How to Reach the Podium? Visit Wausau’s Alpine Race Experts!

Alpine ski racing is where it’s at. Get the gear and join the fun.

Just a ten minute drive from Granite Peak Ski Area at Rib Mountain, our team of expert ski boot fitters and race aficionados are your partners when hundies matter.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Shep’s Sports has been Wisconsin skiers’ first choice for race gear since 1949. That’s 73 years of experience to guide you. Owing to our home in Wausau, a mecca for outdoor adventure sports, we’re counted on for answers to questions including the who, what, when and where of skiing. As for the why? That’s easy: alpine racing is a blast!

We’re proud to support The Granite Peak Ski Team, who capitalizes on one of our greatest natural resources and provide the only alpine ski training program for youth in central Wisconsin.
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Shoppers explore our 10,000 sq. feet of premium gear for skiing, cycling, camping, hiking and paddling. Plus the clothes you need to succeed. And we guide them. Friendly, expert advice is our promise.

Of course we stock alpine race gear from your favorite brands, then prep and service it with race tunes, waxes and hot box treatment. In addition to race season, our full Wintersteiger tune shop is at your service year-round.

  • Rossignol
  • Head Ski
  • Dynastar
  • Nordica
  • POC
  • Uvex
  • Leki
  • Lange
  • Smith

In addition to gear, alpine ski racers trust Shepherd & Schaller Sports to keep them in the know regarding FIS regulations. Just ask for our Race manager when you visit.

It’s easy to make an appointment for custom boot fitting and race gear consultation.

Of course we encourage you to join our friends at Granite Peak Ski Team – adult and youth programs are fun for the whole family.

Dungeon Sale 2021: Wausau’s Favorite Ski Swap Starts 10/25

Dungeon Sale is Wausau’s biggest annual ski consignment sale. You’ll find not only ski and snowboard gear, but clearance priced clothes, winter boots, accessories and outerwear plus discounts on ski shop services. 

Schedule an appointment to avoid waiting for access to the Dungeon Tower, and all season please.

Drop off your used skis, snowboards, boots and poles now through Oct 10, 2021. After passing a quick inspection by our Pros, they’ll be part of our huge annual consignment sale. We help price it for you and keep only a 10% consignment fee.  After your consignment items sell, you’ll have Shep’s store credit to use toward the purchase of any of our products or services.

Please wear a mask if you’re unvaccinated (seriously, get your shot – let’s smash COVID and Delta together!)Please shop in person another time if you have symptoms of any illness. 

We’ve moved our famously low-priced ski and snowboard gear from the Dungeon to the Tower of our cozy castle where we can socially distance and maintain reduced occupancy while displaying all the awesome gear you’re excited about. If stairs aren’t your thing, we’ll bring the deals to you on the main floor.

  • Discounted outerwear, clothing, footwear and accessories will be located in our balcony level Sale Room during Dungeon Sale.
  • Merchandise is limited in all departments due to shipping delays and manufacturing challenges. Shopping early and remaining flexible will help you have fun on the slopes this year.
  • Binding Adjustments for Dungeon Sale downhill skis will be $15 

Share the Warmth

Bring us your donation of gently used outerwear and you’ll get 20% off your purchase of new outerwear, sportswear, footwear, bags, goggles and helmets here at Shepherd & Schaller in Downtown Wausau. November 12-Dec 31, 2019.

Mother Nature is handing us an old fashioned winter. Which means those who are struggling will suffer even more. Join us in supporting Wausau Area Warming Centers and the Women’s Community by donating gently used coats, boots, mittens and hats for men, women and children.

Don’t have something to donate? We have hats and small items available for purchase to donate and earn the discount.

Disclaimer: Not retroactive to prior purchases, discount may not be combined with other discounts or offers, discount does not apply to product categories not listed here.

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You be you. That’s what we love about the outdoors:no judgement, no comparison. Just encouragement and appreciation. So we’re excited that the performance gear we love is being embraced in fresh ways. Our brands demonstrate an unmatched commitment to the environment and positivity all around.

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Come see us in downtown Wausau, WI for Hydroflask, Fjallraven Kanken, Kavu Rope Bags, Patagonia, and so much more. This must-have gear and clothing will be your favorites for years to come, regardless of trends.

