Be Sure to Visit Start Haus…..The Best Ski Shop in the Country!

Truckee, CA….Be sure to stop by Start Haus in Truckee for all of tour skiing needs…..The Start Haus is the best ski shop in the country, period. We demand the best performance from the equipment we service and sell and we think you deserve the same. We demand that your boots are the best fitting boots you’ve ever worn. We demand that your skis elevate your skiing to a new level. We sell the best stuff, service with the best techniques and as our customer; you will have your best skiing experiences.

It’s this attitude and our stubborn dedication to customer satisfaction that elevates the Start Haus above the rest. But don’t take our word for it, the true testimony comes from our thousands of loyal customers, from beginning skiers to Olympic level ski racers. Just ask around!

Start Haus began in the basement of Jim Schaffner’s house. It was there that he made his 30 years of experience in ski racing, world cup ski service and boot work available to the public. Working by appointment only, Jim would help elite athletes with their boot issues and tune skis for the various race teams in the Lake Tahoe area.

By the summer of 2004, Jim’s home-spun business had grown beyond the capacity his basement (and wife) would allow. He saw a need for a core race shop on the west coast, a retail location that could offer services and product once reserved for world cup athletes. The Start Haus officially opened its doors in downtown Truckee in August of 2004. Through word-of-mouth only (Start Haus has never been listed in the phonebook) the customers came, and the business grew. Since 2004, the Start Haus has expanded the size of its store front by 300%, quadrupled it number of employees, acquired state of the art ski tuning machines and launched an online store.

Start Haus’ growth, customer loyalty and popularity is a result of hard work and a dedication to a core set of values established in Jim Schaffner’s basement all those years ago. Simple Honesty and True Integrity.

The Start Haus is located just north of Lake Tahoe in the hotbed of California skiing. Our Truckee shop is within an hour of a dozen ski resorts, each boasting an annual snowfall of 40+ feet.

10990 Donner Pass Rd
Truckee, CA 96161

(530) 582-5781
Toll Free (866) 582-5781
Our hours change with each season. We are open 7 days a week in the winter, and 5 days in the summer

Monday Open 9AM -6PM

Tuesday Open 9AM – 6PM

Wednesday Open 9AM – 6PM

Thursday Open 9AM – 6PM

Friday Open 9AM – 6PM

Saturday Open 8AM – 6PM

Sunday Open 9AM – 6PM