Skis on the Run has a sister company in Park City – Switchback Sports. The mantra for Switchback is “Great Gear – Better Prices.”
We started Switchback after realizing there was nowhere in town for families, seasonal employees and others to purchase high quality gently used sporting goods equipment. We live in a beautiful place and we all want to be outside every chance we get. Exercise is part of the lifestyle in Park City and sometimes these activities can be quite expensive – skiing, mountain biking, etc. So we started Switchback to give customers who have never tried a sport or maybe want to upgrade older equipment an opportunity to have access to great used gear at incredibly low prices.
In the beginning, we sold almost anything – boflex machines to water skis. Over time the business has streamlined the sport segments in the store. In Winter, the store has new and used equipment for skiers, snowboarders and Nordic skiers. In summer, Switchback has camping equipment as well as new and used bikes for all ages and abilities. The staff is passionate about reducing, reusing and recycling sports equipment. We want to take care of our environment while also enabling kids and adults of all abilities to have great equipment that lets them access our beautiful outdoor playground in Park City, Deer Valley and the surrounding mountains.
We carry new mountain, road and hybrid bicycles from Kona, Norco and Marin. The store also has an amazing selection of very nice gently used mountain bikes from every brand – Specialized, Trek, Giant, Rocky Mountain, etc. The store has a huge selection of kids mountain bikes. From stryders to full suspension junior mountain bikes that are both new and gently used. As kids continue to grow, sometimes bikes only last one season. So, having a store that carries gently used junior/kids bicycles for all ability levels has been a great differentiator for the store. Another thing that is unique about Switchback is that it is the only store in Park City that provides customers the opportunity to “trade-in” bicycles and use the value of the trade in towards the purchase of another bicycle in the store. It’s a great way to provide value for customers while at the same time providing a broader selection of gently used bicycles for customers to pick from. We carry a great selection of helmets, gloves and all the accessories anyone would need to walk out of the store and start riding the trails.
Rentals & Service
Along with buying bicycles, Switchback also rents mountain bikes for all ages and abilities. Sticking with the mantra of “Great Gear – Better Prices” our rental fleet is brand new full suspension Kona and Norco mountain bikes. And, more important, we have the best rental prices in Park City. So customers will get amazing bikes for incredibly low prices. Along with rentals we have a full bicycle service department. Our service department can handle anything from a flat tire to complete overhaul of a bicycle. Our service team prides itself on turning all our tunes around 24 hours. No more waiting 2 weeks in the middle of summer to get back on your mountain bike. Bring it in on Wednesday and get in back on Thursday. Another unique thing Switchback is offering this summer is a guide and shuttle service for renters. So if customers want to rent bikes and ride the Crest Trail, for example, Switchback will provide a guide and/or a shuttle to start of the trail on top of Guardsman Pass. This is a great for folks who have never visited Park City to see some of the over 400 miles of mountain bike trails that are ridable throughout our town.
Camping – Deer Valley Concerts
Along with bikes, Switchback has a great selection of camping, day hike and even concert watching accessories. We are the only store in Park City that has a broad selection of camping equipment for anyone that wants to explore the mountains around Deer Valley or up into the Unitas. An individual or a family can get fully outfitted to hike and sleep under the stars. We carry brands like Kelty, Camelbak, Eno and more. Along with tents and full camping set ups we also offer a great selection of chairs, coolers and accessories that are great for all the outdoor music concerts that go on throughout the summer in Deer Valley and around Park City. For anyone that wants to explore and try camping or hiking for the first time, this a great way to get set up with the highest quality gear at super competitive prices.
Switchback is located at 1245 Deer Valley Drive right in the heart of Park City. So anyone who lives or visits our town it is easy to find. You can also reserve rentals and buy a wide selection of new and used equipment on the website switchbacksports.com. We look forward to seeing you in the store and at the delivery!