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  1. Zach Bitter & Altra Running Crew Visit Granite Chief and Share Insight | Many Thanks

    Zach Bitter & Altra Running Crew Visit Granite Chief and Share Insight | Many Thanks

    Ultra Endurance Record Holder Zach Bitter and the Altra Shoes Crew visit Granite Chief Ski & Mtn Shop [caption id="attachment_9367" align="alignleft" width="701"] You couldn't miss the Altra van parked in front of Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop.[/caption] Zach Bitter and the Altra Running shoes crew stopped by Granite Chief Ski & Moutain Shop yesterday.  A huge Granite Chief thanks...
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  2. The Granite Chief Outhouse Returns to Donner Summit

    The Granite Chief Outhouse Returns to Donner Summit

    [caption id="attachment_9347" align="alignright" width="560"] Celebrating its 10 year anniversary of community service, Johnny is back in his favorite location, at the parking base of Snowshed Wall, Donner Summit.[/caption] Donner Summit News Flash The Granite Chief Ski and Mountain Shop outhouse, more affectionately known as “Johnny”, returns for the 10th year at Donner Summit. “Spring scents are in the air, and...
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  3. Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hikers Making Their Way into Tahoe

    Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hikers Making Their Way into Tahoe

    Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hikers - 'tis the season for those who started on the southern tip of the iconic trail, to be making their way into Tahoe / Truckee. [caption id="attachment_9355" align="alignleft" width="700"] Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hiker Saunter stops into Granite Chief Ski and Mtn Shop for a map check and conversation.[/caption] One such hiker, "Saunter", stopped...
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  4. Ultra Endurance Running | What's It All About From World Record Holder Zach Bitter

    Ultra Endurance Running | What's It All About From World Record Holder Zach Bitter

    Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop When:  June 21st, Wednesday, @ 5:30pm Where:  Martis Creek Trailhead & Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop What:  5k Martis Creek Loop Trail Run (5:30pm)  &  Ultra Endurance Runner Zach Bitter Talk, Tacos, Beer, Wine, and Raffle Prizes at Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop (7:00pm-8:15pm) Details and...
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  5. Hiking in Search of Sierra Big Horn Sheep

    Hiking in Search of Sierra Big Horn Sheep

    Big Horn sheep in California, have you seen them? Wildlife believers say these horned mountaineers are super stealth, and very elusive. The nay sayers, however, believe the surefooted sheep simply cannot be seen any more, and call into question their presence in the California mountains. One thing is for certain, if you see one, you are among the very fortunate, and fall into a...
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  6. Late Spring Skiing Resort Update | Where you can still go to get your fix

    Late Spring Skiing Resort Update | Where you can still go to get your fix

    Spring Skiing [caption id="attachment_9267" align="alignleft" width="700"] Alpine - Sherwood offering up tasty corn before calling it a season on May 14th. Photo: John Clausen[/caption] Just like any addiction (not limited to spring skiing), I would tell myself, “OK, just one more”, and then it became one more, and one more after that, until even seasoned ski legs could...
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  7. Sierra Backcountry Ski | One Yurt, and an Abundance of Smiles

    Sierra Backcountry Ski | One Yurt, and an Abundance of Smiles

    Sierra Backcountry Ski | One Yurt, and an Abundance of Smiles
    Gear - check, group food – check, transportation - check.  It was go time for a mini getaway, a four day ski trip to a yurt at Virginia Lakes, just off of highway 395, north west of Mono Lake.  The backcountry accommodation we were headed to is part of the High Sierra Snowcat and Yurt program, which currently offers two...
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  8. World Cup Skiing | Fifty Years of Awesome

    World Cup Skiing | Fifty Years of Awesome

    Written by Edie Thys Morgan The World Cup season wrapped up in Aspen, closing a breakthrough season for the US. It was the first time a World Cup was held in the east since 1991, the first time the World Cup came to Squaw Valley since 1969, the first time the Finals were in North America since 1997, the...
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  9. Elyse Saugstad | Making A Stand For Women's Skiing

    Elyse Saugstad | Making A Stand For Women's Skiing

    An advocate for women's skiing Another Alaskan native that made the move to Tahoe. Elyse Saugstad has played an influential roll in women's skiing and she's not Stopping any time soon. In her "Sponsored Podcast" interview from Powder Magazine  she touches on her downhill racing background and the current state of women's free skiing. When asked about making the move to Tahoe Elyse...
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  10. Shane Perrin Sets New SUP Still Water Record: 95.6 miles in 24 hours

    Shane Perrin Sets New SUP Still Water Record: 95.6 miles in 24 hours

    Photo: Daren Wolf St. Louis distance paddler Shane Perrin is no stranger to breaking new ground, being the first SUP athlete to complete endurance races including La Ruta Maya, The Texas Water Safari, and the MR340—races typically contested in canoes and kayaks. So, it’s no surprise that Perrin just established a new high water mark for most still water miles...
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