In schools without lockers, students are sometimes provided with two complete sets of textbooks, one set being kept at school for use in class, and the other being kept at home for referring to for homework, thus limiting the amount of heavy carrying that would otherwise be required without having lockers to store them in between classes.[1] However, research has shown an increase in the incidence of back injuries in some students, which has been directly attributed to the lack of lockers for storing books in, thus forcing students to spend more time carrying heavy loads of books in backpacks.

In many ways, Foot Locker is taking an approach like that of Walmart, which has been acquiring online brands including Art.com, Jet.com and clothing retailers Bonobos and Modcloth. These acquisitions give Walmart access to customer data, but more importantly teams of young and hungry retail entrepreneurs. That's how it got Jet.com founder Marc Lore, who now lead's Walmart's U.S. e-commerce business.
I agree with the suggestion about shipping your skis and boots, especially if you are not going to be using them after the Vail portion of your trip. Are you staying in LA for awhile or just making a connection there? If you are staying at a hotel in LA perhaps you could talk to them about having your equipment shipped there and stored as most hotels do have some sort of luggage storage facility. Hikers on the Appalachian Trail often ship supplies to US post offices that are in towns easily accessible to the trail so they don't have to carry everything with them. A lot will depend on your actual itinerary and whether you are stopping over in LA or just making a connection. You'll likely need to do some research and maybe think outside the box. I know it's always much nicer to ski on equipment you are used to but renting might end up being your best bet and the least hassle.
Salsbury Industries 63000 Series Triple Tier Standard Lockers Salsbury Industries 63000 Series Triple Tier Standard Lockers are constructed of 16-gauge steel. Ideal for colleges H schools locker rooms employee changing rooms government agencies gyms and many other applications. Available as unassembled or assembled (additional charge for assembled).  More + Product Details Close

Locker

×