Mountain Capital Partners joins SMC

Snowsports Merchandising Corporation (SMC), a buying group of specialty ski and snowboard shops, announced that Mountain Capital Partners has joined the group. Mountain Capital Partners owns and manages a collection of ski resorts in Colorado, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, plus Colorado’s largest snowcat skiing operation and Texas’ first-ever lift serve mountain bike park, Spider Mountain.

“We’re extremely pleased to have Mountain Capital Partners in SMC,” said SMC president Tom Gately. “They join an impressive list of the finest specialty ski and snowboard shops in the U.S.  We’re looking forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship.”

Mountain Capital does business as:

Purgatory Resort, Durango, Colo.

Arizona Snowbowl, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, Vadito, N.M.

Nordic Valley Ski Resort, Eden, Utah

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, Los Alamos, N.M.

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Hesperus Ski Area, Durango, Colo.

Spider Mountain Bike Park, Burnet, Texas
Purgatory Snowcat Adventures, Durango, Colo.

SMC is a buying group of 60 stockholder member businesses representing 134 storefronts nationwide. The member businesses primarily sell ski, snowboard and other snowsports-related equipment, apparel and accessories in specialty stores located throughout the United States.

For more information on joining SMC, contact Gately at or (413) 739-7331.