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 all 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 & Becky, our store manager, moved to town in 1998 with her family. Elmer’s wife Liz is the most recent ‘import’, having moved from England to Canada in 2002, then to Revelstoke in 2003.
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 is our tiniest but toughest product tester. He’s 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 3. Admired for his prowess in the playground, Sam is a lover of the outdoors who would rather sleep in a tent than a crib any day. Great company around the campfire, he enjoys a straight shot of warm milk before climbing into his sleeping bag. His fav pastimes include climbing, snowshoeing, skiing and hiking and can often be heard saying: “Go faster Mama!”
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…
A recent convert to rock climbing and cross country skiing, you can hear Becky’s big laugh all over the store. She has lived in small towns from one end of Canada to the other encountering everything from belugas to polar bears. More of a car camper and clinky drink kinda gal than a backcountry hiker, she’s an expert guide when it comes to knowing all of the brands. Becky handles buying, warranty issues and special orders. Get to know her!