Whether you are new to the sport, a double-black expert or a waist-deep powder hound, the Basement has you covered with top-of-the-line skis and snowboards from industry leaders at basement prices. Our experienced boot fitters will find you the perfect fit for you to enjoy hours on the mountain and eliminate cold, sore feet.

Don’t miss our new Alpine and Nordic ski offerings as well! Stop by our full service shop to get your old equipment freshly tuned and ready for another action packed season. We’re also one of the largest snow rental sources in Northern CA. Not sure what ski or board to buy? You can demo all of our skis and boards and use this credit towards an eventual purchase.

From entry-level, price point ski pants to top of-the-line, Gore-Tex Jackets we have the apparel to keep you warm, dry and looking good in the rain or snow. We also have everything in between from baselayers to fleece and down jackets.

You can find informative articles below and a selection of the brands we carry to the right.

SB Ski Shops are wax-tacular!

Our snow shops are hands down uh-may-zing. Here are a few reasons why.

Commitment-shy? Our ski and snowboard leases are perfect for you!

Our ski & board season lease packages are a great way to avoid repeated rentals & the cost of ownership.

Pamper your ski gear before you put it away

Want to know the surest way to keep your skis or snowboard happy throughout the summer? Bring them in for a summer tune before you put them away for the season.

Snow’s a-coming, and so is our new snow apparel!

Sports Basement knows you've been eagerly anticipating a winter full of fresh powder, so we've been hard at work stocking up! The Rockies and the Sierras are already seeing their first snowfalls, so now is the time to grab the gear you'll need this season from the best brands at basement prices.

Your own personal demo day

Here in the ski and snowboard department we let you test drive skis and boards to your heart's content. We demo almost everything we sell -- more than 1,200 skis and boards at our four stores.

Stoked to hit the slopes? SB has new ski & snow gear!

Whatever your favorite winter sport, Sports Basement is featuring more new ski and snowboard products than ever before.

SB has your Nordic gear – just add snow!

Cross-country skiing season is fast approaching, and we have the gear and apparel to get you to the mountains in style.

Excited about the snow? Get ready for SB’s SnowFest!

Come to SnowFest for the chance to visit with snow resorts from all over California while also checking out the latest gear from top ski and snowboard manufacturers.

Total newbies learn to glide at Royal Gorge XC ski resort

Sports Basement's new Nordic rentals and Royal Gorge trail passes made it easy for the author to load up the car and head up the hill for a weekend of gliding and schussing.

Bear Valley Rail Jam is coming to SB!

Join us this week for two nights of awesomeness with Bear Valley’s Pro Riding Team at Sports Basement in Walnut Creek and Sunnyvale.

SB has your Nordic gear – just add snow!

Cross-country skiing has arrived at the Basement! We have gear, apparel, and discounted trail passes to Royal Gorge, the biggest cross-country ski resort in North America.

WFR contest winner #1: Mountain People

In December we held a contest to give away entries to a Wilderness First Responder course offered by Remote Medical International. This story by Wendy Hazard McClain is the first of three winning entries. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

SB is thinking green in the ski and snowboard shop

Even though the mountains are turning white, the ski techs at Sports Basement are always thinking green.

Basement Gift Guide: Give the gift of fun!

We are seriously into facilitating great outdoor adventures here at SB, so here are some suggestions for packaging a few good ones into gifts.

Free lift tickets, prizes and wintry fun at SB’s SnowFest

SnowFest is your chance to meet with resort reps and ski vendors, pick up a free lift ticket, check out the newest gear, win sweet raffle prizes, and enjoy snacks, drinks and music on us.

Get yourself and your snow gear ready for winter

Winter is right around the corner... and I bet you're not ready for it! Don't sweat it. Most people aren't, but there's still plenty of time.

Help disabled folks hit the slopes with DSUSA

We love floating down the mountain on a fresh powder day or carving up the slopes in the Tahoe sun, and we want as many people as possible to share in these experiences.

Snow suggestions?

Are there skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or snowman-construction topics you’d like us to write about on the Basement Buzz? Leave a comment here to let us know.

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