The buzz is Buzz’s. “Everybody who works here has been skiing their whole lives,” says Neil Conroy, manager of the ski shop. “We stay true to putting people on what we’d like to ski on.” Conroy has been skiing for 21 years.
The folks at Christy Sports in Avon, Vail and Beaver Creek believe in snow play as a necessity. “Everybody goes up,” says Aimee Stalnaker, long-time employee at the Avon store. “We’re a full service ski shop ” we’ve got boot fitters, ski tunes, rentals, clothing, repairs, we do everything.” With locations up and down the valley, Base Mountain Sports moves a lot of gear. “We try to figure out the absolute best equipment and clothing for our guests,” says Chris Coleman, manager.