What started in 2012 as a side hustle, a Door2Door waxing & tuning business called 'Shred Rescue', soon gained traction, and grew into a physical retail store & workshop in Sydney called 'The Mountain Garage'...
The mission was simple: To showcase the heart of snowboarding by stocking and supporting local, independent and hard-to-find brands.
As the store grew, so did the inventory, with new styles, colourways and ranges released every season at the pressure of constantly changing trends...
Concurrantly at this time, James Meade (owner - pictured below) was consciously pearing down his possessions, and trying to live 'simply' in order to have a lesser impact on the Planet. He was splitboarding more, spending less, and having a ball doing it! He began to ask:
"How can we continue to enjoy & support snowboarding, while reducing our footprint on the planet?"
In an effort to align his personal values with his business model, James decided that he would streamline & simplify the business, stocking only what you NEED to snowboard, no frilly bits, with an emphasis on stocking quality, long-lasting products from local brands wherever possible, and importantly from brands that are paving the way in sustainable manufacturing.
A plan was set in motion, and in early 2020, James & his partner Georgia said goodbye to Sydney and hello to The Mountain Garage's new online only beginnings, as they moved to regional NSW in search of a life and a business more in touch with their passions for the Mountains, the Ocean and this Planet that we call Earth.
And here we are :)