as owner-operator of Award Cycle. Warren is now reunited with his former business partner, Bob Feigel, who brings 20 years of industry experience to Fresh Air.
All part-time staff are enthusiastic skiers, some even coach or race in local clubs. Many of Ottawa’s top-level amateur skiers work at Fresh Air Experience.
Staff know that some of the equipment can be technically intimidating. You will be greeted at the door and guided through the purchasing process every step of the way. Owner Jon Digney explained, “We’ll educate you on the things you need to know before making a purchasing decision.”
Fresh Air Experience offers top-brand, entry-level to elite cross-country ski equipment at competitive prices.
Jon added, “We have long been at the forefront of race ski selection techniques and high performance waxing and we stock cross-country skis for all ages and abilities. Whether you prefer classic technique or skate, or want to take your adventures more into the back country, we have what you need.”
Fresh Air’s junior boot trade-in program is famous in the ski community, offering great value to growing families.
Fresh Air is also very involved with the cross-country skiing community and is proud to sponsor many cross-country ski clubs and programs in the National Capital region.
For performance-oriented skiers, staff at Fresh Air can confidently interpret results obtained through varying camber tests to select the best ski for you, given conditions and skiing ability. Fresh Air is also Ottawa’s favoured retailer for the Canadian National Cross-Country Ski Team.
In the summer season, Fresh Air Experience is your neighbourhood bicycle store. They offer bicycles for the entire family. Drop in and the staff will be happy to assist you find the perfect bike at a great price.