Christy Sports said it's celebrating its 50th year of operation with  special discounts, giveaways and an end-of-season anniversary ski party. Said Keith Liefer, COO of Christy Sports, “”It's our birthday and we want to make sure that our customers get all the presents. While other mid-size retailers have fallen victims to big box operations, we have thrived and continue to grow, thanks in no small part to our loyal customers.”

The Christy Sports journey began with its first location on West Colfax Ave. It has since expanded to more than 40 locations throughout Colorado and Utah. The company said its success has come because it “has never wavered from the philosophy that to succeed. It should exceed customer expectations through outstanding customer service, product knowledge and quality goods. Christy Sports' growth has been a reflection of the way it has treated its customers throughout the years.”

“We want to congratulate Christy Sports on this accomplishment and for its longevity in the ski industry,” said Jake Jacobs, president and CEO of Spyder. “As we are celebrating our 30th anniversary, we recognize the commitment and hard work that goes into achieving this milestone. As two Colorado-based companies that are focused on the ski industry, we both have been at the forefront bringing change to the industry and improving the way our customers enjoy the sport.”