The snow at the ski hill has been phenomenal and there are plenty of you that have taken advantage. I70 traffic has had its troubles but that hasn’t translated to the same crowds on the slopes. There is plenty of room for everybody on the mountain to have a wonderful day of skiing. If you’re still not convinced and want to avoid the beaten path, all your favorite trails have a really solid snowpack right now and offer great, less crowded, experiences for snowshoe or cross-country (Nordic) day trips. As many of you know, we rent it all. And if you need anything tuned or fixed, we do that too. Come see us the night before your adventure and we’ll get you out the door at the best value available (check in tunes and repairs earlier in the week for an earlier return date).
Floods, Blizzards, and Deep Freeze….. Oh my!
There has been plenty to mark this season as memorable. Are you putting your own personal touch on it? If you haven’t been out to enjoy the epic winter we’re having what are you waiting for? Now is the time to take advantage, don’t be the one next year that’s listening to all of your friends say how much better the snow was last season. Snowshoe and Cross-Country trails have a solid snowpack and offer great experiences as alternatives to fighting for space at the resorts. Whatever your fancy, let us take care of your gear for rentals or tuning.
Are you visiting town for the winter? Not sure what type of skis or snowboard to buy? New to the sport? Kids are growing? Then our season rental packages are just for you!
We are just starting to enter the ski and snowboard season, and we have plenty of rental packages left for you and your family! Junior packages (Kids under 100 lbs and 5’0″) starting at $100, and adult packages starting at $160 gets you boots, skis and poles for the season with all the fresh rewaxing you want, and the ability to refit mid season if the gear doesn’t feel quite right mid season. Give us a call, and our friendly staff will help you out!
Early Season Rates on Season Rentals, NOW Available! Click here or call for more details.
Our early season hours are: 12 – 6pm Sunday through Friday
9am – 6pm Saturday
Crystal Ski Shop will re-open its doors October 1st, 2013
After another beautiful summer, and surviving the Colorado Flooding, we will be reopening our doors for season rentals and tuning. If you have a seasonal renewal, need to rent skis for the season, need your own equipment tuned, or just want to drop in to say hi, come on by! Our hours of operation will be 12pm to 6pm Sunday thru Friday, and 9am to 6pm on Saturdays. Beginning late November, we will resume our normal hours of 7am to 8pm 7 days a week. If you have any questions, please call 303 449 7669!
We’re Still Here! Come get one last day in this season.
We are in our late season hours (listed in the post below), but due to the great news about these resorts being open for one more weekend, we’ll be here first thing in the morning on Saturday and Sunday. We’ve been able to schedule one tech each day to arrive at 7:00am to get you ready for another day of shredding. Call with questions at (303)449-7669.
That’s Right, after another fantastic season, spring is starting, and summer is right around the corner! Make sure you get out there for those last days on your four packs, use up those extra ticket discounts, or before your season rentals are due for return. We’re still here to rent you excellent quality skis, snowboards, or cross country skis for your last winter sports excursions, so come on by!
In addition to postcard reminders and an e mail blast, a quick reminder to our season rental customers that 2013 Season Rentals are due back April 14th, 2013. If you need to keep them longer, we can renew them in person or over the phone at a discounted renewal rate. If you just need to request an extension, give us a call at 303-449-7669.
Please also note our reduction in hours :
April 1st-14th: 7:00AM – 8:00PM Everyday
April 15th – 21st: 9:00AM – 6:00PM Everyday
April 22nd – April 30th: 12:00PM – 6:00PM Everyday
After April 30th: By Appointment Only
We’re your best resource for days like this! We’ve got a great selection of powder skis to choose from. We keep them around all year, just waiting for these few great opportunities to rent them out. Come in and check out our freshy pow options from Icelantic, Rossignol, and Hart.
It’s also a great day to get out locally. Come rent some snowshoes or a cross country package… who knows, it could be faster than driving to work!
For you Back-Country explorers, we’ve got AT packages and skins, along with beacons, shovels, and probes for your off-piste adventures. But be safe out there….. the CAIC is reporting considerable avalanche danger for the front range. Their website states that it is very easy to trigger large avalanches with our current conditions; the snow pack is very inconsistent and prone to sliding. For more information, check out:
We now have back/side-country options with Skins, Beacons, Shovels, and Probes! We’ve partnered with Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides to put on an AAIRE certified Avalanche Level 1 course starting this Thursday, January 10th. Thursday and Friday are evening classroom sessions with Saturday and Sunday field training days. There are still a couple spots available, if you’re interested call Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides at (720) 242-9828 today!
The rising popularity and excitement of back country exploration has made its way into our rental inventory! We’ve got Icelantic Nomad RKR and Hart Outback skis mounted with the Marker Baron AT bindings and climbing skins to match. The Marker Baron bindings are a versatile binding that functions perfectly as a resort/lift service binding but also has a heel release and riser bar for use as a side and back country option. The Hart Outback and Icelantic Nomad RKR are wider skis that will help you float smoothly [over those pesky rocks hidden below the surface] on your descent, while also making the ascent easier by keeping you higher in the snow pack so you aren’t working your tail off while breaking trail. We also now have skins for our Tele Skis too, for all you “free the heel, free the mind” types out there.
Additionally, we’ve got Beacons, Shovels, and Probes to be able to pair with the ski/boot/skin combination. Please remember that there are no life guards or ski patrol in the back-country, so use caution, know the conditions, and make sure you and your back-country partners are properly trained and certified. BE CAREFUL!
This is a new product set for us to be able to offer in our rental inventory. Our goal is to provide a more affordable option on great equipment and be a resource for Boulder’s enthusiastic outdoor community. This is your opportunity to see what the back-country hype is all about. Stop in soon to take a look at the equipment and ask any questions you may have.