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Open for Business: Sun & Ski Sports

Name of business: Sun & Ski Sports 

Physical address: 220 Beaver Creek Place, Avon

Phone number: 970-445-3105

Website: sunandski.com/avon-co

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Sun & Ski Sports in Avon is currently offering the following: ski shop and service, snowboard shop and service, bike shop and service, watersports, shoes, boots, sandals, casual clothing, winter clothing, swimwear, ski and snowboard rentals, and bike rentals. With the return of our bike rental program Sun & Ski has the whole family covered with their selection of bike rentals, including 19-inch and 20-inch bikes from Cannondale, Habit, Trail, Topstone, and even Quik models available for rent. When you rent from Sun & Ski, your money is well spent. Up to two days of rental fees may be applied toward the purchase of new equipment within ten days of rental. 

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

We are now offering curbside pickup on all online orders, as well as home delivery for those who wish to continue social distancing. 

How can the community support you?

The best way to support the Avon location of Sun & Ski Sports is to shop with us in the store or online. We also ask that anyone with extra ski, bike, or swim goggles donate them to the store as part of our Goggles for Docs partnership, which helps provide healthcare workers in local clinics and hospitals with eye protection as official PPE is scarce.  

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Avon’s up-to-date offerings are available at sunandski.com/avon-co#rentals.

What’s the response been?

Overall, the sentiment has been positive! People are looking for ways to social distance in wide-open spaces, and many of them are turning to us for new gear to take on their next adventure. Our customers are excited to continue to shop with us, and we are so grateful to have their support during this time.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

Our new normal consists of extensively cleaning rentals before they go to the customer and upon return. We will continue to deep clean and disinfect our store, as well as require our employees to wear masks so that we can assure our customers of a safe experience. Our three different shopping options (curbside pickup, in-store shopping and direct shipping) will continue indefinitely as we navigate this new normal. For those who wish to visit our store, we will continue to recommend that you wear masks.

Open for Business: Moontime Cyclery

Name of business: Moontime Cyclery and Moontime Cyclery West

Physical address: 0105 Edwards Village Boulevard Unit B-105 and 700 Chambers Avenue Building 1 Unit A1 Eagle, CO 81631

Phone number: Edwards: 970-926-4516 and Eagle: 970-777-6666

Email: frank@moontimecyclery.com

Website: www.moontimecyclery.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Both Moontime Cyclery locations are open for service work, bicycle-related retail items as well as new and demo bike sales.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times? 

Moontime Cyclery is adhering to social distancing procedures by maintaining at least six feet between customers and employees, as well as only allowing one customer in the store at a time. Curbside pickup, drop off, and sales are also available.

How can the community support you? 

Shopping local, even for something as small as a bike tire tube, is helpful in keeping our business alive.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings? 

Call us if you have any questions on anything bicycle-related or service appointment availability. Keep up with new product offerings and other updates via Facebook or Instagram:  @moontimecyclery. 

What’s the response been?

As the weather begins to warm up and allow for outdoor recreation, our customers have been delighted that we are open. We have had an incredible number of bikes in for service.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? 

As an essential business, we’ve been open since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. We will continue to operate in compliance with public health standards as they evolve. Our hope is that our beloved Vail Valley returns to normal soon so our customers can enjoy a fun and healthy summer on the seat of a bicycle!

Open for Business: Mountain Man Fruit & Nut Co.

Name of business: Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co.

Physical address: Home-based business (since COVID-19)

Phone number: 970-949-9080

Email: mtnmannut@outlook.com

Website: www.mtnmanvail.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Mountain Man is offering the same snacks loved by those all over the Vail Valley for years: high-quality chocolates, nuts, dried fruits, candies, trail mixes and snack mixes. We’re making baskets for all occasions: birthday, thank you, get well, new baby, new home, sympathy, etc. Recently, we’ve put together gift bags for a wedding and graduation gifts for some special students. Customers can also add other items to baskets before we complete them (i.e. wine, personal gifts, resort branded gifts, and even fresh fruit). We’d love to get back into providing hotel amenities as the valley begins to re-open.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

Since moving out of our Edwards location during the crisis to make way for the new Mental Health Services offered by Vail Health, we are now home-based and delivering for free all around the valley. We accept orders via the website or with a simple phone call.

How can the community support you?

The community can help us by indulging and ordering their favorite snacks or just by remembering or thanking others with a gift basket thru this crazy COVID-19 crisis. There is no minimum order amount. Every delivery we make is gladly accepted by the recipients and their smiles are priceless.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Look at our website to see what goodies Mountain Man offers or call us. If you don’t see what you are looking for, we still might be able to get it for you. Basket ordering is easy. You can call us and give us a price point and let us select the most popular items to make a well-rounded basket or you can select from our pre-priced gift baskets on the website. There is also a “build your own” basket right down to selecting the grass color either on the website or over the phone. We are flexible and want to make the basket the way you want it. We’ll be adding our mountain-themed gift items to the website soon.  

