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Inspect your climbing gear! Need a new rope?       March ski racing, food for thought

Warm sunny days mean skiing in the morning and climbing in the afternoon. Need a new rope to start your season off and find selecting the right climbing rope a little confusing check out Jed Kravitz's article, "How to Choose a Climbing Rope. Whether it's a new rope, chalk bag, or a need to update your hardware quiver, we're getting gear in daily. Stop in your next time through town and check us out. 

Today marks ten years since I sat down, fed up with the maniacal emotions of ski racing’s junior championship season, and wrote the the “Long Road”…treatise? manifesto? plea? Whatever it is, the Long Road was meant as a way to bring some perspective into a time of year that for ski racers of all ages is fraught with pressure and tension.


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Western Mountaineering has been around for over 45 years and continues to make top-notch quality products. Their sleeping bags have been one of the most sought out bags in the outdoor lovers’ community. Even though their bags do come at a high-end price, they make up for it in the amazing quality of the product and the company itself. Learn more about these amazing bags and let us help you choose the one that is perfect for you!

Next Generation Project takes German engineering to Park City. Check out this project and how generations of ski racers are working with youngest to realize their dreams.   

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 the 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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