20% to 30% off top winter brands!

You heard right. If it’s got a hangtag that sports a North Face logo, an Arc’Teryx logo or a Marmot logo, it’s 20% off. If it’s ski jackets or pants by Patagonia, it’s 30% off. If it’s Spyder, Burton apparel, or Quiksilver ski apparel, it’s also 30% off. No ifs, ands or buts, and certainly no exceptions. In fact, you can apply your ongoing existing discounts to this deal! Basementeers, let me reiterate that just for you: you will still be able to apply your regular 10% discount on top of this deal! And of course, 10% of profits will still go back to the charity or school you’ve chosen.

Not a Basementeer yet? You can sign up online right here! There’s no fee to sign up online, and you’ll get 10% off every item in the store, every time you shop. And, 10% of profits will go to the charity or school you select! And of course, you’ll be able to apply your 10% discount on top of the 20% you’ll be saving on all kinds of excellent gear and apparel!

Why are we saving you all this money, you may be asking? We think you deserve it. It’s as simple as that. Stay warm!


Survive the SuperBowl

It’s not that we’re not excited about the SuperBowl. We clearly love sports. It’s kind of our thing here at Sports Basement. It’s just that the Bay Area has been plagued by bad traffic and wet weather, as well as the inevitable offspring of that pairing, people that can’t drive in wet weather. It’s hard living here in the cities by the Bay. And the SuperBowl, well, let’s just say it’s not exactly helping.

But fear not, citizens of this most habitable and beautiful of Pacific coast inlets! We’ve got you covered (both literally and figuratively) with these tips to help you survive the SuperBowl.

Wilson Junior MVP football: $9.  Avoiding therapy for sudden-onset agoraphobia: Priceless.

Wilson Junior MVP football: $9. Avoiding therapy for sudden-onset agoraphobia: Priceless.

Or keep the trend going? Bike To Work Day isn't far away!  Reserve yours today!

Or keep the trend going? Bike To Work Day isn’t far away! Reserve yours today!

Running away is always a solution. Especially when you can run to Tahoe.

Running away is always a solution. Especially when you can run to Tahoe. Reserve your snow gear now!

AirBnB at your own risk! Our tents are pretty risk-free.

AirBnB at your own risk! Our rental tents are pretty risk-free.

Don't worry, we've got Chip Kelly now! The next Superbowl is practically in the bag.

Don’t worry, we’ve got Chip Kelly now! The next Superbowl is practically in the bag.

Join the SB Team!

There’s something special happening at our stores and we’re always looking for great people to join the Sports Basement team.

Why apply?


Sports Basement offers a fun, challenging work environment that allows you to share your love of the outdoors with customers and co-workers. We’re an entrepreneurial company with plenty of ways to grow and build a career. We also provide an outstanding list of benefits to staff so they can lead healthy, active, fun lives:

  • Full health, dental, and optical coverage (full-time staff)
  • Participation in our profit-sharing bonus pool (full-time staff)
  • 40% off our already low prices… for life (you keep your employee discount when you work more than a year full-time and leave in good standing)
  • A kitchen fully stocked with free, tasty, healthy food for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner
  • Two free flights every time you work the equivalent of one full year
  • Free skiing, camping, and biking trips with our “Out of the Basement” program
  • Free use of our rental gear
  • Up to $1,000 per year in event and race fee reimbursements
  • 401(k) plan
  • Free Long Term Disability insurance (full-time staff)
  • Stock options program (full-time staff)
  • Flexible scheduling for students and part time staff

Current openings:

  • Berkeley: Manager or Assistant Manager (experience required), Apparel (part time)
  • Campbell: Sr. Bike Mechanic, Snow Rentals, Footwear, Team Sports, Snow/Camping Sales
  • Sunnyvale: Bike Mechanic, Bike Sales, Snow Sales & Rentals, Register, Shoes
  • Bryant Street (SF): Snow Sales
  • Presidio (SF): Register, Camp & Snow Sales, Snow & Bike Rentals
  • Basically Free Bike Rentals (SF): Bike rentals
  • Walnut Creek: Team Sports, Shoes, Kids, Bike Sales, Apparel and Snow Sales
  • Corporate roles: Assistant Buyer; Distribution Center Assistant (Presidio)

We’re always growing and looking for great full time and part time Staff so please apply even if you don’t see an opening that matches your experience.

How to apply:

*Important instructions:  To make sure your answers are saved either 1. Save this PDF to your desktop and open in Adobe Reader/Acrobat or 2. Open this PDF in your browser then “print to PDF.

Ski for Free!

buzz_ski4free250We really, really appreciate our Basementeers, and we’re constantly looking for new ways to thank you for being part of our community. If we could, we’d get each and every one of you on the slopes for free! But, our accountants say that’s basically impossible and we need to pay our bills first (so lame). So, we compromised and created a contest just for Basementeers instead!

Come in any time between now and February 1 and you will be automatically entered to win one of our six (one for each store!) Ski for Free prizes, which include:

  • 1 adult Squaw | Alpine lift ticket ($139 value!)
  • 1 weekend basic snow rental package (skis, poles, boots or snowboard, boots and bindings, a $50 value)
  • 1 $100 Sports Basement gift card (so you can stock up on anything else!)

You don’t have to fill out a form, or recite a poem, or quote Shakespeare, or remember some weird hashtag to be entered. All you have to do is be a Basementeer at any Sports Basement. Just remember to use your Basementeer discount at the register, or if you don’t need to buy anything, just let a staffer at the register know you want to enter! We’ll announce the winner on February 2.

Want to get in on this, but not a Basementeer yet? No problem – you can sign up for free right now!



I don’t know if you noticed, but it’s been raining a bit lately. Quite a bit, in fact. Maybe even more than quite a bit. And all this rain begs one nagging question: what’s Tahoe look like right now? We have it on very good authority (thanks Squaw Alpine webcams!) that it’s so snowy, it’s hard to tell where the mountain ends and the sky begins.

So seriously, what are you doing here in the Bay? Why are you at work?! This is a real shame, we say. You should just take a snow day. We won’t tell. Take the kids, take your significant other, take your dog, take your best friend, take us (please!), but definitely, definitely get up there. The snow hasn’t been this thick and plush in literal years, and you look like you need some you time. Think of it as a mental health day. Here, we’ll even help.

  1. Need something, but not into buying it? We’ve got snow rentals (that’s skis and boards as well as apparel!)
  2. Lift tickets for way less than you’ll pay at the mountain!
  3. Steep discounts on the best brands, including 20% off of all North Face!
  4. A tooootally legit* doctor’s note. Right-click to print it and fill it out.


So go to Tahoe. Do it for us. But come visit us first, and get yourself kitted out! And when you come back, send us your photos tagged with #TakeASnowDay, and be an inspiration to everyone else! (If you ask real nice, we’ll even blur your faces for you – we wouldn’t want you getting caught!) Because no matter how old you are, you deserve a snow day.

*Please be sure to verify the legitimacy of our doctor’s note for yourself. Your boss might not be quite as openminded as mine is (hi Aaron)!




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