The Tribe

  1. Climbing in the Wind River Range

    Climbing in the Wind River Range

    After a full day of driving, we finally reached the Big Sandy Lodge. Greeted by our friends who had left the previous day, our stoke level was very high! We were about to spend the next seven days climbing in the Wind River range! This was a place that I had always heard amazing things about but never had the...
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  2. Granite Chief Crew Heads South!

    Granite Chief Crew Heads South!

    The Granite Chief Ski Shop team decided it was time to do some peak bagging and head South! First on the list, was Freel peak, the highest mountain in the Tahoe Basin. Clocking in at 10,881 feet! After nabbing this summit, the boys packed up and headed south past Bishop to Big Pine. Next up, was Mount Agassiz which is the 21st...
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  3. Matte Snow

    Matte Snow

    Matte Snow: Sales Associate Where are you originally from? - San Mateo, California Where did you learn to ski? - Sugar Bowl Favorite camping spot? - Manzanita Campground, Sedona AZ Favorite piece of outdoor equipment? - My branded Sprite snowboard, which I got for $15 at a garage sale or my 1983 windbreaker with...
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  4. Mateo Lopez

    Mateo Lopez

    Mateo Lopez: Sales Associate Where are you originally from? Yakima, WA "The home of the best hops in the world!" Where did you learn to ski? White Pass, WA "The home of the Mahre brothers!" Favorite camping spot? Emerald Pools Favorite piece of outdoor equipment? Flylow Outerwear's Baker Bibs Item on your bucket list? To...
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  5. Allie Garcia

    Allie Garcia

    Allie Garcia, Where are you originally from? Minneapolis, MN Where did you learn to ski? Big Powderhorn “Mountain”, UP Michigan Favorite camping spot? The Hana Campground, Cheyenne Crossing Black Hills, SD or Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior Favorite piece of outdoor equipment? My hand-me-down Thermarest from the ‘70s Item on your bucket list? ...
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  6. Truckee's Fourth of July Parade 2019

    Truckee's Fourth of July Parade 2019

    Truckee's Fourth of July Parade 2019
    Join us as we celebrate the annual Truckee Independence Day Parade held on Thursday, July 4th. This year, Granite Chief will be serving FREE ICE CREAM during the parade! We invite you to view the parade via our Storefront parking lot. Please use our back-parking lot for all vehicles. The front of the store will be the perfect viewing spot...
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  7. Granite Chief's Community Outhouses

    Granite Chief's Community Outhouses

    Granite Chief's Community Outhouses
    It’s summer of the year 2019 and Granite Chief Ski and Mountain shop is once again choosing to provide not just one, but TWO public outhouses located in the woods of the Truckee/Donnor area.
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  8. Whatcha Pack’n?  Are you loaded up with the right ammo when headed into the backcountry?

    Whatcha Pack’n? Are you loaded up with the right ammo when headed into the backcountry?

    Author: John Clausen - Granite Chief crew - Arva Snow Safety representative No, we’re not talking about caliber, we’re talking about snow safety gear, and more. This is the stuff ya need to have for a “mission complete” outing, to save your you know what if things go south. Whether you are passing through the boundary gates at Alpine...
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  9. Mike Friece

    Mike Friece

    Meet Mike Friece!     "We don't go into the mountains seeking comfort and security. Exposing ourselves and leaving our comfort zone is what makes us feel alive and procures us with sensations we continually look to feel again: - Bruno Compagnet   Where are you from? Norwood, Massachusetts Where's you learn to...
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  10. Michelle Delumyea

    Michelle Delumyea

    Meet Our Granite Chief Staff: Michelle Delumyea!       "Follow your passions and stay true to your friends." - Robert Frolich   Where are you originally from? Truckee, CA Where did you learn to ski at? Squaw Valley Current Favorite Mountain?  Squaw Valley Off season sport: Mountain Biking...
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