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  1. Spartan World Championship at Squaw Valley

    Spartan World Championship at Squaw Valley

    Three Young Competitors to Keep an Eye On. Saturday, September 30th, Squaw Valley is hosting the Spartan World Championship. The event is the pinnacle of the Spartan World Race Series. Three hundred elite athletes will be competing, all with their eye on the world champion title. Most of us have heard of and perhaps, have a vague idea...
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  2. Scholarship for Team Athletes | Granite Chief Ski Shop

    Scholarship for Team Athletes | Granite Chief Ski Shop

    Granite Chief Ski Shop is now accepting applications for our Team Athlete Scholarship program. Support is offered to north Tahoe - Truckee team members in all three team disciplines: slopestyle, big mountain, and race. The 411 So you say you're not on top of the podium, don't sweat it. How you finish is  just one consideration for...
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  3. 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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  4. Desolation Wilderness Backpacking and Worn Out Paws

    Desolation Wilderness Backpacking and Worn Out Paws

    [caption id="attachment_9539" align="alignnone" width="605"] Desolation Wilderness Backpacking -  passing by Grass Lake. Notice the cascading waterfall in the background![/caption] Desolation Wilderness Backpacking Adventures, and mis-adventures, you might say are life's way of giving us learning opportunities. Earlier this summer, Mike, assistant manager at Granite Chief Ski & Mtn Shop, with his girlfriend Yuka, wanted to get out for a couple...
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  5. Ditching the Northern Hemisphere in Search for Snow | Skiing Australia

    Ditching the Northern Hemisphere in Search for Snow | Skiing Australia

    Rather than relaxing on Tahoe's shorelines this summer, Granite Chief employee, Jesse Cassidy, had something different on his mind, and that was skiing Australia.  After Tahoe's largest winter in years, he packed up and headed to the Southern Hemisphere in hopes of a "never-ending" winter... "Telling people you are going skiing in Australia often draws the same reaction...
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  6. Stöckli Stormrider 95 Skis | Winter 2017-2018

    Stöckli Stormrider 95 Skis | Winter 2017-2018

    There's a new ski brand hitting the wall and Granite Chief this winter,  and it's none other than the Swiss power house, the Stormrider 95 from Stöckli.  We are fired up to have these hand-made beauties adorning our ski wall, and that's not only because they look awesome, but because they ski even better.  Today we'll be talking about the...
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  7. Osprey Packs | Hydraulics™ Reservoir Product Tour

    Osprey Packs | Hydraulics™ Reservoir Product Tour

    So you just got a new Osprey Packs Hydraulics™ Water Reservoir...  Now what's next? Watch the Hydraulics™ Reservoir Product Tour video from Osprey Packs to learn how to properly operate, maintain, and clean your water reservoir so you can help extend its life.
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  8. Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 | A Bike Hydration Pack for Girls

    Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 | A Bike Hydration Pack for Girls

    [caption id="attachment_9454" align="alignleft" width="547"] Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Mountain Bike Backpack[/caption] WOW! I just bought my first ever hydration pack for mountain biking and I picked a winner. The Raven 10 by Osprey is built specifically for women so that it fits close to your body. The Raven comes in one size, but with the generous adjusting waist...
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  9. This Way on the Pacific Crest Trail | Personal Growth and Human Kindness While Thru-Hiking the PCT

    This Way on the Pacific Crest Trail | Personal Growth and Human Kindness While Thru-Hiking the PCT

    [caption id="attachment_9532" align="alignnone" width="650"] This Way, picking up a pair of Black Diamond Trekking Poles at Granite Chief.[/caption] This Way - More than a direction "This way, this way", a hiker up the trail called out.  The young dentist from Korea adjusted his direction, gave a blushing smile, and thanked the other hiker.  "That would not have been a good start...
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  10. Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers Battle Snow & Water

    Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers Battle Snow & Water

    Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers are facing deep snow packs and raging waters Our well documented 2016-17 winter brought many benefits to California, but Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers are finding that the snow pack is dramatically impacting their efforts in the Sierra.  The tremendous amount of snow that fell months ago still has mountain passes packed deep.  High elevation...
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