After living in Utah for a decade, Gary and Jana Cole fell in love with the mountains, inspiring them to open their namesake store in 1982 as a means of helping others enjoy the region's snowy slopes and rugged trails. At four locations throughout Park City, alpine adventurers can rent or buy name-brand skis and snowboards to replace their trusty but outdated cafeteria trays, gear up with fashionable and practical snow-sport apparel from brands such as Kjus and Bogner, or bring in worn-out equipment for expert repairs.
In the summer, Cole Sport helps athletes return to the outdoors after a fear of yetis kept them cooped up inside all winter. Cyclists test out models from a fleet of Giant road, mountain, and cruise bikes at the Giant Bicycles concept store, and aquatic athletes can find Surftech stand-up paddleboards to help them explore Utah's natural lakes and in-ground pools.
Gleaming bicycles stand behind floor-to-ceiling display windows at Salt Cycles, formerly known as Staats Bike Shop. The store stocks rides from brands such as Yeti, Pivot, Felt, GT, Ellsworth and more that are suited for all terrains, speeds, and space-time continuums. You can also load up on gear such as jerseys, helmets, and electrolyte drinks inside the spacious storefront. To keep your two-wheeler in shape, feel free to take it in to Salt Cycles's expert mechanics, who can lubricate chains, adjust hubs, clean drivetrains, and maintain other vital parts.
Calling itself "the gym for your career," G5 Learning strengthens your business muscles—the ones that let you flex your interpersonal skills, capacity for management, and entrepreneurship. As for your personal trainers, they're experts in career-building that have been sourced from prestigious universities and companies.
During live webcasts, they lecture on topics from customer engagement to building your personal brand, encouraging viewers to set specific goals. These talks are always divided into one of five categories: Manage & Lead, Social Skills, Organize & Prioritize, Influence, and You.
G5 Learning supplements its realtime talks with recordings of past ones, so users can always search for a session that addresses their weak points. The non-live videos are broken into manageable sections, and, like the butler you hired to watch you read, they always remember where you left off. Other materials on the site include articles, apps that track your learning progress, and tools to create "huddles"—spaces where fellow members can share insight and ideas.
With more than 50 years of combined experience in the cleaning industry, Leone's team renews soiled household threads with waterless washing and preservation techniques for an array of garments. Unsoiled shirts retain their smooth cuffs with hand and machine pressing before tucking their tails into custom suits designed by Leone’s staffers, who also expunge stains from ties, dresses, trousers, and suede. Bewitching bridal gowns retain or regain their immaculate glow with Leone's bridal-gown cleaning and restoration services, which pair with an optional preservation chest for optimum safekeeping. Cleaners also twirl the dirt off of home textiles, such as down comforters and dingy curtain panels, enabling their fresh fibers to once again shield household interiors from bright rays and unwanted love letters from the sun. While they wait for their stain-free vestments, patrons at the Sandy location can peruse Leone's café’s spread of coffee, tea, and smoothies.