Home Page

Not Your Basic Tune! | Backcountry Essentials

Curious what happens behind the scenes in our ski shop? Take a look at the meticulous care that goes into each and every one of our race ski tunes by clicking the link above!

ZOLEO, seamless connectivity beyond cell coverage, just incase. Wonder far and wild, let your family or a friend know where you and that you're okay. Should you need help, you can send an alert or in a real emergency, you can send an SOS, and help with be on the way. 

Good Stuff to Know

Those of us that live in the mountains, when the ski areas close, that's when we hit the road. Moab, Death Valley, or a trip down the coast, I thought I'd share my recipe for Dashboard Burritos. Check 'em out, they're delicious. Just heat them up on your dashboard defroster. No stopping for breakfast. Try the out on your next road trip. 

As a retailer of technical outdoor gear, I should hate this guy, but I don't. Daniel is the owner of Technical Equipment Cleaners in Truckee. His job is to make even the most durable gear, last longer and make it look brand new. Take it from me, he saved my sleeping bag.  

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.

Copyright © 2017 Granite Chief. All rights reserved.