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Best Ski Shops in Squaw Valley

Updated: Jun 15

Often called the birthplace of extreme skiing and family friendly too, Squaw/Alpine is an essential stop on any visit to Lake Tahoe. We've tapped our Tahoe friends for their recommendations on the best shops for gear sales, rentals, fitting and tuning. Here are our top picks by category for equipment shops in Olympic Village and nearby Truckee.

Olympic Village Shops

Olympic Bootworks

(530) 581-0747 | olympicbootworks.com

Best for boot fitting. Our go to spot for master fitting done by some of the best in the business. Be sure to reserve your spot in advance!

Mountain Mike's Sports

(530) 581-4707 | mtnmikessports.com

Best for repairs: Located just on the outskirts of the village, Mountain Mike's is a great place to get a full line of top quality gear and have work done on your equipment.

Inn Shop of Squaw Valley

(530) 583-2195 | www.innshop.com

Best for convenience: This is the place to go for fast and convenient rentals. Best value at the base of the mountain in Squaw to rent skis, snowboards, and winter gear for all ages and abilities. This great location is only steps from the Aerial Tram.

Lake Tahoe Ski and Snowboard Rentals

(530) 452-4175|squawalpine.com/rentals

Best for on mountain service: Between the Funitel and Tram, come here if you need rentals just after purchasing your ticket.

Tahoe Dave's

(530) 583-6415 |tahoedaves.com

Best for the budget: For budget rentals and skipping Village traffic at the close; this branch of Tahoe Dave's is located at the entrance of Squaw Valley Road.

Truckee Shops

Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop

(530) 587-2809 |granitechief.com

Best for boot fitting: With the most experienced boot team in the region, this is the place to go to get your boots dialed. They also have a full service rental operation and the area's longest running tuning shop. Call ahead to make an appointment.

Start Haus

(530) 582-5781 |starthaus.com

Best for tuning: Come here for the most advanced equipment and experienced techs. They're well for their racing backgrounds and treat skis with that level of precision.


(530) 582-4510 |tahoesportshub.com

Best one--stop-shop: One of the most well rounded shops in the area with high quality skis, snowboards, clothing, accessories and services.

Tahoe Dave's

(530) 536-3407 |tahoedaves.com

Best rentals: Multiple locations and expertise in rentals makes Dave's the place to go for your daily and seasonal gear.

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