2014 Summer Gear Guide


The Tahoe sun is staying up longer every day. The snow’s melting. Boards and ski’s are getting waxed and put away for the summer- it’s time to look ahead.

Whether you got a sweet tax return or you just want to “treat yo’self” , the seasons are changing and your gear should too. Start thinking about your favorite summer activities then get the goods:


Check out the Runner’s World Spring Shoe Guide for a look at the newest kicks. Before you’re out on the trail, road, or wherever your new shoes carry you, check out this Hydration Pack Test.

Mountain Biking

Want to explore all the MTB trails around South Lake? Check out Bicycling Mag’s Best New Bike test results. If you’re all set on your wheels, keep it safe and upgrade your helmet.

Stand Up Paddleboards

If you’ve never tried paddle boarding, make sure you visit South Tahoe SUP to get out on the lake. Once you have the bug and want your own board read REI’s guide. Keep up with the latest new products at SUP magazine.

Other Wheels

Longboarding? Scooting? Blading? Just want to look cool getting around town?

Check out Boardinghouse in Heavenly village or Shoreline and Village Board Shop in town for longboards and clothing from the raddest skate companies.


The courses are open! Get new grips and get out there. Golf Digest’s Hot List covers the best new clubs, shoes, and everything else golf. Top of my list= a new 3 wood.


Stock up on camping gear and get ready to cook over a fire, sleep under the stars, wake up whenever the sun rises. Stay safe out there- be prepared for a few days in the Sierra wilderness.

Before you head to your favorite fishing spot, check out Field and Stream’s 2014 award winners.


So you’re probably not buying a new boat (if you are, that’s awesome) but if you’re the best boat guest ever you’ll end up with friends that will take you out. Fill your cooler with the boat owner’s favorite beer. Make sure you have the right wakeboard or skis. Always wear and bring extra sunscreen.

On a perfect summer day try Kayak Tahoe to get out on the lake.


Before you start getting vertical, make sure you have some belaying experts around to teach you all the knots. Once you’re trained, get ready: shoes, ropes, carabiners, harnesses, chalk, etc.


Stay cool whatever you’re doing this summer. Want to look fly coming down the Blue Streak? Keep an eye on The Clymb for sales.

Bookmark your local Craigslist sporting section. You never know what used deals will show up as people upgrade their equipment.

Enjoy your new gear,

Jesse Plate

Marketing Coordinator, Heavenly



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