The BackCountry

11400 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-0909
1602 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA
(530) 581-4707

The BackCountry is a full-service store outfitting every type of outdoor activity that can be done in the area. With dozens of bicycles (road and mountain) plus standup paddleboards (SUP) and kayaks amassed in the parking lot at its Truckee location, it’s difficult to miss. The interior of the store is stocked with more gear and apparel for every season and adventure sport. Cycling, particularly mountain biking, is a main focus in the summer with bike sales, service, repair and rentals, including kids bikes, trailers and tag-alongs. If scaling Sierra granite is your thing, The BackCountry stocks everything for climbing. Rental gear, including harnesses, ropes, hardware and safety gear, is also available. In addition to SUP and kayak sales, board and boat rentals with paddles are an option. For winter activities The BackCountry rents and sells new and used skis (tele and touring), snowboard/split-boards, boots, poles and an array of safety gear such as beacons, shovels, probes and helmets. Snowshoeing equipment is available to purchase or rent. For those unfamiliar with the Truckee region, The BackCountry offers guiding and shuttle services for winter and summer activities. Their Squaw Valley store sells and rents gear to those using the ski area or enjoying the bike path.