Mud Sweat and Gears

SINCE 2000

“There is an underlying passion for skiing and people that fuels this place…”

Mud, Sweat n’ Gears is your destination ski shop for winter sports and the outdoor lifestyle. Locally owned and staffed by skiers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts, we welcome you to discover the difference a specialty gear shop can make.

End of Season 2024

A big hearty thank you to all our great friends, loyal customers, industry reps and our incredible staff for another great year. We appreciate your continued support. And to the local ski areas that gave us a season with no help from Mother Nature, thank you! We’ll be ready for next year. Summer, you’re up! 

Need anything during the summer? Even though the stores are closed, we’re around regularly and happy to help. Give us a call at 716-699-8300 or send a message to We look forward to seeing you when we reopen in August. Have a great summer!

Tireless Commitment

Since 2000, Mud Sweat n’ Gears has been a family-owned business with a staff whose knowledge, energy and tenure is second to none. We are passionate skiers and snowboarders, services providers, product gurus and rental experts. Through the years our tireless commitment to providing a level of service that goes beyond the expected has never wavered. That’s who we are. That’s what we do.

Our flagship store holds court on a historic corner in the heart of Ellicottville, NY that’s as much a gathering place as it is a store. In 2018, we added a second location on the charming Main Street in East Aurora, NY. Both locations are unique in their range and level of service. Mud Sweat n’ Gears has received several industry awards including two-time Ski Magazine “Gold Medal Ski Shop” and Skiing Magazine recognition as one of a handful of “Expert Ski Shops” in the country. Whether you’ve been a longtime customer or just stopping in for the first time, we look forward to assisting you with your winter needs.

“As a husband and wife team, we have been intertwined in the local community and ski industry for many years and built our business around the sport and lifestyle we love. We stay inspired because our love for skiing is without bounds.

We’re lucky enough to have a diverse staff who share the same attitude. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or just getting started, you’re sure to get smart and competent advice on all things related to winter sports.

Thanks for your continued business over these years. We appreciate it, and look forward to serving you well into the future.”

Miguel & Kimberly

Kimberly Reading, Miguel Azcarate atop a ski mountain

Brand Partners

The North Face
Blizzard Skis
Tecnica Ski Boots

“The best place in the world to ski is where you’re skiing that day.”

Warren Miller



Mud, Sweat n’ Gears is a member store of America’s Best Bootfitters and widely known as one of the premier ski bootfitting shop in Western New York. Our team of bootfitting specialists can guide you in purchasing the right ski boot to match the comfort and performance level you desire.

Our staff has trained and certified with top industry pros at Masterfit University. Their knowledge allows them to perform all high-end fit measures including boot and liner modification, boot shell punching and stretching, stance balancing and alignment engineering. We also offer custom footbeds and insoles for a wide variety of athletic activities including skiing, hiking, cycling, and more. Custom foodbeds have been shown to improve fit, increase performance, and reduce fatigue.

We have the training, years of experience and selection to fit you with the perfect boot for your comfort and skiing ability. We offer a wide range of ski boots from Rossignol, Nordica, Head, Tecnica, Lange, Dalbello, Atomic and Roxa. Walk-ins are always welcome, but we encourage you to schedule your bootfitting session in advance. Call at 716-699-8300 to schedule an appointment.


Rentals & Demos


Head to Mud, Sweat n’ Gears to outfit yourself with the latest gear and equipment from our rental and retail experts. We have what you want all in one stop. We offer ski and snowboard rentals, cross country rentals, snowshoes and helmets.

1 Day $42
2 Day $78
3 Day $107
4 Day $133
5 Day $149


1 Day $52
2 Day $95
3 Day $135
4 Day $168
5 Day $194


JUNIOR Rentals
1 Day $32
2 Day $62
3 Day $87
4 Day $110
5 Day $129


High Performance Demo $65
High Performance Demo w/ Boot $80

*One-time demo fee of $65 applies to purchase price. 

Telemark $35
Ski/Snowboard Boot Only $29
Ski Pole Rental $12
Adult Helmet Rental $19
Junior Helmet Rental $17
Showshoe Rental $25
Cross Country Rental $32



Our high-performance demo program is designed to make the whole process of buying a new set of skis a bit easier. Our demo fleet allows you to choose from our vast selection of high-performance skis. We stock the very best from Rossignol, Volkl, Nordica, Blizzard, Atomic, Head and Stockli. Try as many skis as you like until you find the best pair suited for your skiing.

Seasonal Leasing


Mud, Sweat n’ Gears offers numerous options for cost conscious families. Our junior lease package comes with season long free tuning, boot adjustments, size upgrades for growing kids and a affordable buyout option. New lease packages give the user the pleasure of skiing on all new equipment and putting in the first scratches. Used equipment has one or more seasons use, but still in top shape.


Ellicottville & East Aurora

JUNIOR Seasonal Lease Equipment
NEW Junior Ski or Snowboard Lease Equipment Package $219
NEW Junior Ski or Snowboard Only $159
NEW Junior Ski or Snowboard Boot Only $109
USED Junior Ski or Snowboard Lease Equipment Package $129
USED Junior Ski or Snowboard Only $99
USED Junior Ski or Snowboard Boot Only $59

Any ski over 150cm. is considered an adult ski.
Any boot over 25.5 is considered an adult boot.

