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

November 8, 2011

Christy sports, which has anoutlet at Stratton Mountain Resort, Vermont, has merged with Skiset to become one of the largest rental networks in the world (© Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com).

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.

Based in Lakewood, Colorado, Christy Sports 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 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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Christy Sports Facilitates Online Reservations for Ski/Snowboard Rentals

January 21, 2011
Keystone Mountain Resort, Colorado

No matter where you ski or snowboard, having quality, well-fitting boots and equipment can make all the difference in the experience © 2011 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The mountain slopes are crowded this season, and whether you are an occasional skier or snowboarder and don’t have your own equipment, or you don’t want to pay airline fees to transport them and want to use this opportunity to demo the latest equipment, you should consider making an online reservation so not to be disappointed about not being able to get the equipment you want.

No matter if you are skiing in Vermont, Colorado, Utah or Maine, Christy Sports, a ski and snowboard retailer with more than 40 locations throughout the Rocky Mountains, has created a national network of affiliate ski rental shops that serves as a resource for booking ski and snowboard rentals. So no matter where you ski, the Christy Sports Rental Network can serve as a one-stop shop for coast-to-coast ski rentals and so you can ditch the hassle of airline baggage fees and hauling your own equipment.

The best brands and equipment including: K2, Rossignol, Burton, Nordica, Salomon, Volkl, Lange, Ride and Dynastar are available through the network. When you make reservations more than 24-hours in advance, you can qualify for discounts from 10 to 20 percent off, depending on affiliate store location. The 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 Christy Sports and Door 2 Door locations.

To make a rental reservation, visit http://rental.christysports.com/index.php. You can select your desired location to rent skis; once the store is selected, you can make an online reservation.

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