What’s the response been?

Business has been slower, of course, than being in an active retail location, but people have still been seeking us out! Things just don’t stop because of a crisis, people still have birthdays and chocolate cravings are a real thing! And, you know the goodies gifted from Mountain Man aren’t going to end up being re-gifted, just enjoyed! It doesn’t sound like people are just going to start shopping like they normally did before the crisis even if the economy opens back up, at least, not in the immediate future.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? Going forward, we are looking at all kinds of other avenues. Since setting up our home-based viable workspace, essentially the store’s backroom where the “magic” happens, things have been going smoothly. In the near future, we might look into renting small spaces in other retail stores in which to sell our ready-made baskets. With our new Mountain Man van, we’re bringing the goodies to our customers for free now with no minimum orders! This crisis is going to change the way everyone does business.

Open for Business: Walls+Floors / The Paint Bucket

Name of business: Walls+Floors / The Paint Bucket

Physical address: 40690 Hwy 6 Avon, CO and 212 Chambers Ave. Eagle, CO

Phone number: Avon:  970-949-4695 Eagle:  970-328-4695 

Email: katie@thepaintbucket.com           

Website: www.thepaintbucket.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Our retail locations in Eagle-Vail and Eagle are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday we are open from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Closed Sunday. Our flooring and design studio is open at our Eagle-Vail location from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can still order retail items over the phone for curbside pickup. We have buy-one-get-one-free paint samples through May!!    

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times? 

We’re continually making necessary adjustments to our procedures to ensure the safety of customers and staff. It’s been a learning curve that changes hourly, but we continue to keep safety at the forefront. Our staff is always wearing protective equipment, and sanitizing every incoming and outgoing item and do this all while maintaining unmatched product knowledge and the highest level of customer service. 

How can the community support you?

Gift certificates can be purchased for future use! We also have great DIY paint kits that have everything you need to get your indoor painting project started.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Social media is our most up to date space, Facebook and Instagram. Feel free to call anytime! 

What’s the response been?

We’ve had a huge outpouring from the community!! Homeowners have been extremely supportive of our small business, and we can’t thank you all enough!!  (Please send us photos of all the beautiful work you’ve done on your homes during this crazy time! There is so much beauty that can come from something so uncertain.) Our fellow small businesses in the valley and our advertisers have also been incredible!! Without your support, we wouldn’t be standing this tall with our heads held high! Thank you, thank you!! We’ve been extremely lucky to be able to continue running our business, but it’s just not the same without seeing all our wonderful community members all the time, so we can’t wait to see you all again soon!!  

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

Health and safety are of utmost importance, so whatever needs to be done to ensure those two things, we will be open for business. We’ll continue this operation and adjust as needed. 

Open for Business: High Country Healing

Name of business: High Country Healing

Physical address: 40801 U.S. Highway 6, Suite 5, Avon

Phone number: 970-470-4794

Email: hchvail@gmail.com

Website: highcountryhealing.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time?

We are offering the same great selection of flower, concentrates, edibles and topicals that we always have.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

We had sneeze guards installed so customers can now enter and shop with a budtender, as well as offering curbside pickup for orders that are placed and paid for over the phone or internet. 

How can the community support you?

Thank you for your continued patience with us. We are working on getting the shop back to some sort of normalcy soon.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Check our Instagram (@Hichcountryhealing_Vail) or call us at 970-470-4794.

What’s the response been?

There are warranted frustrations from customers and employees. These are demanding times, but at the end of the day, I think everyone is thankful that we’re still open and able to do business no matter the capacity. 

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

We will soon be moving to full hours.

Open for Business: Avon Liquor

Name of business: Avon Liquor 

Physical address: 100 West Beaver Creek Blvd. Avon, CO 81620

Phone number: 970-949-4384

Email: info@avon-Liquor.com

Website: www.avon-liquor.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

We are offering all of our wine, liquor, beer, mixers and accessories.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

We’ve added delivery and curbside pickup. 

How can the community support you?

The business is open with regular hours. Customers are allowed in the business but feel free to order online and schedule a delivery.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Our website is www.avon-liquor.com or follow us on Instagram and our Facebook page.

What’s the response been?

The response has been positive. Customers have told us how thankful they are to be able to shop normally, but by still following state guidelines for Covid-19.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? Moving forward, Avon Liquor will operate normally but we encourage customers to take advantage of delivery and curbside pickup.  

Open for Business: Peak Performance Footwear

Name of business: Peak Performance Footwear

Physical address: 137 Main Street C 103 W, Edwards, CO

Phone number: 970-835-0340

Website: www.ppfrun.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

We opened the store on May 1 and we are limiting in-store traffic.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

We have adjusted by offering free in-valley delivery and curbside pickup.

