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Sport Chalet Selected to Forbes' '200 Best Small Companies in America' List

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    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sport Chalet, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SPCH),
 today announced that it has been selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the
 "200 Best Small Companies in America."  This is the first time that Sport
 Chalet has been recognized on this distinctive list and it is one of only four
 retailers in California on the list.  Additionally, Sport Chalet is one of
 only two sporting goods retailers in the publication.
     Upon receiving the news, Craig Levra, President and CEO of Sport Chalet
 stated, "For Forbes Magazine to acknowledge our company gives national
 recognition to the great effort of our 1,900+ employees, starting with our
 store employees and store managers, our support staff in our warehouse, and
 finally our corporate employees.  Everyone within the company has a big part
 in making Sport Chalet what it is today and what it will undoubtedly achieve
 in the future.  Furthermore, this accolade reinforces the vision our Founder
 and Chairman, Norbert Olberz, set forth for the company: 'Not to be the
 biggest, but the best.'"
     Sport Chalet is a leading operator of full service specialty sporting
 goods superstores operating in Southern California for more than 40 years.
 The Company offers over 35 services for the serious sports enthusiast,
 including custom golf club fitting and repair, ski rental and repair, full
 dive training and certification programs, SCUBA charters, team sales, racquet
 stringing, and bicycle tune up and repair through its 23 locations.  The
 address for Sport Chalet's web site is

SOURCE Sport Chalet

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