Christy Sports Announces Closure of New Mexico Locations

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Christy Sports, the premier outdoor rental and retail service provider, has announced the closure of all its locations in New Mexico. The closure will be effective upon the conclusion of the 23/24 winter ski season. The company currently operates six stores in New Mexico, including four in Taos Ski Valley under the banners of Cottam’s, Alpine Xtreme, and Bootdoctor’s, one in downtown Taos under Cottam’s, and one seasonal location in Santa Fe under Cottam’s.

The decision to exit New Mexico was made to prioritize investment in more profitable regions in order to better serve guests and employees. Opening and closing stores based on business performance is a natural part of running a successful business. Christy Sports has opened new stores this winter in Aspen and Telluride, Colorado, where market conditions are more favorable for expansion.

Pete LaBore, Chief Executive Officer at Christy Sports, stated, “Christy Sports is focused on making decisions that are in the best interest of our overall company. We have loved serving guests in New Mexico for the last five years. Unfortunately, we made the difficult decision to leave based solely on financial performance, and not because of any lack of effort from our employees and teams.”

The majority of the New Mexico locations were acquired by Christy Sports in late 2018 from the Cottam’s family. While transitioning its seasonal staff as usual, the company will also assist all full-time staff in exploring opportunities at other Christy Sports locations. Meanwhile, the Bootdoctor’s location in Telluride, Colorado, will continue its normal operations serving guests in that market.

Christy Sports is currently in talks with interested parties in the New Mexico market about selling the locations that are set to close. Further details are not available at this time.

Headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, Christy Sports is a leading outdoor specialty retail and rental operator with over 50 locations in Colorado, Utah, Washington, and Montana. In addition to retail merchandise, the company offers rental and equipment services, as well as other outdoor businesses during the spring and summer seasons.

Christy Sports operates in the outdoor retail and rental industry, specializing in providing outdoor equipment and services to customers. The company has been serving customers in New Mexico for the past five years with six store locations, including popular ski destinations like Taos Ski Valley and Santa Fe.

However, the company has made the decision to close all its locations in New Mexico after the conclusion of the 23/24 winter ski season. This decision was made to prioritize investment in more profitable regions where market conditions are more favorable for expansion. As part of the normal operations of running a successful business, opening and closing stores based on business performance is necessary.

Pete LaBore, the CEO of Christy Sports, emphasized that the decision to exit New Mexico was based solely on financial performance and not due to any lack of effort from the employees and teams. The company has loved serving guests in New Mexico, but they believe this move will better serve both their guests and employees.

While transitioning seasonal staff as usual, Christy Sports will also assist all full-time staff in exploring opportunities at other Christy Sports locations. It is currently in talks with interested parties in the New Mexico market about selling the locations that are set to close.

Headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, Christy Sports is a leading outdoor specialty retail and rental operator with over 50 locations in Colorado, Utah, Washington, and Montana. The company not only offers retail merchandise but also provides rental and equipment services. Additionally, they engage in other outdoor businesses during the spring and summer seasons.

For more information about Christy Sports and its operations, you can visit their official website here.