Working in the mountains year round means that I am acutely aware of the importance of good equipment and most importantly good advice. There are lots of great independant stores out there who give great service. I have no hesitation in recommending the following retail partners...
Ski Touring Equipment
For excellent advice on ski equipment, transcievers and some great deals on ski packages Facewest are the people to speak to. With a super keen group of skiers it's worth checking out the blogs, reviews and advice from the team on the latest products.
Mountaineering & Footwear
Outside in Hathersage has been a first port of call for me for technical equipment and boot fitting for years. With a good range of mountaineering and rockshoes combined with the expertise to fit them properly its hard to go wrong.
Ski Boot Fitting
For those after boot fitting in Chamonix I have no hesitation in recommending Jules Mills based at Sanglard Sports during the winter. But don't just rock up, make an appointment in advance.