It’s a Blizzard! It’s a Buzzard! It’s a Great Big Sale!
by Samuel Adams
Aug 22, 2013 | 5722 views | 0 0 comments | 267 267 recommendations | email to a friend | print

An Early Sign of Winter: Huge Sales on Gear Starts Friday 

This Telluride summer has been, as always, beautiful. The ski season ended with a great day of celebration, Ride the Rockies spiced up the town, and Bluegrass was a success. And yes, we’re all looking forward to Blues and Brews and the beautiful foliage. But let’s be honest: we’re here to ski! So why not start the season off with the best gear, and steeply discounted to boot? Pun intended. 

Bootdoctors and Telluride Sports are offering huge sales this weekend. Locals can enjoy steeply discounted summer and winter gear at all Telluride Sports and Bootdoctors locations. Here’s your guide to these massive sales:


Blizzard Sale:

Starting Friday and ending Monday, Telluride Sports’ ‘Blizzard’ sale will offer 30-70 percent discounted goods at its gondola, Franz Klammer, Alternative Edge, the North Face and Neve Sports locations. The company will be offering free raffles throughout the weekend, giving locals the chance to win a GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition, a $300 value, and a pair of men’s Ride 2014 el Hefe snowboard bindings, priced at $340.

Shoppers can expect to see every type of ski equipment, from top brands like Burton, Patagonia, Völkl, Spyder, and many more, starting at 30 percent off. While last year’s equipment will be going for cheap, some of this year’s gear will be discounted as well. Shoppers can walk away with entire setups for the whole family or find themselves some great early holiday gifts.

The Blizzard sale will be fun for the whole family. Check out the bouncy castle in Heritage Plaza (free!) for the kids, with live music scheduled throughout the weekend. Norwood’s own Blister will perform classic rock hits Saturday, starting at noon, followed by Telluride’s Great Funktier, starting at noon on Sunday.

Telluride Sports is using this opportunity to give back to the community. The Blizzard sale will offer local nonprofits the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club and the Angel Baskets the opportunity to fundraise throughout the weekend. Angel Baskets is fundraising to help purchase school supplies for needy families in Telluride. Shoppers may donate to these causes at their locations in Heritage Plaza throughout the weekend.


Buzzards at Bootdoctors:

Bootdoctors will have huge deals during its Friday-Monday Buzzard sale, with summer and winter gear starting and 40 percent off, and some gear offered for a discount of 70 percent. Seven of Bootdoctors’ renowned boot fitters will be on staff to offer free customizations throughout the weekend. What better way to hit West Drain with a vengeance than in a pair of boots that were made just for you?

Bootdoctors will offer sales on alpine Nordic and backcountry ski equipment - brand-name goggles, helmets, base layers, outerwear, bindings, skis boots and poles will be on sale. You can get your entire winter shopping for a huge discount! 

Shoppers can also purchase specials on pay-as-you-go tune cards, at 25 percent off what you purchase during the weekend. Cardholders can enjoy Bootdoctors’ professional tuning services so they can carve and shred with gusto. This is the perfect stocking stuffer!

Shoppers can head to Mountain Village for ski gear, but they can also visit Paragon Sports in Telluride, on Main Street, to take advantage of steeply discounted summer gear. Bike brands like Specialized, Giant, Ellsworth, Pivot and Santa Cruz, as well as bike shoes, apparel and accessories will be offered on the cheap. Climbing brands like Black Diamond will be discounted 60-70 percent.

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