Content about Norbert Olberz

April 30, 2014

Sport Chalet is turning 55 this year and to mark its anniversary, the retailer is taking a look at some of the biggest fitness trends and milestones from the past five decades, and forecasting trends consumers can expect in the decade to come.

Sport Chalet is turning 55 this year and to mark its anniversary, the retailer is taking a look at some of the biggest fitness trends and milestones from the past five decades, and forecasting trends consumers can expect in the decade to come.

In 1959, Norbert and Irene Olberz opened an intimate ski shop in La Canada Flintridge, Calif. Now there are 51 stores in four states, featuring the industry's top brands across a variety of sports and fitness activities.  

August 8, 2012

With just 54 stores located throughout California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah, Sport Chalet may not appear to be much of a threat to the bigger sporting goods players, but with growing sales, particularly online, the specialty chain could prove to be something to watch out for.

LOS ANGELES — With just 54 stores located throughout California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah, Sport Chalet may not appear to be much of a threat to the bigger sporting goods players, but with growing sales, particularly online, the specialty chain could prove to be something to watch out for.

July 18, 2011

Long-time sporting goods industry executive Norbert Olberz, 86, who founded Sports Chalet in 1959, died of natural causes last Friday the company announced on Sunday.

Long-time sporting goods industry executive Norbert Olberz, 86, who founded Sports Chalet in 1959, died of natural causes last Friday the company announced on Sunday.

Olberz served as CEO of Sports Chalet for 40 years until 1999, and he remained as chairman until 2001. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Irene, his sister, Elizabeth Lepper, his son, Eric, and by his grandchildren Karl and Markus.