Snow has two positive uses: it can be used to build snow-jurors when neighbors don't show up to serve in a non-binding apartment court, and you can ski on it. Pinpoint the positives with today’s Groupon to Mountain Gear. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get a ski or snowboard wax (a $15 value).
- For $19, you get a ski or snowboard tune-up (a $38 value).
Expert staffers at Mountain Gear tend to worn and weary snow-sport equipment, restoring surfaces and ensuring that it glides safely over the mountainsides. The experienced staffers apply more than 27 years of knowledge and experience to their tasks, attacking each item's individual trouble spots with gusto and occasionally a flamethrower. Tune-ups typically grind snowboards’ and skis’ bases and sharpen edges for enhanced motion control. Waxing smooths out rough spots in skis or snowboards to enhance long-term durability and improve their ability to model bikinis.
Mountain Gear stays true to its eco-friendly mission by encouraging staffers to carpool or bike to work, maintaining LEED certification for the corporate office, and always answering the phone when Mother Earth drunk dials.
More than two decades ago, Paul Fish dreamed up a unique backpack and stitched a prototype by hand. After some redesigns, Fish and his wife opened an outdoor apparel shop—Mountain Gear—where they could sell these packs to local climbers and backpackers. Today, Mountain Gear's spacious retail location boasts a comprehensive selection of gear for camping, hiking, and climbing, as well as snowsports and watersports. Skiers can bundle up in gear from The North Face and Black Diamond, and mountaineers can ascend to new altitudes with Mountain Hardwear apparel. Mountain Gear also houses an indoor climbing wall, and its outdoorsy staff hosts classes that teach attendees how to tackle their first climbing wall or cook meals in the wilderness without having to call a restaurant for instructions.