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Jesse Cassidy, taking on new challenges.  

Check out Jesse's edge bevel video. Good stuff to know.

Forty-six years ago Herb started Granite Chief in a 10x10 room in Tahoe City. Today we have a beautiful 8000 sq ft building in Truckee. But our fondest memories are the people we have worked with, and we are looking forward to working with you! Positions available are Rental Techs, Ski Techs, Hardgoods and Softgood Associates, Boot Fitters, and Cashiers. Granite Chief is fun place to work, great training, and flexible scheduling. Part-time and full-time, great for skiers, students, and working parents. Don't just take it from us, see what our staff has to say about the Granite Chief workplace. Click Here

Upcoming Events  |  Local Athletes

Local's favorite, Beers, Brats, and Airbags is back! Hope you can join us for this fun and informative event. Sierra Avalanche will talk about snow safety and what to know before you head out into the backcountry. They will also talk about their avalanche forecasting website. The presentation is not only a must for newbies to backcountry travel but a great brush up for the more experienced bc skier. The evening is also a fundraiser to help support the good works of Sierra Avalanche Center. All raffle ticket proceed go to Sierra Avalanche. Beer and Brats are on us. ( tips welcome and go directly to SAC). Check out the growing list of raffle prizes. CLICK HERE

A conversation with Hansi Standteiner about his professional ski career, passion for climbing, and the influences that made him the man he is today.  

By Jed Kravitz

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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