Registration for 2011 BP MS150 & Team Sun & Ski Sports

Riding in the 2011 BP MS150?  It’s registration time!

7729056860930-2TRegistering for the 2011 BP MS150 is a little different than last year.  Top Fundraisers will get first dibs on registering first and general riders will have to wait.

Details of the registration process are below:

Top Fundraisers Priority Registration

  • If you raised a minimum of $1,000 in the 2010 BP MS150, including Club 300 members, you will have the first opportunity to register for the 2011 BP MS150.
  • You should have received an email notification the week of September 13 with detailed instructions.
  • Top Fundraiser Priority Registration is from October 11-18.

General Registration

  • Registration will be a first-come, first-serve basis beginning Wednesday, October 20 at 10:20 am.
  • You can register at www.ms150.org for General Registration.

Please note, Team Priority Registration is not offered!

When registering for the 2011 BP MS150, whether you are a Top Fundraiser, returning rider or new rider, be sure to specify that you want to ride with Team Sun and Ski Sports.

*If you are having trouble finding Team Sun and Ski Sports when registering, register as an individual rider and you can be placed on the team at a later time.

After registering for the 2011 BP MS150, you will need to officially register for Team Sun and Ski Sports at www.sunandski.com/events to receive great benefits that Sun and Ski has to offer.

The cost is $95 and gets you a team jersey, entrance into 5 recommended MS150 training rides ($175 value), store discounts, pledge rebate and much much more!
Visit www.sunandski.com/ms150 for a full list of benefits.

For questions or concerns about registering for the 2011 BP MS150, call the National MS Society, Lone Star office at 713-394-2900.

Questions about Team Sun and Ski Sports?  Email the Team Captain at teamcaptain@sunandski.com.

SUN & SKI SPORTS OPENS FIRST CONNECTICUT STORE IN AVON

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Avon, Conn., June 18, 2010 – Specialty sports retailer Sun & Ski Sports, known as the “guide to the great outside,” announces the opening of its newest store this week on Route 44 in Avon.

Located at 195 West Main Street, the new 16,255-square-foot store currently features bikes, cycling accessories and a full bike service shop. Sun & Ski will expand its product line this fall to include a full line of ski and snowboard gear.

“Connecticut’s active outdoor enthusiasts and proximity to some of the best skiing in the Northeast made Avon a natural fit for our newest store,” said Sun & Ski Sports CEO Barry Goldware. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to outfit the vibrant active outdoor community in the Farmington Valley.”

The 30 year old, 24-store adventure retailer, headquartered in Houston, Texas, prides itself in maintaining a staff of knowledgeable, sport-specific employees who provide hands-on, high-level customer service.

The Avon store features a specialized retail team, expert in cycling, boarding and skiing, to assist the beginner, intermediate or expert enthusiast. Sun & Ski will also feature educational and in-the-field events for the public this summer. Bicycle safety, women-only, and triathlon training events are planned for the Avon location.

Sun & Ski Sports’ corporate mission to specialize and departmentalize its stores allows for a comfortable, small-store feel with the advantage of big-store pricing.

“We stick to an old concept: Do a few things, but do them better than anybody else,” said CEO Barry Goldware. “This approach, combined with our knowledgeable staff, gives people more of what they want from a true specialty sports retailer.”

A respected industry leader on the cycling scene, Sun & Ski carries lines including Scott, Haro, Masi and Marin bicycles; Sugoi, Canari, Pearl Izumi and Primal Wear clothing; and Yakima, Giro and Shimano accessories. Additionally, they carry popular winter sport lines such as K2, Nordica, Burton, Ride, Dynastar, The North Face, Volkl, Salomon, Marmot, Orage and Rossignol.

For information, contact Sun & Ski headquarters at 281-340-5000, ext. 167; online customer support at 866-786-3869, or go to the web, www.sunandski.com.

Media Contact:
Gary Griffin
860-676-2300, ext. 131

Virtual Easter Egg Hunt @ Sun & Ski Sports

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Why should kids have all the fun? Welcome to the 2nd Annual Virtual Easter Egg Hunt at Sun & Ski Sports. Weve hidden 150 eggs throughout our website and social networks, each with a prize attached.

Browse the sites and maybe youll get lucky and find a 25% Coupon or a sweet pair of Flow Snowboard Bindings. Better yet, maybe you win the CEOs favorite coffee mug! Hurry, this one day event starts and ends on April 1, 2010.

