Truckee

  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. Granite Chief's Community Outhouses

    Granite Chief's Community Outhouses

    Granite Chief's Community Outhouses
    It’s summer of the year 2019 and Granite Chief Ski and Mountain shop is once again choosing to provide not just one, but TWO public outhouses located in the woods of the Truckee/Donnor area.
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  5. 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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  6. Feel The Infrared Difference | Race Performance Wax Quality For All

    Feel The Infrared Difference | Race Performance Wax Quality For All

    Infrared For The Win Ski waxing can become somewhat of a chore when you do it alone in the garage. Or maybe you’re one of those people that never wax (you should be taking care of those skis!) Either way the ski techs here at Granite Chief have you covered. Welcome to the infrared waxing world. This...
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  7. Massive Amounts of Snow = Bring Out The DPS Skis

    Massive Amounts of Snow = Bring Out The DPS Skis

    The DPS Story DPS was founded in 2005 when professional skier Stephan Drake formed a partnership with top ski engineer Peter Turner. The two men set out with the inspiring vision of making perfect skis for the true die-hard skier. Since then they have redefined ski shape and construction. They made the first all prepreg carbon fiber sandwich ski and...
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  8. Helmet Heads, why 80% of skiers wear helmets.

    Helmet Heads, why 80% of skiers wear helmets.

    On The Rise Skid lid, brain bucket, noggin knocker, helmet head. The jargon goes on but the fact of the matter is that helmet usage is seriously on the rise. Head injuries are the second most common injury skiers experience according to a study done by the NSAA. In the 2002-03 winter season only 25% of all skiers and riders...
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  9. Facts on Faction

    Facts on Faction

    fac·tion - a state of conflict within an organization. Faction was started by a group of freeskiers who saw a void in the market and were dissatisfied with what was being produced in the ski industry. Large companies we're supplying their race teams with top technology and thought freestyle skiing was a hobby at best. Angry and energized a group of freeskiers...
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  10. Tahoe Truckee Fourth of July Events

    Tahoe Truckee Fourth of July Events

    Thursday, July 3: Kings Beach Fireworks and Beach Party Before the fireworks enjoy beer/wine, food vendors, free watermelon, sand castle building and more. Firework seating is $12, festivities begin at 4 p.m., North Tahoe Event Center, Kings Beach. For more information visit northtahoebusiness.org. Friday, July 4: Tahoe City’s Fun Zone Practice your throw with a dunk tank, bean bag toss...
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