a person with a highly individual or unique attitude, lifestyle, or imagination; nonconformist
Whatever your scene, whether it's hanging at the skate park, packing your infant on the trails, hiking a mountain or shredding down one, we've got what you need and the knowledge you're looking for. From avalanche safety gear to backpacks for babies, FSS has got it in here, to get you out there.
The original outdoor equipment store in Revy, FSS has been here so long that we know more about where to go, what to do, how to get there and what you'll need, than anyone else. We should, we've been doing it for 20 years. Our passion is outfitting individuals and families so they can get the most in the outdoors.
We are a small team who have mostly been in Revelstoke for a pretty long time. Elmer, who started the store, has been in town since 1980. Eric our sales associate was born in Revelstoke & Elmer’s wife Liz moved from England to Canada in 2002, then to Revelstoke in 2003. Our latest import to the team is Remi, who headed out West a few years ago and never left!
Elmer is the old guy who rules. Our original free spirit; he crewed on a Norwegian fishing boat, travelled the world, is a pilot of a 1966 Cessna 150, a long distance biker, and became a dad for the first time at 57! Committed to community and living life with an active family, he has a passion for helping parents and kids get the most from outdoor experiences. As a snowboarder and skier, kayaker and hiker, Elmer has extensive knowledge of brands and products, providing customers with the right selection for Revelstoke conditions.
Our expat from the UK had dreams of Wimbledon but settled for adventure in the mountains, growing a passion for mountaineering and rock climbing, skiing, rafting and hiking. Addicted to freedom, she would always rather be outside.
After Elmer sold Liz her first snowboard, she married him and has become the maestro behind the scenes who makes S%#T happen. Liz and Elmer are committed to life as active parents and to providing great gear for children and active families.
Sam has been on the open road in one form or another since 5 months old, securing many miles under his belt at the tender age of 7. Sam is a lover of the outdoors who would rather sleep in a tent than a house any day. His favourite pastimes include skiing, hiking and rippng around on his Havoc scooter!
Sam was our tiniest product tester, but was joined by brother James in 2012 (nicknamed ‘Bam Bam’ for his toughness on gear). James learned to walk, by doing one giant leap for babykind out of his toboggan and onto the snow. James’ favourite activities..eating, trampolining skiing and getting muddy!
Being from the land from Down Under, means Marissa has natural talents in anything to do with activities in the sun. You name it, this girl has done it especially when it involves being tall: She has repped the Aus team in Water Polo and Vollyball for starters. Another great talent of hers is photography and after gaining her Bachelors in it has used it for fashion shoots (including ours) and weddings.
Fave parts of being at FSS are feeling part of the family business and getting to see all the new Volcom, Mountain Hardwear & Rhythm first!
Born and bred in Revy, Eric was fed raw jalapenos as a child, which may explain why he moves so fast, everywhere, all the time. For Eric, the outdoors is just a way of life. An avid skater and snowboarder, he has 2 fake front teeth, makes movies, is a drummer and jumps off cliffs for kicks. He also has locals-only knowledge about sweet powder stashes. Can be bribed with jalapenos…
Vicky first moved to Revelstoke back in 2012 and instantly fell in love with the town, its community and its mountains. Between having a passion for snowsports (both skiing and snowboarding) since the age of 3 and having a great interest towards the fashion industry, Vicky wanted to merge her love for the outdoors and her passion for textiles. This brought her to study Fashion Marketing. Fast forward a few years and that brings us to the present day where she can help you with any of your apparel needs here at Free Spirit Sports
203 1st St West, Revelstoke
B.C., Canada, V0E2S0