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How to properly store ski gear

Colorado ski season is coming to an end. Here's how you can keep your gear in good condition during the off months.

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Newly Elected SIA Board Members and New Board Chair Poised to Deliver Immediate Business Value, Facilitate Long-Term Industry Innovation

Four newcomers join as SIA focuses on facilitating industry-wide work to solve immediate business problems, adapt to changing pressures, save and grow.

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What Worked at Christy Sports This Season

We visited at the end of January and walked the store with Christy’s Director of Marketing Randy England and Store Manager Bob Sullivan.

“It’s been a record-breaking season with historic sales for Christy Sports,” he said. “Our bestsellers, including skis from Nordica, boots from Salomon, and every piece of outerwear, gloves and mittens we could get our hands on, sold extremely well.”

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The ForbesBooks Audio Podcast Host Christy Sports CEO Matt Gold

The Olympics are big business. NBC paid over $7 Billion dollars for the rights to broadcast the Games through 2032. But who else benefits from the Olympics outside the obvious; athletes, corporate sponsors, and host countries? Do winter sports companies benefit from an Olympic boom? Joe’s guest this week is Matt Gold, the CEO of Christy Sports, one of the largest Winter Sports specialty retailers in the nation with more than 65 locations in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Washington.

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OUTDOOR RETAILER SNOW SHOW OPENS A SMALLER EVENT AMID DOUBTS ABOUT RELEVANCE

The Outdoor Retailer Snow Show launched Wednesday in Denver, but its footprint at the Colorado Convention Center remained decidedly smaller than its pre-pandemic iterations, and the event was noticeably devoid of most of the big industry names that once lined its floor.

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POWDER POWER

Top ski brands and retailers are expanding their high-country presence. Colorado's legendary ski terrain and culture have made it the epicenter of luxury skiing in the United States.

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10 BEST HEATED SOCKS TO KEEP YOUR FEET WARM AND COMFORTABLE

Got cold feet? Warm them up with these top-rated electric socks.

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INTERVIEW WITH MATT GOLD THE CEO OF CHRISTY SPORTS

Matt Gold, the CEO of Christy Sports, talks about the ski industry, how it has changed through the pandemic and how Christy Sports is preparing for 2022 / 2023 season.

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CHRISTY SPORTS COLLECTS DONATIONS FOR FIRE VICTIMS

Christy Sports, which has stores around Summit County, is raising funds for the Community Foundation of Boulder County.

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THE 10 BEST SKI BOOTS OF 2021

Ski boots are your connection between your skis and the hill, and thus, might be the most important piece of ski equipment you own. Along with skis, they’re also likely the most expensive piece of gear, as well, but worth every penny if you get the right ones.

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EASY LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Whether you’ve just been too busy or you’re a procrastinator, or still searching for that perfect gift… you’re quickly running out of time to shop for Christmas.

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GETTING EQUIPPED FOR SKI SEASON

Ski season starts this week and FOX 13 Morning News talks to a ski expert

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WINTER GEAR GUIDE FOR 2021-22 SEASON

As you put together your lineup for the season, we put together a list of 10 solid options with a bit of help from a couple of experts at noted gear shops Christy Sports and Evo.

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BUSY FOR THE HOLIDAY

For the first time since 2019, visitors are returning to a Vail Village that resembles the one we all know and love from pre-COVID times.

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IS YOUR GEAR READY FOR THE SNOW??

Chatting all things winter gear at Christy Sports with Matt Carroll! Head over to Christy Sports in Vail Village to get ready for the snow season! 

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BEFORE BUYING LIFT TICKETS, GET YOUR SKIS

Rising demand and supply shortages suggest you rent or buy before the snow flies.

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GEAR UP WHILE PRICES ARE DOWN

With only one week to go before Vail Mountain opens on Nov. 12, now is the time to make those last-minute gear purchases and get your equipment tuned up and ready for the slopes.

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BEST OF VAIL VALLEY 2021

Over 74,000 votes were cast in this year's contest.

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INDUSTRIES WEIGH IN ON COST FOR WINTER SPORTS SEASON

A trip to the high country may come with increased costs this winter, but industry stakeholders anticipate consumer demand will still exceed totals seen in years past. 

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32 BEST TECH GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST

Each one helps make life just a little bit easier.

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MUST-HAVE KIDS' SNOW GEAR

Hit the slopes with these winter sport essentials.

