[Photo: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows] As summer reaches a close, ski season is quickly approaching. Any Coloradoan knows Labor Day is as much of a holiday for camping as it is for ski sales. This year marks the second holiday that skiers and snowboarders must endure without Sports Authority’s famous Sniagrab. Luckily, more options abound.
Sweaty Yeti @ Powder7
After being voted 5280’s Reader’s Choice for best ski tune, winning the Best of JeffCO sporting good’s store award, and taking the number one spot for Denver A-List’s best ski shop, Powder7 is on our radar.Save money with fresh tuned, previously used demo skis ranging from the tried and true brands such as K2 and Head, to specialty brands like Black Crows and DPS. For their Sweaty Yeti sale they will be discounting their entire fleet of demo skis, in addition to new skis and gear.
The sale begins August 25th and ends September 5th, leaving adventurers plenty of time to take in the last days of summer under the stars and still get their setup for the season.
Powder Daze @ Christy Sport
Christy Sports is well aware that the time has come to put away the patio furniture and bust out the skis. Powder Daze has arrived!Deal-seekers can find a massive selection of ski and snowboard gear at only one of their Denver-metro locations in Littleton, as well as limited sales in the mountain stores, Dillon til Sept 4th, and Steamboat Springs until Aug 27th. Also shop online and have it delivered.
Is your new coat in need of a ski pass? Christy Sport’s is the go-to for your tickets to the slopes. Get great deals at Pass Stash like a Steamboat 3-pack for $149!
Explore a new mountain this year with an exclusive Powder Daze deal. A whopping, eleven mountains will be at the Littleton store. Sale dates range from August 18th to September 5th, depending on location.
Ski Rex @ Colorado Ski & Golf
Stowing away the golf clubs, Colorado Ski & Golf and Boulder Ski Deals will be welcoming winter with their Ski Rex sale. Visit the big tent in Aurora, stop by any of the four other Front Range locations, or visit the shop in Boulder to get your hands on the deals.
Don’t forget to bring the kiddos. Colorado Ski & Golf will get the little ones in your life pumped for the season with their junior trade-in program.
Shop early for the best selection and if you have your eyes on the Epic pass, get it in person during the sale from September 1st through 4th. Epic pass prices go up September 4th, so don’t wait.
During this unofficial end to summer, make sure you get the best of both worlds: camp under the stars, fill your belly with enough s’mores to make it till next summer, climb a 14er to find remnants of last winter; then get stoked for upcoming ski season by scoring a deal on new gear.
This Labor Day, it is with a heavy heart and a mind full of powder dreams that we say farewell to summer and bring on winter! Or should we say, bring on the ski deals?