Know Your Dealer: Baker Street Snow
Name: Cody Hopkins
Shop: Baker Street Snow
Website/Social: Bakerstsnow.com, @Bakerstsnow
Location: Costa Mesa CA
Years in Business: 5 years
Years Carrying Full Tilt: 5 years
Tell us a little bit about yourself and Baker Street Snow:
I have been in the industry for 17 years now. I Started out scraping skis and cleaning machines at Peter Glenn in Orange County. They went out of business after my first season and Stefan Kaelin Ski & Golf came in. They gave me the opportunity to start mounting skis and eventually, I became the shop manager. Six years later the economy took a crap and at the same time internet sales were taking a toll on ski shops, so they shut down too.
Phil over at Phil’s Ski and Snowboard (Costa Mesa) recruited me after that. After managing Phil’s for 5 years I started selling hard goods out of his rental and tune shop as well as managing his store. I started out super small and within 5 years Baker Street had grown to carrying over 20 of the best brands.
We have the best selection in Orange County as well as selling across the country on our website. We owe all our success to these shops, awesome reps, and our epic customers and supporters!
What is the ski scene like around Southern California?
The ski scene is very alive and well! We have lots of resorts close by! We get every kind of skier here. That is why we love Full Tilt! We sell Full Tilt to the park rats that will only get the Classic and Dropkick, the mom or dad that want something comfortable to perform, and the 80-year olds that are blown away that you don’t have to struggle your ass off to get your boots on.
How long have you been carrying Full Tilt?
5 years now! Since the start!!
Which boot have you been most psyched about carrying? Which boots do well?
We absolutely kill it with the Descendant line! Especially the Descendant 6 and 8! We get a lot of wide footed people wearing flip-flops half of the year and these just amaze them! First Chair 6, 8 and 10 do great as well. The lady’s love the ease of entry, comfort and performance also!
What is the most rewarding part about owning/ working at Baker Street Snow?
The main thing would have to be doing what we love! We work our asses off for 9 month’s but at least it’s alongside the other best Ski Shop in town ( Phil’s Ski and Board.) My best friend who passed away, his little brother that I’ve known since he was 5, is my manager. All my employees are friends, and my wife does the books! It’s one big dysfunctional family haha! I love the ski industry and so grateful to be a part of it!
What is one thing that makes Baker Street Snow a unique shop?
We’re a small shop STACKED to the ceiling with so much gear it will blow your mind!! We only do Ski and Board. We don’t sell snorkels or rollerblades. We live winter!
We’re just getting started! #BAKERSTREETFORLIFE