Gear Up at Mountain Air Sports

Mountain Air SportsMarrying my husband there was a certain understanding that our lives would not be sedentary. He was a mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, kayaking, “Hood-to-Coast” running weekend warrior. He was not one to line up the sports schedule on Sunday and sit idly by.

And being a scuba instructor, amateur marathon runner, weekend mountain bicyclist and brand new snowboarder we were able to join our love of the outdoors and continue being active together. Moving back to the Central Coast and having our son added new dimensions to our love of the outdoors. Sometimes it is a sedentary day playing at our favorite beach that fits the bill. We even introduced our then three year old to hiking by taking him to the top of Bishop’s Peak — he did it “all by himself.” When the time came it was only logical that our son was going to be introduced to snow. Three years ago we bought a package of lift tickets and rental gear at one of the many charity auctions we attend and found ourselves once again in Mountain Air Sports — one of my husbands “REI-raised” favorites.

Mountain Air Sports – SLO
667 Marsh St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Tel. (805) 543-1676
Mountain Air Sports – SB
14 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Tel. (805) 962-0049
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Explaining that I was an amateur snowboarder with a five year lapse since my last time riding a board they made the re-entry process a breeze and soon I was outfitted with a like-new board and boots. Our son was similarly treated and instantly delighted to be booted up and clipped in to his first pair of skis. Since then my husband’s skis have been regularly serviced there — where the shop experts transform these 15 year old skis into like-new condition — amazing him every time.

This year we needed a bit more gear — some new mittens and socks for the ever-growing seven year old boy. A helmet for me – as I am now just good enough on my board to be dangerous. As always the staff at Mountain Air was chock full of information and helpful with fitting my unusually large cranium.

Mountain Air covers a wide range of outdoor gear for hiking, climbing, kayaking, and of course snowboarding and skiing. Their rental gear is top-notch and their staff practices what they preach and can offer expert advice in a friendly manner. I highly recommend you check this little local spot out — it will likely surprise you that they carry so much and are hiding right in plain sight in San Luis Obispo on Marsh! Even beginners don’t feel like it here… and who knows — maybe you’ll pick up a new outdoor activity or two before you leave!

Ashlea Boyer

Ashlea Boyer: Is a native of Pismo Beach, having moved here from South Lake Tahoe when she was just four years old. An Alumni of Arroyo Grande High School, she then attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating with a degree in English Literature. After college, she spent 5 successful years working her way up to Management Editor of a national fitness magazine in Southern California, working for two of the three largest West Coast publishing houses. Ashlea return to the Central Coast for her wedding and stayed raise her family. She joined the family business in 2004 and began leading the Pismo Beach Homes Team with her Mother, Kathi Foster in real estate. Ashlea has been a leading real estate agent in the Pismo Beach area for 10 years, and has developed a strong client following in the area based on her dedication to our community and outstanding customer service. Our team, The Pismo Beach Homes Team, has been awarded the Quadruple Gold level awards consistently over the past 5 years with Keller Williams Realty. She has been named more than once as the "Agent of the Quarter". In 2011, Ashlea was presented with the "Top 20 Under 40" award by the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation for my professional excellence and profound commitment to the community. Ashlea lives in Arroyo Grande, California with her husband and son and she enjoy running on the beach, volunteering, pilates, snowboarding and the occasional scuba diving. She's active in many industry, community service and non-profit organizations and serves on the board of the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach, the Clark Center for the Performing Arts, and other community non-profit organizations. 

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