When Zach and Hannah Vollmer were presented with the opportunity to purchase the Alpine Shop in Sandpoint, they knew they could not pass it up. For the previous two years, Zach had worked as general manager for both Alpine Shop locations—one in Downtown Sandpoint and the other in Schweitzer Village—and already knew the business thoroughly. And besides, working side by side was something the couple had long talked about.
“We have always wanted to work together and own our own business,” says Hannah. “Owning and operating the Alpine Shop not only allows us to do this but also utilizes our strengths. Above all it allows us to be a part of the Sandpoint community, which we love.”
The Alpine Shop has been a staple in Sandpoint for more than 50 years. Both Zach and Hannah are grateful to previous owners for building such a great foundation upon which they can continue to expand to serve locals and tourists alike. Since purchasing the business in early summer of 2018, Zach and Hannah already have regular customers from Sandpoint and beyond, who they now call friends.
With a mission to provide superior customer service, Zach and Hannah look forward to doing all they can to maximize their customers’ experience when it comes to both shopping and embarking on adventure. The couple has more than 20 years combined experience as sales reps, buyers and managers for various outdoor industry companies and also have a passion for outdoor adventure themselves. “Our professional experience and participation in outdoor recreation makes us a great resource for our customers,” says Zach.
When you walk into both of the Alpine Shop locations, you will experience a welcoming atmosphere with staff that is eager to assist you with whatever you need. As a year-round outdoor adventure store, the Alpine Shop provides all you need to experience summer adventures including paddleboards, kayaks, water skis, wake surfers, tubes and more.
“We are proud to carry premier watersports brands, including BOTE paddleboards, Hobie kayaks, wakeboards and wakesurfers from Liquid Force, Ronix and Hyperlite. We also have a great selection of water skis from Radar, HO and, new for us this year, Connelly,” says Zach.
They also have an incredible assortment of water toys and tow-ables for kids and adults of all ages! Any way you want to enjoy beautiful Lake Pend Oreille, they have a knowledgeable staff and the equipment to outfit you for your adventure.
The shop also has a great selection of lifestyle apparel and accessory brands to keep you looking and feeling good! Everything from technical outdoor apparel from The North Face and Arc’teryx, to cute summer dresses and bathing suits from Carve Designs, Billabong and O’Neill. Need a new pair of summer shades? Check out their assortment of Oakley and Smith sunglasses. They also carry fun accessories such as Yeti coolers and wine glasses and a lot of logo wear with which to remember your summer adventure!
Stop by and visit and see all the Alpine Shop has to offer. I promise you won’t leave empty handed!
The Alpine Shop
213 Church St.
Schweitzer Village at Schweitzer Mountain Resort
10,000 Schweitzer Mountain Dr.
Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Open one hour before Schweitzer and closed one hour after the mountain closes. Open in the summer during occasional festivals.