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Get Your Outside Mag. Gear of the Year at TMS!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015


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The mission of Outside Magazine is to inspire participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the sports, people, places, adventures, discoveries, environmental issues, health and fitness, gear and apparel, style and culture that define the active lifestyle. View the Gear of the Year HERE!

Amidst the entrance to the legendary Sierra Nevada, Tahoe Mountain Sports brings you the best in outdoor gear, footwear and specialty clothing from top brands. We know why you’re here-for the gear. That’s why we keep our products at the forefront of everything we do.

For summer 2015, we’re happy to announce that the following Outside Magazine “Gear of the Year” is available at Tahoe Mountain Sports!

Ladies Night at TMS with Michelle Parker (11/22)

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014


Ladies Night Featuring Michelle Parker @ Tahoe Mountain Sports
A Benefit Event for S.A.F.E. A.S. Clinics – Women’s Avalanche Safety Workshop Series

What: Special Ladies’ Only Inspirational Evening with Professional Skier Michelle Parker and Exclusive Women’s Shopping Deals
When: Saturday, November 22 | Doors-Shopping Specials: 5:00 p.m. | Official Program: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: Tahoe Mountain Sports, 11200 Donner Pass Rd. E5 Truckee, CA 96161(Safeway Shopping Center)
Presented by: Mountain Hardwear and Tahoe Mountain Sports

Join your fellow ladies in the Truckee-Tahoe area for a fun night at your local outdoor gear headquarters and get excited for winter along with the rest of us! Tahoe City, CA native and inspirational pro-skier, Michelle Parker will lead a motivational discussion on her career and what it takes to be a successful action sports athlete. Additionally, attendees of this FREE event will enjoy store-wide savings and special deals on women’s specific apparel, footwear and gear. Utilize this great evening as the perfect opportunity to do some holiday shopping, or to simply spoil yourself! A portion of proceeds from Ladies Night will benefit the SAFE AS Clinics, a local non-profit organization that fosters exceptional opportunities for women to learn about the skill sets needed to become a well educated skier or snowboarder.

Take advantage of special discounts on gear and clothing this night only! There are great prizes to be won in the raffle (benefiting the SAFE AS Clinics), including a Ghost Whisperer hooded down jacket (valued at $300) from Mountain Hardwear and lots more (including gear from Vapur and Pistil)! With winter just around the corner, Tahoe Mountain Sports has everything you need to stay warm outside. If you’re into hiking, yoga, Crossfit, rock climbing, skiing or snowboarding, snowshoeing or Nordic skiing, we’ve got the gear to get you out there! Enjoy special shopping deals in an intimate and customized setting that will leave you inspired to take your skills to the next level.

Michelle Parker is a 27 year old professional skier who was born and raised in Squaw Valley and has been a member of the Squaw Valley Freeride Team since 2006. After competing in X Games events for Slopestyle and Halfpipe Michelle turned her focus on filming with Matchstick Productions and has been featured in the latest film ‘Days of My Youth’ as well as ‘Superheroes of Stoke’, whereupon she was awarded IF3’s and Powder Awards ‘Best Female Performance’. Michelle is addicted to chasing winter in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and has spent the past 9 summers guiding and coaching in Argentina at South America Snow Sessions.. Michelle spends most of her time in the mountains skiing, climbing, and mountain biking. She co-founded SAFE AS, is an advisor for High Fives Non-profit Foundation, is an ambassador for both Alpine Initiatives and Climate Reality, and has raised over $18,000 for the Sarah Burke Foundation. Philanthropy is equally as important to her as she see’s skiing as an outlet to inspire and create a positive change.

SAFE AS (Skiers Advocating and Fostering Education for Avalanche and Snow Safety): Created by Elyse Saugstad, Jackie Paaso, Lel Tone, Michelle Parker, Ingrid Backstrom, and Sherry McConkey, the SAFE AS clinics goal is to heighten community snow safety and avalanche awareness by hosting women’s intro to avalanche safety workshops. These leading ladies of skiing hope to foster an open, welcoming environment by which to encourage participation and communication.

“By sharing their own mistakes, uncertainties, and bad decisions, these women taught us that it’s okay to be unsure, and that we all will make close calls at some point—and that’s alright. They also taught us that those close calls are a chance to learn exactly what not to do, and go out smarter and safer the next time.” – SAFE AS Clinic Participant – Abbie Barronian from

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If you can’t make the event but would still like to donate to a wonderful, women’s cause, please check out the SAFE AS website. Thank you to Mountain Hardwear for sponsoring the 2014 Tahoe Mountain Sports Ladies Night with Michelle Parker!

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Tahoe Mountain Sports proud to work with Michelle Parker. The above video introduces episode one of Michelle and SASS Global Travel’s latest venture, “Argentina Calling”. Throughout the first installment of this three-part series, Parker shows us what drives her to South America from her home in Lake Tahoe, CA each summer. Enjoy watching the lady shredder chase pow while she gives us a taste of what’s to come in the next two episodes.

Finding Winter – Mountain Hardwear

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Watch and share the inspirational new video “Finding Winter” introducing the new series from Mountain Hardwear!

“As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, our thoughts turn to winter and the magic that surrounds it…We all experience different adventures in the pursuit of winter but any adventure is only as good as the stories you bring home, so set out to capture the radical this season and share it with the world! Your story is our story. Join is in Finding Winter.”

As you prepare for the season ahead, take advantage of our Killer Pre-Winter Sale and save BIG on Mountain Hardwear (through November 13 at Midnight PST)!



