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welcome to Intergalactic Headquarters

Yup it's for real! This is Ski The East and J skis Intergalactic Headquarters retail store, and J Brewskis bar and lounge. We look forward to you coming in, talking shop, chillin' on a chairlift or at the bar with friends, sharing stories about your best runs while watching your favorite ski & snowboard movies or casting your own clips to share on the big screen. Shop the best damn skis, clothing and gear created by long time local legends, or crack a cold one or sip the best hot chocolate like you're hanging in the base lodge after an epic day on the hill... après all day!

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more than a ski shop

Also the best après in the vermont!


Shop and talk directly with the people behind the product to get fitted with the best goods from Ski The East & J skis. Both are iconic industry leading pioneers, owned and operated by skiers right here in Burlington.


Bring in any brand of skis to get your bindings mounted by pros while you watch with the fastest turnaround in town, 3 days! We mount Marker, Look and Tyrolia bindings on any ski for $69 or half price $35 on J skis.


J Brewskis is our family-friendly ski & snowboard themed bar and lounge serving locally crafted drinks and the best Michigan hotdogs, popcorn, and hot chocolate in the East! Pull up a seat and tell us about your day on the hill!


Chill on a couch or chairlift with friends watching ski & snowboard movies, listening to bumpin tunes, or play classic Nintendo 64 video games, and jam on electric guitars made of skis. We've got good times for all!


Come to our events, or hit us up to have your event here! We're eager to have you use our space for birthdays, corporate events, movie premiers, education, or just getting together with friends to party, or show your edit!


We're located at the home of the best skiing in the east! Shred 7 iconic mountains within an hour drive... Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Smugglers Notch, Bolton, Cochrans, Jay Peak, then stop on by for the best après!

Hold your event here!

Parties, Fundraisers, Classses, Corporate events, our place is your place!

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We Made The News!

J Levinthal has been a trailblazer in ski design since he started LINE Skis in 1995. He founded the online ski company J skis in 2013. "Our customers constantly ask us if they can visit when they come into town," Levinthal said.

Now they can visit — and have a drink before or after shopping. J Skis is scheduled to open its first retail store, at 247 Main Street in downtown Burlington, in mid-November. The 4,000-square-foot building, formerly O'Briens Salon, will also house an all-ages lounge and bar.

In addition to establishing J Skis' first brick-and-mortar headquarters, Levinthal and his wife, Corrine, want to create the city’s
first ski- and snowboard-themed community hub.

"We have lots of tourists and locals who are passionate skiers and snowboarders and no central gathering place for like-minded people to hang out," Levinthal said.

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Our Après Menu



  • SUN: noon-6pm
  • MON - THU: noon - 8pm
  • FRI-SAT: noon - 10pm

247 MAIN ST.