Tygart Mountain Sports is owned and operated by Patrick and Angela Ross and Phil and Paula Hall. The name Tygart (pronounced "Tiger" with a "t" at the end) comes from the Tygart River and Tygart River Valley in WV where Patrick and Angie spend their summers at the summer camp they operate. In January of 2014, Patrick and Angela saw the opportunity to purchase the business (what was then The Great Outdoors Ski and Sports), and worked with Phil and Paula over the next several months to secure ownership. In July of 2014, ownership was secured and Tygart Mountain Sports officially opened on August 29, 2014.
Patrick and Angela are both teachers by education. Patrick has more than 20 years in the winter sports retail industry in the positions of retail sales, soft and hard goods buyer, technician, and general manager. Patrick is the on-site Owner, General Manager, Boot Fitter, and Lead Technician. Angela teaches nearby and is the shop's Soft Goods Buyer and Office Manager. Pictured with Patrick and Angela are Colby (left) and Satchel (right). You'll see Colby in the shop most days.
Phil and Paula are both members of the medical field. Phil practices as a Family Physician in Pennsylvania and is an avid nordic skier, and Paula is a Registered Nurse, although she no longer practices, she serves as the Accounts Payable Manger for the shop. Phil and Paula are the parents of Angela Ross.
Kevin Ross (no relation to Angie or Patrick) is Tygart Mountain Sports' Manager, Boot Fitter, and Lead Technician. Kevin has more than 15 years winter sports retail industry experience. He began tuning skis at 16 and has been at it ever since. Kevin graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and moved to Vermont to pursue a career in the ski industry.