Ski Tech 101
Due to social distancing and the stay at home order, we have adjusted our store hours. We will be closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays, open Friday through Tuesday, from 12 noon to 5pm. Ski equipment from our Ski Tuning and Repair facility is available for parking lot pick up during our open hours. Merchandise purchases can be made ONLINE or by PHONE and available for parking lot delivery . Phone orders taken only during open hours.
If you've had your boots fit at Granite Chief, you've probably interacted with, or at least seen Matt Hedley fitting boots and talking skis. He's a strong skier, with a lot of backcountry tours under his belt, but even the experienced guys can run into trouble. Matt, on an ideal March backcountry ski, broke his leg and with the help of his buddies, he endured a 5 hour exit back to the car. Talking with Justin Scacco, a reporter with the Sierra Sun, he describes the ordeal and re-enforces how important it is to ski with friends, and know that sometimes, bad things just happen. Know your gear, and be prepared to get yourself out of trouble. Check It Out.
Get motivated, check out a couple of clips from the adult and teen 1st place ski edits from the 6th Annual Shreddit Showdown. Thirteen winners will be announced at The Shreddie Awards, April 9th. Start filming and submit your 3 minute ski edit by March 30, 2020. Shreddit Showdown, the sickest ski movie contest in the west.
Established in 1976, Granite Chief is one of the few if not the only ski shop still operating under original ownership. We are a California ski shop and a longtime local’s favorite. Granite Chief was the first to introduce world cup ski tuning, repairs and custom ski boot fitting on the consumers level. The Chief was the first shop to purchase a factory level stonegrinder and show off our tuning and boot fitting skills behind glass for our customers to view the work as it is being done.
Today we are a full service ski shop offering top of the line ski equipment and skiwear, a full line of rental and performance demo skis, and of course all the state of the art equipment services you have come to expect from The Chief.
Over the years we have expanded our business into summer sports, making us largest sporting goods stores in the Truckee area. Years of living and working in the mountains has made us experts in hiking, trail running, kayaking, and paddle boarding. We are a valuable resource for visitors and locals alike. We are located at 11368 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, California 96161.