Category Archives: Ski

Tuning Alpine Race Skis: Advice From a Pro

Alpine ski racers know that proper base structure, edges and wax make a dramatic difference in results on race day.  Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods satisfies the discerning tastes of these athletes with professional ski tunes using Wintersteiger ski tuning equipment and professional Swix Hot Box complimented by the artistry of a 20-year tuning veteran Pete Kohlmoos.

Can’t make it to downtown Wausau, WI before you get in the start shack?  Here are Pete’s recommendations.  Many can be accomplished with tools you can buy at Shep’s:

Race Training:

  1. Professional machine tune with  race structure and favorite edge
  2. Professional Hot Box with prep wax, then scrape and apply CH wax
  3. At home, after practice, wipe skis dry and apply prep wax
  4. At home, before practice, scrape prep wax and apply CH wax

Race Series:

  1. Professional machine tune to open base structure and deep clean
  2. Professional Hot Box with prep wax
  3. Apply LF or HF wax just prior to race.  Brush until structure is clearly visible.
  4. After each raceDe-butt edges with goo diamond or sharpen with ceramic disc.

Team Night is Nov 12, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calling all Ski, Skate and Curling Teams:  Register to attend Shepherd & Schaller’s Annual Team Night.  This is the date to take advantage of team-only discounts, prizes and specials.  Call us at 715-845-5432 or register by email to info@shepssports.com.Team Night 2015

 

Shop 2017 Wausau Ski Swaps to Save at Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods

Bring your 2017 ski swap sales receipt to Shep’s for discounted pricing on the necessary ski binding adjustments and ski tunes when you present your swap sales receipt in store within one week of purchase.

Shep’s provides the swaps with not only a bulk of their used and new ski equipment inventory, but also expert staff to answer technical questions about equipment and provide advice about proper fit.  These great local groups are the heart and personality of our local ski scene.  Get involved.  Make new friends and take your skiing to the next level!

Granite Peak Ski Team Swap is Oct 7, 2017 at Granite Peak.

Rib Mountain Ski Club Swap is Nov 4, 2017 at Marathon Park

Wausau Nordic Ski Swap is Nov 4, 2017 at Marathon Park.

 

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Save on 2015/16 Ski & Snowboard Packages!

Ready for a new setup? Like to save a buck (or a couple hundred)? Our package pricing is going to make your day.

Here’s how things work at Shep’s:

On each equipment item (skis, snowboards, boots, bindings), you’ll see the retail price and our Shep’s Sale Price. That means in 95% of the cases (each + every time the manufacturer allows us to), we give you a deal. Just need a new pair of skis, but love your current boots and bindings? Yes, you’ll get a sale price. Love your snowboard and bindings but want to update your boots? You’ll get a sale price too.  Sale prices all around.

It gets even BETTER when you buy in a “package”. Think of it like bundling. Need new skis AND bindings? Or a new board AND boots? Skis, boots, and bindings? Anytime you buy two or more pieces of the setup, Package Pricing takes the stage, and the sale prices on each of those items is even better.

Below you’ll see some sample packages we created for you. You’ll see the parts that are included, the retail price, and all the money you’ll save with Shep’s Package Price. But don’t forget, you can make a package out of anything on our wall. We won’t limit you to only these pieces, we’ll help you choose this ski and that boot, or this binding and that board, to get you the best setup for your style & skill.

Youth Packages

Alpine Package 1 Alpine Package 2 Alpine Package 3 Alpine Package 4 Alpine Package 5

SB Package 1 SB Package 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nordic Package 4 Nordic Package 5

 

 

Adult Ski Packages

Alpine Package 6 Alpine Package 7 Alpine Package 8 Alpine Package 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Snowboard Packages

SB Package 3 SB Package 4

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Nordic Ski Packages

Nordic Package 1 Nordic Package 2 Nordic Package 3

Skiing was born in the valleys and villages where passion and persistence were required to master the mountain. That passion and persistence are found each ski season at Wausau’s Ski Authority, Shepherd & Schaller.

Why support your local race shop? Because the expertise is genuine, prices are competitive, and community support is unmatched. Go ahead and compare. Shep’s offers prices and selection that meet or beat other race shops, just minutes from Granite Peak Ski Area in Downtown Wausau. Because hundies matter, Granite Peak Ski Team Racers and their families enjoy:

  • Team Member pricing on Race Skis, Race Boots, Race Bindings and Race Poles (Head, Volkl, Nordica, Marker, Leki at the lowest price allowed by manufacturers)
  • 40% off Shop Tuning services including Waxing, Binding Testing, Binding Adjustment, Swix Hot Box, Binding Mounting, Ski Tuning.
  • 25% off Race Protective Gear including Race Gloves, Pole Guards, Forearm Guards, Shin Guards, Race Helmets and ski goggles.
  • 20% off Swix Wax and Tools

Granite Peak Ski Team Members also receive, at NO CHARGE, a Wintersteiger Full Race Tune with the purchase of new Race Skis, a $60 value! We offer professional back shop services backed by 66-years of experience. And only Pete Kholmoos, a 20-year certified expert, will ever touch your skis. The best machines in the business complement his artistry:

*Winterstieger Micro 71 Stone Grinder      *Wintersteiger Trim 71 Ceramic Disc Edger

*Wintersteiger Waxjet 93 Ski Waxer         *Wintersteiger Drivetronic Binding Tester

Screen Shot 2015-09-22 at 4.46.39 PMNEW FOR 2015: The GPST Race Card. Visit Shep’s during Team Night on Thursday, November 12th to register. Your Race Card will entitle you to all the offers listed above and identify you as a GPST member for special offers throughout the season. (Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to know when!) Be sure to visit to get one for each member of your family. Race night will again feature special discounts throughout the store and prizes as well. You can pick up your Race Card in store Oct. 1 – Nov. 30.

Since 1949, Shepherd & Schaller has been committed to the Wausau ski community and the investment it takes to match and surpass the services available to ski racers in large urban centers and around the world. Special orders are available of your favorite race brands. Just ask.

Join us November 21st for Warren Miller’s “Chasing Shadows.” Again this year Shepherd & Schaller will provide all prizes and swag. You could win!

Who said bigger is better?