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1) If you could ski with any four people, dead or alive, who would they be? 
2) Where would you ski? 
3) If you could play tennis with anyone, dead or alive, who would they be? 
4) Where would you play?  
5) What are your tools of the trade? 
6) Whats your ideal pre ski/ pre match meal? 
7) Favorite ski movie of all time?  
8) Favorite tennis match of all time? 
9) Top five songs to warm up/ ski to?  
Paul Harrity

Store Location: Newton & Westborough

1) SKI WITH: Jim Morrison, Richard Winters, Lou Zamperini, Marcus Lattrell
2) SKI AT: Breckenridge
3) PLAY WITH: John McEnroe, Roger Federer, Jane DeSisto
4) PLAY AT: Wimbledon
5) GEAR: Volkl V Pro Classic, Head Radical, Blizzard Bushwacker
6) EAT: Juice Plus Shake
7) MOVIE: James Bond - The Spy Who Loved me
8) MATCH: 2008 Wimbledon Final
9) MUSIC: Light My Fire- the doors, When The Levee Breaks-led zeppelin, New Years Day-U2, Roadhouse Blues- the doors, Jumpin Jack Flash-rolling stones

Avery L Pesce
Head Buyer

Store Locations: Westborough & Newton

1) SKI WITH: My Father Matt Knittle Doug Coombs Jessica Sobolowski
2) SKI AT: Val Thorens
5) GEAR: Dalbello Kryzma Nordica Santa Ana Smith Vantage Smith IO/S
6) EAT: English muffin w/ PB and jelly/COFFEE
7) MOVIE: Anything produced by TGR
9) MUSIC: ``Hard Sun`` Eddie Vedder ``Come With Me Now`` Kongos ``Thunderstruck`` AC/DC ``Radioactive`` Imagine Dragons ``Elements`` Lindsey Stirling

Ann-Marie Johnson
Controller/ HR Director

Store Locations:
1) SKI WITH: Matt, Joe, Py, Brandon
2) SKI AT: Vail, Colorado
3) PLAY WITH: Paul Harrity
4) PLAY AT: The famed Clay courts of Roland Garros
5) GEAR: Blizzard viva x7 (with diamonds) and Wilson Burn 100ls PINK (with diamonds)
6) EAT: Post “meal” is more important...cheers!
9) MUSIC: Anything Zac Brown Band will sing

Ryan Cook
Boot Department

Store Location: Newton

1) SKI WITH: Stein Eriksen, Mark Abma, My Wife, Rudy, from the movie ``Hot Dog`` 1984
2) SKI AT: Brackett Basin, Sugarloaf USA or Casablanca Glades, Saddleback Maine
3) PLAY WITH: Johnny McEnroe
4) PLAY AT: Wimbledon
5) GEAR: 173 Icalantic Shaman Skny with a Marker Jester
6) EAT: XL Breakfast Burrito, 2 Med coffee with skim milk and no sugar
7) MOVIE: Ski Movie III: The Front Line or Scarface
8) MATCH: Any McEnroe meltdown match
9) MUSIC: Jurass Finish First: by Jurassic 5, Ghostwriter: by RJD2, Opus: by Eric Prydz, O.P.P.: by Naughty By Nature, Wait and Bleed: by Slipknot

Andrew DeGrace
Sales Associate

Store Locations: Newton, Westborough

1) Mike Douglas, Doug Coombs, Chris Davenport, My Brothers.
2) B.C.
3) Stan Smith
4) Ashe Stadium
5) Nordica Enforcer 93, Dalbello IL MORO T, The racquet demo wall.
6) McDonald's Sausage Egg & Chees McGriddle ...add bacon.
7) High Society
8) 2012 Olympic Finals
9) Fire on the mountain (the Grateful Dead), Solitary Man (Neil Diamond), Cripple Creek (the Band), First (Cold War Kids)

Mike Madden
Store Manager

Store Location: Westboro

1) Tom Brady, Chris Benchetler, Mikaela Shiffrin, Kanye West
2) Whistler B.C.
3) Rodger Federer
4) Wimbledon
5) Nordica Soulrider, Lange RX 130's
6) PB&J
7) Days of My Youth
8) NA
9) All Falls Down - Kanye West, Devil In a New Dress - Kanye West, Apparently - J. Cole, Money Trees - Kendrick Lamar, A Milli - Lil Wayne

Cameron Lewis
Assistant Manager

1) Grete Eliassen, Sierra Quitiquit, Tatum Monod and
Bode Miller.
2) Alta, Snowbird, and Vail.
3) Nick Kyrgios
4) Arthur Ashe Stadium.
5) I play tennis with Yonex V-core 95. I Ski with Nordica Enforcers and Blizzard Spurs
6) Chicken Teriyaki from Osaka
7) La Liste
8) Nadal vs Khachanov at the US Open 2018. (I had court side seats
and it was a great match)
9) Riot- 3 days grace, O Fortuna- Carmina Burana, Numb Encore- Linkin Park, Till I collapse- Eminem, Eye of the Tiger- Survivor

James Donohue
Sales Associate, Assistant buyer

Store Location: Westboro

1) Shane McConkey, Tanner Hall, Candide Thovex, Dennis Reynolds
2) Tuckerman ravine or Jackson hole
3)Maria Sharapova
4) Newport
5) Icelantic pioneer 96, Icelantic seeker 112, Dynastar Sixth Sense 87, Lange XT 130
6) Bacon egg and cheese on a bagel and a Red Bull
7) The art of flight
8) Cote vs Cook
9) Ramble on, Detroits New Dance, Congratulations, Shakedown street, P.I.M.P.

