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. Generations Projects Brings German Engineering to Park City

    Generations Projects Brings German Engineering to Park City

    by Edith Thys | Thys writes for SkiRacing.com and RacerX.com Marker Dalbello Völkl’s Generations Project started three years ago, with the development of an all new Völkl Junior Slalom ski. The company approached this challenge by looking beyond the existing method and tapped into the expertise of former World Cup athletes in the MDV family who are now raising...
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  2. Ski Service Card Annual Sale | Big Savings | Lots of Perks

    Ski Service Card Annual Sale | Big Savings | Lots of Perks

    Our annual Ski Service Card is now on sale through Labor Day. About 35 years ago, someone on our staff came up with an idea to offer a season pass for ski tuning, repairs, binding work, boot fitting, all the back shop services that skiers need to ski with confidence and ski their best. Herb claims it was his idea...
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  3. Got Water? Our Favorite Products For Staying Hydrated!

    Got Water? Our Favorite Products For Staying Hydrated!

     by: Rachel Meisler The Earth needs water, and so do you. The solution to pollution is dilution, and Granite Chief has hydration solutions to help you detox your body.  If you’re in Truckee, you’ve probably noticed all the wildfire smoke and you're not trying to breathe too deeply.  Whether you need to counteract the effects of daily air pollution or just...
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  4. Brand Highlight | Western Mountaineering

    Brand Highlight | Western Mountaineering

    By: Izzy Jackson Are you looking for a durable, warm, and comfortable sleeping bag? Come try our Western Mountaineering bags! Western Mountaineering has been around for over 45 years and continues to make top-notch quality products. Their sleeping bags have been one of the most sought out bags in the outdoor lovers’ community. Even though their bags do come at...
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  5. How To Choose a Climbing Rope

    How To Choose a Climbing Rope

    by Jedidiah Kravitz When looking to buy a new rope, sometimes all the different options can be a bit overwhelming. Every brand offers different lengths, diameters, and treatments. So how do you know which rope will be the best for you? First off, the most important thing to ask yourself is what is going to be the purpose of...
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  6. The Man that Makes Everything Last Longer

    The Man that Makes Everything Last Longer

    If you're one of those that live and play in the mountains, there are two seasons when we pull out our gear to review and make sure we're ready to hit the slopes, the hiking, and mountain bike trails. Two piles, one for the items we can get at least one more season out of, and the other pile...
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  7. ZOLEO CHECK-IN & SOS DEVICE | Explore with Peace of Mind

    ZOLEO CHECK-IN & SOS DEVICE | Explore with Peace of Mind

    by Treas Manning Entering The Maze, sounds like a good place to get lost, at least in the sense of getting away from it all. After a year like this last one, the wild and beautiful isolation was exactly what we needed to unwind and regain our sanity. The reality is, when you heading into the backcountry or outback...
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  8. What You Need to Know | Backcountry Skiing

    What You Need to Know | Backcountry Skiing

      Are the resort crowds getting to you, looking for a bit of backcountry quiet? If you're a newbie, welcome to skiing in its purest form, you're going to love it. If you're new to backcountry skiing before you head out do yourself a favor and get some BC education. Not only can you save your own life, but...
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  9. New Salomon Hiking Shoes and Shifts Arrive!

    New Salomon Hiking Shoes and Shifts Arrive!

    Winter is in full swing here in Truckee but that doesn't mean you can't still get out for a hike. Salomon has the perfect shoe for the job: The CrossHike Mid Gore-tex. The completely new CROSSHIKE is designed for any conditions, anywhere in the world: multi-directional lugs, a seamless, closed-mesh construction and waterproof Gore-Tex membrane. Agile yet really grippy, this mid-height...
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  10. Holiday Gifts Big and Small!

    Holiday Gifts Big and Small!

    The holiday season is here! We are doing our snow dance here at Granite Chief in hopes of some more precipitation! While we wait on the snow, now is a perfect time to get something special for your loved ones! Here are some ideas of things we have in stock at the shop if you are unsure what to get! ...
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