Blog RSS Feed Faces Behind the Name: Part Five- “Joe Palaia: Joe Knows Snowboarding!”

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Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Friday, February 5, 2016

At, we live and breathe all things skiing and snowboarding. Our staff are some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable experts around and we could not be more excited about our team members! Today we wanted to take a moment and introduce

you to Joe Palaia, our lead snowboard buyer.  

Joe has been in the sport for over 32 years - first as a skier and now is an avid snowboarder. He has been a vital part of the Buckman’s family for over 18 years with his knowledge and passion for the industry showing day in and day out. As our lead snowboard buyer, Joe is responsible for purchasing all the snowboard equipment, apparel and accessories that we carry at Buckman’s. 

If you spend any amount of time with Joe, you will learn that family is very important to him. In fact, it’s the family atmosphere at
Buckman’s that he said is his favorite thing about working here. These friendships have allowed him to train and keep the best snowboard room employees you’ll find!  Joe’s favorite place in the world to ride is Vail. He loves Vail, Colorado because as he put it “the mountain really gives you all that you could want: scenery, riding conditions, and night life.” Everyone has a favorite person or group of people that they enjoy spending time with on the slopes - Joe has two. “I first would have to go with my wife and 3 children, although I love riding at on snow with my buying team!”


This year, Joe is using a variety of different snowboard gear. As a buyer he gets to try out all the latest equipment, allowing him to stay in the know and be able to constantly provide expert advice to our customers. Whether it’s the newest apparel line or checking out  Burton’s latest binding technology, you can count on Joe to know just about anything you’d want to know about snowboarding!  

At, our staff have helped us become who we are today and with their expertise and passion for all things skiing and snowboarding- we know that they will only help us to continue to grow more and more each year. We pride ourselves on providing a shopping experience that is like no other and we invite you to come discover the Buckman’s experience for yourself. From outstanding customer service the second you walk in the door, to extensive product knowledge all the way to carrying all the brand you love and trust- we always have you covered. Stop into any of our six retail locations and see for yourself- or of course visit us online 24/7.

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