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TMS Recognized by the Keep the Sierra Green Business Council

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Tahoe Mountain Sports has been recognized by the Keep the Sierra Green Business Council as an environmentally friendly business! Check out their website for more local businesses doing their part for the environment. Also, look for their logo on our home page. The paragraph below is our writeup from their webiste.

Tahoe Mountain Sports is a community oriented outdoor gear retailer operating out of North Lake Tahoe since 2004. We offer the highest quality outdoor gear and clothing through our store in downtown Kings Beach as well as our website: We practice leave no trace outdoor ethics on all of our adventures and encourage our customers to do the same. We strive to run the most environmentally friendly business that we can. All of our shipping and packing materials used in our day to day operations are reused or recycled. All of our employees are given a reusable water bottle to cut down on waste and are encouraged to bike to work. Also, all internal communication is in person or via email. We offer many environmentally friendly products to the community including: stainless steel Klean Kanteens to replace plastic water bottles, Mountainsmith bags and packs made from recycled plastic bottles, and reusable Chico bags to replace paper or plastic shopping bags. We are proud to be a recipient of the Keep the Sierra Green Business Recognition Program and will continue to strive to be more environmentally friendly and sustainable all the time.

Huge Tent Sale Starts Today – Check it!

Friday, August 14th, 2009

As the summer start to wind down, our crazy, highly discounted deals are starting to heat up. Join us this weekend for our August Tent Sale with just about everything in the store at least 20-60% off and everything under the tent 40-75% off. All footwear, backpacks, camping gear, winter clothing, and winter backcountry gear is on sale and waiting for you to cash in on these sizzling deals. Shop with us online or visit the store at 8331 N Lake Blvd in Kings Beach this weekend.

Hole in the Ground Mountain Biking Videos

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

After 3 months of selling out of the Vholdr ContourHD, we finally had enough inventory to keep one for ourselves and give it a test run. I took it out 2 days this past weekend and I have lots of positives and a few negative comments as well. Overall, the ContourHD is really the first Hi-Def camera at this size and for the price of $299, which is killer compared to anything else on the market. Here are a sampling of the videos I shot this weekend while mountain biking throughout Lake Tahoe.

Some of the positive comments on the Vholdr ContourHD so far:

-Amazing clarity of picture, best I have seen in a helmet cam

-Easy to use right out of the box, everything is included for quick and easy setup

-Easy to turn on and off and to put into record mode

– good sound and limited wind noise

-while some are complaining about battery power, I did not find that to be an issue. I was out for 3 hours, with the camera on most of the time and got plenty of footage

Some of the negative things I have found (albeit with little practice)

-Hard to get the camera lined up right

-Since the frame per second rate is a bit slow in HD mode, the playback makes it look a little jumpy and not so smooth

-The easy edit software does not allow you to merge clips into 1 file, a little anoying when you take a lot of files and clips.

That is it for now. We will be sure to most more of our comments as we play around with this cool helmet cam a little more.

Deuter Backpack Fitting Videos

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

To further help our backpack customers, Tahoe Mountain Sports has made a series of videos outlining how to fit packs featuring the Deuter Aircontact and Aircomfort back systems. We also outline the travel specific features of the Deuter Quantum travel packs and show how to properly fit your child in the Deuter KidComfort series child carriers. The videos are available in this blog post, on our Deuter Backpack Fitting Videos page, and on our YouTube channel username: TahoeMtnSports.

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