Mountain Hardwear’s Cash for Clunkers

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Now is the time to get geared up for winter, and we’re seeing lots of fun, early-season promotions this year. Mountain Hardwear‘s Cash for Clunkers is a great way to save some cash and get a rocking new jacket with the latest technology. All you have to do is bring us your old waterproof jacket, and we’ll give you a $50 credit towards any new Dry.Q Elite jacket we have in stock.

For online shoppers, just purchase a Mountain Hardwear jacket, mail us your old jacket, and then we’ll refund you $50. All used jackets Tahoe Mountain Sports receives will be donated to the Project Mana holiday clothing drive.

Cash for Clunkers runs now through November 15, 2011, so clean out your closets and get the latest and greatest Mountain Hardwear Dry.Q Elite today! In stock styles at the moment include: Mountain Hardwear Jovian Jacket, Mountain Hardwear Snowpocalypse Jacket, Mountain Hardwear Alakazam Jacket, and the Mountain Hardwear Kepler Jacket. Sorry, we don’t carry any Dry.Q Elite styles for women this year.

All About Mountain Hardwear’s Dry Q

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Mountain Hardwear is rolling out a new fabric in its Fall 2011 line that’s knocking the socks off winter sports athletes who’ve given it a test drive. Called Mountain Hardwear Dry.Q, the proprietary new fabric pairs total waterproof protection with the highest breathability standards. I caught up with the brand’s own Ryan Henbest to chat about the new fabric at Outdoor Retailer so I’ll share some of his insights here.

The idea for Dry.Q started a few years ago, when Mountain Hardwear gearheads realized they were only using their waterproof jackets “when shit hit the fan,” as Henbest put it bluntly. During high-octane pursuits, like mountaineering and Nordic skiing, a waterproof coat’s lack of breathability make it virtually useless. So a lightbulb went off, and Dry.Q was born.

“This is the biggest thing since they started Mountain Hardwear.”

Mountain Hardwear partnered with GE to bring about the technology for the fabric. Using GE’s popular eVent membrane, Mountain Hardwear then tricked it out with a special blend of backers, seam tape and other MH magic to make it a more comfortable, durable and waterproof option.

“It’s all about air permeability,” Henbest says. “With Gore-tex you have to have the heat pressure built up for the garment to breathe; with Dry.Q there’s no wait. This is the biggest thing since they started Mountain Hardwear.”

Mountain Hardwear is unveiling about 75 Dry.Q styles, with Elite, Active and Core subcategories. Plus, big news this year is that every new style was drawn by in-house designers (the first time Mountain Hardwear has done it all themselves), so look for a more unified aesthetic and experience with all this brand control.

Here’s what to expect from the three Dry.Q series:

Dry.Q Elite is the best of the best—the most durable waterproof-breathable in the industry, in fact. Great for high-output adventures, Dry.Q Elite maximizes body vapor outflow from the start so you never get clammy; it comes in soft shell, 2-layer and 3-layer styles.

Dry.Q Active pairs the waterproof-breathable features with stretchy, lightweight materials and body-mapped designs to minimize drag, weight and bulk. I am definitely excited to try out the new women’s Effusion Power Tight with Dry.Q Active for skate skiing.

Dry.Q Core is the foundation of Dry.Q, versatile, durable and excellent for even day-to-day rainwear.

And here’s what our staff, who scored some early Dry.Q styles, have to say:

Todd, TMS web programmer, wears the men’s Mountain Hardwear Jovian Jacket with Dry.Q Elite

This is by far the most breathable waterproof jacket I have ever worn. I wore this jacket shovelling snow for a couple hours during a major dump and I managed to stay dry (much to my amazement). I was also very impressed with the way I didn’t roast in the lift line like I normally do after riding an aggressive line. You really can feel it breathe the moment you put it on just like Mountain Hardwear claims.

Kevin, TMS hard goods manager, wears the men’s Mountain Hardwear Snowpocalypse Jacket with Dry.Q Elite

I have used it most of the past winter (even more than my Patagonia jacket). That alone, says something about this jacket. It functions as a great inbounds/ sidecountry jacket. I really dig the zip-away powder skirt. The moisture management is definitely noticeable when you place your bare hands under the pit zips. You can feel how well the Dry-Q material brings moisture to the outside of the jacket; however, you can’t feel a “draft.” Definitely completely H20 proof. I once rode my bike home in the rain while wearing the Snowpocalypse jacket. It works well for that too! Interestingly I fit a large perfectly in the Mountain Hardwear jacket, whereas I am a medium to large in Patagonia or Mammut. The jacket still fits less slim than a Mammut or Patagonia piece. I think it’s been my fave jacket because of the color. How can you beat fluorescent yellow? Not so great for ducking ropes, or ditching ski patrol, but we all know I would NEVER do that!

Kevin in Dry.Q

To see our new Mountain Hardwear Dry.Q styles in stock, visit our Mountain Hardwear brand page. And tell us what you think about the new Dry.Q!

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Sales Rep Sample Sale

Friday, July 9th, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I’m always hunting for a good deal… I’ve bought a mountain bike in the dead of winter, a snowboard in summer. That’s why I’m particularly stoked for the upcoming Sales Rep Sample Sale in our back parking lot on Saturday July 17.

From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., some of our favorite sales reps are clearing out their inventories so you’ll not only find amazing prices on summer gear like camping equipment and clothing, but winter will be represented, too: Nordic gear from Salomon, merino wool layers from Icebreaker and more. Your deal of the summer awaits… don’t miss it! Stop by for some great deals on these other brands as well: Isis, Skirt Sports, Sherpani, Jetboil, Mountain Hardwear and Granite Gear.

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