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  1. 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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  2. 3 Must See Spots to Get You Through the Fall Season

    3 Must See Spots to Get You Through the Fall Season

    3 Must See Spots to Get You Through the Fall Season in Lake Tahoe, CA Enjoy the most beautiful autumn colors and immerse yourself in exquisite scenery in California’s most wonderful mountain town. Welcome to Tahoe in the Fall.     The slow and simplistic season of Autumn has arrived. As we wait in anticipation of...
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  3. Work With Me: Project 26 Could Use Some Project 22 by Edith Thys Morgan

    Work With Me: Project 26 Could Use Some Project 22 by Edith Thys Morgan

    From the Racer eX blog by Edith Thys Morgan As of last week, all of the major national ski teams have been named. With 30 athletes on its A, B and C teams, and no men’s World Cup slalom team, the US Ski Team wins the award for most difficult and most age-restrictive criteria. Powerhouses like Switzerland, Austria, Italy...
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  4. Granite Chief Clean Up Day at the Summit

    Granite Chief Clean Up Day at the Summit

    Granite Chief staff picks up over 10 pounds of trash at Donner Summit after holiday weekend.
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  5. 7 Things You Need To Know About Summer Ski Camp

    7 Things You Need To Know About Summer Ski Camp

    7 things you need to know before heading out to summer ski and snowboard camp.
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  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. Desolation Wilderness Backpacking and Worn Out Paws

    Desolation Wilderness Backpacking and Worn Out Paws

    [caption id="attachment_9539" align="alignnone" width="605"] Desolation Wilderness Backpacking -  passing by Grass Lake. Notice the cascading waterfall in the background![/caption] Desolation Wilderness Backpacking Adventures, and mis-adventures, you might say are life's way of giving us learning opportunities. Earlier this summer, Mike, assistant manager at Granite Chief Ski & Mtn Shop, with his girlfriend Yuka, wanted to get out for a couple...
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  10. Ditching the Northern Hemisphere in Search for Snow | Skiing Australia

    Ditching the Northern Hemisphere in Search for Snow | Skiing Australia

    Rather than relaxing on Tahoe's shorelines this summer, Granite Chief employee, Jesse Cassidy, had something different on his mind, and that was skiing Australia.  After Tahoe's largest winter in years, he packed up and headed to the Southern Hemisphere in hopes of a "never-ending" winter... "Telling people you are going skiing in Australia often draws the same reaction...
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