Pottstown, PA – (1-Oct-09)  For the second year in a row Buckman’s Ski & Snowboard Shops – leading retailer of top brand names like Burton, K2, Oakley, Spyder, Marmot, Kjus and The North Face - was awarded as the SnowSports Retailer of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic region by Snowsports Industries America (SIA).
According to the SIA website, the award is given to the ski and snowboard specialty shop that contributes to the growth of the snow sports industry, its promotional and marketing techniques and its success in the ski, snowboard, tele, cross-country and/or snowshoe marketplace.
 “We were honored to be the recipients of this award for the second year in a row,” said Jeff Buckman, owner and president of Buckman’s Ski Shops. “Last year was a tough one for snow sports retailers across the country and we are thankful we were able to continue to provide our customers with new product combined with great service despite the tough economic times.” 
Always optimistic, the staff at Buckman’s is looking forward to the coming ski and snowboard season. “There are a lot of weather experts out there saying this winter should be a snowy one, and we are ready for it!” said one ski shop employee. 
Buckman’s has been family owned and operated since 1971 and has made customer service its focus from the beginning. Buckman went on to say “Many companies say that they are concerned about customer service, but at Buckman’s we make customer service part of what we are made of. What really allows us to deliver ‘service second to none’ is the fact that we retain talented year-around staff in a seasonal business.
All of our ski and snowboard shop employees are highly trained and positively motivated; some have been with us for over twenty years! Experience makes the difference!”
Buckman’s has five retail ski and snowboard shops in the greater Philadelphia region in addition to its online shop at www.Buckmans.com. Buckman’s staff takes pride in providing each customer with the same dedicated service whether they walk into a retail store or login to the website.
With dedication to superior customer service like that, the folks at Buckman’s can look forward to many more awards and strong winter seasons.

About Buckman’s
Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shops began in 1971 with their first ski shop opening in Perkiomenville, PA. Known for great customer service and quality products, they quickly became one of the area's leading ski shops. Today, Buckman's employees more than 200 people in its five retail stores across suburban Philadelphia and carries the largest inventory of ski & snowboard merchandise and rental equipment in the state of PA. Its state-of-the-art workshop is the finest on the east coast, covering 3200 sq. ft with over $450,000 worth of tuning equipment.

Buckman’s is proud to be known as one of the first ski shops in the nation to embrace the 'passing fad' of snowboarding. Today, Buckman's Boardroom is Pennsylvania's premiere retail outlet for snowboarding equipment. Additional information can be found by visiting www.buckmans.com or calling (866) 550.1455.