Vista Bahn Ski Rental has a long, rich history since opening the doors in 1977. Staff is a crucial part of building our history, creating the stories and delighting customers on a daily basis so they return for years to come. Come inside and meet the crew!
Name: Jim Angarola
Nickname: Aggye, thanks to my lacrosse coach who couldn’t pronounce my name
Hometown: Islip, Long Island NY
Where do you live: Edwards, CO
Date Started at VBSR: Winter 2010-2011
# of seasons at VBSR: 3rd, but I met Sacha in 1997 so it seems like a long time ago.
Favorite Run: Powder: Seldom
Favorite VBSR memory: Monday after 2012 SuperBowl. Listening to shop guy, Harry, endlessly explaining why the Patriots lost.
How long have you been skiing? Alpine: 1980. Telemark: 1989 and ever since
What do you ski or board? Tele ski: K2 Obseth. Boot: Scarpa Trace
Favorite shop dog: Otter
Favorite customer: Harvey Simpson, 86 yrs old. He’s a cool, long term client. Skis waxes and skis daily. He broke his helmut on Pepis. He closes Sonnenalp King’s Club Bar regularly, then pops a 5 hour energy and skis all day.
Favorite pro skier: “The Boss” Sacha Gros
Something you’d be surprised to know about me: I belong to the cult of lefties and make an excellent pizza from scratch.