California Ski Company in Berkeley, California is the Bay Area’s only specialty ski shop focused on ski equipment sale and rental since 1989. We sell and rent equipment for both Resort and Backcountry Ski Touring. Our team of expert ski boot fitters are the best in the business. We repair and tune about anything that slides on snow. The most knowledgeable and highly trained staff in the Bay Area is dedicated to assisting you; our mission is to ensure your skiing satisfaction! We work hard to satisfy your ski equipment sale and rental needs.
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.
As the premier shop in the Bay Area, we are able to carry the gear we want without restrictions. We spend a great amount of time testing out gear. Our staff tests every ski we sell. We also send employees to the yearly magazine boot tests. If that is not enough we tend to test a lot of other gear in the field. Bindings, poles, goggles, you name it. We use what we sell and are constantly evaluating new gear. Most years we generate over 200 test cards from our staff before making final decisions. This allows us to cover every resort or touring skier with gear we truly understand and believe in.
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 equipment package.
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 skiing enjoyment starts with happy feet. A proper ski boot fitting is essential for your skiing enjoyment. We specialize in custom ski boot fitting and orthotics to assure not only perfect fit, but also ultimate performance, tailored to your specific needs. Our Master boot fitters and expert staff have over a century and a half of combined experience and will help you find the perfect fit.
Come meet the experts who ski the equipment they sell and rent! We are located at 843-A Gilman Street, Berkeley CA 94710. Click here for directions and a map. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.