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Thank You Kings Beach!

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

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Yes the rumors are true, Tahoe Mountain Sports is in fact moving to a new location, however, the same values and commitment to excellent customer service will follow us from our long-time home in Kings Beach to our brand new store in Truckee!

Tahoe Mountain Sports was created around a campfire outside Truckee in 2005. What started as an e-commerce operation, transformed a year later into our first retail store, in Kings Beach. We started on one side, took over the upstairs and then expanded to the entire building. All through that time, we have been investing in our e-commerce platform, mobile optimizations and multi-channel strategy to ensure our virtual and physical presence is consistent. Our four distinct principles: old-fashioned customer service, forward thinking e-commerce, environmental responsibility and community focus will continue to be our guiding light as we embark on the next phase in Tahoe Mountain Sports’ history with our new move.

A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to the greater Kings Beach community for supporting us over the past 8 years! It is with a bittersweet feeling that we part ways with the storefront at 8331 N. Lake Blvd and open our doors at the new store located in the Safeway Shopping Center at 11200 Donner Pass Rd. in Truckee, CA.

We’re not changing, we’re just moving. We know that you’re here for the gear. That’s why we keep our products at the forefront of everything we do. From ensuring we carry brands that top industry quality and environmental standards to personally testing our products to know we’re selling you the best, Tahoe Mountain Sports is a place you can trust to bring you quality outdoor gear, clothing and footwear.

YOU (our loyal customers) can help us lighten our load with this transition. That means HUGE savings will be flowing store-wide during our moving sale. Swing in to save 40-70% on all apparel and 30%-50% on all footwear & gear from 10 am – 6 pm Thursday to Saturday (October 2nd-5th) and from 10 am – 1 pm on Sunday, October 5th (before we close our doors in Kings Beach).

We hope that you have enjoyed the time we have been able to share with you in Kings Beach! From numerous events, community support projects and a multitude of opportunities to provide you with insight and discounts on the best in quality outdoor gear, clothing and footwear, we have been proud to call Kings Beach home. We’ll see you all in Truckee!

Sincere Thanks,

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Moving Sale!

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Come in for our HUGE Moving to Truckee Sale!

Come in for our HUGE Moving to Truckee Sale!

We’re moving to Truckee! That means HUGE savings will be extended to you, our loyal customers. Help us lighten our load with killer deals!

  • 40-70% Off All Apparel
  • 30%-50% Off All Footwear & Gear

Hours:
Thursday, Oct. 2nd: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday, Oct. 3rd: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday Oct. 4th: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday Oct. 5th: 10 am – 1 pm (Then the Kings Beach doors close)

A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to the greater Kings Beach community for supporting us over the past 10 years! It is with a bittersweet feeling that we part ways with the storefront at 8331 N. Lake Blvd and open our doors at the new store located in the Safeway Shopping Center at 11200 Donner Pass Rd. E5. in Truckee, CA.

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New Truckee, CA Location!

Tahoe Mountain Sports is founded on four distinct principles: old-fashioned customer service, forward thinking e-commerce, environmental responsibility and community focus. These principles will continue to be our guiding light as we embrace yet another outstanding community.

We hope that you have enjoyed the time we have been able to share with you in Kings Beach! From numerous events, community support projects and a multitude of opportunities to provide you (our loyal customers) with insight and discounts on the best in quality outdoor gear, clothing and footwear ,we have been proud to call Kings Beach home.

We’re not changing, we’re just moving. We know that you’re here for the gear. That’s why we keep our products at the forefront of everything we do. From ensuring we carry brands that top industry quality and environmental standards to personally testing our products to know we’re selling you the best, Tahoe Mountain Sports is a place you can trust to bring you quality outdoor gear, clothing and footwear.