Sam Cote

Store Location: Westboro

1) Johnny Mosley, Shane McConkey, Bode Miller, Candide Thovex
2) My home mountain, Burke Mt. Vermont
3) Andy Roddick
4) Arthur Ashe Stadium
5) A 5/8`` wooden dowel. Equipped with only this, a capable boot fitter should be able to get any job done
6) Bacon, egg, and cheese
7) High Five. (2004). Level 1 Productions
8) Isner-Mahut at the 2010 Wimbledon Championship (Infamous 3 Day match)
9) ``Champion`` by Kanye West. ``Work`` by Gang Starr. ``Jai Wolf`` by Indian Summer. ``Against the Wind`` by Bob Seger. ``Flying Horses`` by Dispatch

Michael Tagliaferro
Assistant Manager

Store Location: Newton

1) Shane McConkey, Travis Rice, Jeremy Jones, Ian McCintosh
2) Alta/Snowbird, Utah
3) Rafael Nadal,Lleyton Hewitt, Andre Agassi
4) Arthur Ashe Stadium – US Open center court
5) Salomon QST 99 with Warden 11 binding, Dalbello Panterra 120
6) Oatmeal and banana
7) Any Warren Miller film
8) N/A
9) Anthem Part 2 – Blink 182, Freestyle – Bassnectar, Funk With Me – Big Gigantic, Red Rocks – Above and Beyond, Error Operator – Taking Back Sunday

Jeffrey Couture
Head of Boot Department

Store Location: Newton

1. Travis Rice, Chris Benchetler, Candide Thovex, Jeremy Jones
2. Arapahoe Basin
3. Roger Federer
4. Arthur Ashe Stadium
5. Gnu Mullair, Pure Strike 16x19
6. Bacon Egg and Cheese with a PBR to wash it down on a ski day
7. The Art of Flight
8. Nasal v Federer 2017 Australian Open
9. Doses and Mimosas- Cherub, Mr. Brightside - The Killers, Feelin’ Fine - Griz, Feeling Whitney - Post Malone, The Intro - The XX

Bootfitting Guru

Dan is our bootfitting guru in the Newton store.

Phil Burgess
Director Of Bootfitting

Phil has been involved with the ski industry for over 30 years and has an extensive background in custom boot fitting and biomechanics. Phil is recognized throughout the industry as an expert in his craft of custom boot fitting. He has trained personnel in the areas of custom boot fitting, proper ski tuning, ski and snowboard sales and customer service. Phil has lectured to numerous ski instructors, patrollers and organizations on the biomechanics of skiing and proper ski and snowboard service. He has been referred by many of Boston’s leading foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons as well as local podiatrists for ski boot fitting for their patients. Phil has been involved with product testing for ski and boot manufacturers resulting in numerous improvements in their products.

Featured Services

Here at BST we are a full service ski and tennis store. We have the ability to take care of your smallest issues, replacing that old slippery grip, to your biggest of issues, an edge pulling out of your skis, and everything in between. Come in and talk to one of our experts on a new string job or any level of our ski tuning services to keep the progression of your passion on track.

Ski Rentals

If you have growing kids, or are heading away for a weekend up north come in and talk about our rental services.

Ski Tuning

From gliding down the bunny slope to ripping through GS gates in your highschool or local corporate leagues, ask about our tuning services.

Ski Sales

Whether you're looking to update your old skis, or add to your quiver, come in and talk to our experts about the newest ski technology.

Tennis Demos

Getting back into tennis or looking for a new racquet? Check out our demo program to try before you buy to find the perfect racquet for your game


That old slippery grip causing problems on the court? Come check out our wall of new grips and get that forehand control back!

Racquet Diagnosis

Ever wonder the finer details of your racquet? Learn about our Racquet Diagnosis Center and get down with your inner tennis geek!



153 Needham Street, Newton, MA 02464 Phone: (617) 964-0820


400 Union Street Westborough, MA 01581 Phone: (508) 616-2024

Newton Hours

Monday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00pm

Westborough Hours

Monday:         10:00am – 6:30pm

Tuesday:        10:00am – 6:30pm

Wednesday:   10:00am – 6:30pm

Thursday:       10:00am – 6:30pm

Friday:           10:00am – 6:30pm

Saturday:       10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday:         12:00pm – 5:00pm

Brands We Carry

We carry over 50 brands of ski and tennis equipment in both our Newton and Westborough locations. If you do not see what you are looking for please let us know. We are happy to work with you on special orders.

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