In 1972, Outpost Sunsport, a locally owned and operated outdoor retail store, started as a small backpacking and mountaineering store in Fort Collins, Colorado. Outpost has gone through many changes over the years, keeping one thing in mind: we love the outdoors.
Outpost became a specialty downhill ski shop in 1983 and added snowboarding in an ever growing category in 1985. We pride ourselves in having created one of the finest specialty ski and snowboard shops in the Rocky Mountains. We have received national awards including the 2009-2010 SnowSports Industries America Ski Retailer of the Year for the Rocky Mountains and we are constantly striving to provide the highest quality products to help all of us enjoy our passions.
Although the product mix has changed over the years, many things have stayed the same: providing excellent customer service to our wonderful customers and trying to make a difference in Northern Colorado. We are proud to support Poudre School District, Colorado State University,Foothills Gateway, Respite Care, The Gardens on Spring Creek, Legacy Land Trust and many other Northern Colorado and Larimer County organizations.
An active participant in local programs, Outpost Sunsport was among Fort Collins’ first businesses to sign up for the Wind Power program and we are currently working with Fort Collins ClimateWise (business partner since 2008) to find innovative ways to make our business more sustainable.
Randy has been at the helm of the Outpost ship for 43 years! As the owner of Outpost Sunsport, he loves sharing his passion for the outdoors with customers every day so that they may find the same enjoyment. Randy is a nature lover through and through and spends his free time downhill and backcountry skiing, hiking, biking and golfing. Because of his dedication to Outpost, the northern Colorado community has a one-stop outdoors shop and can create their own adventure.
Matt has spent the past decade with the Outpost team and loves the outdoor-loving culture he gets to experience on a daily basis. You can always count on Matt sharing his passion for skiing (and patio surfing!) with his coworkers or Outpost’s loyal customers. Outside of the store, he enjoys mountain biking, kayaking and backcountry skiing with his dog, Timber, and fine-tuning his home-brewing skills. If he could spend a week anywhere in the world, he would choose to kayak the straits of Scotland, stopping at distilleries along the way.
Chelsey is entering her ninth season at Outpost and loves the fun and energetic atmosphere, as well as getting to know returning customers. As someone who enjoys skiing, snowboarding and chilling with a craft beer on the patio, she embodies everything great about Outpost. On the side, Chelsey teaches yoga, paints and loves on her lab mix, Lennox and kitty, Luther Van Paws. A true adventurer, she considers her bravest move to be skydiving!
Andrea has been with Outpost for three years and loves being part of a locally owned and family-oriented shop. As an avid skier, snowboarder and patio lounger, she imparts her “work hard + play hard = relax hard” on the many customers with whom she interacts. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys a full range of hobbies – Pilates, tennis, gardening and piano playing, just to name a few – with her pooch, Greta (a Viszla with tons of character!) by her side.
A ski bum at heart, Dylan found his oasis at Outpost. He has been with the Outpost team for more than two years and loves being part of a knowledgeable crew and reputable business. His dream is to travel the western slope skiing anywhere and everywhere. Until that dream comes true, he is content fishing, shooting, camping, woodworking and hanging out with his lovely girlfriend, who, interestingly enough, he met while fitting her ski boots!