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Top 10 spots to watch the Amgen Tour of California in Tahoe and Truckee

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

For six years, the top professionals of cycling have tackled the winding roads of California in a Tour de France–style race with diverse challenges and amazing scenery. This year, the race kicks off at Lake Tahoe, and goes through Truckee on day 2. All we can say is, what took them so long? Our region’s breathtaking landscapes, exhilarating roads and athletic culture fit perfectly with this world-class event.

With that in mind, we’ve been working on a list of places to watch the world’s top cyclists compete for the leaders’ jerseys in their different disciplines.


Top scenic spots:

Emerald Bay: It’s going to be tough to beat Emerald Bay for a great shot of the peleton (cycling speak for pack) snaking its way up the switchbacks of Highway 89.  Located on Highway 89 between Homewood and South Lake Tahoe. Bonus: Racers will go by twice. What to bring: you’ll have to stake out a spot early here, so bring a Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover to stay warm in the early morning hours.

Cave Rock: The East Shore’s famous cave rock also offers spectacular scenery on Lake Tahoe’s shore. Spectators who started in South Lake Tahoe may migrate here, so finding the best view may require some hiking or scrambling. We recommend The North Face Crestone hiking shoes to get you to the perfect spot sure-footedly.

Tahoe Mountain Sports: Yes, of course we’re in our own list, but for good reason. Located right across the street from the beach, you can’t beat the scenery, and racers will pass on their way back to South Lake Tahoe, and around the corner on their way up Highway 267 on the way to the Northstar-at-Tahoe finish. Bonus: easy access to supplies in case you didn’t dress right for the weather.

Truckee Mousehole: Truckee is putting on “The King of the Mousehole” competition on day two, where the first rider to sprint through the Mousehole (the Highway 89 undercrossing tunnel of the railroad) wins points and the title of king, guaranteeing nail-biting action for spectators.  Fans are sure to be cheering loudly here, so bring a Summit Bugle Bulb Horn to add to the din of excitement.

Donner Summit: Snaking their way up Old Highway 40 on day two, racers will be competing for King of the Mountain points at the top. They’ll cross the iconic Rainbow Bridge with Donner Lake in the background and under Donner Peak. Grab a Thermarest Trail Seat to stay warm and comfy sitting on the rocks.

Party picks:

Homewood/West Shore Cafe: With not one but two chances to watch the racers go by, Homewood resort and the West Shore Cafe across the street will be prime viewing locations with lots going on. Park for free at Homewood’s North Lodge, grab barbecue from the West Short Cafe, hit up the beer garden for craft brews, listen to live music by Boogaloo and compete in a race-inspired costume contest. Lodging packages are available.

Blue Onion Cafe: Kings Beach is another two-fer place to party. Cyclists go through Kings Beach once on the way back to South Lake Tahoe (lap 1) and turn right past the Blue Onion on the way to Northstar-at-Tahoe (lap 2). Live music, food, kids activities and much more are on tap for this local favorite cafe.

Northstar-at-Tahoe: The finish line for day one of the Tour of California, Northstar is no stranger to bicycle racing. The Village at Northstar offers a plethora of viewing locations and all the amenities. A festival expo, live music, a bike fit clinic, live TV viewing of the race and, of course, the dramatic finish are just a few offerings on the schedule.

Squaw Valley USA: True to its Olympic heritage, Squaw Valley starts off day two of the Amgen Tour of California. Watch the riders sign in under the Olympic Rings in the Village before they hit the road. Keep up with all the action with live coverage on the Jumbotron, enjoy live music and then go skiing for just $39!

Mountain Hardware & Sports: After racers speed up Highway 89 from Squaw Valley along the Truckee River, they’ll make a sweeping turn into Truckee, right past Mountain Hardware & Sports on the corner of Donner Pass Road. Live music and more will keep you entertained while you wait for the racers to arrive.

Want more? Here’s a complete list of the Amgen Tour of California events around Lake Tahoe.

