Snappy’s – Sporting Gear since 1947
Snappy Sport Senter, known to the locals as simply Snappy’s, is centrally located in Montana’s beautiful Flathead Valley, at the foot of the Continental Divide, and only 30 miles from Glacier Park. From all of us at Snappy Sport Senter, we welcome you to the last best place in the world. Montana has some of the best to offer in the way of fishing, camping, hunting, hiking, boating – or whatever recreational activities you may wish to pursue. And for over 60 years now, Snappy Sport Senter has been caring for people and assisting them in choosing the right equipment for their chosen sports afield endeavor.
What We’re All About. Each and every day we strive to maintain and improve a world-class operation. We offer top quality merchandise, very well suited to the needs of the customer; excellent value; and a shopping experience that is quite difficult to match. For 65 years now, tens of thousands of folks have benefited from our Montana landmark store. We trust you will as well, and thanks for visiting our site.
The store was founded in 1947 by U. S. Army Air Corps and World War II veteran, Captain Verne Lupton and his partner Bob Englebach. In 1954 all ownership succeeded to Verne, and then in 1978 to Verne’s son B.J. Lupton, who is also a retired Captain in the United States Naval Reserve. A third Montana generation is now involved in the store with B.J.’s son Jonathan. Snappy Sport Senter’s General Manager, Dave Toelke, is a graduate of Montana State University and also very successful as a guide/outfitter in his younger years.