Articles & Events
Cooler temperatures and lighter crowds means the prime climbing season is upon us at Donner Summit. Home to hundreds of classic climbing routes ranging anywhere from 5.6 to 5.14, Donner has dozens of must-do lines to add to your climbing bucketlist. Here are twenty Donner Summit climbing routes to tackle this season.
Junior Ski Lease Days, coming up November 4th and 5th. Lots of fun and great prices on season long ski lease package. Used ski packages starting at just $109. Plus you can build your own junior lease packages with great gear from Volkl, Rossignol and Lange. Starting October 25th you can order your Junior Ski Lease Package online, or join us at the shop during Junior Lease Days to get gear up! CHECK IT OUT!
Spartan World Championship & Desolation Wilderness
This September 30th the Spartan World Championship takes place at Squaw Valley, where three-hundred elite athletes will be competing for the world champion title. Amongst the Spartan elites ranging 26-36 years old are three friends in their early 20's who sure stand out amongst their peers. Meet Cole, John, and Til.
Shop employee, Mike, recounts his adventures and mis-adventures backpacking in Desolation Wilderness. "We have Desolation Wilderness backpacking just minutes down the road from us, so it's a natural place to go. It feels like our backyard, and that's what maybe led us to be more casual than we should have been".
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.