DEMO DAY & BBQ
April 6th, Saturday
Squaw Valley Lodge
201 Squaw Peak Road, Olympic Valley, CA
9am to 3pm
PLEASE PARK IN SQUAW VALLEY PARKING LOT, there is no parking at Squaw Valley Lodge.
Join us in celebrating our 30th year of our Demo Day & BBQ. For 30 years our Ski Service Card Members have been testing next year's skis, getting a pre-season discount, and chowing down at our end of the season spring BBQ.
We depend on your feed back on what skis you think are HOT and which are not. Your passion for skiing helps us with next year's ski line up.
Sign up starts at 9am in the Squaw Valley Lodge Meeting Room. Take each ski out for 2 or 3 runs and let us know what you like. When you purchase your skis for next year we'll give you a preseason discount and your new skis will be ready for pickup next fall.
This is a great opportunity to talk with our Granite Chief staff, the ski manufacture reps, select your perfect ski....and have lunch on us.
If you're not a Ski Service Card Member give us a call and we'll give you the lowdown and sign you up!
Tahoe Donner Senior Ski Club Wine & Cheese Kick Off Party
November 13th, Tuesday Evening at Granite Chief, Truckee
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each year we look forward to hosting the Wine & Cheese Ski Season Kick Off party for our friends with the Tahoe Donner Senior Ski Club. The ski club is made up of wild and crazy diehard skiers over the age of 55. Ski Club membership includes ski trips, ski clinics, and lots of fun get togethers. We are proud to be a small part of this lively ski club.
JUNIOR SKI LEASE DAY...GREAT SKI GEAR AT AN UNBELIEVABLE PRICE!
October 27th & 28th, Saturday & Sunday at Granite Chief, Truckee
10am to 6pm
Granite Chief and Rossignol have teamed up to offer our skiing families the best possible ski lease package at what turns out to be the best price around! Our skis are tuned, waxed and ready to hit the ski slopes. Rossignol junior skis, boots and bindings all for only $109 for the entire ski season. And because we want your child's skis to perform great all season long we will wax them FREE! That's right FREE ski waxing all season long!
Junior Lease Day is a fun event we hold every October, lots of kids and Halloween candy and our experienced staff will make sure your junior skier is outfitted for a great ski season. To make skiing even more affordable for families, all kid's skiwear is 10% OFF Junior Lease Days!
If you can't make it to the store on Lease Day you can purchase your child's ski lease online. Just click on "Junior Season Ski Lease Package" at GraniteChief.com
TEAM DAY: Deep Discounts On Race . Freestyle . Big Mountain . Master Team Gear
October 13th, Saturday at Granite Chief, Truckee
2pm to 6pm
The biggest preseason event in the west with deep discounts for all team members. Coaches and ski reps will be on hand to help with equipment selection. Skis, ski boots, bindings, poles, ski helmets and goggles all available to Race, Big Mountain, Freestyle and Master team members.
Of course the infamous TRUNK of HALLOWEEN CANDY will be here and this year we are giving away t'shirts or hats with your team purchase, but supplies are limited so get here early!
Granite Chief carries all the big name brands, we have everything you need to compete and save money.
Granite Chief Team Event was the first of its kind in the country and after 30 plus years, we're still going strong.
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU...TEAM DAY...OCTOBER 13TH!
Salomon Trail Running Tour is making a Pit Stop at Granite Chief: Over 200 pairs of state of the art running shoes to try on and get the technical lowdown.
June 20, Wednesday 1pm - 4:30pm at Granite Chief
Evening Run 6pm Martis Creek
Stop by Granite Chief and check out the Trail Running Tour Trailer with 200 pair of Salomon running shoes. Try them on, get the Salomon Rep's technical information, and you can demo them on our evening trail run.
Salomon's trailer will be at Granite Chief from 1pm to 4:30 then at 6pm we are meeting in the parking lot at Martis Creek on hwy 267 for a 3k & 5k evening run. Run at your own pace, it's not a race, and demo the best running shoes on the market.
