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
Located right in the heart of Tahoe City, Willard's Sport Shop is family-owned and offers ski and board rentals and tuning services.
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.
415 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145 | (530) 583-6917
Not just ski and board rentals. At Tahoe Dave's, you can rent snowshoes, cross country gear, and even clothing.
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 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.
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 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.
10990 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161 | (530) 582-5781
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.
11368 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161 | (530) 587-2809
The place for gear, apparel, and footwear. If you forgot to pack anything, Tahoe Mountain Sports will have it!
11200 Donner Pass Rd Unit 5E, Truckee, CA 96161 | (530) 536-5200
11400 Donner Pass Rd. #100, Truckee, CA 96161 | (530) 582-0909
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!
10095 W. River St. #2 Truckee, CA 96161 | (530) 582-4510