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Snow is on the way and if you are like us, then you are excited for more of that white fluffy stuff to land in Bristol. In order to enjoy the snow day to its full extent -we are talking about sledding, snow angels, and the works. It might just be time for a nice new winter coat and gloves! Swing in to the store now through Jan. 10th to receive 30% OFF one piece of apparel to keep you warm and cozy while watching the snow fall down.



Your Christmas list is so long but you only have so much time...swing by Mountain Sports Ltd and get stacked up on the latest and greatest outdoor apparel for all the gals and guys on your Christmas List. We have a wide range of insulated and fleece jackets that look as good as they function and our expert staff will help recommend the perfect size and fit for all the folks on your list. With a chance of having a white Christmas for the first time in recent history it would be even more pertinent than ever to get gear up for a big WHITE CHRISTMAS. Make sure everyone in the family has a warm jacket and waterproof gloves for the snowball fight and sledding demonstration so you can all play and enjoy the snow! Cheers for shopping local!



It's officially less than a week until Christmas! If you can't believe that fact, like us, then there is a good chance that you still have some gifts to purchase for loved ones and friends. With all the craziness going on in the world there is no guarantee that something you order online will end up under the tree before Christmas. Have no fear though because when you shop locally in Bristol you have the opportunity to pick out a gift and put it under the tree all in the same day. We will be extending our hours now until Christmas to allow for more time to shop in the midst of your busy schedule.

TUESDAY DEC 22ND 9:00AM - 8:00PM
WED DEC 23RD 9:00AM - 8:00PM
DEC 26TH 10:00AM - 6:00PM



Small businesses employ 57% of the country's workforce and for every $100 dollars spent locally $73 of that stays in the local economy. The difference is significant when you realize only $43 that remains when you spend $100 at big box stores and frequently less than $5 stays local when you shop online. When you shop locally you are actively investing in your local community by supporting folks who created a business out of a passion and commitment to their region. There is also no debate; you can't beat local knowledge and experience that big box stores or online shopping can't provide. This year has been hard on everyone and you can do your part to help your neighbors by supporting their businesses or sharing a post about their store when you see it pop up on instagram or facebook. When you go into a local retailer and have a good experience be sure to tell your friends and share the good news because word of mouth experiences are a way you can support local business without even spending a dime. We encourage you to visit our small family owned business as well as to go support all local businesses across the Tri-Cities. We thank you for the support over the years and we encourage you to commit to your local community by staying close to home when you shop for everyone on your Christmas list.



A homemade meal with friends and family is something we all desperately desire and are especially thankful for this Thanksgiving. Covid has thrown us all a curve ball and if you are anything like our family then you are probably missing a few relatives or friends around your table this year. There is no denying that the pandemic has affected everyone's lives this year but, we all need to remain thankful. It just seems right that this Thanksgiving we all should be intentional about reflecting on the many little blessings we often overlook, like the fact that you are reading this on a computer or phone right now! Let’s do our best to keep our spirits happy and upbeat, not only for ourselves but for everyone around us. You never know your impact on other’s lives or what people might be going through. At MSL we know how blessed we are to have each and every one of you who help make up our little Mountain Sports Ltd family here in Bristol. Family owned since 1981 sure does mean something. It means that we will treat you like family and go the extra mile, whatever it takes, to take care of your needs. We understand that this Black Friday is going to be different than those in the past. Know that we are taking every precaution to keep our Bristol faithful safe as you shop for your loved ones this Christmas. We encourage anyone who is high risk or who is anxious about visiting during normal business hours to request one on one private after hours shopping. Curbside pick up is another option. You can simply call the store and let someone from the MSL Crew guide you through your Christmas shopping list with hints and suggestions for all ages. We will be open Black Friday (9am - 7pm), Shop Local Saturday (9am - 6pm), and Cyber Sunday (1pm - 5pm) for in store purchases. We are routinely cleaning and sanitizing multiple times a day to help ensure the safety of our customers and staff. We hope you will join us this weekend and allow your local Bristol business to serve you. Here at Mountain Sports Ltd we look forward to our family serving yours during the Holidays.



