The Mountain Air is the most complete and trusted shop for your hiking, skiing, climbing, snowboarding, backpacking, travel, camping gear and more.

The Mountain Air Rentals


We offer rental skis, ski poles, ski boots, snowboards, snowboard boots, snowshoes, tents and backpacks. You can book rentals here.


The Mountain Air Racks

Roof Racks

With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve seen just about everything in roof racks. In fact, there’s no car The Mountain Air cannot fit. Whether buying a new rack and accessories, or just retrofitting an existing rack, let the experts at The Mountain Air meet the challenge. We carry a full line of Thule and Yakima products for all your rooftop needs and all of our racks come with a lifetime warranty. Best of all, if you buy a base roof rack system from The Mountain Air we’ll install it for FREE (truck bed racks and accessories excluded).

The Mountain Air carries Thule and Yakima racks and accessories and stocks:

  • Basic Racks
  • Bike Carriers
  • Cargo Carriers
  • Snowsports
  • Watersports
  • Surfboard Carriers
  • Luggage, Bags & Cases
The Mountain Air Custom Pack Fitting

Custom Pack Fitting

Just like our feet, our torsos are unique. A proper fitting backpack can make all the difference on any trip. At The Mountain Air, we will always size you first. Next, we help you choose the perfect size and volume of a pack for your adventure. We will fit the pack, and teach you how to make all necessary adjustments while on the trail. We can even custom mold hipbelts and most aluminum stays and back panels. Lastly, we will teach you how to pack your backpack appropriately to get the most out of your perfect fit.

The Mountain Air offers the following pack-related services to make sure you have the best backpacking experience possible:

  • Custom Frame Molding
  • Custom Heat-Molded Hip Belts
  • Custom Torso & Hip-Belt adjustment
The Mountain Air Custom Boot Fitting

Custom Boot Fitting

On all your adventures, nothing is more important than your footwear. From hiking boots to ski boots, and everything in between, at The Mountain Air we will customize your fit and footwear for your specific needs. Every fit starts with proper sizing, which we’ll do for you everytime. Next, we have a huge selection of footwear and socks for any fit. We offer a full range of stabilizing footbeds from Superfeet, Sole and Cadence. We even offer Fischer Vacuum Fit ski boots.

The Mountain Air Repair


The Mountain Air offers waxing, edging, base grind, stone grind, base repair, custom edging/textures, binding adjustments/function tests & mounting.

The following are our repair rates:

Ski & Snowboard Tunes Price
Full Tune $60 (p-TEX + grind+ edge + machine wax)
Edge & Wax $40
Hand Wax $30
Machine Wax $15
Core Shot $10
Ski Binding Adjust & Torque $30
Ski Binding Adjust (w/purchase) Free
Mounts Price
Ski System Mount (w/o purchase) $75
Ski System Mount (w/ purchase) FREE
Ski Drill Mount (w/o purchase) $75-$100
Ski Drill Mount (w/ purchase) FREE (two of Skis, Boots, and Bindings)
Snowboard Mount (w/o purchase) $30
Snowboard Mount (w/purchase) FREE (Board OR Bindings)


The Mountain Air

Trail Maps

We don’t just fit you with a backpack and trekking poles, we help you navigate your entire journey. Thinking about planning a trip? Come in and check out our library of maps that range from the Los Padres up and down the coast to the Sierras, including recreational areas and national forests. We also have wilderness area maps and can guide you on what you can and cannot do within those areas. Our selection of local books covering native plants, day trips and other outdoor adventures will inspire and educate you along the way. And when you get back, come back in and tell us about your trip. We look forward to hearing your story.

Special Orders

At The Mountain Air we recognize that while we carry just about everything you could want for your outdoor adventures, sometimes we might not have what you're looking for. The good news is we can always get it for you without obligation, and we never pass the shipping cost on to you.


Many of our brands offer great warranties on their products. We stand behind them completely. So, if you've got a broken pole, seam delamination, or just need an opinion, we can send your item back to the manufacturer for you. You never have to fret, and we'll provide a complete assessment of what may or may not be wrong. Let our experts take care of the gear that takes care of you.

What Our Customers Say

“Love the friendly people here! This tiny store packs in the merchandise. From water bottles to tents, skis and shoes and a whole wall of maps and guides - this place has it all!”

Erin L, Avila Beach

“Just finished buying new ski boots and skis, cannot tell you enough with how happy I am about my experience! Wayne spent about an hour and a half with me picking out and trying on my new gear, and his knowledge was nothing short of impressive.”

Lauren B, Pismo Beach

“I came in on Small Business Saturday to pick up some gear that I ordered through their online partner, Moja Gear. There was a small inventory issue where they would order an item directly from the manufacturer, but they called me promptly to let me know. Josh was extremely helpful, as were all of their other employees. A great local business!”

Troy L, Mission Viejo

“The Mountain Air always exceeds my expectations every time I shop there. I love the extra time and effort their employees give each customer. Their expertise in everything outdoors is unsurpassed.”

Justin M, San Luis Obispo

“Thanks Mountain Air for equipping us to get outside and do something with our lives, and not making rookies feel stupid in the process!”

Steve E, San Luis Obispo

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