Nate Giska

Nate Giska

Store Manager & Merchandise Manager

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I am an ambitious, passionate and hard working individual in Breckenridge, Colorado. Currently, I work for Vail Resorts as both the Store Manager & Merchandise Manager at the Columbia Store on Main Street in Breckenridge. A unique, hybrid position in the company only held by few individuals.

Previously, I spent 5 years as the owner & operator of retail boutique, Blacklist, specializing in Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Apparel & Footwear. During that time, I also spearheaded the opening of a unique, neighboring bar & restaurant concept called, The Crvsh Room. I served as the Managing Partner for 2 years.

Upon selling both establishments, I spent a year working as US Sales Rep for companyBE, a cloud-based software solution for small/medium size brands & retailers. I visited over 100+ retail stores, prospecting leads, generating sales of software and website solutions, and consulting with business owners and managers.

In 2015, I joined up and coming Snowboard brand, United Shapes, as the Director of Sales. I traveled the country, visiting snowboard shops and building our distribution from the ground up. Today, United Shapes is represented in legacy accounts Worldwide with YOY sales growth in the 200th+ percentile.

Next, I aligned with locally owned, Breckenridge Ski Enterprises and moved to Breckenridge. My role was Store Manager of the 2-floor, Columbia store. A unique, $1M+ location serving as the only independently owned Columbia in the country. Quickly, I turned an under performing store into a growing and highly competitive store in the local market, awhile taking on additional responsibilities including preseason and in-season inventory buys, retail marketing, social media, event planning & IT.

In October 2017, Vail Resorts acquired the Breckenridge Ski Enterprises stores and I accepted a position within Vail Resorts Retail to manage the newly acquired, Columbia Branded store.