35+ years of loving the outdoors

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It started with a dream...

Owners Duff and Karla Ray moved to Skagway, Alaska in 1979 as a young married couple with a dream to make it on their own in untamed Alaska. They tell the story of arriving by boat "with $10 to their name and a half a loaf of bread". Over the next 35+ years, Duff and Karla worked hard to build a collection of stores that serve Skagway visitors and locals alike.

Duff and Karla's 2 daughters and son-in-law help run the stores now. Their grandchildren are already helping in the backroom folding shirts and sweeping.  It truly is a family affair. 

giving Back

Our company is committed to the community Skagway.  You can find our team helping at local events, donating prizes for fundraisers, and more!  We thank Skagway for the opportunity to serve and be a part of the community.