Run to the Beach Recap

Monday, July 5th, 2010

“Holy crap this race was nutty,” wrote Reno resident and frequent Tahoe adventure racer Elaine V. on her Daily Mile update. Thanks to her Garmin Forerunner stats, I was kept in the loop on her Fourth of July Run to the Beach 10k performance, despite being 15 or so miles away on the West Shore. Here’s a look at the 10k race profile she posted on Twitter. Check out that elevation hike starting just before mile 2, ack!

Not only was there runner road kill on the start’s single track, but once battling intense up- and downhill sections, competitors had an uphill, loose sand route to the Kings Beach finish. Tahoe Mountain Sports owner-extraordinaire David Polivy was at the finish line snapping some shots. Congrats to all the winners (2010 race results should be posted online soon), and check Big Blue Adventure’s upcoming events to test your mettle.

Fourth of July in Kings Beach: Event and Gear Guide

Thursday, July 1st, 2010
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It’s July 1st, just days from summer’s most popular holiday. Do you know what you’re doing this weekend? Put Lake Tahoe’s North Shore on your agenda and join us in Kings Beach. Tahoe Mountain Sports is staying open late (until 9 p.m.) on Saturday July 3, and we’re fully stocked with all your beach-going, fireworks-watching needs. Here’s where we’ll be hanging for the holiday, and what we’re taking with us:

FRIDAY July 2: The Music on the Beach summer concert series kicks off with local favorite the Blues Monsters in downtown Kings Beach, behind the playground area. We’ll be dancing to their combo of funk, jazz, blues and R&B starting at 6:30 p.m.

[our gear] Keen shoes that won’t slip on the dance floor but are comfy and cool

SATURDAY July 3: We’ll hit the beach, head back to the shop for the pre-fireworks rush, then get shore-side again for the official July 3rd Fireworks Celebration. The VIP viewing deck party at the North Tahoe Event Center starts at 7 p.m. (doors at 6:30), with music from Under the Radar with Serina Dawn. The fireworks go off at 9:30 p.m. Don’t forget we’re open until 9 p.m. if you need us!

[our gear] lightweight beach blankets, with a shade structure and beach umbrella, for the day, then low-back, folding chairs (starting at $17.95 at the shop) for the fireworks

SUNDAY July 4: We’re sponsoring the Run to the Beach 5 and 10K along with the Big Blue Adventure Series, Vasque running shoes and Lole women’s clothing, so look for us panting across the finish line. Register to run with us!

[our gear] Vasque Mindbender Trail Running Shoes (I’m gonna need those trail-running outsoles as I cross that sandy finish line) and the Lole Step Tank Top, super lightweight with an integrated sports bra

Kings Beach “Run to the Beach” 5k and 10k Event Sponsored by Tahoe Mountain Sports and Vasque Shoes

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Kings Beach, CA (June 15, 2009) – Tahoe Mountain Sports and Vasque Shoes are proud to sponsor the first annual Run to the Beach 5 and 10k event on July 4 beginning at the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, CA and finishing at the beach in downtown Kings Beach.

The race is designed for all levels of participants ranging from families to running enthusiasts and offers categories for each level. Category winners will each receive a pair of Vasque shoes, and many other prizes will be provided by Tahoe Mountain Sports, Vasque and other sponsors.

The run starts at the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista and ends on the beach in downtown Kings Beach.  From the park, participants have the option of running in the 5 or 10k distance; both sharing the same finish in Kings Beach. A shuttle will be provided to return participants back to the North Tahoe Regional Park from the finish. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 3 at Tahoe Mountain Sports in Kings Beach. Participants can also register race morning the North Tahoe Regional Park or online at www.bigblueadventure.com. Check-in for the run starts at 7a.m. on July 4 at the North Tahoe Regional Park.

The run itself gets underway at 8:00am. The event will wrap up with an awards ceremony at the finish in Kings Beach at 9:30, a picturesque setting for participants and patrons to enjoy the 4th of July fireworks, scheduled for the evening of July 3.

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