The annual Ski Rex Sale is going down Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 through Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. The sale is set to take place at the four Front Range Colorado Ski & Golf stores, Colorado Ski & Sports in Park Meadows, as well as Boulder Ski Deals, with outdoor gear being sold at 30-75% off retail. This is the perfect way to kick off the 2012-2013 ski season with solid gear and a fatter wallet.

Skiers and riders will also have the chance to grab their Epic passes for Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin at all locations.

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Denver, Colo., Aug. 10, 2012—Serious bargain hunters will reap extra rewards over Labor Day weekend as larger than usual amounts of outdoor gear will be sold at 30-75 percent off last year's retail prices at the annual SKI REX sale at the four Front Range Colorado Ski & Golf stores, Colorado Ski & Sports in Park Meadows, and Boulder Ski Deals. Following a less than stellar retail ski season, the Ski & Golf stores have purchased unsold gear from last season, and the excessive inventory means great selection and unbeatable prices. The epicenter of the sale occurs in the parking lot of the Aurora Colorado Ski & Golf under the circus-style tent beginning Saturday, Sept. 1 and continuing through Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. The new gear is primarily last year's models and styles but shoppers can also find discounts on the latest equipment for the 2012-13 season. Skiers and riders can also purchase their Epic passes for Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin at all locations.

SKI REX hours are Saturday, Sept. 1 from 9am to 6pm and Sunday, Sept. 2 from 10am to 5pm and the final day under the tent is Labor Day Monday from 10am to 5pm. Sale prices are available until Sunday, Sept. 16 and inside the following Colorado Ski & Golf stores:

2650 S. Havana, Aurora
7715 Wadsworth, Arvada
8100 W. Crestline, Littleton
2454 Montebello Square Drive (corner of Montebello & Academy), Colorado Springs
8691 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree
Boulder Ski Deals – 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

"After disappointing snow conditions last season and fewer days on the slopes than planned, skiers and riders are eager to make up for lost time and do some catching up," explains Randy Bush, Colorado Ski & Golf's regional manager. "And, when the mountain industry has a subpar season, consumers benefit in both price and selection during fall sales."

Top picks this year


Shoppers looking for the hottest items at the best prices should consider the Volkl Mantra and Rossignol S3 all-mountain skis for men with savings up to 40 percent.  For women, the ever-popular and versatile K2 Lotta Luv skis are a popular choice and will also be reduced up to 40 percent. Snowboard decks, boots, and bindings from Burton and Ride will be discounted up to 75 percent.

New this year, is a section of the sale dedicated to casual and lifestyle clothing, technical apparel and footwear. According to Bush, "we have built up our selection of lifestyle gear and footwear more than 100 times from previous years because this is the 'stuff' you need when you get off the slopes."

Junior Trade In Program

Junior Trade In, the best ski and snowboard rental package program in Colorado, is also available during SKI REX. The 25 year-old equipment exchange program for kids ages 4-18 has launched thousands of young skiers and riders with its budget-friendly pricing. Prices remain the same this year with a complete set of used equipment including skis, boots, bindings and a safety binding check for $99.99.  Equipment can be returned the following year at the end of the 2013 season and parents can refit their kids into a different set of used equipment for the next season.  The net cost per child after the first year is $49.99 per year!  The Junior Trade-In is also offered on new equipment with setups starting at $199.99. Equipment returned by March 31gets a 50 percent discount on next year's equipment–$99.99/year after the first year!  Kids who love their current equipment can opt to keep it for two years and return it for a 30 percent discount after two seasons.  A similar deal is available for snowboarders with a slightly higher rate for used equipment–$99.99 for a full snowboard setup that includes boots and deck.

Ski and Snowboard Recycling

For the fifth consecutive year, all Colorado Ski & Golf stores, Colorado Ski & Sports, and Boulder Ski Deals are offering onsite drop off for ski and snowboard recycling.  Skiers and riders can bring unwanted skis, snowboards, cross-country skis, boots, poles and bindings to all locations. Equipment in good condition is donated to charitable domestic programs. Equipment that isn't safe or usable is transported to a recycling facility.A small fee is added to the purchase of new adult skis, snowboards and boots to help defray the costs with all proceeds donated to Snowsports Industries America (SIA) to support their national Ski and Snowboard Recycling Program.

All items purchased at SKI REX include the Colorado Ski & Golf guarantee of complete satisfaction.  If shoppers aren't satisfied with their new skis or snowboard after three days on the slopes, they can exchange it.  This guarantee assures buyers they are buying the right equipment for their needs.  Additionally, SKI REX guarantees these are the lowest prices in the nation.  If a shopper finds a lower price on a sale item somewhere else, the Colorado Ski & Golf stores will not only match that price, they'll beat it.