What started as a semester off of college to ski Lake Tahoe has lead to an iconic ski and bike shop in South Lake Tahoe with a loyal following of locals and visitors alike.
Sierra Ski and Cycle Works was founded by Gary Bell in 1980. Back in those days, Gary and his three “ski bum” partners had 4 shops around Lake Tahoe located in Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, and the existing shop in South Lake Tahoe. Each shop concentrated on rentals, tunes and repairs, and carried new equipment and lots of consignment gear to help recycle mountain toys.
Fast forward to now, one shop remains at the original location in South Lake Tahoe, still owned and operated by Gary.
After 35 years, the expert service and knowledge continues to make Sierra Ski and Cycle Works the leading mountain bike and ski shop in South Lake Tahoe.
During the winter, Sierra Ski and Cycle Works specializes in downhill, resort and backcountry skis and equipment. Known as the HQ for backcountry adventures, you’ll find shovels, avalanche transceivers, climbing skins, snowshoes and more. The shop’s reputation is built on expert ski and snowboard tunes, and the knowledgeable crew including Chris and Troy.
During the summer, the shop shifts gear and becomes a full service bike shop that specializes in custom builds, bike repairs, bike racks, hard and soft goods, and fun.
It’s the only Santa Cruz bike dealer in South Lake Tahoe. The shop also sells Jamis bikes too which includes road bikes, downhill, cross country bikes, and even some cruisers.
To make sure everyone has toys for the mountains, Sierra Ski and Cycle Works is the place to find the most extensive line of consignment skis, bikes and gear to help you sell your slightly used gear for an upgrade or brand new equipment.
But don’t believe us, check it out yourself.
Sierra Ski and Cycle Works
3430 Lake Tahoe Blvd. (Hwy 50)
next to Safeway in the middle of town
South Lake Tahoe
Open daily, 9am to 6pm