Colorado Ski Country USA and Christy Sports Partner to Introduce Kids to Skiing and Snowboarding
Denver, Colo. – September 16, 2013 – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today that Christy Sports, a family owned and Colorado based ski and snowboard retailer, is partnering with CSCUSA in support of the 5th and 6th Grade Passport Programs.
With roots in Colorado skiing and snowboarding retail dating back to 1958, Christy Sports is a natural fit for the state’s most influential children’s ski pass program. “Our industry leading kids Passport Programs are such a fantastic way for kids to learn their way around Colorado’s renowned resorts, develop confidence and enjoy our state’s spectacular outdoors,” said Melanie Mills, president and CEO, Colorado Ski Country USA. “Christy Sports is an ideal partner for the program and an ideal place to get your kids kitted out for the ski season ahead.”
The CSCUSA Passport Programs easily introduce kids to Colorado’s signature sports by providing families access to 20 ski resorts. The 5th Grade Passport offers up to 60 days of free skiing and snowboarding at 20 Colorado resorts. Additionally, for fifth graders who are new to both skiing and snowboarding, First Class offers the chance for them to participate in a free beginner lesson including a day of equipment rentals. For sixth graders, the $99 6th Grade Passport offers up to eighty days of skiing and snowboarding at the same 20 resorts.
“The Passport Program helps families explore the mountains together, and we are proud to support that,” said Dan Fox, Director of Front Range Operations for Christy Sports. “Christy Sports jumped at the chance to help kids get out on the slopes because we love sharing our lifelong passion for skiing and snowboarding, and hope to instill that passion in generations to come.”
Christy Sports, based in Lakewood, Colorado, is a family owned business with more than 50 years of experience in specialty ski and snowboard retail. Since 1958, their commitment to excellent customer service has garnered a loyal customer base, allowing for a steady growth in premier ski destinations throughout the Rocky Mountains. With more than 48 locations in Colorado and surrounding states, Christy Sports is focused on providing quality products at competitive prices everywhere you want to ski and ride.
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Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) is the not-for-profit trade association representing Colorado’s 21 ski & snowboard resorts. CSCUSA is the global voice of the Colorado ski industry. The Association’s primary functions are concentrated in marketing, public policy and public relations. Information about CSCUSA and its members can be found at www.ColoradoSki.com, on Twitter @ColoradoSkiUSA and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ColoradoSkiCountryUSA. This release and other press information can be found in the online press room at http://media-ColoradoSki.com.