RMO COVID-19 Update #2–by appointment only

Dear RMO Faithful,

Per the Governor’s orders, we’ve ceased our normal operations, and the front door is locked. We have been able to help folks on an appointment-only basis, so if you need something, don’t hesitate to call Jandy on his cell at 406-314-3604 and he’ll get in touch.

Once again, we want to reiterate our supreme thanks to this community for all the business (especially the gift cards!0, friendship, and support you’ve thrown our way through these strange times. It makes us happy to help people find some normalcy in responsibly getting outside.

Please: take care of yourselves and one another, be well, and let us know if we can help.


Jandy and the RMO Crew

A mud season COVID-19 update from RMO

Dear RMO faithful, 

RMO exists because of our community, and we truly appreciate all the support we’ve received, the words shared, and the folks who have stopped by. We’re feeling the love, and we appreciate you and yours. We’ve been here in Kalispell a long time, and if all the wandering around outside has left us with a nugget of wisdom, it’s that care and our gathered strength can get us through pretty much anything. Thanks for being a big part of that.

Serving our customers and our community is our role. COVID-19 represents a challenge, but we’ve got options to continue that role and keep you going in your outdoor pursuits:

-We’re still here at the (sanitized and cleaned) store at 135 Main Street if face to face is your preferred method. Starting on March 24th, we’re moving to reduced hours of 10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday.

-If you’d like to schedule some before or after hours shopping, please contact Jandy directly at 406-314-3602

-We’ve got two separate phone lines; don’t hesitate to call the shop with questions or if you’re looking for advice. 406-752-2446

-We’re happy to arrange curbside pickup or shipping via post if you’d like to avoid stepping into the shop. Please call us at 406-752-2446 to arrange these and pay via card over the phone. 

-We’re offering free delivery service in the Flathead Valley; we request a $50 sale minimum for deliveries in the Kalispell area, and $100 minimum for the Whitefish and Columbia Falls areas. If you need something smaller that doesn’t hit those minimums but you’d like it delivered, please call us at 406-752-2446 and we may be able to work it out. 

Contacting us online or via social media works, but it will be much slower and less efficient  than a phone call.

As for us, all our employees have been given the option to work as they feel comfortable. We’re still getting out responsibly to enjoy the trails, snow, and those beautiful shades of alpenglow at sunset. Hope to see you out there, and if we don’t shake your hand now, know that we look forward to doing so in the not too distant future.



Jandy and the RMO Crew

RMO’s Winter Sale is in full swing!

Chad’s Tour of the RMO Winter Sale

Curious what the yellow tags are about? Here’s Chad to clear up any confusion.

Posted by Rocky Mountain Outfitter on Saturday, February 15, 2020

It’s winter sale time, and who better then our own, beloved Chad to explain what all the hype (and yellow) is about?

Stop in soon, because just like winter, you’ll never know when it’ll be gone!

Nordic Waxing Clinic at RMO: Thursday, January 30th, 6-7:30pm

Curious about best practices for waxing your nordic gear? Looking to get the best performance out of your nordic equipment this season?

RMO’s own Chad Castren will be presenting a free, evening nordic waxing clinic on Thurday January 30th, from 6:00-7:30pm here at the shop. Though it’s primarily oriented towards skate skiing, Chad can cover waxable or waxless classic if there’s a need.

Bring your skis with you if you like; we will wax a few pair as part of demonstrations but won’t get to everyone.

Also, we’ll be doing 15% off all wax and waxing accessories both in stock and special orders placed during the clinic.

Hope to see you there! Call the shop or stop by with questions.

Additional holiday hours at RMO

Curious about our holiday hours here at the shop?

On the Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st, we’ll be open an extra hour, from 9:30am to 7pm.

Sunday the 22nd, we’ll be open 12pm-4pm.

Monday the 23rd, 9:30am to 7pm.

Tuesday the 24th, Christmas Eve, 9;30am-5pm.

Closed on Christmas.

New Years Eve, the 31st, 9:30am-5pm.

Closed New Years Day.


