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Back Open Full Time! | Getting Back Outside Again

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. 

On May 1st the governor of California, Gavin Newsom, released a list of acceptable outdoor activities for everyone to partake in during the COVID-19 outbreak. We were very excited to see that rock climbing made the list! See what else made the list and how we are going about practicing safe social distancing while rock climbing!

Chief News

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. 

Another creative and hilarious take on home training during the Corvid-19 stay at home order by Edith Thys Morgan. From the east coast to right here in Squaw Valley, ski racers stay on top of their fitness with some pretty unique workouts. 

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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