ADULT Seasonal Lease Equipment
NEW Adult Ski or Snowboard Lease Equipment Package $299
NEW Adult Ski or Snowboard Only $219
NEW Adult Ski or Snowboard Boot Only $139
USED Adult Ski or Snowboard Lease Equipment Package $199
USED Adult Ski or Snowboard Only $159
USED Adult Ski or Snowboard Boot Only $99

Actual ski and board options are based on availability and are subject to change.
Ski poles are not included. Security deposit required.


We are offering an affordable buyout option on the equipment you leased this past season. You have the option of buying just the skis, just the boots or the entire package. The buyout prices are lower than starting over with a new seasonal lease package next season. If you choose the buyout option, we can take your credit card information over the phone or you can stop by the store.

Tuning & Services


The Speed Factory at Mud Sweat n’ Gears is fueled by experienced technicians who are all avid skiers and riders. They are armed with the latest machinery from Montana of Switzerland and service all types of skis, including nordic, as well as snowboards.

Whether you need a basic wax, base repair or a world cup race tune, our hard-working technicians take great pride in providing you with a superior finished product. Racers, pros and recreational skiers alike can take advantage of this level of custom ski tuning.

Bring us your tired, gouged, dinged, rusted, and slow running equipment and we will bring them back to full performance. Don’t see what you need on our list of services? Stop by or give us a call at 716-699-8300.


Hot Wax & Sharpen $34.99
Wax Future: Infrared, full saturation waxing adds increased glide for a longer period. $24.99
Premium Wax Future: Infrared, full saturation temperature specific waxing adds increased glide for a longer period. $29.99
Complete Ski/Snowboard Tuning: Includes base repair, stone grinding, Montana edge sharpening, deburring, hot wax and finishing. $49.99
Stone Grinding Only $34.99
Base Repair From $14.99



High Performance Race Edge Only: Includes base repair, Montana Crystal Edge sharpening, side and edge beveling, deburring, diamond stoning, race wax and finishing. $44.99
High Performance Race Tune w/Stone Grinding: Includes base flattening, stone grinding with recommended Speed Factory base structure, base beveling, Montana Crystal Edge sharpening, infrared waxing and finishing. $64.99
Speed Factory Structure Only: Includes base flattening and Speed Factory race structure of choice. From $39.99
Montana Race Prep: Includes base flattening and conditioning, stone grind with Speed Factory structure of choice, base prep, set base bevel and polish, sidewall prepping and polish, race specific infrared waxing and finishing. From $99.99

Gift Cards


A Mud, Sweat n’ Gears Gift Card always brings high fives and ear-to-ear grins. Cards can be purchased in any amount. No fees, no expiration date. Express shipping is available for an additional charge. Pick one up in our store or ORDER ONLINE.

MSG Race Center - Ellicottville


What sets us apart in the ski racing scene? Two Words: Miguel Azcarate. As a long-time competitive ski racer, Miguel lives and breathes ski racing and thrives on assisting ski racers in developing their potential.

The Mud, Sweat n’ Gears Race Center has been Western New York’s long time go-to source for the best equipment, boot fitting and race specific tuning. Sought out by FIS racers and weekend warriors alike, we offer the best in race skis, boots, bindings, helmets, goggles, race suits, protection, wax and tools.

Our competent staff will make sure you have the proper equipment specific to your age group, events, ability level, etc….at the most competitive prices. For personalized attention and advice, stop by the Mud Sweat n’ Gears Race Center. We’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Mud, Sweat n’ Gears is proud to sponsor the Niagara Frontiers Ski Council and New York State Ski Racing.

Shop our closeout race inventory 24/7 at SKIYARD.COM.

The Word on the Slopes

“Best customer service ever! MSG TRULY TAKES CARE OF THEIR CUSTOMERS. Everyone I dealt with was knowledgeable, professional and super friendly.”


“I have shopped at many ski shops in the US and Europe, and MUD SWEAT ‘N GEARS STANDS OUT AS THE BEST. They are the most knowledgeable.”


“Now I know why you go to a BOOT FITTING PROFESSIONAL. They measure your feet with lasers for a perfect fit. These guys rock! Ask for Shad…he’s fantastic!”


MIGUEL AND STAFF STAYED OPEN FOR US and never once did we feel rushed. He had an arsenal of boot fitting tricks for my kids and got them ready to race.”


“MSG is our GO-TO SHOP where we get friendly, competent advice at very fair prices. There IS an underlying passion for skiing and people that fuels this place.”


“Great ski shop in East Aurora! Super helpful and delightful experience. They have a select offering of top brands for clothing. A gem of a store.”


“A must visit. Kim and Miguel have done a stupendous job of offering the best tuning technology as well as fashionably fabulous brands to rock the slopes.”


“I can’t say enough about the professional staff at MSG. The boot fitters properly fit me and heat molded my boots. Absolutely know what they’re doing!”


“Excellent service and attention to detail. For any ski level they were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and willing to answer any question. 10/10.”


Get in Touch


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Closed for the season.

18 Monroe Street
Ellicottville, NY 14731

Closed for the season.

669 Main Street
East Aurora, NY 14052