Sport Chalet closing all stores

Posted at 12:38 PM, Apr 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-17 01:59:48-04

Southern California-based Sport Chalet says it has begun closing all its stores and has stopped selling merchandise online.

Founded in 1959, the sporting goods company has about 50 locations in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

There are five locations in Arizona, and all five will soon be closed.

In a statement online and emailed to customers, Sport Chalet says its stores began the process of closing Saturday. The company offered no explanation.

The company says its stores will remain open for several weeks, and customers can use any outstanding gift cards.

Gift cards, rewards certificates and store credits will be honored through April 29. Customers who can't make it by then will be allowed to transfer any balances to Sport Chalet's sister stores, Eastern Mountain Sports or Bob's Stores.

Below is a Valley map of all of the Sport Chalet location so you can try to cash in on some of the sales before they close.



The Associated Press contributed to this report.