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Remember when you were 7 and you ran around your Grandmas backyard looking for the eggs your Dad hid? Its kinda like that, except the egg hunt is entirely online and the big kid cant steal the eggs out of your basket when youre not looking. Weve hidden 150 eggs randomly throughout the website, each with a sweet prize attached! Some eggs are easy to find, others are deeply hidden in the crevasses of our virtual sofa, which you may never find them or could die trying.

Heres how it works… search the site looking for Easter eggs, when you find one, it will have a redemption code that corresponds to one of the many prizes listed here. Add that prize to the cart, enter the coupon code listed on the egg in the discount box and then, hit apply. Bada-Bing you now claimed the free egg! Now, just go through the checkout process like normal and youre done.

Important note: I dont recommend consuming the Taco from the taco bus down the street if you do, its at your own risk. Although some of our staff swear by its goodness, its still from a literal bus on the corner. Maybe I’ll throw in a pack of Pepto to go with that one.

A Packing List Essay by Mairko Liveric

Recently, we had an essay contest within our stores for the best story related to our Ski Trip Packing List and how we use them to assist our customers. Below is the winning entry by Mairko Liveric at our Plainview, NY Store. Enjoy…

So one day…
A nice, fine woman came into the shop, said “Im looking for a snowboard.,
It’s for my son, he’s 14 years old, with his current one he’s so bored.”
I asked “Whats his weight, what size is his shoe?”
and “What type of riding does he like to do?”
She answered “140, about a size 9,
he rides the whole mountain and goes all the time.”
I showed her some Arbors, I showed her some Burtons
she told me with these, her wallet would be hurtin’.
I showed her K2, then tried Ride,
she said “Well I don’t really like the design.”
I said “How about the Destroyer? Or O-Matic Awesome?”
She said “I’m looking for a deal, at Sno-Haus I saw some.”
I told her about Price Match Guarantee,
and we never let a customer leave unhappily.
I pointed her to clearance, said that was the majority of decks,
and I bet you can guess just what happened next.
I reached into my pocket, and oh what was this?
of course it was the Sun and Ski Sports Snow Sports Packing List.
I opened it up, like a scroll it hung,
handed it to the lady and said “we’ve only just begun.”
On the bottom written MJ, my numbers 1480,
I don’t care if you drive a hoopty or a brand new black Mercedes.
“This is for your son, so no one will forget,
The essential items to have a great time and most important don’t get wet.”
She said “He has a jacket and pants, and doesn’t wear sweaters or fleece,
I bought him thermals and glove and sock liners are not something that he needs.”
“He has socks, hats, neck gators, helmet, and a ninja clava thats really cool.
And he has refused to wear a turtleneck since elementary school.
He has some Anon goggles and Spy glasses that he loves,
some NorthFace boots, Burt’s Bees Wax, and DaKine Rover gloves.”
I stayed positive, but any sale seemed “iffy”,
she interrupted my thought and said hand warmers were for sissy’s.
Boot dryers and walk aides she said “I think he’ll live without,
plus if I go buying all of this stuff my husbands gonna shout!”
After gloves and footbeds “no interest,” lock and swimsuit “Check.”,
“He has a camelback so that brings us back to the deck.
If I got him a board then I’d get him a bag,
but I don’t see anything I like, sorry if I’m a nag.”
I assured her the boards were great, and that we have the widest selection,
in customer service we never settle for less that perfection.
I showed her some boots, then onto some bindings,
I was trying so hard, my mind was unwinding.
Then I heard the words that I didn’t want to hear,
“I think I’m gonna hold off on the board until next year.”
On the inside I was crushed, on the outside I was fine,
She thanked me for my patience, then thanked me for my time.
I did all I could, I didn’t regret,
the effort I gave my blood, tears, and sweat.
As she walked away, there was no need to stop her…………..


Cause in the end it turned out she was a secret shopper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

Don’t get caught on the slopes unprepared, check out our interactive packing list

Planning your winter sports trip can be tricky, did you bring the goggles? How about the ski lock? Your friends and Sun & Ski have developed the perfect solution that will prevent you from being on the slopes unprepared: the ultimate interactive packing list.

Available on the home page or on it’s dedicated page, the ski and snowboard packing list is divided into four categories: apparel (e.g. jackets, sweaters); essentials (e.g. thermals, socks, googles); luggage; comfort (e.g. ski locks, after gloves, footbeds); and equipment (e.g. skis, boots, poles, bindings). Additionally, users can read helpful tips and print out their list.

