31 July 2015
“The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced this morning that Beijing, China, has been selected as the host city for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, making it the first city to host both the Summer (2008) and Winter Games. Beijing received 44 votes from IOC delegates while Almaty, Kazakhstan, received 40.
In its first-ever Winter Games, Beijing has proposed a three-zone event venue plan that relies on six existing and six new competition venues. The three zones will be linked by high-speed rail. The venues for skiing and snowboarding are in an existing winter sports region, but have yet to be constructed.”
Finish reading this article by Sierra Davis at www.powder.com
31 July 2015
For a short time each year Granite Chief offers the Ski Service Card, affording members a 50%* discount on all ski, ski boot, and binding services. Ski Service members also have an edge on demo-ing and previewing the latest ski and boot technology developments before the products are released to the public. Our Demo Day & Pig Roast, a member exclusive, is an end of the season celebration for skiers looking to test and purchase next season’s ski equipment.
Granite Chief, with over one thousand Ski Service Card members is the leader in ski and boot services. Our ski tuning, boot fitting, and repair facility has a deep rooted legacy dating back to 1976, the first of its kind at Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley. The Chief was the first in the industry to implement factory level base prep, structure, and edge beveling. Our team of boot fitters, headed up Gunner Wolf, took fitting to a status of art and performance. Granite Chief s ski presses, used by ski manufacturers, allows us to reconstruct edge sections, delaminations, and core shots. Our proprietary Laser Guided Stance Alignment system provides predictable results, eliminating the inconsistencies of the outdated plumb-bob method.
To purchase your Ski Service Card and get complete details on how you can save 50% on ski tuning, ski boot fitting, ski repairs, and save on ski equipment purchases, click on the image above.
Granite Chief is on the hunt for a Marketing Coordinator with experience in the ski and
outdoor industry. As we look to expand brand awareness and our customer base we are
in need of an individual that shares a passion for skiing and year round mountain sports.
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to work within our team to develop
events, manage social media, create campaigns to drive business and brand
awareness. The marketing coordinator will be responsible for ad placement and rallying
enthusiasm to support our marketing events, campaigns and strategies.
The position requires strong planning skills and the ability to follow through to ensure
• Desire to operate strategically and tactically; enjoy the flow from idea development to
• Passion for creativity, mountain sports and lifestyle
• Enjoy rallying internal and external teams around a shared objective
• Skills to track and drive innovative and scalable marketing programs
• Manage fluency with in-store promotions
• Exceptional verbal and written business communication skills
• Ability to be diplomatic while setting a standard of expectations with campaign/event
• Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
• Work with and develop relationships with our industry sales and marketing partners
This an opportunity to partner with a locally grown ski and outdoor business. Our team
is looking for an individual with passion for skiing and other mountain sports, such as
trail running, paddle boarding, hiking, backpacking, kayaking and climbing. While
Granite Chief was built with a focus on skiing, a year round marketing coordinator must
also share a passion for summer mountain sports. Flexible work schedules are
encouraged to accommodate participation in year round mountain adventures and
activities. Work with us and use your ski and outdoor experience as a marketing
Submit Resume to Treas@granitechief.com
cc: to Herb@granitechief.com
28 July 2015
A winner of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Meru, is a new climbing documentary featuring renowned alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk. Meru is the story of how a planned seven-day trip up the mountain’s Shark Fin climbing route quickly devolved into a struggle for survival, battling sub-zero temperatures along with diminishing food rations.
Watch it in theatres on August 14th, 2015!