Bizline: The Glide Shop |

Bizline: The Glide Shop

Summit Daily/Reid WilliamsRick Ascher, center, and The Glide Shop crew.

Q. What type of business do you operate – what do you sell, or what service do you provide? A. The Glide Shop is a ski and snowboard service center. We sell skis, bindings, footbeds, tuning supplies, some backcountry equipment and all the accessories you might need for a day on the hill.

Q. Where are you from and why did you decide to open your business in Summit County?A. I’m originally from Minnesota; I’ve been in the area for 25 years, so this seemed like the best spot for my business.Q. What experience do you have in this field?

A. I started tuning skis for myself and my pals in my folks’ basement in the mid-’70s. Since moving to Breckenridge in 1979, I’ve managed one of the best tuning and rental shops in Breckenridge for 15 years. I also worked in a mountaineering and telemark shop in Breckenridge doing mounts and tunes for another five years.Q. What sets your business apart from other similar businesses?A. The quality of craftsmanship, handiwork and attention to detail we put into every tune. We also specialize in major repairs: blown edges and sidewalls, de-lams, binding pull outs, etc. Plus, we may be the most fun shop in the county.Q. What types of customers do you hope to reach in Summit County?

A. We hope to reach all types of customers who need and want a quality custom tune or other work done. Also, I’d like to regain the customers and friends I’ve had working at other shops for the past 25 years. I hope to reach new guests and locals alike.Q. Why did you choose to open where you did?A. The Glide Shop has been in this location for a few years. The building is an identifiable purple color with a green door. There is also plenty of close-by public parking.Q. What are your plans for your company’s future?A. I plan to grow my customer base while still providing quality custom tunes and mounts and to get as many days as possible on the hill testing wax and structure.

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