RMU opens Breck’s first combo ski shop, bar on Oct. 1 | SummitDaily.com

RMU opens Breck’s first combo ski shop, bar on Oct. 1

It was only a matter of time before Rocky Mountain Underground got back to its roots.

On Oct. 1, co-founder Mike Waesche and his crew move from their longtime home on Park Avenue in Breckenridge to a brand-new, first-of-its-kind combination showroom and full-service bar at 114 Main Street downtown. It's an extension of the concept this 6-year-old ski manufacturer was born under: skiers love beer, so why not combine the two?

"We always joke that this wasn't supposed to be a company," Waesche told the Summit Daily News before the company's 5-year anniversary season this past winter. "Every skier wants to know how to build skis and we were just dumb enough to try it. We were literally building skis for beer at one point. That's how business minded we were: 'Sure, bring a 30 rack and we'll get you a ski.'"

Along with a showroom and bar, the new location also features a working, on-site ski press. Guests can press their own skis if they're in the mood, according to a release from RMU. The press comes paired with a full-service tune shop for a wax or edge work during the winter.

"We want to encourage the social, fun and core side of skiing to remain strong, and the concept is really to support the local community and create an engaging, social space for skiers and drinkers alike," the release continues. "Because, in essence, that's how RMU was born."

Watch the Summit Daily for a full feature and photos on the new RMU bar showroom in late September.