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california bay area specialty ski shop specializing in custom boot fitting and back country

Custom Ski Boot Fitting
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California Ski Company in Berkeley, California is the Bay Area's only specialty ski shop, selling ski equipment – and ski equipment only – since 1989. The most knowledgeable and highly trained staff in the Bay Area is dedicated to assisting you; our mission is to ensure your skiing satisfaction!

Every enjoyable ski experience starts with the right equipment, whether you're droppin'  the Palisades, skiing Shasta, or simply looking for the best skis to help you get to the next level.

There are few “bad” modern skis, but there can be bad matches between ski and skier. Do you want a ski that will accelerate your technical development? Or do you simply wish to make what you already do easier and more fun? Whatever your needs or wants, we help you find the perfect ski.

Ski boots are even more important than skis. Boots form 100% of the connection between skier and ski; they are the control link between skier, skis and snow.

Your enjoyment starts with happy feet. We specialize in custom boot fitting and orthotics and assure not only perfect fit but also ultimate performance, tailored to your specific needs.

Come meet the experts who ski what they sell!

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Store Hours

Thursday: 10 - 6
Friday: 10 - 6
Saturday: 10 - 6
Sunday: 10 - 6
(closed Mon, Tues & Wed)

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hiring skiers

We're looking for enthusiastic skiers ready to join a passionate retail sales group to provide our guests with excellent customer service. Read that as, "You love to ski and would love to talk with people about skiing and sell them new toys!".

We're accepting applications for part-time and full-time seasonal positions. Full time seasonal employees will be eligible for a Sugar Bowl 17/18 season ski pass.

Ski Sales Person

California Ski Company is a small retail store so you need to learn to do it all. Individuals must have the willingness to perform a variety of tasks including: greeting customers, selling skis and all the other snow gear in the store, merchandising, organizing, stocking, cashiering, outfitting rental customers and taking out the garbage. Eating Pizza for lunch on the fly when necessary. All the while having a great time. A friendly outgoing attitude is a must as this job entails constant customer contact.

Ski Boot Fitter

We specialize in custom boot fitting and are always looking for expert fitters and individuals with the skill set to become expert boot fitters.

Specialized training is available for the right person. No experience necessary. Your skill set should include being a skiing enthusiast, good spacial awareness, patience and the ability to work with your hands. Custom boot work combines a working knowledge of bio-mechanics and the desire to grind, stretch or otherwise modify various materials.

Boot fitters are key to our success. We offer a chance to learn a highly specialized skill set in a dynamic collaborative environment. Many of our established boot fitters and our newly hired boot fitters will travel to Reno, NV for two days of intensive ski boot fit training. This will provide you with a sound foundation for the further training you will receive here at the shop.

Minimum Qualifications

You must:

- be a skier
- have basic knowledge of ski equipment
- be able to work days, evenings and weekends
- have the ability to multitask and switch from task to task as needed
thrive in a fast paced work environment

Apply in person or call 510.527.6411; ask for Eric Kipp