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Boot Fitting Appointments

Boot fitting is free and included in the price of the boot. Appointments require a $100 deposit which is credited to your boot purchase. We do not mark up or add the cost of the boot fitting to the price of the ski/snowboard boot; however, if you do not purchase a pair of boots, the deposit will be applied toward the boot fitter's chargeable time of $120/hour. Cancellations or reschedules must be made 24 hours prior to your appointment. Once an appointment is booked, you will receive a confirming email as well as the ability to reschedule or cancel your appointment. No-shows will be charged the amount of the deposit.
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Shop Services

Helm has shop masters on-site and we are ready to help you make sure your gear is in tip-top condition. If you do not know what you need, we will be happy to guide you. Need it done now? We have rush services so that you can get your work done and out the door so you can get to the mountains.
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Season Leases

If you are skiing or snowboarding more than two weekends per season, then this program is for you. Not only do you save money, you also save the time and hassle of getting in line at the resort and waiting for your gear. We have beginner and performance gear; boots, skis, and snowboards. Make sure to come in early in the season as the pickings get slim when the snow is falling!

The 34th Annual Ski and Snowboard Swap November 11 & 12, 2023

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Great Deals
on new and used ski and snowobard equipment and snow clothing. This is a great opportunity to clear out your garage.
register equipment starting 11/4 - 11/10. There is no registration after 11/10. Unsold equipment pickup is between 3-6pm 11/12.
come in during swap meet hours and be prepared to pick up great deals. The best deals go fast, so get there early!
Swap Hours:
Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm, and then on Sunday, 12 pm - 3 pm
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About Us

Helm of Sun Valley has been in business in San Mateo for more then 63 years. There aren't a whole lot of businesses that can say that and we are proud of it. The cornerstone of our ski business is boot fitting. Most of our boot fitters have over 10 years of experience and Gary, the owner, has over 40 years of experience. We know how to fit boots plus we do all kinds of custom fitting. All of our employees participate in the ski and snowboard sports that we sell and we feel it is very important to know what we are taking about. We strive to have insightful knowledge about the equipment we sell, cutting through the all the rhetoric and getting down to the nitty gritty.
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Visit Us

Our address
905 N. Amphlett Blvd. San Mateo, CA 94401
Open hours
Sunday Noon-6pm Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday 11am - 6pm Thursday 11am - 6pm Friday 11am - 6pm Saturday 11am - 6pm