View Full Version : Winter business idea

11-03-2006, 10:09 PM
What's your take on this business idea. They landscape during the warmer seasons and then use their business program to set up scheduling for picking up and dropping off skis after they 'tune' them. Do you think this will work?

Ski tuneup easy as groomed run (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/tech/article/0,2777,DRMN_23910_5112162,00.html) - Wolfe and Sutter, who both grew up in Fort Collins, are betting their company's pickup/drop-off feature will win over customers. And they're hoping customers will like being able to keep their skis or snowboard until the shop is actually ready to perform the tuneup.

The idea took root in November 2005. That's when Wolfe dropped off his skis at a Boulder ski shop and was told he'd have to wait 10 to 14 days. The shop was booked.

It wasn't a big deal. Wolfe was set to jet off on a trip to South America, where he wouldn't be skiing. But a thought hit him. What if he had been sticking around and it snowed during that 10 to 14 days?

"I'd want to go skiing," noted Wolfe, the owner of a Boulder- based organic lawn-care business, Organo-Lawn, which occupies his summers. He thought about the idea further during his South America tour.

Last March, while Wolfe was waiting in traffic on his way to a ski shop, he called Sutter, who was a teacher at the time.

Wolfe pitched the idea of a new-style ski tuneup venture. Prior to teaching seventh and eighth grades, Sutter worked as a ski technician at a Vail ski shop.

Sutter jumped at the idea.

"What the heck," he recalled thinking. "It's a great opportunity. I can always go back to teaching."

Wolfe's Organo-Lawn plays a role in the startup. Its database will field orders and schedule pickups and deliveries for ColoradoSkiTunes.com. Also, Organo-Lawn's trucks will get a makeover for ski season.


11-03-2006, 10:29 PM
smart guys!!

11-06-2006, 10:14 PM
It's neat seeing what other people are doing.