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Swix Wax back in the USA

Great news for Ski Racers! Swix fluorinated wax and cleaners are BACK IN THE USA! For those of you that live for fast skis, rejoice! Swix fluorinated HF and LF waxes have met the EPA standards and regulations, returning to US markets cleaner and meaner. 

Edge beveling with our Wintersteiger Trim Jet. Understanding the variables and why it is so important. 

Chief News

 Round up your posse and make a ski movie. A 3 minute ski movie, that's all it takes and you could win a pair of Blizzard skis and a pair of Tecnica ski boots, the winner gets to choose the models. Unbelieveable prizes from FlyLow, Smith, GoPro, and Helly Hansen. Adult . Teen . Grom divisions. Click on the image above for timeline and details. The Shreddit Showdown, the sickest ski movie contest in the west. Check Out previous winning ski edits HERE.

Granite Chief Scholarship athlete, Lylah Kelly at age 13 is training with the U14 group and is working hard to improve her slalom skiing. Her goal for this ski season is a spot on the Whistler Cup. Follow Lylah here, at GraniteChief.com and on Granite Chief's Facebook page. Go get 'em Lylah!

The Chief

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.

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