When you stop by Granite Chief to check out the shoes you can enter your name to win a pair of XR Mission trail running shoes. Or you can enter at the start of the run at Martis Creek. Granite Chief and Salomon will be giving away one pair of women's shoes and one pair of men's shoes.
We hope to see you there and we'd love to go on a run with you.
EXPERIENCE RUNNER'S HIGH AT OVER 6000'
June through October
Trail Running At Its Best: Tahoe Trail Running Series Presents Eight Great Tahoe Truckee Trail Runs
BURTON CREEK TRAIL RUN . June 17th . 5K . 10K . Half & Full Marathon
RUN TO SQUAW . June 24th . 12K
RUN TO THE BEACH . July 4th . 5K . 10K
TRUCKEE RUNNING FESTIVAL . July 8th . 5K . 10K . Half Marathon
NORTHSTAR MOUNTAIN RUN . August 12th . 10K
BIG BLUE TRAIL RUN . August 25th . 5K . 10K
EMERALD BAY TRAIL RUN . September 16th . 12K
TRUCKEE RIVER TRAIL RUN . October 6th . 12K
The Tahoe Trail Running Series is presented by Salomon and is one of the best running events in California. Enter the runs and check out Salomon Trail Running shoes, you can even race in them.
For more information go to BigBlueAdventure.com
3rd ANNUAL FLOATING PARTY: MUMBO GUMBO & THE TAHOE GAL
June 17th, Sunday 5:30 to 7:30pm
Tie up your boat, raft, kayak alongside the Tahoe Gal & party with Mumbo Gumbo
The Tahoe Gal is the stage and Mumbo Gumbo is the party. The Gal will be moored just south east of the Tahoe City Marina. There is limited seating on the Tahoe Gal but you can bring your own boat and float alongside. Rafts, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, air mattress, or yachats; it doesn't matter how big your boat is the party will be even bigger. It's a FREE floating concert or you can purchase tickets for seating on the Tahoe Gal.
Call 800-218-2464 for tickets or more information. AND DON'T FORGET YOUR LIFE VEST!
North Lake Tahoe Snowfest Celebrating 35 years!
March 2nd thru 11th
Beautiful North Lake Tahoe
Thirty Years...can you believe it? We all look forward to the biggest winter event of the year, Snowfest. One exciting event after the other, 10 full days of fun in the snow for all ages. North Lake Tahoe Snowfest is a community event for locals and vacationers a like. Parades, parties, fireworks, music, and lots of ski fun at Tahoe's best ski areas; Squaw Valley, Northstar, Homewood, Alpine Meadows, and Diamond Peak.
The 31st annual North Lake Tahoe SnowFest! Kicks off tonight under the stars, and on the snow! People come out of the woodwork to see the torchlight parade and fireworks display that take place tonight. Come join in the fun and see Squaw's Mountain lit up with skiers and incredible colors above! If you are out there early, go by the KT-22 Sundeck to hear the sounds of the Space Cowboys DJ's, and stay to listen the them dropping the beats down heavy afterwards inside!
The fireworks are just the kickoff to 10 snowpacked days
Squaw Valley Institue Presents an Evening with Conrad Anker and Jennifer Lowe-Anker
February 4th, Saturday, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Social 6:30 and Program 7:00 to 8:30pm
The Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe
Tickets: SVI Members $10 and Non-Members $15
Conrad Anker is an elite American climber, mountaineer, and author. He is famous for his challenging ascents around the world, including in the Himalaya and Antarctica. Conrad is a member of The North Face climbing team and works closely with Timex Expedition as a brand ambassador. He also was a key member of the search team that located the remains of legendary British climber, George Mallory, on Mount Everest.
Jennifer Lowe-Anker is a wonderful artist, her work is a whimsical interpretation of nature and her love of her home state of Montana. She is also the author of the best selling book, Forget Me Not. Jennifer wrote the book after the death of her first husband Alex Lowe. Lowe, also a famous alpinist, was killed in an avalanche in the Himalaya. Her husband Conrad was with Lowe at the time of the accident.
This event promises to be an evening of grand stories of mountaineering, love, courage and family, definitely a night to remember.