The packing list also allows customers to locate which items they may be missing to the products on the Sun & Ski site.  Sun & Ski carries such ski gear lines as K2, Volkl and Nordica and Rossignol, and snowboard gear from Burton, Ride and K2.  If you are visiting one of our stores, print the list out and allow our team of experts to guide to answer your questions.

And while you’re on the site, don’t forget take advantage of our holiday sales.

As always, let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter (@SunandSki)

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2009 Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals – Sneak Peek…

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You have just stumbled across the sneak peek of 2009’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. This is a small listing of just some of the great deals you will find at Sun & Ski Sports. The sale starts this Wednesday (1/25) for the early bird shoppers and available online through Monday (11/30).

Apparel – Men’s, Women’s, and Kid’s

Save 50% Off All Clearance Women’s Apparel Jackets, Polos, Fleece, Swimwear… etc
Save up to 25% Off Women’s Surf-Skate Apparel T-Shirts, Shorts… etc
Save 50% Off All Clearance Men’s Apparel Jackets, Polos, Fleece, Swimwear… etc
Save up to 25% Off Men’s Surf-Skate Apparel T-Shirts, Shorts… etc
Save 50% Off All Clearance Kid’s Apparel Jackets, Polos, Fleece, Swimwear… etc

Watches & Electronics

Timex Ironman HI-Ti Watch Was $119.95 Now Only $29.93
Polar Cs600 Pro Team Edition Cycling Computer Was $429.99 Now Only $239.93

Ski & Snowboards Deals

Save up to 60% off Clearance Ski & Snowboard Gear
Giro 540 Ski Helmet Was $80.00 Now Only $49.93
Smith Cascade Air Goggle Was $50.00 Now Only $19.93
Volkl AC 50 Skis w/ Bindings ’09 Was $1175.00 Now Only $699.93
Elan Black Magic Skis w/ Bindings ’09 Was $700.00 Now Only $299.93
Dalbello Electra 8 Ski Boots Was $475.00 Now Only $199.93
Burton T6 Snowboard ’09 Was $799.95 Now Only $459.93
Burton Blunt Snowboard ’09 Was $349.95 Now Only $169.93

Shoes & Footwear

Save 25% Off Shoes, Boots & Sandals – Online Only Excludes Apre & Cycling Shoes
BOGO 50% Off Shoes, Boots & Sandals – In-Stores Only Excludes Apre & Cycling Shoes

Cycling – Bikes, Apparel, and Accessories

Haro F1 BMX Freestyle Bike ’09 Was $279.99 Now Only $179.93
Haro Flightline S Mountain Bike ’09 Was $319.99 Now Only $249.93
Tri-Ton Mobo Cruiser Was $369.99 Now Only $249.93
Shimano Women’s SH-WF21 Indoor Cycling Shoes Was $89.99 Now Only $39.93
Shimano Men’s SH-R220 Road Cycling Shoes Was $279.99 Now Only $159.93
World Cycling Jerseys – All Styles $29.93 Was $70.00 Now Only $29.93
Primal Jerseys – All Styles 30% Off – – – – – –
Canari Paceline Tank Cycling Jerseys Was $34.99 Now Only $19.93
Sugoi Evolution Cycling Shorts Was $89.99 Now Only $59.93
Blackburn Trak Stand Ultra Bike Trainer Was $299.99 Now Only $199.93
Blackburn Trak Stand Mag Bike Trainer Was $159.99 Now Only $99.93
Croozer 535 Bike Trailer (Double) Was $449.99 Now Only $379.93
Croozer 737 Bike Trailer (Single) Was $429.99 Now Only $359.93
iBert Safe-T-Seat Front Mounted Child Carrier Was $94.99 Now Only $79.93
Polar Cs600 Pro Team Edition Cycling Computer Was $429.99 Now Only $239.93
Yakima Hold Up 2″ Hitch Bike Rack Was $415.99 Now Only $269.93
Yakima Slickroc 4 Hitch 2 Bike Rack Was $344.99 Now Only $189.93
SportRack Voyager II Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Rack Was $79.99 Now Only $49.93
Blackburn Delphi 4.0 Cycling Computer Was $59.99 Now Only $39.93
Rav-X Bike Basics Kit Was $49.99 Now Only $29.93
Giro Ionos Bike Helmet Was $229.99 Now Only $149.93
Giro Phase Mountain Bike Helmet Was $74.99 Now Only $49.93
Bell Sweep Bike Helmet Was $139.99 Now Only $89.93
Easton EA70 Clincher Road Wheelset Was $499.99 Now Only $349.93
Easton EA90SLX Wheelset Was $999.99 Now Only $699.93
Easton EC70 SL Carbon Clincher Wheelset Was $1399.99 Now Only $799.93
Serfas ARC Bike Saddle Was $79.99 Now Only $39.93
Serfas Men’s Eyeflex Saddle Was $49.99 Now Only $19.93
Serfas Women’s Eyeflex Saddle Was $49.99 Now Only $19.93

