Perhaps you came to the mountains to breathe in the fresh air, hike along alpine trails and experience the best of mountain culture.
But the Outlets at Silverthorne offer the shoppers in your group an opportunity to get some great deals from name-brand stores surrounded by breathtaking views and the Blue River. The stores are laid out in three easy-to-navigate villages accessible from the Blue River Trail.
“I can’t think of another mall that has Gold Medal trout waters running through it,” says Anthony Benz, marketing director for the Outlets at Silverthorne. “You can experience the river and the mountains all while being in the comfort of an outlet center.”
Head to Columbia, Nike and Under Armour if you inadvertently left your fleece jacket at home or are in the market for some workout clothes. Looking for new office clothes? Peruse stores like Banana Republic, Eddie Bauer, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap and Polo.
In addition to its setting, what sets this outlet apart from others is the local shops here. High Country ARTisansis an artist co-op where you can find one-of-a-kind artwork, paintings, sculptures and more. It’s located near Columbia. At the locally owned Olive Fusion, you can buy specialty olive oil, teas and spices. Moreover, the store sells recipe kits where you can literally walk out with the recipe, oil, vinegar and specialty spices you need for an incredibly gourmet meal, minus the protein. And Blue Valley Ski & Board Rentals specializes in clothing and skateboards in the summer and ski apparel and rental equipment in winter.
Good Gear for a Good Cause
Threadlyte, a buyer and seller of brand name secondhand outdoor apparel, is not your average consignment shop. Playing off the phrase “tread light,” this brand is the brainchild of Silverthorne’s Brian and Michelle Flickinger, and specializes in top-of-line gently used clothing at a reasonable price—for a good cause.
If you’re buying, you’ll find carefully-inspected, clean clothing backed by a guarantee and generous return policy. And if you’re selling, simply request a “pass-it-on-pouch” online for an easy way to ship your gently used clothes. Accept their quote to receive a check, or donate the proceeds to Protect Our Winters, a nonprofit focused on climate change that’s rooted in the outdoor industry. – J.R.
Check out the store at 248 E. Coyote Court in Silverthorne, or visit threadlyte.com