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Major Ski/Snowboard Retailer Moves Pre-season Sale Back to Labor Day Weekend
For at least one of the two major Colorado ski and snowboard retail chains, the hallowed ritual of Labor Day weekend sales will return to its traditional place on the calendar, promising deep discounts on gear, season passes and lift ticket packages.
Iconic Ski Shop Enters 'Affordable' Summer Gear Rentals
Christy Sports, which started as a single-location ski shop in Lakewood, Colo., has grown to a network of over 60 stores in 5 states. For 64 years, it has only offered ski, snowboard, and winter boot rentals. Not anymore.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”