Tag us in your social posts! We’re Wisconsin’s favorite outdoor store @shepssports.

Of course you can shop us online too.

Accepting Bids for a New Exterior Mural at Shepherd & Schaller

Calling local Mural Artists!

Built in the late 1800s, our building at 324 Scott Street, Wausau, WI is undergoing exterior maintenance and repairs. A new exterior logo sign and possible artistic mural are needed for Shepherd & Schaller, Wausau’s favorite Outdoor Store. Respond to our RFP and be part of our long history!

Contact: theresa@shepssports.com RFP Below:

The 1980s.
JC Penney tenanted the building in the early 1900s. The Record Herald building was removed prior to 1962, making way for on-site parking at Shepherd & Schaller

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Shepherd & Schaller External Wall Mural/ Sign

Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods, Inc. 324 Scott St. Wausau, WI 54403Contact:  Robb Shepherd Business Phone: 715-845-5432 robb@shepssports.com

1. Background/Introduction

Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods, Inc. is an Outdoor Specialty Store, founded in 1949.  It is family- owned and operated in downtown Wausau. “Shep’s” is known best as the premier snow sports shop in Wisconsin as well as for premium brand merchandise and services for cycling, camping, paddling and water sports, plus clothing and footwear.  An e-commerce site, shepssports.com, was created in 2011 featuring live salesfloor inventory for select products. Shepherd & Schaller actively communicates and promotes via social media @shepssports.

2. Project Goals and Scope of Services

Shepherd & Schaller is seeking the services of a full-service muralist/sign company to develop and execute a new exterior mural that identifies and calls attention to the business while complimenting the building.  The project will be awarded to a responsive and responsible bidder based on design, value and professional capacity.

The selected party will be responsible for the design, development and installation of the mural.

3. Tasks include but may not be limited to the following criteria:

  • Design a full-color mural which includes Shepherd & Schaller’s logo, represents the company’s products and services, and is easy to read and understand by motorists traveling West on Scott Street in downtown Wausau.  
  • Produce/install full-color mural comprised of long-lasting, exterior-grade materials.
  • Provide a full-color rendering of proposed design (and subsequent redesigns until approved), all materials and tools for creation, production, installation, clean-up.
  • Confirm that proposed design and installation meets all city ordinances.
  • Other communications and/or installation and clean-up related services as required

4. Time and Place of Submission of Proposals

  • Anticipated Selection Schedule
  • The Request for Proposal timeline is as follows:
  • Request for RFP: July 15, 2019
  • Deadline for Bidders to Submit Questions: July 30, 2019
  • Shepherd & Schaller Responds to Bidder Questions: August 10, 2019
  • Selection / Notification to Unsuccessful Bidders: August 31, 2019

Respondents to this RFP must submit one original and two copies of their proposal delivered in person or by mail or freight service. Responses must be received no later than July 31, 2019. Responses should be clearly marked “RFP-Mural” and mailed or delivered to the contact person listed above.

5. Timeline

Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods, Inc. needs the project completed by October 15, 2019.

6. Elements of Proposal

A submission must, at a minimum, include the following elements:

  • Description of the firm/proposer that includes a general overview, names and credentials of creative team.
  • A one-page narrative outlining the firm’s strengths and distinguishing skills or capabilities as they might relate to the project.
  • A representative selection of sign and/or mural projects created for current and past clients.
  • A full-color rendering of the proposed design.
  • A list of proposed materials to be used along with an explanation of the installation process.
  • A proposed time-line for completion.

7. Evaluation Criteria

The successful respondent will have been operating as a muralist/sign company for a minimum of 12 months and/or successfully completed at least one similar project, plus possess full-service, in-house capabilities for complete project design and installation.

8. Possible Challenges

Summer 2019, Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods, Inc. is currently repairing and upgrading the exterior wall location for the mural, of which bidders should be aware.  The new surface will be a red brick colored EIFS “synthetic stucco” surface which is expected to be completed by September 15, 2019.

No specific mural size is required, rather prior Shepherd & Schaller’s historic mural should be considered as a baseline (photos attached.)  Shepherd & Schaller recognizes this allows for artistic interpretation and a variation in proposed costs.

9. Budget

Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods, Inc.’s budget for the project is not to exceed $2500, with preference given to lowest cost/highest value proposals.