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. Pay homage to snow's more vital use with today's Groupon: for $35, you get $70 worth of ski and snowboard products, rentals, and services at Mountain West.
In addition to carrying an extensive catalogue of premier brands such as Völkl, Burton, Salomon, and K2, Mountain West distinguishes its shop with a knowledgeable staff and personalized customer service. Those looking to coddle their current ground-bound foot timber can take advantage of tuning services ($10 to $50, plus labor costs if applicable), while those with short-term snow commitment can rent an adult ski or snowboard package for $35 for one day, $55 for two, and $10 for each additional day after that. Because ill-fitting boots account for 90% of hillside fashion emergencies, boots are custom fit in the store, and snowshoes are available for those looking to one-up agile elk.
Unlike bathing or teaching at a university, skiing is more comfortable when clothed, which is why Mountain West supplies superbly insulated styles. The 2011 Analog Transpose fleece hoodie ($85) cuts a handsome blur as it races down a mountain, and the 2011 Burton Men’s Pipe Glove ($44.95) provides grip while keeping digits attached.
- Armed with a knowledgeable and experienced staff, this is your go-to spot in the Bay if you’re looking for precision and speed in getting your gear all set up. The personalized boot fitting agenda here is second to none… – Jialin Luh, SF Station
- I rented some skis from them for the New Year's weekend, and not only were they accommodating, but the skis offered in their rental fleet are definitely better than what you can get at the resorts. – Brandon B., Yelp
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