Big Fun in the Small Shop Since 1980

Kids, dogs, beginners and experts welcome!

sierra ski and cycle works tahoe bike and ski shop


Open Monday-Saturday, Closed Sunday
10 am – 5 pm


3430 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA
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tahoe ski shop


  • Alpine touring ski set-ups
  • Telemark & downhill skis
  • Ski tuning, service, and repairs
  • Backcountry gear sales
  • Snowshoes and cross-country skis
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tahoe bike shop


  • South Shore’s only Santa Cruz bike dealer
  • Mountain, road, and beach cruisers
  • Rentals, service, sales
  • Year-round tune-ups and repairs
  • Custom bike building
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True to the Core

It's not just a shop. It's a Tahoe institution. It's where long-time customers shop with their kids and friends for equipment and a dose of adventure. Owned by Gary since 1980, Sierra Ski and Cycle Works is a Tahoe bike and ski museum and headquarters for the latest hi-tech bike and ski gear for all ages. Whether you're headed to the resort or back country, bike park or single track trail, Gary and Chris will make sure your gear is tuned and safe for optimal fun.

About Gary & The Shop


Spoke Junkie

Highlights from Gary Bell's monthly column in the Tahoe Mountain News for over 20 years.

April 5, 2020

The Skinny on Skins

Three skins (left) needing reglue, (middle) good modern climbing skin, (right) a real animal skin, probably cow, from the 1920s. This is the day you have been planning for weeks to climb that peak and ski a line you have never tried before; friends have made it to the gathering…
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March 5, 2020

Strawberry Ski Hut and a Skier named “Spider”

How many times have you driven past those big sweeping curves on highway 50 between Twin Bridges and Camp Sacramento and wondered, “Hmm, it looks like there used to be something else in this area.”      I have for years, then one day an old ski buddy who lives in…
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Powder Day Frenzy at Chamonix France
January 5, 2020

Top 10 Worst Things about the Best Thing

What, no big storms in sight? Well then, I’m just going to be a grumpy old fart and complain! How about this? The top ten things I hate most about the thing I love most (skiing). In no particular order. #1 The Powder day frenzy, as long as we are…
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