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East Slope Outdoors
Ranked #7 of 9 Tours in Big Sky
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Owner description: For Big Sky ski rentals, Big Sky fly fishing, and outdoor gear we have the best gear and best guides for the best prices - since 1986. Full retail outdoor shop. Year-round fly fishing outfitter. Ski and snowboard rentals. Friendly, fun, enthusiastic, down-to-earth, knowledgeable staff. Your one stop shop for skiing, ski tuning, boot fitting, fly fishing, hiking, nature, outdoors, and exploring Southwest Montana, Greater Yellowstone, Big Sky, Bozeman, and more.Our mission is to provide our customers with high quality gear, local expertise, and friendly enthusiasm about the outdoors. We want you to leave our shop more knowledgeable, prepared, excited and happier than when you walked in.
Morton, Illinois
Level Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Great place to rent. went with my family and my son. we had never fly fished before. our guide kept it simple, and taught us how to fly fish. i highly recommend Spencer he was helpful, laid back, and patient. East slope enhanced our experience to make it the best they could. best fly fishing in montana

Visited March 2013
Thank Michelle P
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English first
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3 reviews
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“fly fishing with my grandson”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

It's not about the Fishing! It's about being with your grandson and seeing him light up when the guide (John Sniscak, and don't forget that name!!) and the store combine to get you into the right gear, onto the right water (not ten minutes away) and surrounded with thoughtful and very, very professional fishing guidance. My grandson felt like a fishing pro! Thanks you guys! And don't forget Anegada... where will one day meet one another!!

Visited July 2013
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1 review
“Great ski shop”
Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

We have rented from East Slope for the last 4-5 years and purchased boots,skis, etc from them. Great staff, service, pricing, and equipment. Next time I'm there in the summer, I wouldn't hesitate to try their fishing services.

Visited February 2013
Thank Jay O
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great guides for first timers”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We had a group of eight that had never fished before. Our guides helped show us the ropes and techniques. They paid special attention to our kids to make sure their experience was memorable. Ask for Adam and Shawn as your guides. They are fantastic

Visited June 2013
Thank TheMorgansinGA
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Ogden, UT
1 review
“Spring trip to Big Sky”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Dave Alvin saved our late May fly fishing adventure. Normally, we would have just fished the Gallatin, but after talking with Dave he put us on some amazing rainbow spawning action. Dave and his staff are knowledgeable, friendly and easy to talk to. We've been to other fly shops in the area and have experienced prickly and intimidating guidance. No so at Dave's place.

Because we utilized Dave and his team we had the best fly fishing day I've ever had in my life. We live on a river in UT, so that isn't an exaggeration. We had fifty fish days with fish between 16 and 24 inches. We realize this isn't the norm and we caught the fishing just right, but this would not have happened if we hadn't talked with Dave.

Additionally, my wife sells ski vacation throughout the Mountain West and Canada and we had an opportunity to see the shop's ski/snowboard equipment first hand. East Slope Outdoors is the price performance leader for ski equipment and it also has the best demo skis. The performance ski package at East Slope Outdoors is roughly equivilant to demo packages in other Big Sky rental shops. My wife skied Big Sky in March and was able to take a first hand look at other shops.

Thank you Dave for making our trip a success we'll never forget.

Hal and Brenda Lee

Visited May 2013
Thank Hal L
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