At MSL we are proud to be a small local business that calls Bristol home. As we head into what is normally our busiest time of the year we face a lot of unfamiliar circumstances and, like many small businesses we are a little worried that things won’t quite be the same this year. Because things are so different this year we have decided to kick things off a little early. We are holding our first ever Pre-Black Friday Sale in hopes that it will allow folks the opportunity to avoid the holiday rush while continuing to support a local business. Now more than ever we implore you to support not only our local business but all local businesses throughout the tri-cities so that we can all make it to celebrate next Christmas. This will be our 39th Christmas since opening in 1981. We truly wouldn’t be here today without the support of those in our community. This support has allowed us to continue to do what we love and share that with all of you each time you come visit us at Mountain Sports Ltd. We hope expanding our Black Friday sale will allow you to continue to shop locally while also doing so safely in this uncertain time. We will continue to offer the personal service you have come to expect. We look forward to seeing you, or serving you online or over the phone very soon. Please contact us and let us know how we can help you fulfill your Christmas shopping list. Thank you for your continued support.


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We sure do love seeing the store transform from summer to winter as shorts and t-shirts make way for jackets and coats. This, with all of the challenges of a pandemic, the supply for outdoor gear has not been able to keep up with the demand. That is slowly starting to change! The good news is we have a lot of amazing new gear from Patagonia, Free Fly, and our own branded apparel, but we don't know how long it will last. It might be a good idea to get a jump start on Christmas shopping this year by visiting us, the MSL Crew, before the holiday rush starts! In addition to our regular store hours we are also offering before and after hours private shopping to folks who want to practice social distancing without the crowds. This is by appointment only and all you need to do is call the store and ask for Bob or Steve to set up a time to come shop at MSL all by yourself. We really can't thank you enough for supporting this local outfitter throughout this pandemic and helping us keep the dream alive! We hope to see you soon.



We want to install public workstations at our local trails - Sugar Hollow Park on the VA side, Steele Creek Park and South Holston Multi-Use Trails on the TN side, as well as our rails-to-trails in progress, the Mendota Trail - to provide the necessary tools to keep bikes safe and working well.

Through fundraising, Sorba will purchase 7 total Park Tool Workstations, 5 posts, and 5 outdoor pumps with gauges at cost through us aka Mountain Sports, Ltd. with the land management of each park and trail pouring the concrete for the trailhead workstations. We will be collaborating with local land managers on placement and installation of concrete pads for the trailhead workstations and on the placement of the trailtop workstations. This project will provide an opportunity for everyone to be able to work on their bikes without having to purchase every individual tool, lowering the cost of maintaining bikes in Bristol. We also hope this project will help people keep their bicycles maintained and tuned up, prolonging the lives of the bikes and components, and keeping the rider safe from components failing due to lack of maintenance. To help support please click here to donate to this wonderful opportunity that will greatly improve our local trails, remember a donation of any size goes a long way! Cheers from the MSL Crew.



We love our community here in Bristol and have had A LOT of kind folks reaching out to us to ask how they can support us in these tough times. In response we have been putting some of our new inventory online at including men's and women's apparel, footwear, gear, gift cards, and more. As of now our store is remaining open to provide an income to all of our employees but we are closing a little early every night at 5, only allowing 10 folks total in the store at a time, as well as providing curbside pickup for all online or phone orders. Let's all get through this together and support our community and friends so we can all come out on the other side together.


It's a stressful time right now, there's no denying that. If you're feeling stir crazy too, and you feel the need to get outside and get away, please practice safe hand hygiene and social distancing still. We've been seeing a lot of people share this sentiment, and we think it's important to highlight that safety precautions are still necessary. Take all your own necessary items and sanitize your hands if you do need to stop anywhere along the way. If you're feeling at all sick, please stay home. You may weather this storm just fine, but there are others in our community who may not. We will get through this, we just need to work together. 🌄