JUNIOR LEASE DAY: Season long ski leases!
October 22, Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Granite Chief Truckee
Lease your child's skis and save a ton of dough! Brand new Rossignol ski package, (skis, boots and bindings), for $179 for the entire ski season. Lease used ski packages for only $109.
The deal even gets better, FREE hot wax for your Junior Lease Skis all season long. We are doing everything we can to help make skiing more affordable for families.
Junior Lease Day is a fun family event with Halloween candy, posters, and stickers, but if you just can't make it you can order your child's season long ski package online. Order early, you don't want to be left out in the cold.
TEAM NIGHT DISCOUNTS
October 8, Saturday, 2pm to 7pm
Granite Chief Truckee
Team Night, Tahoe's largest preseason gathering for team members and coaches. Whether your discipline is ski racing, freestyle or big mountain we have everything you need to compete. Skis, bindings, helmets, ski boots and more are all offered at special ski team discounts.
Your coaches, factory reps and of course our Granite Chief staff will be on hand to answer questions and help with equipment selection.
This year we have a special guest, a guy who grew up as a Granite Chief Jr Race Night kid, Daron Rahlves. Stop by and get it straight from one the top athletes in skiing, he's a great guy and loves talking with skiers of all ages.
We will have special discounts on custom footbeds, canting and planing and don't forget our infamous trunk of candy.
VOLKL LANGE SALOMON ATOMIC K2 TECNICA NORDICA SMITH POC ROSSIGNOL SWIX SCOTT BLIZZARD ZIPFIT TOKO MARKER
Truckee Running Festival
Registration: July 1st Friday from 2pm to 6pm, Granite Chief Truckee
Event: July 2nd, Saturday 8am
Riverview Park in Truckee
The Truckee Running Festival, presented by Big Blue Adventure, has something for every runner in your group or family. A 5k, 10k and half marathon for adults and a kid run for your young runners.
All proceeds from the Kid Run will be donated to The Truckee Trails Foundation.
Pre-registration is at Granite Chief in Truckee as well as bib pickup. We will be giving away a pair of men's and women's XR Crossmax running shoes.
For complete details and information please go to www.bigblueadventure.com
SALOMON XR CROSSMAX GROUP RUN & RUNNING SHOE DEMO
June 17th, Friday at 4:30
Granite Chief Truckee
4:30 to 5:00pm Demo Shoe Pickup
Carpool to Regional Park or meet us there, group run starts at 6pm.
Salomon's XR Crossmax Demo Trailer will be in our parking lot with 80 pairs of the XR Crossmax Running Shoes. Salomon's new shoe is setting the running world on it's ear.
Try on some shoes, talk with the company techs, and join us for a fun group run along the Legacy Trail. Put the XR Crossmax to the test on both pavement and trail.
We'll carpool over to Regional Park and run from there. Short on time? You can meet us there and we'll head out right around 6 o'clock. You can run as long or as short as you like, this is a casual run and a great opportunity to try out Salomon's door to trail flagship shoe.
Angulo Paddleboard Demo & Instruction
June 26th, Sunday at 9am to Mid afternoon
Donner Lake West End Beach
John Darby and our friends at Angulo Paddleboards will be at West End Beach on Donner Lake with a variety of paddleboards, (SUP). This is a great way to try out paddleboarding, demo these great boards and make Darby give you some paddleboard instruction.
If you can't make it to this event we have demos/rentals available through the store all summer long.
Find out what all the paddleboard buzz is all about and don't forget your sunscreen!
There may be an entrance fee to West End Beach, we're still working on that.
GRANITE CHIEF DEMO DAY & BBQ 2011
April 2, 2011, Saturday
Squaw Valley Lodge
9am Sign Up in the Ponderosa Room
Join us for our annual Demo Day & BBQ. Demo 2011/2012 skis from the leading ski manufacturers in the industry. While you're at it check out next years ski boots and get the low down from factory reps and our team of ski & boot experts.
