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  1. Is there really such a thing as Featherless Down?

    Is there really such a thing as Featherless Down?

    Featherless down, is there really such a thing? The answer, yes and no. No, because down is feather, that would be like inventing a product called waterless H2O. Yes, because 3M’s featherless down looks and feels like real down with the warmth of natural down. Here’s the really cool thing about featherless down, unlike duck down synthetic down is...
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  2. Hotronic Heat Socks XLP One . Cold Feet a Thing of the Past

    Hotronic Heat Socks XLP One . Cold Feet a Thing of the Past

    Cold feet at the altar, we can’t help you with that; cold feet on the mountain, we got you covered with the Heat Socks XLP One. Now these hotties aren’t for everyone, but if you’re the skier that’s out there in the coldest conditions, when the skiing is extraordinary and your feet are about to turn blue these heated socks...
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  3. Signs of the Season

    Signs of the Season

    by Edith Thys-Morgan racerex.com Last weekend, I saw this sign in Killington Ski Club (thanks for pointing it out Chuck!), and it reminded me that it’s time to do a little prep work for ski season. Usually this time of year is when I roll out some reading resources for parents to help them keep their eyes on...
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  4. Granite Chief's 5th Annual Shreddit Showdown | Contest Details

    Granite Chief's 5th Annual Shreddit Showdown | Contest Details

    The Shreddit Showdown is Tahoe’s premier event for skiers to get a taste of what it’s like to be one of the industries top athletes! In this ski edit contest, contestants have all season to get out on the slopes, in the park, or out in the backcountry to put together their best shots in a 3-minute edit.  The top...
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  5. Sierra Avalanche Center | In Depth Dedication To Avalanche Awareness

    Sierra Avalanche Center | In Depth Dedication To Avalanche Awareness

    If you venture out in the winter world around Tahoe, you most likely have heard of the Sierra Avalanche Center. If you consider yourself an avid backcountry person you definitely (should) know of the Sierra Avalanche Center. To say your life could depend upon it is not being overly theatrical. SAC, as it is often referred to, has been in existence...
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  6. The Story of Bill, Vieve, Bob, Polymer Polytetrafluoroethylene & Gore-Tex

    The Story of Bill, Vieve, Bob, Polymer Polytetrafluoroethylene & Gore-Tex

    If it's true that weather patterns run in cycles, we're in for another big winter. Big winters for Tahoe and the Sierra can mean everything from feet of dry powder to feet of the heavy wet stuff. We pretty much can get it all in a single ski season. That's why apparel engineered for the extreme is so important in...
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  7. Donner Summit Rock Climbing | Fall Climbing is the Best Climbing

    Donner Summit Rock Climbing | Fall Climbing is the Best Climbing

    Ask most climbers and you’ll get the same answer – the best climbing days are in the Fall.  Before the scourge of pumpkin spice everything floods the market we start to hear talk of Sendtember and Rocktober filling the hashtag lines on social feeds.  The cooler temps and lighter crowds make Fall the official unofficial flagship season of rock climbers...
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  8. Spartan World Championship at Squaw Valley

    Spartan World Championship at Squaw Valley

    Three Young Competitors to Keep an Eye On. Saturday, September 30th, Squaw Valley is hosting the Spartan World Championship. The event is the pinnacle of the Spartan World Race Series. Three hundred elite athletes will be competing, all with their eye on the world champion title. Most of us have heard of and perhaps, have a vague idea...
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  9. Scholarship for Team Athletes | Granite Chief Ski Shop

    Scholarship for Team Athletes | Granite Chief Ski Shop

    Granite Chief Ski Shop is now accepting applications for our Team Athlete Scholarship program. Support is offered to north Tahoe - Truckee team members in all three team disciplines: slopestyle, big mountain, and race. The 411 So you say you're not on top of the podium, don't sweat it. How you finish is  just one consideration for...
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  10. Tuning Up The Tune-Up Machines | Prepping for More Snow

    Tuning Up The Tune-Up Machines | Prepping for More Snow

    Tune-up, Granite Chief Style We may be in the heat of summer, but here at Granite Chief Ski and Mtn Shop we are also in the midst of giving a tune-up to our winter back shop machines.  To insure the highest quality of ski tuning, you have to work with the best tools.  You also need to maintain those tools...
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