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Most resorts will have retail shops in-house, which are great for buying souvenir gear, as well as those last-minute things you need on the slopes. But Tahoe also has a large variety of outdoor retail shops with local owners who have spent years in these mountains, and have wealth of knowledge of the area.

Tahoe City Outdoor Stores

Willard’s Sport Shop

Located right in the heart of Tahoe City, Willard's Sport Shop is family-owned and offers ski and board rentals and tuning services.

willards sport shop

170 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145 | (530) 583-3356


A great place for apparel and gear, Alpenglow also hosts local events and clinics like a backcountry demo day and the Alpenglow Film Festival.

alpenglow sports shop tahoe city

415 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145 | (530) 583-6917

Tahoe Dave’s

Not just ski and board rentals. At Tahoe Dave's, you can rent snowshoes, cross country gear, and even clothing.

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Tahoe City Ski Shop: 590 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145 | (530) 583-6415

Tahoe City Board Shop: 600 North Lake Blvd. Tahoe City, CA 96145 | (530) 583-0400

Squaw Valley: 3039 Highway 89, Olympic Valley, CA 96146 | (530) 583-5665

Truckee: 10200 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161 | (530) 582-0900

West Shore Sports

West Shore Sports rents gear for both snow and water. In the winter, rentals include ski and snowboard demos, XC skis, to even snowshoes! They have invested in a state-of-the-art tuning machine that can give your equipment a professional factory tune. In the summer, head on over to rent all things water sports — SUP boards, kayaks, bikes and more. With 3 different locations, West Shore Sports will support all your winter and summer needs and is easily considered one of the best shops on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.

west shore sports gear and rentals

Tahoe City: 1785 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145 |  (530) 583-9920

Homewood: 5395 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141 | (530) 525-9920

Sugar Pine Point: Ca State Park Rd, Tahoma, CA 96142 | (530) 525-9920

Truckee Outdoor Stores

Start Haus

Start Haus is known for specializing in ski and bike gear. They have some of the best service technicians in the industry. Jim Schaffner is known worldwide for his expertise in ski boot fitting which is what sets them apart from the rest. 

start haus ski shop truckee

10990 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161 | (530) 582-5781

Granite Chief

Located in the heart of Truckee, Granite Chief has everything you need for a great Tahoe day in all seasons, from the newest snow skis to water skis.

granite chief ski shop truckee

11368 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161 | (530) 587-2809

Tahoe Mountain Sports

The place for gear, apparel, and footwear. If you forgot to pack anything, Tahoe Mountain Sports will have it!

tahoe mountain sports

11200 Donner Pass Rd Unit 5E, Truckee, CA 96161 | (530) 536-5200

The BackCountry

For backcountry and tele gear, The BackCountry is the place to go with the experts you want to speak with.

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11400 Donner Pass Rd. #100, Truckee, CA 96161 | (530) 582-0909

Tahoe Sports Hub

Located in downtown Truckee, Tahoe Sports Hub is a this true four-season shop. They have a big selection of gear and apparel for the entire family. In the winter, Tahoe Sports Hub offers expert bootfitting and have a HUGE rental and demo fleet including backcountry ski and splitboard rentals. In the summer, they have all things water sports; including kayaks, stand up paddleboards and bike rentals. Everything you need for all your adventures!

tahoe sports hub

10095 W. River St. #2 Truckee, CA 96161 | (530) 582-4510