On the Clock: Cart Rixey | SummitDaily.com

On the Clock: Cart Rixey

Summit Daily/Brad Odekirk Cart Rixey, Sales Associate

Cart Rixey wasn’t ready to go from donning a cap and gown to a business suit like many of her college friends. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this Virginia native headed to a dude ranch in Wyoming where she spent the summer. She loved the atmosphere and searched on for a similar vibe, which led her to the High Country.Rixey’s job title at Breckenridge Sports in the Village at Breckenridge is a little difficult to nail down. A typical day may include fitting skiers and riders for boots, ringing up purchases and rentals and responding to inquiries about equipment.She originally planned on just staying for ski season, but at this point it’s “up in the air” as to whether she’ll stay longer.

“This is just such a great place,” Rixey said.What do you like about your job?”I feel like the people I work with are the best thing about it here. It’s such a fun, relaxed atmosphere. I love to ski, so it’s a lot of fun to help people who come in here that have never skied before and are interested in trying it for the first time.” What are the job’schallenges?

“I haven’t been here that long, so there are a lot of questions that I might not have an answer for about certain types of equipment. I’ve been skiing forever, but I wasn’t too familiar with the technical part of it before coming here. I learn as people ask the questions.”What brought you to Summit County?”I have friends who have lived here before and loved it. I heard good things, so a couple of friends and I decided to check it out. We came here a couple of times this summer to get a feel for it, and really liked it here.”

What do you do when you’re not working?”I ski and hang out with my friends. Plus, my roommates and I have an Australian shepherd named Banjo.”What’s something your co-workers might not know about you?”I went on a backpacking trip in Alaska with a group years ago. There were about 10 or 12 of us.”

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