Great Deals on New, Used, and Demo Bikes!
Ski and Snowboard Gear and Clothing On Sale!
New Bikes for Sale! Check out our brands and some photos of the bikes we can build for you:
Buy and Sell Used Gear on Consignment: Bikes, Skis, Climbing, Backpacking, all mountain sports!
Van Trips & Shuttle Rides!
The Backcountry will be putting on a series of group rides using our big passenger vans to reach some of our favorite trails in the area, and we are also available to shuttle you to the top of your favorite net-downhill tours. Watch this space for a calendar of Van Trips appearing soon!
The BackCountry is an independent ski, bike, and mountain shop located in Truckee, California. In business since 1993, our goal is to provide the best gear, service, and advice in the Tahoe/Truckee area.
Whether you're skiing or snowboarding the Sierra backcountry, on or off-road cycling, rock climbing, backpacking, paddling, hiking, snowshoeing, trail running, or just plain kicking around the Sierra, we've got you covered with all of the equipment you need. Plus you can hit us up for directions to incredible rides, trails, climbing areas, and ski descents both near and far.
The professional staff of our technical repair shop is here to keep your bike in top shape. Try us first for any repair or tune-up needs, and get expert advice on parts upgrades, tire selection, and wheel building. We have all types of riders on staff from casual to cross-country to downhill and we can size our advice to fit your favorite activities.
We have a great selection of bikes for sale to match any skill level of rider and any budget. See featured links above to our primary brands: Kona, Intense, Jamis, Ellsworth, Niner, and Transition. And if you've got a custom build in mind, let us be your builders! We can help you get the best deals and advise you on everything from frame geometry to the best combination of parts to get exactly the ride you want. Try us, we've got riders who like what you like.
We specialize in backcountry (Alpine Touring and Telemark) boot sales and fitting, with all top brands to choose from and multiple master boot fitters on staff. Get your feet fit by someone who tours for turns like you do! Or by someone who also skis hard at the resort! Most of us do both and we understand the need for equipment that works well in both places. We cover everything from heavy duty downhill to performance backcountry touring to super light ski touring.
Our rental department carries all types of bikes from full-suspension mountain bikes to road bikes, basic cruisers, and child trailers. We also rent mountaineering equipment (have you climbed Shasta lately?) and backpacking gear.
Our retail store is open daily 8AM to 6:00PM. Call 530-582-0909 to place an order, or just call us for gear and trip advice.
Come on over to our discussion forums for trip reports, gear discussion and more!