Christy Sports Acquires BootDoctors

Christy Sports acquires BootDoctors, expanding footprint in Telluride & Taos Markets.

Christy Sports LLC, one of the largest winter sports specialty retailers in the nation, today announced its most recent acquisition BootDoctors, a specialty retailer of ski, snowboard and bike products and services, which currently operates out of three locations in Telluride, Colorado and two locations in Taos, New Mexico. The acquisition closed November 2, 2017; financial terms were not disclosed.

As an established fixture in the Colorado and Utah snow sports communities since 1958, Christy Sports’ growth plan has always included further expansion throughout the Rocky Mountains. “

“We’ve been looking to grow our presence in Telluride, and we’re also excited to have the opportunity to enter into Taos,” stated Patrick O’Winter, Christy Sports Chairman. “Acquiring BootDoctors with its well-established brand reputation is the perfect way to expand in these key Rocky resorts.”

A well-known and respected business within the ski and snowboard industry since 1986, BootDoctors is nationally recognized for its exceptional boot fitting and has been ranked in the top 60 ski shops in the country by Powder Magazine.

Much like Christy Sports, BootDoctors is a longtime specialty retailer and equipment renter known for expert customer service and selection of quality products, focusing on both retail and rental services for ski and snowboard equipment during the winter and a supplemental summer business focused on biking and water sports. Along with their retail and rental offerings, BootDoctors also provides guided tours during the summer months for fly fishing, hiking, and biking enthusiasts.

With shared common core values as family-based operations, BootDoctors and Christy Sports collectively provide quality products and exceptional customer service.

“I have watched BootDoctors grow and thrive over the past 31 years, and I wanted to have a solid succession plan in place that would ensure that our staff and customers continue working with a family operation,” said Bob Gleason, co-owner of BootDoctors. “I am confident that partnering with Christy Sports will enable our family values to continue to shine through in how we interact with our customers as well as help shape the future growth of BootDoctors.”

Christy Sports will continue to adhere to its mission of exceeding customer expectations through outstanding service, deep product knowledge and high quality brand name equipment. Daily operations of BootDoctors will continue as usual and operate from their existing locations under its current name, leadership team and staff, with insight and guidance from Christy Sports.

“We recognize the great culture and business that BootDoctors has cultivated and how well it compliments ours. We are thrilled to welcome the BootDoctors team to the Christy Sports family and look forward to growing together with the combined expertise from both sides,” said Matt Gold, Christy Sports CEO.

Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, Christy Sports is one of the largest winter sports specialty retailers in the nation with more than 50 locations in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Washington. In addition to offering a broad selection of retail merchandise in its stores and through multiple e-commerce sites, Christy Sports offers a wide range of equipment servicing capabilities and is a leading provider of rental services to customers offering the latest and best equipment available in the marketplace. During the winter off-season, the Company operates a highly-profitable and growing outdoor furniture retail business, enabling it to leverage operational infrastructure, employees and distribution facilities.

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