Chalet Ski & Patio

★★★☆☆
  • 5252 Verona Rd

    Fitchburg, WI 53711

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  • 608-273-8263

About Chalet Ski & Patio

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Store Hours Mon ; Tues ; Wed ; Fri 10am � 6pm Thursday 10am � 8pm Saturday 10am � 5pm Sunday 11am � 4pm

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The skinny: Friendly service BUT do your research (especially on typical prices of what you're shopping for) before you go.

Detailed review: I've mixed feelings here. The staff certainly seemed nice and helpful enough, willing to spend a good amount of time to provide advice. However, I'm personally not a fan of the sales tactic where the store marks up the price, then puts it on "sale" to make their prices look better. This tactic is certainly not unique to Chalet Ski & Patio, but it leads me to strongly recommend "buyer beware" and to do some comparison shopping and research what the true MSRP actually is *before* you buy here. That's not to say you can't find a decent deal if you know what you're doing, but if you impulse buy at their "regular" price, you might end up paying more than MSRP!

Examples: 1. Ski socks listed at "regular" price at $29.99 that can be found at other local shops like REI or Fontana at non-sale MSRP prices of $21.99-24.99 , or for under $20 when on sale at REI. 2. Ski boots listed as $600 "regular" price, $400 "sale" price, and $300 "clearance" price; on the manufacturer's web site, MSRP is actually $350. 3. Another pair of ski boots listed as $800 "regular" price and $500 clearance price, compared to $650 MSRP on the manufacturer's site.

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★★★☆☆

The skinny: Friendly service BUT do your research (especially on typical prices of what you're shopping for) before you go.

Detailed review: I've mixed feelings here. The staff certainly seemed nice and helpful enough, willing to spend a good amount of time to provide advice. However, I'm personally not a fan of the sales tactic where the store marks up the price, then puts it on "sale" to make their prices look better. This tactic is certainly not unique to Chalet Ski & Patio, but it leads me to strongly recommend "buyer beware" and to do some comparison shopping and research what the true MSRP actually is *before* you buy here. That's not to say you can't find a decent deal if you know what you're doing, but if you impulse buy at their "regular" price, you might end up paying more than MSRP!

Examples: 1. Ski socks listed at "regular" price at $29.99 that can be found at other local shops like REI or Fontana at non-sale MSRP prices of $21.99-24.99 , or for under $20 when on sale at REI. 2. Ski boots listed as $600 "regular" price, $400 "sale" price, and $300 "clearance" price; on the manufacturer's web site, MSRP is actually $350. 3. Another pair of ski boots listed as $800 "regular" price and $500 clearance price, compared to $650 MSRP on the manufacturer's site.

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