Inline Skates

K2 Men’s EXO 80 Inline Skates Was $179.99 Now Only $99.93
K2 Men’s MOTO 84 Inline Skates Was $219.99 Now Only $129.93
K2 Women’s Andra Inline Skates Was $179.99 Now Only $99.93
K2 Women’s Alexis Inline Skates Was $219.99 Now Only $129.93
K2 Boy’s Raider Inline Skates Was $109.99 Now Only $59.93
K2 Girl’s Marlee Inline Skates Was $109.99 Now Only $59.93
K2 Fatty Pro Aggressive Inline Skates Was $199.99 Now Only $139.93

RE: Fur – Code Of Conduct With Our Vendors

Noah,

Thank you for informing us of the inhumane treatment of animals in the fur trade.

Based on your e-mail, I have requested that all of our vendors who offer fur (a small part of our overall assortment) indicate to me their animal treatment policies.  So far, it appears that all of our suppliers adhere to a strict policy of humane treatment.  I have included a code of conduct statement from one of our vendors below which seems to typify most.  I am still awaiting info from a few others.

Thanks again for bringing this to our attention.  I am disappointed that when you sent your first e-mail you did not give me a chance to research the situation and get back to you, instead, you immediately began targeting our Facebook and Twitter pages  encouraging people to print and post disparaging posters against Sun and Ski Sports. Having said that, I do appreciate the information and will monitor our vendor policies going forward.

Sincerely,
Barry Goldware

CEO
Sun & Ski Sports

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Share Your Warmth – Coat Drive and Range Sale

This November, take time to “Share Your Warmth” with those in need by donating gently used winter apparel to Star of Hope at Sun & Ski Sports winter clothing drive November 9-23. “Share Your Warmth” collection boxes will be set up to collect new or gently used coats, jackets, sweaters, hats and gloves at all five Hous…ton-area Sun & Ski Sports locations.

Over the past 11 years, Sun & Ski Sports has collected more than 27 tons of clothing to provide warmth to Houston’s homeless.

“Share Your Warmth” collections are located at Sun & Ski Sports stores through out the Houston area: 6100 Westheimer, Memorial City Mall, Katy Mills Mall, 5503 FM 1960 West and 1355 Bay Area Boulevard.

While you’re at the store, be sure to take full advantage of our entire store on sale! Every ski, every bike, everything! The more you buy, the more you save!

Visit www.sunandski.com/shareyourwarmth for more details!

BP MS150 Priority Registration – Team Sun & Ski Sports

If you are getting registered for the BP MS150 ride for 2010 and wanting to join Team Sun & Ski Sports, when you get to the registration page that allows you to search for your team, use the search term “Sun And Ski Sports” to find us. If you need further assistance, please contact us through the comment section below and we’ll be glad to help!

Dallas Bike Ride: Sunday Bagels, Bikes and Bananas

Come meet up at the Arlington Sun & Ski Sports for Bikes, Bagels, & Bananas, our weekly Sunday morning ride. For your convenience, we open the store at 7:30 AM in case the riders need supplies.

When: Tuesdays @ 6:15 PM | Where: Arlington Sun & Ski Sports | Cost: Free

Join us every Tuesday evening for some mountain bike riding though the south part of the Dallas Metroplex (OCNP, CH, BP, BC, RL). Beginners, intermediate and advanced riders are all welcome to join us.

Length: The length of the ride is 30 miles. Please make sure your bike is in working order before we head out.

Note: This is an unsanctioned ride; all riders assume responsibility for their own skill level and actions. Helmets and hydration are strongly recommended.

Questions? Call Scott or Stan at 682-433-0027.

Looking for more information about our Arlington Bike Shop? Visit our Arlington Sun and Ski store or view our online selection of cycling apparel and cycling accessories. Feel free to also peruse our list of bike shop services.