When you’re planning food for a backpacking trip, there’s a fine line between packing too much, and packing too little. When you’re out on the trail, every ounce counts, and over packing food for your trip will be sure to weigh you down. And if you happen to pack too little? Well… you’ll end up a tired, hungry hiker and find yourself hoping your friend has a little extra to spare (Note: Sharing limited food rations may cause tension on the trail). Make sure you stay nourished on the trail, before you head out on your next backpacking adventure, be sure to plan your meals ahead of time and to help reduce your pack’s weight, and bring no more than two pounds of food a day. Here are some helpful tips on to appropriately plan food for a 5-day backpacking trip.

Originally, this was going to be a step-by-step list of how to prepare for a trip, and specifically a camping trip. However, once it got started, it became apparent that there really is no proper order in which to prepare for a trip. Obviously you should probably pack the vehicle before you leave town but, other than that, it’s pretty much a choose-your-own-adventure style affair. So, instead of a numerical list, here are some important tips and tidbits to help you out with planning and executing your next outdoor adventure.
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Job Summary

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. This is a full-time, year-round position, complete with benefits and paid time off.

Key Qualifications

  • 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
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to understand, follow, and clearly execute an existing merchandising plan

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.

Print out the application and drop if off at the shop, or just come on in to say hi. – Application for Employment .PDF

Job Summary

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. This is a full-time, year-round position, complete with benefits and paid time off.

 

Key Qualifications

  • 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
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency with computer systems and ability to adapt to changing software platforms
  • Ability to complete tasks and goals in a timely manner
  • Recognition of trends within the outdoor industry
  • Knowledge of and interest in the outdoor industry, specifically in regards to clothing and accessories

 

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.

Print out the application and drop if off at the shop, or just come on in to say hi. – Application for Employment .PDF

Job Summary

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. This is a full-time, year-round position, complete with benefits and paid time off.

 

Key Qualifications

  • 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.

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 qualified ski techs for the upcoming winter season. The ideal candidate will have experience tuning skis, as well as a strong background with ski racing and a knowledge of what makes a well-tuned ski for racing. This job works mostly afternoons and evenings, giving you time to ski during the mornings.

 

Key Qualifications

Ÿ •Knowledge of and experience with ski tuning

Ÿ •Ski racing background

Ÿ •Ability to work with customers regarding ski repairs, tunes, and all ski-maintenance questions

Ÿ •Understanding of base structures, edge beveling, waxing, hot boxing, etc.

Ÿ •An understanding of and appreciation for a clean workspace and shop area

Print out the application and drop if off at the shop, or just come on in to say hi. – Application for Employment .PDF

Submit Resume & Application for Employment: Herb@granitechief.com

cc: Darby@granitechief.com, Treas@granitechief.com

Ski Tech – General

20 July 2016

Granite Chief is looking for ski techs to work in our shop over the upcoming winter season. Are you passionate about skiing, skis, and like working with your hands? Got experience tuning your own skis and want to turn that knowledge into money? Come join our team and work day in and day out among like-minded people.

 

Key Qualifications

 

Ÿ •Knowledge of and experience with ski tuning

•Ÿ Ability to work with customers regarding ski repairs, tunes, and all ski-maintenance questions

Print out the application and drop if off at the shop, or just come on in to say hi. – Application for Employment .PDF

Submit Resume & Application for Employment: Herb@granitechief.com

cc: Darby@granitechief.com, Treas@granitechief.com

Do you love skiing and all the gear that goes with it? Come join the team at Granite Chief as a boot fitter and boot tech for the upcoming winter season.

 

Key Qualifications

 

Ÿ• Knowledge of ski equipment, specifically boots

•Ÿ Ability to listen to and work with customers regarding boot needs and fit

Ÿ •Ability to work with customers to help them choose the right equipment, gear, etc.

 

Print out the application and drop if off at the shop, or just come on in to say hi. – Application for Employment .PDF

Submit Resume & Application for Employment: Herb@granitechief.com

cc: Darby@granitechief.com, Treas@granitechief.com

With over 40 years of experience making packs, there’s no doubt Osprey is a leader in the game. While Osprey’s continually critiquing their packs and focusing on how they can improve them, their focus remains the same. They’re always asking questions such as how can they make a pack even more durable and more lightweight? Or what about creating a more comfortable pack with a better design, but one that still looks sexy? Read the rest of this entry »

What is The Bob Graham? It’s Sixty-six miles of fell running up to 42 of the highest peaks in the English Lake District. The Catch? It must be ran in under 24 hours. Follow Ricky Lightfoot in Salomon Running TV’s 7th installment of their 5th season, The Bob Graham, as he attempts to follow in the footsteps on the legend and finish the run in under 24 hours. Following Bob Graham’s attempt in 1932, just over 1950 runners have been able to finish this legendary feat in the allotted time.

 aspen-forest

A user-driven adventure contest highlighting the places we love and why we love them.

What’s your favorite place to play outside during the summer? Send us a photo of you enjoying your favorite trail, run, hike, or general getaway, along with a description of why you love your special place. All entries will be featured on our blog and social media channels. Each month, a random entrant will be chosen to win a $50 Granite Chief gift certificate. At the end of the summer Granite Chief and the Tahoe Food Hub will be hosting a food truck event in the parking lot at Granite Chief. During that event one entry will be chosen for a special grand prize! You are free to enter as many times as you’d like. More entries means more chances to win!*

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smartwool-socks

The secret to building anything is to start from the ground up. This is true whether you’re building a house, making a sandwich, or picking out the perfect combination of clothing for your particular athletic endeavors. Given this, it stands to reason that the starting point for your athletic clothing would be your socks. The right socks can mean hours of blissful trail running or hiking, with your feet ensconced in soft, supportive, moisture-shedding goodness. The wrong socks, on the other hand, can mean hours of swampfoot and blisters, followed by countless more hours nursing your poor, abused feet around the campfire.

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