* ROSSIGNOL VOLKL BLIZZARD ATOMIC K2 SALOMON ARMADA LANGE TECNICA NORDICA MARKER GO PRO
* Demo skis for three or four runs then switch to the next model on your list. Please do NOT keep skis out for longer than four runs, others will be waiting to try them.
* Fill out your SKIER TEST forms, we use your input as a tester to finalize our ski line up.We may even post your ski test on our website and facebook.
* Video your test run with Go Pro helmet and chest cams. We'll download your run on a large screen and burn it to a DVD so you can take it with you.
* Free BBQ lunch served up starting at 12noon in the Ponderosa Room for Ski Service Card Members and Squaw Valley Lodge Demo Day participants. It's all part of the program!
* BIG DISCOUNTS when you purchase next year's skis at Demo Day for fall 2011 delivery.
* Ski In & Ski Out down Sunnyside or the sundeck side of Bar One to Squaw Valley Lodge. Look for our Demo Day flags.
* NEED LODGING? Take advantage of special Demo Day lodging discounts offered by Squaw Valley Lodge. For additional information call the lodge directly at 1-800-549-6472.
* Please park in the ski resort parking lot. Sorry no parking at Squaw Valley Lodge.
Granite Chief Demo Day is the biggest season finale anywhere. Don't miss out on the fun and the big pre-season discounts. We'll see you there!
***NOT A SKI SERVICE CARD MEMBER? WANT TO DEMO SKIS? YOU'RE IN! JUST BUY NEXT YEAR'S SKI SERVICE CARD AND PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEAR'S DEMO DAY, NEXT YEAR'S DEMO DAY, AND GET ALL NEXT YEAR'S SKI AND BOOT SERVICE AT UP TO 50% OFF.
Pane Mschlonkey Classic
A Hilarious Event Celebrating the Life of the Immortal Shane McConkey
At Squaw Valley USA
Free event as long as you have a valid Squaw Valley day ticket or season pass
Check out a hilarious action packed event inspired by Shane McConkey. Watch a 30 pro skiers such as JT Holmes, Jeremy Jones, Scott and Robb Gaffney, and Darron Rahlves as they compete in the Extreme Small Mountain Snowlerblade Competition, and when the pros take on thirty amateurs in the Snowlerblade Chinese Downhill, both events exclusively competed on K2 Fatty Snowblades.
The day will end with a great party at Bar One, tickets for the party are $25 must be 21 or older.
The Saucerboy lives on in the hearts of many!
Australis:An Arctic Ski Odyssey Movie Premier With Special Guest Chris Davenport
January 14, Friday At the Granite Chief Truckee store Donner Pass Rd
7pm, Free show, donations appreciated for our Granite Chief Scholarship fund
Come see world renowned ski mountaineer Chris Davenport as he shares his newest ski movie, Australis: An Arctic Ski Odyssey. Follow Chris Davenport, Stian Hagen, and Andrea Binning as they travel to the bottom of the world to take on harrowing descents, and incredible mountain terrain in this full-length ski movie. Don’t miss the breathtaking shots of the beautiful Southernmost mountains, wildlife, and glaciers, all in stunning High Definition. Introduction by Chris Davenport, all ages are welcome, and beverages will be provided for all.
New Years Fireworks
December 31, Friday, 5:30-9:30
Village At Northstar
Come celebrate New Years Eve with fireworks At Northstar-At-Tahoe.
5:30-8:30 Deprature a Journey tribute band plays a free show
8:00 pm Polynesian Paradise dancers perform at the Village Outlook
9:00 pm free Fireworks show (weather and conditions permitting)
Olympic Heritage Fireworks
January 8, Village at Squaw Valley, 6pm
Come Kick off the Olympic Heritage Celebration at Squaw Valley with fireworks, with the best viewing at the Village at the KT-22 sundeck
Memorial Services, Robert Frohlich
November 11, Thursday
4pm at Olympic Village Inn
All are welcome to join in remembrance of The Mountain Dreamer, "The Fro-man"
Junior Ski Lease Weekend
October 23rd & 24th, Saturday & Sunday
10am to 6pm Truckee Store
THE BEST SEASON LONG SKI LEASE PRICES AROUND!
