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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. See the Article on Readers Digest

climate change and the ski business

Drought. Haze. Closed rivers. Shorter winters.

What is the future for Colorado’s outdoor businesses in this changing climate? See the Article on Denver Post

preseason ski sales

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. See the Article on Denver Post


Local bike shops serve as outdoor community hubs. See the Article on Telluride Daily Planet

Christy Sports Ski Rentals Up Tick

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. See the Article on KOAA New5

Backcountry Avalanche Safety

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.Read more on The New York Times

Dillon Assistant Manager - 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. Read the article at

Double Diamond Ski Shop Storefront

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. See more at SGB Media

Backcountry Gear

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. See more at

Powder Daze Sale Online

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. See more

Christy Sports season Rentals Interview

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. Watch the Video at

Powder Tools Snowboard Shop - Interior

Shop Spotlight: PowderTools Board Shop

In one sentence: PowderTools is the only true snowboard specialty shop in Steamboat, Colorado. With a complete snowboard-only retail, rental, demo, and repair facility, owner/manager Bernie Tomassetti’s goal is to offer the best service and carry the best brands. Read the full story at Ride Snowboards

Stay Tuned Ski Rentals

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.” See more at Snowmass Sun