kingslug wrote:Yes This should go in that forum, but not many go there.
Sorry, I'm overruling that. It's a gray area whether this is an equipment post or an eastern post, but it's certainly not a western post.
Forum categories with unread posts are highlighted, so readers do know if there's a new post.
I chose "Equipment" because this is probably a city-vs.-ski town issue more than an east-vs.-west issue. SoCal has seen a precipitous decline in specialty ski shops over the past 2+ decades. Furthermore the Sport Chalet chain, which began as a ski centric shop in La Canada in 1959, went bust in spring 2016. Vestis Retail Group, which closed Sport Chalet, also owned Eastern Mountain Sports and sold it out of the bankruptcy to Sports Direct International.
In general, when we need to visit a ski shop, we do it at Mammoth.