Established for over 25 years, Glide and Slide in Otley is the place to visit for all your ski wear and equipment. 
Glide and Slide has a reputation for offering the best ski boot fitting service in Yorkshire, and stocks the largest range of ski boots in the country. We are the only UK supplier of Strolz made-to-measure Ski Boots from Austria so we can fit ski boots for the most unusual feet.
We stock a wide range of ski wear, whether you are looking for a jacket and pants on a budget or just need to bring your winter wardrobe up to date with a new hat, gloves, helmet or midlayer, you can choose from brands such as Scott, Atomic, Salomon and Slokker. 
The Eiger Suite in our Otley shop is where you will find our luxury ski clothing from La Croix, Goldbergh and Mountain Force, for those who want to look good on the slopes without compromising on quality and technicality. 
If you dream of cruising the blue runs,  throwing down 1080's in the park or blasting through powder on your own set of skis, we can advise on the best type and sizing for you. Our service department will keep your equipment in top condition, offering waxing, edging and repair services.
Our long running SchoolPlus department helps make children's ski holidays with school that little bit easier for parents, children and teachers alike. We offer clothing hire and sales for schools running ski trips. Visit our SchoolPlus page for more information on this service. 
Whether it is your first ski holiday, and you need guiding through the basics, or it's your 20th trip and you are looking for more high performance ski gear, our staff are both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about snowsports. Owner Steven Hankin, has over 30 years experience in the ski industry in race training and running ski schools as a BASI Ski Instructor. A true family business, daughter Madeline Hankin has had the benefit of her father's knowledge passed down to her as well as becoming an experienced skier spending time in the mountains from a very young age. Manager, Ally Bolton imparts his knowledge as a highly experienced and qualified ski boot fitter, and a CSIA Ski Instructor.  Silvan Esslinger heads up the service department with many ski seasons worth of experience. 

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    Careers at Glide & Slide Ski Shop UK

    Careers at Glide & Slide


    Are you a keen skier who enjoys working in a fun and busy environment, and wants to work with a small friendly team in a relaxed setting?

    We are currently looking for a boot fitter, shop floor manager and sales assistants to join our team at Glide & Slide. All the positions are full-time and will be starting in September/October.  Full product training will be given to help you better understand the brands, and opportunities to test and review new products are also available.

    Glide & Slide is a well-known and highly respected, family run, ski shop, best known for its ski boot fitting expertise and customer service.  As the only stockist in the UK of Strolz made-to-measure ski boots, we have one of the best reputations for ski boot fitting in the country.  We feel it is important that all staff have skiing experience and can therefore help customers with their knowledge and understanding of the sport.

    Please email your CV to and attach a cover letter telling us which job you are applying for, and why you are the right person for the role.

    Current Vacancies

    Boot Fitter

    We are looking for a full-time, permanent Ski Boot Fitter to join the team in a well-established, independent ski shop in Otley West Yorkshire.  As a ski boot fitter you will be responsible for guiding the customer through the process of selecting the correct boot for them, before going on to fit and modify the boot as required.  This requires a large amount of skill and attention to detail.  You will also be expected to work in the other areas of the shop, although boot fitting will be your priority.

    The ideal candidate will have prior ski boot fitting experience, however we are willing to offer the right candidate a trainee boot fitter position where you will be given full training and be able to learn first-hand from some of the most experienced and highly regarded ski boot fitters in the country.


    ·         Ski Boot fitting

    ·         Advising and helping customers select the correct equipment

    ·         Re-stocking and sales

    ·         Using the till and taking payments

    ·         Answering the phone and booking appointments

    Ideal candidate

    ·         Ski Boot fitting experience

    ·         Able to work as a team

    ·         Good interpersonal skills

    ·         Excellent customer service skills

    ·         Willing to learn

    ·         Keen skier

    ·         Sales experience


    Shop Floor Manager

    We are looking for a full-time, permanent Shop Floor Manager to join the team in a well-established, independent ski shop in Otley West Yorkshire. The role of shop floor manager will include being in charge of staff on a day to day basis and to ensure the smooth running of the shop floor. As part of the role you will also help customers with sales.


    ·         In charge of staff on a day to day basis

    ·         Ensure smooth running of the shop floor

    ·         Re-stocking and sales

    ·         Rotas and holidays

    ·         Help increase sales

    Ideal candidate

    ·         Retail management experience

    ·         Able to lead a team

    ·         Good interpersonal skills

    ·         Keen skier

    ·         Sales experience


    Sales Assistant

    We are looking for a full-time, seasonal Sales Assistant to join the team in a well-established, independent ski shop in Otley West Yorkshire. The role of sales assistant is to help and advise customers with sales, create exciting shop displays and offer excellent levels of customer service.


    ·         Help customers with sales

    ·         Restock and tidy shop floor

    ·         Create exciting shop displays

    ·         Answering shop phone

    ·         Using the till and taking payments


    Ideal candidate

    ·         Retail sales experience

    ·         Able to work in a team

    ·         Good interpersonal skills

    ·         Keen skier

    ·         Approachable and ready to learn

    Initially we are looking to hire a seasonal sales assistant, starting from September and ending in March. However, there is an opportunity for the contract to be extended.

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