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CHRISTY SPORTS' GORDON WADE ON FOX31 - TODAY

The race to opening day is officially underway, with Loveland Ski Resort targeting an opening date of mid-October or early November. So now is the time to start dreaming of ski season and getting geared up with the latest gears. Gordon Wade with Christy Sports shares what you need to know to get ready for the season, plus some of the latest and greatest gear that you might want to consider upgrading.

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CHRISTY SPORTS TEAM MEMBERS FEATURED IN SKI'S GEAR REVIEW

Why should you trust SKI's gear reviews? Because their veteran testers know skis—like, really know them and a few of them just happened to be employees of Christy Sports!

Otto Gibbons | Tracy Gibbons | Bob Gleason | Erika Northrop

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SKI RESORTS PREPARE FOR THE WINTER SEASON

Tough to believe it, but the mountain passes could get its first snow of the season in the next week. Ski resorts around the region are updating their health protocols in preparation for the winter. Ski managers say they’re trying to stay flexible because if the pandemic has taught them anything, it’s that health guidelines can change quickly.

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DAN DARU FROM KDVR KICKS OFF POWDER DAZE 2021 KICKOFF

Uncle Dan Daru from KDVR Denver stopped by Christy Sports Denver Event Center in Littleton to preview the return of Powder Daze after being canceled last year due to the pandemic. No one is more excited for the return to normal more than Dan Daru.

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BEST LABOR DAY CLOTHES SALE

If you’re planning to hit the slopes this ski and snowboard season, take advantage of Christy Sports’ Powder Daze sale over Labor Day weekend to score some ski jackets for the family.

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BEST LABOR DAY SALES ON SPORTING GOODS

Powder Daze, this iconic ski and snowboard retailer’s biggest sale of the season, starts on August 26 and runs through September 6. A near-endless supply of outdoor gear will be marked down by up to 60 percent off usual prices. Winter will be here before you know it, so it’s smart to stock up now.

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DROUGHT. HAZE. CLOSED RIVERS. SHORTER WINTERS.

What is the future for Colorado’s outdoor businesses in this changing climate?

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SKI WARS HEAT UP WITH CHRISTY SPORTS LAUNCHING GEAR SALES THIS WEEK

In renewal of Colorado tradition, both chains say they will be selling last year’s gear at up to 60% off.

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KEEPING PEOPLE STOKED

Local bike shops serve as outdoor community hubs.

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OUTDOOR SHOPS SEE UPTICK IN WINTER SPORTS RENTALS

With indoor activities still restricted, more people are turning to outdoor recreation, something outdoor gear shops are benefiting from. 

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AVALANCHE SAFETY IN THE BACKCOUNTRY

This winter, skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers seeking a reprieve from the stresses of the pandemic by heading into the backcountry — terrain that, unlike ski resorts, isn’t patrolled or mitigated for avalanches — have been dealt yet another blow from nature: one of the most dangerous snowpacks in years.

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Summit Daily

BEST SKI & SNOWBOARD SHOP: CHRISTY SPORTS

In the underbelly of Christy Sports’ new 1,800-square-foot building in Dillon, assistant managers John Lindhorst and Dennis McLaughlin chat about what continues to make one of the state’s most respected ski and snowboard shops special after all these years. 

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CHRISTY SPORTS ACQUIRES DOUBLE DIAMOND SKI SHOP

Christy Sports announced that it has acquired Double Diamond Ski and Bike Shop, a specialty ski and snowboard retail and rental operator located at Vail, CO.

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COVID RESTRICTIONS AT COLORADO MOUNTAIN RESORTS LEAD TO INCREASE IN BACKCOUNTRY SKIING GEAR

The staff at Christy Sports anticipated the demand for backcountry ski gear last spring at the start of the pandemic. Now, they’re ready for the steady flow of customers.

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CHRISTY SPORTS MOVES POWDER DAZE ONLINE DUE TO COVID-19

This year’s Powder Daze, which offers discounts on ski and snowboard gear from the previous season, will feature a larger inventory of products than normal after the early end of the 2019-20 ski season due to COVID-19.

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OFF THE HILL: CHRISTY SPORTS OFFERS SEASONAL SKI AND SNOWBOARD RENTALS FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

If you have kids who are still growing, you can visit their Avon or West Vail locations to pick up a ski or snowboard rental package for $109 per child for the entire season.

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STAY TUNED’S OWNERS REFLECT ON THEIR SNOWMASS SUCCESS, CHRISTY SPORTS ACQUISITION

“It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made,” Mark said after the Nov. 7 announcement. “But we fully support Christy’s and know they will give the community the type of service we’ve aspired to.”

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