Sun & Ski Sports Announces Baggage Bail-Out $50 Rebate

Offer Available Through Mar. 31, 2009

Houston, TX — Nov. 26, 2008 — With the 2008-09 winter ski and snowboarding trips fast approaching, Sun & Ski Sports has announced the store’s first-ever “Baggage Bail-Out” rebate to help assuage concerns over the airline industry’s new checked baggage fees. The Houston-based outdoor adventure sports outfitter will offer its customers a $50 rebate on purchases of new snow skis or snowboards, with proof of minimum purchase from Sun & Ski and current travel voucher and lift ticket from a snowbound destination.

The “Baggage Bail-Out” promotion is good through March 31, 2009.

“Basically we’ll pick up one round-trip tab for our customers’ checked bags when they purchase their winter sports gear at Sun & Ski Sports and go skiing or snowboarding this season,” explained Sun & Ski Sports CEO Barry Goldware. The rebate will be in the form of a $50 Sun & Ski Sports gift card.

In today’s market, the standard fee for a second checked bag, such as for snow skis or snowboards, is $25 per trip. The fee applies to the purchase of economy tickets for travel anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.

Sun & Ski Sports carries such ski gear lines as K2, Volki and Nordica and Rossignol, and snowboards by Burton, Ride and K2.

There are five Sun & Ski Sports stores in the Houston area; three in the Dallas area; and one each in Austin; San Antonio, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Cincinnati and Nashville. The company owns three Ski Chalet stores in Arlington, VA, Chantilly, VA and Gaithersburg, MD, and a Ski Stop store in Plainview, NY. Its interactive e-commerce websites ( and boast more than 3,500 specialty products representing 100 brands.

For information, contact the headquarters’ office (281) 340-5000, ext. 167; online customer support 1-866-786-3869 or go to the web,