Christy Sports Rental Network to Provide Coast-to-Coast Ski Rental Options Anywhere in the United States

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Oct. 18, 2010 – Christy Sports, one of the largest ski and snowboard retailers in the Rocky Mountain region, today launched the Christy Sports Rental Network. The company has created a national network of affiliate ski rental shops that will make up a massive resource for booking ski and snowboard rentals and demo packages.

The Christy Sports Rental Network is made up of numerous affiliate ski and snowboard rental shops, more than 40 Christy Sports’ locations, and the company’s rental delivery service, Door 2 Door. The Christy Sports Rental Network is currently serving Colorado, Utah, California, Washington, Idaho, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and Maine. Additional locations are being added on a daily basis.

“By establishing this rental network, our customers will be able to have access to quality ski rental packages practically anywhere they want to ski or snowboard, using one booking source,” said Gordon Wade, director of Internet commerce at Christy Sports. “We have handpicked ski and snowboard shops from California to Maine so our customers can rest assured they will receive a positive ski or snowboard rental experience in any location within the network. Whether they are searching for a ski or snowboard rental package, or a ski or snowboard demo, Christy Sports is committed to making sure its customers have easy and hassle free rental, no matter the location.”

When customers make reservations more than 24-hours in advance, they can qualify for discounts from 10 to 20 percent off, depending on affiliate store location. Christy Sports locations will also honor its kids ski-free program, where one child under 12 receives a free rental package with the purchase of an adult 4-day rental package at the Christy Sports and Door 2 Door locations. The best brands and equipment including: K2, Rossignol, Burton, Nordica, Salomon, Volkl, Lange, Ride and Dynastar will be available through the network.

“By providing a coast to coast rental network, not only will customers benefit from having access to an extensive network, but affiliate partners will also be able to gain additional market share,” added Wade. “As a privately owned and operated company, Christy Sports understands the challenges of growing a ski business. By joining our rental network, affiliates are able to expand their customer base by leveraging our coast-to-coast marketing efforts. We are collectively building the best national source for booking ski and snowboard rentals.”

To make a rental reservation, customers can visit http://rental.christysports.com/index.php. Visitors can select their desired location to rent skis. Once a convenient store is selected, the user will be given the opportunity to make an online reservation.

For ski shops looking for additional information on the Christy Sports Rental Network, contact Gordon Wade at 970-468-2428 or at gwade@christysports.com.

About Christy Sports

Christy Sports is based in Lakewood, Colo., and is currently one of the largest specialty ski and snowboard retailer specialists in the Rocky Mountain region. With more than 40 locations throughout Colorado and Utah, Christy Sports is focused on providing quality products and competitive prices. Christy Sports also operates Door 2 Door (D2D), a full service ski and snowboard rental delivery service to certain locations. For additional information, visit www.christysports.com or www.d2dskis.com.