Why buy your children’s ski package when you can lease for the entire ski season for as low as $109
Granite Chief and Rossignol have teamed up and put together a great ski lease package at an unbelievable price. Brand new Rossi skis, boots, and bindings for $179 and used Rossignol ski packages for only $109. Our used season lease package is only one season old and it is a terrific way to save money.
The Chief will do even more to save you money; bring your leased skis in and we’ll wax them all season long FREE!
It’s another fun Granite Chief weekend! See ya Junior Ski Lease weekend!
HAVE FUN & SAVE LOTS OF MONEY
TEAM DAY: Ski Team Discounts
October 9th, 9am to 6pm Truckee Store
RACE, FREESTYLE, BIG MOUNTAIN, & MASTER SKI TEAM MEMBERS ONLY
BIG DISCOUNTS ON SKIS, BOOTS, BINDINGS, POLES, GOGGLES, HELMETS, DH & GS SUITS
Volkl Rossignol Tecnica K2 Blizzard Nordica Lange Salomon Marker Poc Smith Swix Spyder Scott
Coaches, Factory Tech Reps, & The Chief’s expert tuners & bootfitters will be on hand to help with fitting and equipment selection.
Stickers, Posters, & don’t forget the infamous trunk of candy. Don’t miss out on the biggest ski season party in the country…Granite Chief’s Team Day.
HAVE FUN & SAVE LOTS OF MONEY
Memorial Day Parking Lot Sale
May 29,30,31 Saturday, Sunday, Monday 9am to 6pm Truckee store only
Memorial Day commemorates all men and women who died in the service of the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day. It is traditionally viewed as the start of the summer season.
Well, we love all of the snow we were blessed with this winter, but bring on the start of summer!! Hiking, camping, climbing, running, boating…….ahhhhhhh. And to kick it all off, The Chief is having our traditional Memorial Day weekend parking lot sale!
What to expect: 50-60% off on all remaining winter products & 50-60% off leftover 2009 summer treasures. The sale starts at 9:00 sharp, so be the first in the parking lot for the best selection.
We have put in a special request for a beautiful sunny weekend, so come visit us and see all of your favorite Chief employees baring their fish belly white legs. Treas will not be feeding you, Gary will not be cooking like they did on Demo Day, so make sure you eat before coming out to catch up with us and find some spectacular savings in our parking lot.
28th Annual Demo Day & BBQ
April 10th & 11th 9am to 3pm
Attention Ski Service Card Members! Demo Day is almost here. You know the drill, demo next year’s skis, get a great deal and we’ll buy you lunch on Saturday! Sound like fun? What other ski shop does that much for you? Only at Granite Chief, because we value our customers, it’s our way of saying thank you for buying The Granite Chief Ski Service Card.
Ski Service Card Members ONLY!
Signup start @ 8:30am
Ski Reps are set up & ready to go @ 9am
Take 3 runs on each ski & tell us what you think, (if you keep a ski all day, Gunner is going to make your feet hurt & Treas is going to put p-tex in your lunch!!!).
Saturday BBQ starts at 12noon
DEMO DAY IS FOR SSC MEMBERS ONLY & ONLY 3 RUNS PER SKI!
Not a Ski Service Card Member? Buy next year’s card and demo this year. Check it out online or give us a call, we’ll explain how it works. Online, click on Ski Service Cards in the center bar on our homepage.
Olympic Heritage Celebration at Squaw Valley
January 8th through January 17th
Squaw Valley and the North Lake Tahoe community is inviting you to join in on the celebration. What a celebration it is; this is the 50th anniversary of 1960 Winter Olympics held right here at Squaw Valley. Jonny Moseley, Tamara McKinney, and Kristin Krone, all former Olympians, will be joining in on the fun. More than a week of exciting events like the torch light parade, fireworks, hockey expo, ice skating and even a men’s & women’s downhill course guided by our local Olympians.
