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Mystery Ranch Packs

The Chief is proud to announce the addition of Mystery Ranch packs to our backpacking lineup.  Mystery Ranch packs are designed, engineered and handcrafted in Bozeman Montana which means that the brains behind the design are the eyes on the product production.  Find out more about the folks behind the company.  

Salomon X Ultra 2 Mid GTX

There are many reasons why we consider the Salomon X Ultra 2 Mid GTX hiking boot one of Salomon’s best, but for now we’ll just name a few… Here are seven reasons why the Salomon X Ultra Mid GTX hiking boot was a group favorite while hiking the Grand Canyon.  

Spring Skiing & Waxing

Granite Chief Backcountry Ski Instagram Photo Contest

Springtime is touring time, and the winner of Granite Chief's backcountry ski photo contest is... Jennifer Callahan!  Congrats Jen on taking home the Osprey Kamber 22L pack, and a big thanks to all other entrants.  Granite Chief looks forward to doing it all again next spring.  In the meantime, get out in the backcountry, keep making turns, and enjoy.  

Spring conditions may range from firm and fast, to ski grabbing corn bisque (minus the shelfish, of course). Here is how to avoid that sudden “endo” pull, when the snow reaches out to you and applies the brakes without warning.

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. 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.

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