How can the community support you?

The community can support us by shopping in-store or online.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Our Facebook page is the best way to keep up to date with Peak Performance.

What’s the response been?

We have an amazing community and have received excellent support.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

We will see where the dust settles. In the meantime, we will be limiting in-store traffic, employees will be wearing masks, sanitizing frequently, offering private shopping and limiting contact. 

Open for Business: The Thrifty Shop

Name of business: The Thrifty Shop (Edwards and Eagle)

Physical address: Edwards – 34510 Hwy 6 #C2 Edwards, CO 81632, Eagle – 1160 Chambers Ave, Eagle, CO 81631

Phone Number: Edwards – 970-926-7134, Eagle – 970-328-1444

Email: info@vailvalleycares

Website: vailvalleycares.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

We are so excited to be open! Our temporary hours for donations are 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. We are open for shoppers inside the store (please wear masks) from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 12 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. We can also come and pick up items, call the closest store for a pickup. Hopefully, we will get back to our regular hours as things begin to normalize.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?  

We are juggling our donors, store customers, and the nonprofits we give grants to. We’ve temporarily adjusted our hours, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. We are accepting donations outside. We know people have been spring cleaning for the past six weeks and have a lot of donations so we are gearing up for the avalanche. From 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday we can allow up to eight customers (with masks on) in the store at a time. For our nonprofit grant applicants, we have pushed our due date back from April 13 to June 1. Hopefully, this will help our applicants to get a handle on their most pressing needs as well as help us figure out how much we can give away this year as we all recover.

How can the community support you?

Help us help the nonprofits we give grants to. Basically, bring us your donations and come see what we have that’s new, which should be most things since we were still skiing when we shut down and now it seems like summer.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Our Vail Daily ads, our website at vailvalleycares.com and our Instagram / Facebook pages at vvcthriftyshops.

What’s the response been?

Positive responses from everyone, and on Instagram we got a “thumbs up” from the Sheriff’s Office and a “Yay” and a “FREAKING FINALLY!”

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?  

We’ll do our best to anticipate needs but I think being able to respond to the changing needs of the community will be most important as we all come out of this and get back on our feet.

Open for Business: Pepi Sports

Name of business: Pepi Sports

Physical address: 231 Bridge St. Vail, CO 81657 

Phone number: 970-476-5202

Email: pepisports@pepisports.comskishop@pepisports.com

What goods and services are you offering at this time? 

Pepi Sports is open downstairs offering all 2019-20 skis marked down 50%, as well as 40% off all ski boots, goggles and helmets. We have temporarily moved clothing, jewelry and furniture displays into Pepi’s Bar while our main showroom is renovated. In the bar, you can find 50-70% off all men’s and ladies’ skiwear. Bikes and e-bikes are available for half-day and full-day rentals. We are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

We are taking advantage of the bar location to offer a more open-air shopping experience in addition to social distancing practices. We also use a spray hand sanitizer to ensure bikes and other rental equipment is clean after each use.

How can the community support you?

We are lucky to have an amazing community around us that can still call the store for personal shopping and questions on equipment and rentals. Our website is up to date with the latest discounts and super deals for at-home shopping. Pepi Sports Upstairs Ladies Boutique will be available for shopping on June 1.

What’s the source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Visit Pepisports.com, find us on Instagram or call the shop at 970-476-5202. The ski shop can be reached at 970-576-5206.

What’s the response been?

Everyone has been thrilled that we have been able to assist them with their Alpine touring gear as they try to get their last turns in before the snow melts.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

As things evolve, we will continue to evolve and adjust to the times so we can continue to serve the valley with the same great service they have become accustomed to over the last 50 years. As always, our goal is to keep the customers safe and healthy in both their adventures and beyond.

Open for Business: Well & Being Spa at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

Name of business: Well & Being Spa at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

Physical address: 715 W. Lio​nshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

Phone number: 970-479-5004

Email: reservations@wbvail.com

Website: www.wbvail.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

We are selling e-gift cards and have a limited time offer: Purchase an e-gift card for a 50-minute service and receive an instant upgrade to an 80-minute and a complimentary spa gift upon arrival when we open back up. Get something for mom for Mother’s Day and the e-gift card will be sent right to her inbox.  

How can the community support you?

Purchasing e-gift cards for a future spa appointment once the spa reopens. e-gift cards can be purchased here. (https://vmmr1657.na.book4time.com/spagift/)

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

www.Wbvail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wellandbeingvail

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wellandbeingvail/

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

Our spa will be taking an enhanced approach to safety and wellness to ensure every employee and guest feels safe. Stay tuned to our social media channels and www.wbvail.com for the full list of action items our team will be making.