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Vail Valley thrift stores stock up on ski gear

Vail Valley Cares
Special to the Vail Daily
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail DailyVail Valley: The Thrifty Shops in Edwards and Eagle have been collecting ski and snowboard gear all year to sell this fall

VAIL, Colorado – When the Thrifty Shops in Edwards and Eagle open their doors this morning, they will be fully stocked with skis, snowboards, winter outerwear and all other cold-weather accessories for children and adults.

“We have been saving the best winter items all year and this is an incredible opportunity to pick up really good snow gear at great prices,” says Greg Osteen, the director Vail Valley Cares, which operates the thrift stores. “We are blessed with a lot of generous souls who donate great equipment and clothing that we can offer at affordable prices, especially with the economy being so unpredictable.”

Each of the Thrifty Store locations were busy stocking their shelves on Friday night to accommodate all the specialty name-brand merchandise that has been collecgted throughout the year, including brands like Burton, Morrow, K2, Volkl, Rossignol, Atomic, Salomon, among others.

Both Thrifty Shop locations are still in need of winter items in good condition, including clothing and snowboards, which typically fly out of the store quickly, Osteen says.

“Donations from people in the community are what makes all of this possible,” says Osteen, “we rely on them to keep shoppers coming in the stores.”

The stores are open today from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Shoppers who start early will be rewarded with first choice of goods. The Thrifty Shops are located in Edwards at 34510 Highway 6, across from the Riverwalk Starbucks and in Eagle at 1160 Chambers Avenue.

Vail Valley Cares is a nonprofit organization formed by local churches to assist people in need in our community. Since 1993, the organization has given away over $1.4 million.

For more information about the Thrifty Shoppes, or Vail Valley Cares, visit or call Greg Osteen at 970-328-4456.

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