Granite Chief

  1. 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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  2. Donner Summit Rock Climbing | Fall Climbing is the Best Climbing

    Donner Summit Rock Climbing | Fall Climbing is the Best Climbing

    Ask most climbers and you’ll get the same answer – the best climbing days are in the Fall.  Before the scourge of pumpkin spice everything floods the market we start to hear talk of Sendtember and Rocktober filling the hashtag lines on social feeds.  The cooler temps and lighter crowds make Fall the official unofficial flagship season of rock climbers...
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  3. Truckee's Fourth of July Parade 2019

    Truckee's Fourth of July Parade 2019

    Truckee's Fourth of July Parade 2019
    Join us as we celebrate the annual Truckee Independence Day Parade held on Thursday, July 4th. This year, Granite Chief will be serving FREE ICE CREAM during the parade! We invite you to view the parade via our Storefront parking lot. Please use our back-parking lot for all vehicles. The front of the store will be the perfect viewing spot...
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  4. 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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  5. 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: slope style, 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...
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  6. Team Day Discounts October 6

    Team Day Discounts October 6

    35th Annual Team Day October 6th, Saturday 12pm-6pm Granite Chief Ski and Mountain Shop Race. Big Mountain. Freestyle. Coaches. Team Members. Team Day T-Shirts, Stickers and Halloween Candy!!! Ski Reps, Tuners and Boot Fitters on hand to help! Team Day is all about making competing more affordable. Each October Granite Chief and our ski...
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  7. Granite Chief Clean Up Day at the Summit

    Granite Chief Clean Up Day at the Summit

    Granite Chief staff picks up over 10 pounds of trash at Donner Summit after holiday weekend.
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  8. Grant Ketels

    Grant Ketels

    Meet Our Granite Chief Staff: Grant!     "All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz and I'm fine" -Spicol   Where are you originally from? Reno, Nevada Where did you first learn to ski? Squaw Valley. Favorite Mountain? Squaw Valley Off Season activity? Golf, Motto ...
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  9. 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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  10. 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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