Avalanche Awareness with the Flathead Avalanche Center on December 19th

Join us and the Flathead Avalanche Center here at the shop in Kalispell on December 19th at 6:30 pm for a free, engaging, and entertaining 1-hour avalanche awareness presentation. The presentation is a great way to refresh your avalanche knowledge or a great introduction to avalanche safety. The class includes general information about avalanche hazards, how to avoid them, and proper equipment for traveling in avalanche terrain.

6:30 to 7:30 PM

Ladies’ Night is November 22nd!

Once again, it’s time for Ladies’ Night at RMO, our annual ladies-only evening of shopping and indulging. You can expect:

-20% off all clothing and clothing orders placed the night of the sale
-10% off everything else in the store
-Wine and hors d’oeuvres
-Silent Auctions
-Bonus Prizes

Mark your calendars, and hope to see you there!

RMO’s Annual Recycler Sale is October 19th!

Once again, it’s time for RMO’s acclaimed, annual Recycler Sale. If you’ve been to the Recycler before, you’ll notice that we’re going a week early this year, but we wanted to make sure that you didn’t have to hunt for deals and deer on the same day.

If you’re new to Recycler, the concept is simple: for the month leading up to the event, dig through the closet and garage to find that stuff you don’t use or doesn’t fit anymore. Bring gently used outdoor gear that you’d like to sell in the event in to RMO on Main Street in Kalispell. We’ll work with you to assess a great price, tag it, and put it downstairs.

Then, at 9am on the 19th, the doors open and the horde descends. We’ll have everything lined up and ready to sell out back. If your gear sells, you get 100% of the sale price in store credit to use to your heart’s content here at RMO.

This is a great way to clean out your closet, upgrade your skis, or find a killer deal on gear you need. The line stretched down the block last year, so be sure to get here early!

Some guidelines on the Recycler Sale:
-If we sell the same brands or type of gear here at RMO, there’s a good bet it’s a good fit for the sale
-Whatever you’re bringing in to sell needs to have life left in it. Nobody wants to buy stinky base layers with holes in the armpits, cracked tele boots, or shredded climbing ropes; we reserve the right to veto schwaggy submissions.
-The general idea with pricing for the Recycler is to put a deal on your item that, if you found it, you couldn’t pass up.
-If you’ve got questions, just stop by or give us a call at 406-752-2446

See you on the 19th!

A vetted, modern selection for town, trails, and hills

Whether you’re looking to replace a beloved pair of boots or need a pack that fits you a little better, there are so many options out there. Every year, we comb through the same huge number of choices and bring in our favorites to stock here in the shop.

Our shoe and boot wall covers everything from running to backpacking to ice climbing, in a variety of widths and foot shapes. We carry four different varieties of insoles, a range of socks, and take pride in our boot fitting. You could say we come by it naturally–the building where RMO is located was once the Eagle Shoe Store.

Staying fed and hydrated while you’re out isn’t always simple, but our selection of stoves, cooking gear, filters, and hydration systems can make it easier. We use what we sell, and combine our experiences with customer feedback to refine our choices.

Our pack wall offers everything from running vests to seventy liter gear haulers. Fit is key to happiness no matter where you’re going or what you’re taking there, so we take the time to make sure the pack is fit exactly to your needs and shape.

Come on by or give us a call to check out for yourself!





Ladies’ Nights and Paddlefest: Spring Events at RMO

Green grass, dry rock, and all the kayaks in the shop can only mean one thing: spring is either here, or if it’s snowing, taking a brief day off. Which means that we’ve got a few Spring-y events coming up as well.

April 28th, Sunday: Ladies Night at Rockfish Climbing and Fitness in Whitefish. We’re teaming up with Rockfish for their last Ladies Night of the season. After hours yoga, climbing, chocolate and wine, all starting at 6pm.

May 10th, Friday: Ladies Night in Downtown Kalispell. RMO will be participating in the annual Ladies Night downtown; we’ll be open late with snacks and drinks and specials storewide.

May 18-19th Saturday and Sunday: Northern Rockies Paddlefest at Wayfarers State Park. Every year, Paddlefest is our big kickoff to the spring and summer boating season. Come down to Wayfarers to demo kayaks from Eddyline and Wilderness Systems, as well as packrafts from Kokopelli. The event runs 10am-4pm on Saturday, and 10am-3pm on Sunday.

We hope to see you there!