Gear Review & Tech Talk

What’s new in ski equipment and apparel technology? Granite Chief will keep you informed with the ski industry’s latest innovations and how to use them to make you a better consumer and a ripping skier.

  1. Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Jersey Just Arrived!

    Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Jersey Just Arrived!

    "The Tahoe-Pyramid Trail (abbreviated as ‘TPT’) is based on a vision for a trail that would follow the entire length of the Truckee River, from its source at forested Lake Tahoe (6225′) to the desert terminus of Pyramid Lake (3796′). The current route can be traveled by foot or by bicycle, and when fully completed, will descend over 2000 feet during the entire...
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  2. Chacos: The Perfect Summer Sandal!

    Chacos: The Perfect Summer Sandal!

    The summer heat is here and Chaco's are in stock! When it gets this hot, my feet can't handle being in shoes with socks. This is where Chaco's come into play! These are the best sandals you can get for the active Tahoe lifestyle. Whether you are floating the river, out for a casual hike, or maybe just walking around...
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  3. US Ski Team Race Tune Special With Josh Benge!

    US Ski Team Race Tune Special With Josh Benge!

    One of our favorite former employees, Josh Benge, worked in our ski service area for 10 years and has spent the last few years working for the U.S. Ski Team. Due to Covid-19 and no overseas travel he will be with Granite Chief for the month of July. As a result, we will be offering up a special deal to...
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  4. Trail Running In Tahoe

    Trail Running In Tahoe

    Trail running is an engaging workout that can allow you to see some beautiful scenery. I was never into running for the longest time because I hated pounding my feet against the pavement on roads while getting whizzed by oncoming traffic. All I could think about was the agony I was in and how I couldn't wait to get home...
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  5. Petzl Tikka VS Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp

    Petzl Tikka VS Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp

    Looking into purchasing a new headlamp? There are a lot of small details between each headlamp that may affect which one is the right choice for you!  Here is a break down between the Petzl Tikka and Black Diamond Cosmo headlamps to help make your decision easier!   1.) Lumens a.) Tikka: 200 Lumens b.) Cosmo...
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  6. Three Must Have Guidebooks For Tahoe!

    Three Must Have Guidebooks For Tahoe!

    Planning your next big trip to Tahoe but not sure what you are going to do on your vacation!? Here are three guidebooks to help you plan out some great activities! So load up the climbing gear, bike, and hiking shoes and get psyched about your next Tahoe/Truckee adventure! 1.) North Tahoe A Rock Climbers Guide If rock climbing...
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  7. Kids Hiking And Water Shoes Are Here!

    Kids Hiking And Water Shoes Are Here!

    Kids Northside hiking and water shoes arrive right as summer kicks off! From left to right: 1.) Cheyenne Jr. Hiking Shoe (Taupe-mango) $35.99!! 2.) Cheyenne Jr. Hiking Shoe (Gray-aqua) $35.99!! The Cheyenne Jr is ready for adventure with a stylish combination of breathability and padding for added comfort. Rugged suede upper features breathable nylon inserts, abrasion...
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  8. New MSR Pocket Rocket Stoves Have Arrived!

    New MSR Pocket Rocket Stoves Have Arrived!

    If you are looking to get out into the backcountry backpacking, biking, climbing, or maybe even just a day trip, these MSR PocketRocket stoves are perfect for enabling you to enjoy a hot meal or boil water fast. Both of these stoves are extremely lightweight so they won't hold you back from getting out further into the wilderness!  Here's a...
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  9. Getting Back Outside Again

    Getting Back Outside Again

      After sheltering in place for about a month and a half, some restrictions on what we can do have slowly started to lift. On May 1st, the governor of California, Gavin Newsom, released this list of acceptable activities: Athletics Badminton (singles) Throwing a baseball/softball BMX biking Canoeing (singles) Crabbing Cycling Exploring rock pools Gardening (not in groups) ...
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  10. Drew Mazzie | SHREDDIT SHOWDOWN Entry | Grom Division

    Drew Mazzie | SHREDDIT SHOWDOWN Entry | Grom Division

    Drew Mazzie | SHREDDIT SHOWDOWN Entry | Grom Division | Home Mountain: Squaw Valley Drew may be a newcomer to the Shreddit Showdown, but we're stoked to see what he's got! Trick progressions, cliff drops, powder runs, park laps, backyard jumps; Mazzie is crushing it! Check out Drew Mazzie's ski edit. VOTE for Drew Mazzie on FACEBOOK
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