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The barrier to entry for skiing is nearly as high as the mountains themselves: On top of lift tickets and ski rentals, newbies often have to outlay hundreds on the “soft” stuff, such as jackets, snow pants, goggles & gloves. Now, though, a new Denver company offers a middle ground between financial destitution and skiing in soggy denim. For prices starting at $35 per day, Slope Threads’ users can rent everything they need for a day on the slopes.
Founder Sarah Laughlin, a Colorado-native, dreamed up the concept after her out-of-town friends mailed their winter duds to their rental condo before embarking on a ski trip. Following suit, Slope Threads sends its setups directly to customers’ hotels or mountain rentals, reducing the load vacationers must stuff into their luggage. Customers return the gear in a pre-paid package when they’re done. Laughlin’s company caters to non-tourists too, positioning their rent-as-you-grow model as a good fit for kids.
“With the increase in airline baggage fees, the prohibitive cost of purchasing name-brand apparel and the time and hassle involved in getting a full ski outfit together, I realized that many people may not be fully enjoying what should be an amazing experience on the slopes — or they are missing out on this experience entirely,” Laughlin said. “We wanted to simplify this process and ensure everyone has the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the beautiful mountains.”
In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.