It’s been going crazy around here! People are seemingly carrying over the excitement from last year into this season. The photo above is taken from the top of the stairs leading up to rentals. It shows eight (yes 8) boot fitters busy a few weeks ago on November 12th. That is amazing considering the time of year. So far we have been busier than ever before. Our Kickoff Sale is seven days and we broke records for single day sales, weekend sales, and overall sales. Since then we are up more than 30% over any previous year. Just incredible. We have only been open Thursday-Sunday since the Kickoff Sale as usual in the “pre season” and have had the entire staff working most days so that we could train new staff members. Many days we had five new staffers, three trainers, and five regulars to run the store and attend to customers. Instead everyone has been helping customers all day and the new staff has been learning as they go.
These are fantastic happenings from a business standpoint of coarse. It is also fun for us. When it is busy we have more fun for sure.
We are also enjoying our new boot room. We added about 800 square feet of space over the summer and it holds all of our boots, as well as the completed skis from the shop waiting for pickup. It is amazing to wonder where we put 1200 pairs of boots and 80-100 skis in here before we got the new room. No more off site storage units but it is still surprisingly cramped and crowded around here!
So that is where we are at. This week we go to being open every day. The snow is here. Staff and customers are skiing. Christmas is coming up before you know it and along with it comes the intense business rush that comes with the holiday season. Another season is upon us- yippee! Let it snow!

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