The Fifth Season (Mount Shasta, CA)
The owners of the Fifth Season, Leif and Lacy Voeltz, have an opinion on the presence of online alpine and gear shops, and they make it known right on their website: "The big box stores and mail order warehouses have been the bane of the specialty mountaineering shop. We mourn the loss of all the boot fitters, technicians, ski and board tuners and pack fitters." That's why the Voeltzs have carefully hired their staff to be able to serve skiers, climbers, cyclists, and alpinists on Mount Shasta based on their experiences on and off the mountain. The team includes a former professional mountain guide, a cross-country biker, and a Pacific Crest Trail through-hiker who found the store while resupplying and returned post-hike to join the staff.
More info: thefifthseason.com