LAKEWOOD, Colo. – December 26, 2013 –Christy Sports, today, announces that it replaced the Lone Star Sports ski and snowboard space in Breckenridge, Colorado.
After 37 years of providing the Breckenridge community with quality ski and snowboard rentals and repairs, the Abernathy’s are closing their heritage ski shop location. Christy Sports, another family owned company with over 50 years of experience in the specialty ski and snowboard business will now operate out of that space. Greg Abernathy opened Lone Star Sports in 1976 and quickly earned a reputation for excellence in customer service. Now, after such a long and celebrated history within the Breckenridge community, Greg and Kim Abernathy are ready to pass the torch. “We feel privileged to have served the community for so long, but now it is time to take the steps towards retirement,” remarked Greg Abernathy, founder of Lone Star Sports. “However, I am happy that Christy Sports, a local ski shop will run out of our old space.”
Christy Sports is constantly striving to provide unparalleled service for both locals and visitors, and this location allows them another opportunity to serve ski and snowboard enthusiasts in Breckenridge. “We are excited about adding this legacy location because the Abernathy’s have done such a great job throughout the years. The shop already has a fantastic reputation which makes the transition so smooth, and the entire Lone Star staff will now join Christy Sports, providing a seamless transition for the customer,” said Brian Sullivan, the Christy Sports Director of Operations for Summit County.
Lone Star has become a fixture within the ski and snowboard community in Breckenridge, and Christy Sports will continue that legacy well into the future. As many ski instructors, patrollers, and other locals can attest, Lone Star Sports has always provided a place to come in and share stories while getting equipment tuned, securing rentals for friends and family, or purchasing new gear, and Christy Sports is ready to uphold that tradition. “Christy Sports is singularly well equipped to continue developing that sense of community because we started as a local shop and have carried those experiences into every location we operate,” said Patrick O’Winter, Owner of Christy Sports. “It’s who we are and it is what sets us apart from other ski shops.”
Christy Sports is based in Lakewood, Colorado, and is currently one of the largest specialty ski and snowboard retail, rental, and repair experts in the Rocky Mountain region. With more than 40 locations throughout Colorado and Utah and over 50 years of operational experience, 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