Utah Ski Gear started in the fall of 2011. I asked Travis (my husband and co-owner) to clear out the extra skis he collected in the garage. As a ski instructor and avid bargain hunter he had a few extra pairs. We lined up the skis in front of our late model Subaru during the first snowfall, took a picture and listed all 17 pairs on Craigslist. They sold quickly and wow â€“ it was fun and we made money! We decided to find more used skis for re-sale. Our first winter, we ended up selling 50 pairs of skis out of our rented townhouse and boom! Utah Ski Gear was born.