Friday, January 8th
Torchlight Parade, Opening Ceremony, & Fireworks
Saturday, January 9th
Shooting Stars youth Slalom Race & Retro Party at Olympic House
Sunday, January 10th
50th Anniversary Jazz Service at Squaw Valley Chapel, Plumas Ski Club Long Board Expo, Apres’ Ski Social
Monday, January 11th
Men’s Downhill Course Tours guided by Olympians
Tuesday, January 14th
Olympic Broomball Tournament
Wednesday, January 13th
Women’s Downhill Course Tours guided by Olympians
Thursday, January 14th
Squaw Institute Historical Walking Tour, Youth Hockey Expo, Adult Hockey Expo, 7 Hockey Dinner, a tribute to our 1960 Hockey Team
Friday, January 15th
Skate & Taste with Peggy Flemming
Saturday, January 16th
Olympic Legends GS Challenge, Closing Ceremonies, & Olympic Legends Gala
Sunday, January 17th
Youth Figure Skating
Ski With Elvis at Mt. Rose
January 9th, Saturday
Mt. Rose Ski Area celebrates the birth of The King. He's back and he's skiing. Rock n Roll with the king of rock!
New Years Eve Family Night at High Camp
Squaw Valley invites you and your family to come celebrate the New Year’s Eve at High Camp. Let us treat you to a fabulous night at elevation 8200’ with entertainment for the whole family! This all-ages soiree begins at 6pm and includes a starry-night Cable Car ride (guests should upload the 5, 5:15, 5:30 or 5:45pm Cable Car), spectacular buffet dinner designed by our Executive chef and music and dancing for the young and old alike. We’ll bring in the new season with a 9 pm East Coast New Year’s champagne toast (sparkling apple cider for the youngsters), and kids can challenge their parents to a dance-off at our Dance Dance Revolution stations. Finally, we will get you back down to the Village to view 9:30 New Year’s Eve Fireworks display.
Kid (12 & Under): $49*
Tickets are already selling out.. CLICK HERE or call (530) 448-0562 to book your reservation!
All online reservations are confirmed upon completion of your order. A representative will call you within 48 hours to confirm your table seating. For questions or concerns please call (530) 452-7122.
New Years Eve at Northstar
Come ring in the New Year at Northstar® Resort with our annual Fire & Ice New Year’s party featuring live music, fire dancers, fireworks, skating, and other fun for all ages.
SKI MOVIE Double Feature
December 29th, Tuesday at 7PM
• The Village at Squaw Valley
• The Palisade Room adjacent to The Hotel Check in lobby
• $6.00 at the door
• $4.00 kids 12 & under
Level 1 Productions: REFRESH
PBP: EVERYDAY IS A SATURDAY
First 75 kids score a free Refresh DVD
Granite Chief Scholarship Fund all proceeds go to up and coming local athletes
Helping to make ski team competition affordable, Freestyle, Big Mountain, & Race Team athletes
The Granite Chief Scholarship Fund
The Village at Squaw Valley
Saturday, 10am to 6pm
At Our Truckee Store
BIG DISCOUNTS FOR TEAM MEMBERS
RACE, FREESTYLE, BIG MOUNTAIN, FAR WEST MASTERS
Granite Chief is hosting the 25th Annual Team Night. Team Night is traditionally the big preseason party for ski competitors of all ages and disciplines. Our prices for competitive skiers are the best you’ll find anywhere. Brands like Rossignol, Salomon, Volkl, K2, Blizzard, Nordica, Tecnica, Marker & Scott all will be available to certified team members at specially discounted prices.
It’s our once a year event designed to make competing more affordable. Factory reps and race techs as well as our own boot expert, Gunner Wolf and tuning expert Soren will be on hand for questions on gear , fitting and tuning. Granite Chief is also offering discounts on all footbeds, custom orthotics, canting, lifting, planeing and tuning.
Gunner Wolf has fit more world cup boots than anyone in the area. Gunner’s work has won Gold, the Overall World Cup, and skied Everest. Not many bootfitters can claim that.
Farmer’s Market: Eat well, live strong.
Each Thursday July through October 15th from 8:00am to 1:00pmpm
Commons Beach in Tahoe City
Celebrate summer and our local farmers, growers, and producers at the annual summer Farmer's Market.