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Christy Sports and Eldora Mountain Resort Team Up to Offer Discounted Ski Passes and Gear


LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Oct. 11, 2011 – Christy Sports (www.christysports.com) and Eldora Mountain Resort (http://www.eldora.com) are partnering to offer discounted children’s ski rentals and passes for the upcoming season through the Gear & Grow program.

Children participating in the Gear & Grow program, receive an Eldora child season pass and a Christy Sports season ski rental. The price starts at $199 and is available for children ranging from ages six to 12, and equipment upgrades are available including snowboards and performance ski packages. Any time during the ski season, parents can exchange equipment as their child grows and can also upgrade equipment as the child becomes a better skier.

The program is available from any of the following Christy Sports locations: Boulder, Fort Collins, Flat Iron, Park Meadows, Denver west and Denver Southwest stores. It is also available for purchase in person at Eldora Mountain Sports or by phone at 303-440-8700. Rental equipment can be picked up between now and Oct. 23, 2011 at Christy Sports.

“This is the 7th year, we have offered the Gear & Grow program, and each year it gets more and more popular,” said Dan Fox, Front Range operations director at Christy Sports. “In today’s tight economy, parents are looking for ways to save money and the Gear & Grow program provides them with an affordable option when it comes to equipment and ski passes.”

Christy Sports selected Eldora for this program because it is known for being a family resort and has a great environment for children who are learning to ski. Along with its family atmosphere, the resort is also just west of Boulder, which is a short drive from Denver.

Bus Service

Eldora will be offering a bus service from the Christy Sports Littleton and Park Meadows locations to the ski resort on select Saturdays during the ski season. For $30, riders will receive a round-trip bus ride, and a lift ticket for skiing that day. Riders will also get 40 percent off walk-in ski and board rentals from Christy Sports. The bus service will leave the Christy Sports location at 8 a.m. and will return at 4 p.m. resulting in a cost-effective way to enjoy a day of skiing at the resort. Bus riders 18 years and under will need to sign a release waiver, and children 12 years and under will need to be accompanied by a parent. Customers interested in the bus service, should visit the Christy Sports Littleton or Park Meadows locations or call 303.972.0432 or 303.708.8535.

Bus service from the Christy Sports Littleton location will run on: Jan. 21, Feb. 4, Feb. 25, March 10 and March 24. The Park Meadows location bus service will run on Jan. 28, Feb. 11, March 3, and March 17.

For additional information regarding the Gear & Grow program, please visit http://store.christysports.com/eldora_gear_and_grow.

About Christy Sports

Christy Sports is based in Lakewood, Colo., and is currently one of the largest specialty ski and snowboard retailer spets 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.

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Sydnee Fox