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Alpenglow Hosts Boat Swap to Kick off Hottest Paddle Sports Season in Years


GOLDEN, Colo. – April 19, 2008 – To gear up for runoff from the best snow pack in more than a decade, Alpenglow, (www.alpenglowcolorado.com) a leading retailer of paddle sports equipment, will be hosting its Annual Boat Swap on April 19th – 20th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place at Alpenglow”s new location at 393 N. Washington Ave., on the corner of Highway 93 and Washington Ave. in Golden.

“The goal of the boat swap is to provide an opportunity for both paddle sports enthusiasts and beginners alike to prepare for the upcoming season by bringing sellers and buyers together during one event,” said Rob Gray, manager of Alpenglow. With this year”s high snow pack in the mountains, we”re looking forward to the large run off that should result in a great boating season. This event brings the local boating community together and get excited for the season.

The boat swap allows nbso consumers to sell kayaks, canoes, rafting and other paddle sports equipment on consignment while previewing new equipment for the upcoming season. There is no registration fee and sellers do not need to be present during all hours of the sale. Consignment registration will be on April 19th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sellers will have two options for consideration when selling equipment:

  • Store credit – No commission will be charged to the sale; sellers can use the store credit to purchase new equipment
  • Check – a low 20 percent commission will be charged on all sales

During the boat swap, customers will have the opportunity to check out new product lines from: Hobie, Prijon, Fluid, Dagger and Perception. Also all previous year equipment will be marked down 10 to 30 percent off. There will also be a beer garden, sponsored by Tommyknocker for all customers with a valid I.D.

About Alpenglow

Alpenglow is leading retailer of all paddle sport equipment including kayaks, canoes, and inflatable rafts. During the ski season the store also carries, Alpine, Telemark and back country skis. Alpenglow operates under the Christy Sports family of brands. The entire staff is immersed in the sports that the shop specializes in. For additional information, visit www.alpenglowcolorado.com or call 303-277-0133.