2 May 2016
We’re looking for fun, outdoors-loving people to come join our team. Do you enjoy being outside and all the gear that goes with it? How about talking about said gear with other outdoor enthusiasts? If so, come join the team! Print out an application from the link below, or just stop by and say hi. We’re located in Truckee at 11368 Donner Pass Rd, right across from New Moon and the DMV.
Print out the application and drop if off at the shop, or just come on in to say hi. – Application for Employment .PDF
Granite Chief is looking to add to our team of retail store operation managers. This is a leadership position for an individual with strong passion for skiing, outdoor sports and mountain lifestyle.
Our management team has a shared goal to hire, train, and inspire staff to excel in customer service, sales, store presentation and operations. Our goal is to create goodwill with customers by engaging them in product and service dialog. Those that walk through our doors share the same passion for skiing and the mountain lifestyle as we do.
- Attention to detail; able to step back and see Granite Chief through the eyes of our customers
- Exceptional verbal skills to communicate with staff and customers
- Time management and delegation skills are required to ensure an organized, well ran operation
- Ability to followup with customer and employee issues, requests, and questions
- Enjoy rallying staff and customers around the company’s events and marketing campaigns
- Create sales and performance incentives
- Team building with emphasis on company loyalty and involvement
- Encourage staff and customers to engage in social medias and the company’s website
- Able to clearly and concisely review employee’s performance in a positive and constructive manner
- Focus skills so that projects are thoroughly completed in a timely manner
- Manage fluency with in-store promotions
- Multi-tasking skills while maintaining focus on thoroughness and detail
As a manager, you are responsible to build a dynamic team with unique individuals with a passion for the Tahoe lifestyle. Our goal is to deliver a positive experience for customers as they look to us to learn the technical benefits of the products we offer. Create customer loyalty through customer support and a memorable shopping experience. Most importantly, you share Granite Chief’s vision with employees, encouraging their growth, confidence and productivity.
Submit Resume & Application for Employment: Herb@granitechief.com
cc: Darby@granitechief.com, Treas@granitechief.com
You may also print out the Application for Employment and drop it off at the shop.
29 April 2016
Let’s face it, thru-hiking is a difficult, challenging endeavor, at best. To make things easie, it’s important that you outfit yourself with the proper gear, and the starting point for all of that should be your pack. With this in mind, Osprey designed the Atmos AG pack for men and the Aura AG pack for women. At heart, they’re extremely similar packs, the Aura being designed with a woman’s physiology and body shape in mind. When it comes to features though, they’re nearly identical.
The future of backpacking is here, in the form of the Coper Spur UL mtnGLO Tent from Big Agnes. Say goodbye to blinding headlamps and poorly positioned headlamps, now you enjoy the convenience of LED light strands built directly into your ultra-light tent. Seem like something you need in your life? Well, you’re in luck! Visit our website and get your own Copper Spur UL mtnGLO Tent.
The melting of snow, more sunny days, realizing you can’t hide under a bulky sweater anymore. Springtime means many different things to many different people. For many of us, it’s a chance to lace up some new kicks and hit the trails before the heat of summer really sets in. Then of course, there’s the age-old question, just which shoes are right for you? This season at Granite Chief we’ve got some great Asics to fit your needs, no matter what type of running you’re into.
15 April 2016
Check out what it takes to train for one of the most grueling races in the US. Think you’ve got what it takes to run 100 miles with the best of the best? Watch the video and decide for yourself!
13 April 2016
Well, it’s finally that time of year. The time of year when we, reluctantly, hang up our skis and head out to find some sunbaked rocks to play on instead. After you bring your skis into Granite Chief to get them set up with storage wax, stick around and check out our selection of climbing gear that has recently arrived. And hey, if you’re feeling saucy check out the paddleboards while you’re at it too!
Spring has sprung, as they say, and it’s time to get out and appreciate all that Tahoe has to offer in the spring and summer. While many, ourselves included, are still dreaming of corn runs and early groomer laps, for plenty of people spring means a time to get out and enjoy the water. No matter which camp you find yourself in, Granite Chief has the goods to satisfy your summer cravings.
When it comes to changing the sport of skiing as we know it, few companies can boast as much credit as Rossignol. With next season’s skis, Rossignol has really stepped up their game. We’re not going to sit here and tell you they’ve changed skiing forever, we’ll let you, the consumer, judge things for yourself.
1 April 2016
Nothing beats the bond between you and your furry little friends. They teach you lessons that you often times forget in the rush of life. In Salomon Running TV’s second episode of its fifth season, Trail Dog, runner Gaetan Ugnon-Fleury and his dogs, Pepite and Jolyn find their happiness exploring nature and enjoying each other’s company on the trail.
31 March 2016
It’s almost April, which means birds chirping, people being fooled and, perhaps most importantly, the start of the hiking season on the Pacific Crest Trail! (PCT) Traditionally, there has been a kick-off party for those planning to hike the PCT that takes place at the beginning of April. Unfortunately, that has been canceled for this year due to various reasons. However, that doesn’t mean that plenty of people, thousands in fact, won’t be attempting this arduous journey. Nor should you let yourself be deterred from what is sure to be an epic undertaking.
Altra shoes are known for being different. In fact, they’re probably unlike any other shoe you’ve worn before. It’s no accident they turned out this way though. From starting out melting soles off traditional shoes in a toaster oven, to creating a one-of-a-kind toebox, Altra shoes have transformed the way many people approach running. Learn how it all started and what makes them so special.