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. Sierra Summers: Seven Tips For Snowboarding 12 Months a Year

    Sierra Summers: Seven Tips For Snowboarding 12 Months a Year

    Top Seven tips for Summer skiing: How to Keep the streak alive. Ben Birke tells all how to keep skiing all year round even with tiny bits of mountain top snow.
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  2. Prana Seamless Summer Style

    Prana Seamless Summer Style

        Your yoga practice is not about matching your mat to your water bottle, this ancient practice is meant for you to develop your best inner-self. Luckily, while you’ve been busy focusing on you, Prana has been busy taking care of the all the other ‘outer’ details. Specifically, this summer’s most diverse piece of clothing...
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  3. 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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  4. The Five Perfect Trail Running Side-kicks

    The Five Perfect Trail Running Side-kicks

    The foundation of any great running kit starts with your shoes. Much like the foundation of a house, shoes are the most important part of your kit. That's why I recommend the Salomon S-Lab Ultra. This shoe is unparalleled in traction and hits that sweet spot with just the right amount of cushion. Step two: the perfect socks. This...
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  5. Trail Running Rockstars

    Trail Running Rockstars

    Trail Running Rockstars     Salomon S/LAB Sense Ultra 2 Mens Shoe - Men's  The sport-savvy scientists in Salomon's S-Lab developed the Men's S-Lab Ultra Trail Running Shoe to embody the physical preparation necessary for ultra marathons and long-distance trail running. Learn more about the Salomon S/Lab Sense Ultra 2 Here!      ...
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  6. The Tecnica Forge GTX - A custom hiking boot in a league of its own.

    The Tecnica Forge GTX - A custom hiking boot in a league of its own.

    The Tecnica Forge GTX is a mid-size, mid-weight trekking boot, and the first of its kind. Built over a burly Vibram sol, the Forge is the first hiking boot to have a fully moldable liner. This revolutionary boot employs the same technology that has given Tecnica ski boots their highly respected name. Light enough for day hikes, and rugged enough for muti-day treks, the...
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  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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