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.
*Photo Community Foundation of Northcentral Wisconsin

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 

Shepherd & Schaller’s Extra Sweet Holiday Sale: Dec 9-31

  • Disclaimer:
  • Sweet Discount is not applicable to ski or snowboard equipment including skis, boards, bindings, ski or snowboard boots. It does not include snow shoes, ice skates or other equipment.  (Many of these are already discounted, just ask us for details.)
  • Sweet Discount is not retroactive to previous purchase on any date
  • Sweet discount is not applicable to special order items or already discounted items
  • Sweet discount must be redeemed the day it is drawn from the candy jar.  Select a new one each time you shop!
  • Sweet discount cannot be combined with Share the Warmth discount.

Preseason Alpine Ski & Snowboard Package Prices

All through September we get down and dirty with our ski gear. Don’t judge us, we’re doing it for you! The lowest price of the year is yours on new 2019-20 ski and snowboard equipment when you buy a complete package. How little will you pay? Scroll and peek, then hurry in. These low prices end September 20, 2019.

Disclaimer: you can build your own package from all of our gear choices. We’ll give you the lowest possible price on each item: ski+ boot+ binding+ pole or board+boot+binding.

Our sample alpine ski packages don’t include Boots. You’ll pay the lowest price of the season on any ski boot you fancy when you buy a complete package! The price you see here DOES include binding installation and adjustment. Remember – safety first! ps. Bring both boots to us if you’re using old boots with your new ski package so we can set the bindings.

Adult sample alpine ski packages are shown next. But remember! You can build your own favorite gear into your new favorite package. These are just samples including our entry level bindings and ski poles, and not including boots:

Hey snowboarders! We got you. Nidecker has a place on our display this season, alongside K2 and Nitro. Build your own package to go home with one of these:

Pre-Season Sale 2018

Pumpkin Spice has nothing on us! Cozy flannels, cute booties, famous fleece, après ski goodies, epic new gear as sweet as your favorite latte. All these and so much more at the lowest prices of the season. Right here, right now!

This year’s new ski and snowboard equipment has us daydreaming about the lines we’ll carve and the fun we’ll have on slopes and trails, near and far.  Visit Shepherd & Schaller all through September for the lowest prices of the season on ski and snowboard equipment.  (Prices increase October 1st.)   Scroll below for a taste of how affordable new ski packages are.

Are you more into apple-picking and Friday night football than snowy slopes? Then our Spin the Wheel discount is for you.  Save up to 20% off the retail price on all new in-stock clothing, footwear and bags.  Yep.  That includes insulated jackets and pants, fleece, flannel, dresses, sweaters, base layers and accessories like hats, caps and mittens, backpacks, handbags and luggage.  Cozy, warm and dry is where it’s at when we help you get dressed for colorful Wisconsin fall’s and crisp winters.  Spin and Win!

Your favorite famous outdoor brands are here: Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Descente, Roxy, Quiksilver, O’Neill, Obermeyer, Picture, Dare2B, Kari Traa, Smartwool, Toad & Co, Kuhl, Aventura, Lole, Purnell, Woolrich, Pendleton, Dakine, Swany, Hestra and dozens more.

Ski and Snowboard brands: only the best will do! Volkl, Nordica, K2 Ski, Armada, Salomon, Blizzard, Rossignol, Tecnica, Head, Dalbello, Nitro, K2 Snowboard, Oakley, Prett, Smith… And we’re just getting started!  With 69 year’s history, we know what skiers want. Shop the largest selection in the region and talk with experts who love the slopes as much as you do.

Whet your appetite and check out how little you’ll pay to join the fun – if you shop by September 30th, 2018: