About Us


The BackCountry is an independent ski, bike and mountain shop located in Truckee, California. In business since 1994, our goal is to provide the best gear, service, and advice in the Tahoe/Truckee area. We know the gear and will steer you straight!

Whether you’re skiing or snowboarding the Sierra backcountry, on or off-road cycling, rock climbing, backpacking, hiking, snowshoeing, trail running, or just plain kicking around the Sierra, we’ve got you covered with all of the equipment you need. Please hit us up for directions to incredible rides, trails, climbing areas, and ski descents both near and far. Most of our staff have lived their entire lives in the Bike & Ski industry. We know and use this gear! Our prices are competitive with any large online giant. Those guys don't need your biz! Thanks for all your support from the staff and families of The Backcountry in Truckee! The original "Backcountry". 

Mike Skiing