Christy Sports and Skiset Form Largest Worldwide Ski and Snowboard Rental Network

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Nov. 8, 2011  – Christy Sports, one of the largest ski and snowboard retailers in the Rocky Mountain region, today announced it has partnered with Skiset, Europe’s largest ski and snowboard rental network. The combined network of more than 800 rental and demo shops makes up the largest worldwide resource for booking ski and snowboard rentals in the United States, Canada and Europe. Shops will offer a high quality of equipment and service, supported by a centralized online reservation system and several call centers throughout North America and Europe.

“Both companies share a common vision of the ski and snowboard rental business, anchored on quality equipment, outstanding customer service, conveniently located shops, and attractive prices,” said Patrick O’Winter, CEO of Christy Sports. “Christy Sports and Skiset will continue exploring additional synergies, leveraging the partnership to increase global business with lodging and travel partners as well as equipment purchases.”

The North American rental networks of Christy Sports and Skiset have merged into one network, the Christy Sports Rental Network, which is managed by Christy Sports. Overall, the North American network offers more than 120 locations in the U.S. and Canada, including more than 40 Christy Sports owned shops. O’Winter anticipates developing this network to as many as 200 store fronts in North America, with affiliates that meet the same high requirements of quality and service.

“By establishing this rental network, our customers are able to access 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. “North American customers can book European ski and snowboard rentals through Christy Sports, with fulfillment by Skiset. Conversely, European customers booking with Skiset for the U.S. and Canada are fulfilled by the Christy Sports Rental Network.”

Customers will not only benefit from access to an extensive worldwide rental network, but affiliate partners will also gain additional market share and expand their customer base by leveraging the network’s global marketing efforts.

To make a rental reservation, customers can visit http://rental.christysports.com/. 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 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.