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  1. Guest Article | You May Need a Cookie by Edie Thys Morgan

    Guest Article | You May Need a Cookie by Edie Thys Morgan

    Our friend Edie Thys wrote this amazing article, which we would love to share with all our followers. Also, check out her blog, RacerEx for more ski racing news!   You May Need A Cookie... It’s that time of year— as deep as we can get in January. These are the times that try ski racers’ souls. These are the times that...
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  2. Phantom VS. Meadow Foam VS. Fluorocarbon Wax VS. Environment

    Phantom VS. Meadow Foam VS. Fluorocarbon Wax VS. Environment

    In today's climate of environmental concern and the potential health hazards of the many products that appear on the shelves of retailers, the ski industry is taking a hard look at the chemical makeup of ski wax and wax application safety measures. As we reported earlier, an international review of low and high fluorinated wax...
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  3. Granite Chief Scholarship Athlete | Caelan Diermann

    Granite Chief Scholarship Athlete | Caelan Diermann

    The Big Mountains are Calling: The mountains called and Granite Chief Scholarship Athlete, Caelan Diermann, answered.  At age 14, Caelan has only been skiing for four years but is already impressing as an athlete on Sugar Bowl's Freeride Team.  Last season, Caelan joined the Tahoe Junior Freeride Series which has helped improve his skills and confidence on the mountain.  Caelan's favorite competition was...
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  4. Granite Chief Scholarship Athlete | Lylah Kelly

    Granite Chief Scholarship Athlete | Lylah Kelly

    Meet Lylah, a Squaw Valley Far West ski racer and second year Granite Chief Scholarship Athlete.  After a successful 2018-19 season where Lylah made it to Regionals in Big Sky, Montana, this 13-year-old has set some hefty goals for this ski season. Training this season as a U14, Lylah hopes to improve her slalom skiing, with hopes of making it to...
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  5. 7th ANNUAL SHREDDIT SHOWDOWN | A Ski Movie Contest

    7th ANNUAL SHREDDIT SHOWDOWN | A Ski Movie Contest

      Opening Entry Date: March 21, 2020 Entry Deadline Date: March 30, 2020 The Shreddie Awards April 9th Door Open at 6pm | Awards Start at 6:30pm Shreddit Showdown After Party | immediately following the Awards Ceremony The Shreddit Showdown is the sickest, sweetest, ski movie contest in the west, maybe even the country. With over $8000 in prizes, it's...
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  6. 7th Annual SHREDDIT SHOWDOWN | Ski Movie Contest Details

    7th Annual SHREDDIT SHOWDOWN | Ski Movie Contest Details

    Entry Open Date: March 21, 2020. Facebook Voting Open Date: March 21st | Voting Closing March 31, 2020 Entry Deadline Date: March 30, 2020 11:59:59pm SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY HERE (link will be active March 21st) The 7th Annual Shreddit Showdown is sponsored by some of the biggest names in the ski world including Blizzard, Tecnica, FlyLow, Helly Hansen, Smith Optics, GoPro...
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  7. EDGE BEVELING | Why it's important and understanding the variables.

    Granite Chief's Jesse Cassidy runs through edge beveling with our Wintersteiger Trim Jet. Explaining the various degrees of side and bottom edge beveling. The Chief has been tuning skis and fitting ski boots for over 40 years. The shop started out exclusively as a tuning and repair center. We're still doing it all and a leader ski tuning, boot...
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  8. ORTOVOX BASELAYER | Four New Mountain Essentials

    ORTOVOX BASELAYER | Four New Mountain Essentials

    Granite Chief has carried Ortovox gear for a long time. Their shovels, probes, packs, and transceivers are among the best in the outdoor industry. When we were looking for a new high-end baselayer line, we were super impressed with Ortovox baselayer, mid-layer jackets, and hoodies. Not only does this stuff look great, but most importantly, it is warm, comfortable...
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  9. Moondog of Squaw Valley Shares His Story of Chasing a Dream

    Moondog of Squaw Valley Shares His Story of Chasing a Dream

                          Dan Mooney reflects back to the wild and crazy times when landing a spot on the US Ski Team and pushing hard for a spot on the Olympic Team lead him to glory on the Pro Ski Tour. ...
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  10. Junior Ski Lease Days | Season Long Ski Lease

    Junior Ski Lease Days | Season Long Ski Lease

    November 2nd & 3rd Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6pm Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop   Our ski techs are busy mounting, tuning and putting the finishing touch on our fleet of Volkl and Rossignol junior lease skis. Our official kick off for our Junior Ski Lease program is November 2nd and 3rd. It’s always a fun time...
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