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. 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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  2. Phantom VS. Meadow Foam VS. Fluorocarbon Wax VS. Environment

    Phantom VS. Meadow Foam VS. Fluorocarbon Wax VS. Environment

    In today's climate of environmental concern and the potential health hazards of the many products that appear on the shelves of retailers, the ski industry is taking a hard look at the chemical makeup of ski wax and wax application safety measures. As we reported earlier, an international review of low and high fluorinated wax...
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  3. EDGE BEVELING | Why it's important and understanding the variables.

    Granite Chief's Jesse Cassidy runs through edge beveling with our Wintersteiger Trim Jet. Explaining the various degrees of side and bottom edge beveling. The Chief has been tuning skis and fitting ski boots for over 40 years. The shop started out exclusively as a tuning and repair center. We're still doing it all and a leader ski tuning, boot...
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  4. ORTOVOX BASELAYER | Four New Mountain Essentials

    ORTOVOX BASELAYER | Four New Mountain Essentials

    Granite Chief has carried Ortovox gear for a long time. Their shovels, probes, packs, and transceivers are among the best in the outdoor industry. When we were looking for a new high-end baselayer line, we were super impressed with Ortovox baselayer, mid-layer jackets, and hoodies. Not only does this stuff look great, but most importantly, it is warm, comfortable...
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  5. Junior Ski Lease Days | Season Long Ski Lease

    Junior Ski Lease Days | Season Long Ski Lease

    November 2nd & 3rd Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6pm Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop   Our ski techs are busy mounting, tuning and putting the finishing touch on our fleet of Volkl and Rossignol junior lease skis. Our official kick off for our Junior Ski Lease program is November 2nd and 3rd. It’s always a fun time...
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  6. Volkl Puts the Mantra Back in the Mantra

    Volkl Puts the Mantra Back in the Mantra

      As ski companies work to stay on top with innovative new ski construction design there are winners and losers. Volkl stole the stage when the Mantra was introduced ten years ago. It was the ski that ski shops could not keep on the ski wall. The ski flew out the door. The early Mantra started out with...
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  7. Seven Things You Need to Do Before the Ski Season

    Seven Things You Need to Do Before the Ski Season

    .  The mornings are cold and we've already seen a dusting on Mount Rose. We can feel winter in our bones. This fall we've pledged to get the firewood stacked and the snowblower tuned up. Speaking of tune-ups, why not add your ski gear to the to-do list. Our backroom guy, Jesse has serviced all the tuning machines...
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  8. SKI RACERS REJOICE! SWIX HF and LF WAX, EPA and TSCA Compliant

    SKI RACERS REJOICE! SWIX HF and LF WAX, EPA and TSCA Compliant

      Great news for US ski racers who depend on Swix high and low fluorinated wax! Swix is the big dog in the world of ski wax, in both alpine skiing and nordic. Swix fluorinated wax and cleaners are once again, available in the US. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recently tightened chemical ingredient compliance procedures for consumer...
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  9. Custom Molded Hiking Boots | Inspired from Ski Boot Design

    Custom Molded Hiking Boots | Inspired from Ski Boot Design

    Custom Molded Hiking Boots | Inspired from Ski Boot Design
    Custom Molded Hiking Boots Inspired From Ski Boot Design Tecnica, a leader in ski boot design and technology, last year introduced a custom-molded mid and low hiking boot. In as little as 20 minutes Granite Chief can have you walking out of the store in a boot that fits your foot like no other boot on the market. A...
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  10. Introducing Rossignol's E-Track 27+ and E-Track Trail Bikes | electric mountain bikes from the people who know FAST!

    Introducing Rossignol's E-Track 27+ and E-Track Trail Bikes | electric mountain bikes from the people who know FAST!

    You've to check our new electric mountain bikes! Rossignol's new eMtn Bikes, stop by the shop and take them for a spin around our parking lot. Better yet, demo them for a full day Tahoe trail ride, or maybe a leisurely jaunt on the Legacy Trail. We're building them up now. Special demo discounts for Ski Service Card Members E-Track Trail For...
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