by Madison V. Fisler
Feb. 25, 2014. It’s almost that time of year again. That’s right, the highly-anticipated annual Spyder Sample Sale will kick off at Sugar Mountain Sports Shop on Thursday, Feb. 27 and continue until the very end of the ski season.
Sugar Mountain Sports Shop will premier the 2015 Spyder Sample line at 30 percent off retail prices beginning Thursday, Feb. 27. In addition, all 2014 Spyder Sample Sale Merchandise will be reduced even more to 50 percent off their full retail price. Any remaining 2013 or older samples will be reduced to 60 percent off of their original prices. Quantities and sizes are very limited, so be sure to come early!
“We have been doing the Spyder Sample Sale for about ten years, and everyone really loves it,” said Kim Jochl, Vice President of Sugar Mountain Resort and Director of Marketing and Merchandising.
“It’s like a showing of what’s to come. It is a great opportunity, a great preview of next year’s items. I just love Spyder, it’s among the best products out there. I wore it when I raced on the U.S. Ski Team, and I love it.”
The sample sale will continue from Feb. 27 through the end of the season.
“On the first day, there will be people waiting at the door,” Jochl said.
“This is usually their first big purchases of the year, and it’s a great time to get great winter apparel.”
The samples sold are all one size: Men’s large, Women’s medium, Youth 10 and Toddler 5. These sizes are the most common and will fit most customers.
“I am really excited for this sample sale,” Retail Merchandise Manager Amber Guffey.
“We have sold through a lot of our stuff this season, and I am excited to get the new stuff going. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Sugar Mountain Sports Shop, located in the Base Lodge features only the finest in ski, snowboard and leisure apparel. The 1,800 square foot venue offers an incredible variety of apparel, gifts, accessories and even souvenirs for the entire family.
“We are all skiers here, so we have a pretty good idea for what everyone needs to have their best experience,” Jochl said.
And the friendly staff at the shop is more than happy to help you with anything you may need. Just ask one of the many associates, like Sarah Smith, Michelle McLeod, Jan Boyd, Emily Billings, Carly Pugh, Abigail Griffith, Skylar Tipton, Devon Farfour, Andrew Burleson, Robin Olsen, Alexis Sabo or of course, Retail Merchandise Manager Amber Guffey.
“We have all the soft goods you need at the Sports Shop,” said Guffey. “We carry everything from Spyder to Marmot and Burton. We carry footwear, apparel, necessities, and this year we have seen a lot of people buying safety equipment like goggles and helmets. We also have sports accessories and even souvenirs!”
The shop has one of the largest selections of goggles and eyewear in the High Country, and has all the apparel and accessories you need for a great day out on the slopes, said Guffey.
We are always on the mountain, so we know all the best gear and want to pass that on to our customers, said Owner and President of Sugar Mountain Resort Gunther Jochl.
And what better time to check out the famous Sports Shop than during the annual Spyder Sample Sale? The sample sale allows guests to snag a first-look at Spyder’s entire 2015 line, and nab some product at fantastic prices.
Sugar Mountain Resort is located at 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive in Banner Elk. For more information, call 828-898-4521 or visit the resort’s website here.
Check out photos from the shop and be sure to stop by for the sample sale.
Photos by Ken Ketchie