This is Where to Find Wausau’s Elevated Clothes & Winter Accessories

t will you find at Shep’s? Premium outdoor brands, high-end styles, cheaper-than-the-mountains prices.

Mountain lifestyle and pioneering outdoor fashion is Shepherd & Schaller.

Earthy, outdoorsy, native, natural, artistic, organic, fresh, fun – all describe the mountain lifestyle aesthetic. Shop Patagonia, Pendleton, Dakota Grizzly, Kuhl, Sherpa Adventure Gear, Fjallraven, Toad & Co, Carve Designs and many more you don’t expect outside the Rockies.

Shop us in Downtown Wausau, our home since 1949! We’re at 324 Scott Street, with more than 10,000 sq ft of shopping to explore. Are you a skier or snowboarder? As Wisconsin’s largest dealer of equipment for the slopes, with a premium Wintersteiger tune shop on site, we offer an elevated experience the moment you walk in the door. We’re known for our huge offering of trend-setting, high-performance outdoor gear, clothing, footwear and accessories, plus friendly, expert service.

Already comfy at home? Cozy up and shop us online at shepssports.com. Our ecom site features our live store inventory, refreshed every 60 seconds.

What will you find at Shep’s? Must-have styles and cheaper-than-the-mountains prices.

324 Scott Street, Wausau Supporting outdoor enthusiasts since 1949!
  • Outerwear for adults and kids. We feature premium styles, insulations, recycled and organic fabrics. It matters!
  • Men’s and women’s sportswear and footwear. We feature premium styles, insulations, recycled and organic fabrics. It matters!
  • Winter accessories including performance and lifestyle gloves, hats, balaclavas, base layers, socks (by the thousands!)
  • Bags and travel gear; think Kavu Rope bags, Patagonia Black Hole and so many more
  • Mountain home decor including blankets, candles and unexpected trends
Rustic styles that never go out of style.
Classic ski outerwear for the family, plus the latest trends. You’ll find brands that rule the mountains world-wide: Picture Organic, Obermeyer, Billabong, Quiksilver, Roxy, Fjallraven, to name a few.

The little things are big at Shep’s. Are you really living the outdoor lifestyle if you don’t have a Stormy Kromer hat, Hestra or Swany gloves, Darn Tough socks? In addition to dozens of other lifestyle brands we stock to keep you comfortable outdoors, or indoors, we offer Made in the USA, organic and recycled options.

Cheers to the mountain lifestyle! We’re thrilled for the chance to help you with gear, clothings, accessories, shoes, and service. Thank’s for checking in.

Shep’s Crew

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:

Spin to Win discounts all through September

PLUS get the lowest prices of the season on new 2019/20 ski and snowboard equipment when you buy a complete package.

Are you more into apple-picking and Friday night football than snowy Wisconsin fall’s and crisp winters.  Spin and Win!

Visit us in downtown Wausau all month long while new fall/winter goods are pouring in. Spin our Discount Wheel and save up to 20% on the new clothes and shoes you’re excited to wear to the orchard, game, school, office or woodland trail.

 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 falls and crisp winters.  Spin and Win!

Your favorite famous outdoor brands are here (and at shepssports.com): Patagonia, Mountain Khakis, Outdoor Research, Fjalraven, Descente, Roxy, Quiksilver, O’Neill, Obermeyer, Picture, Kari Traa, Smartwool, Toad & Co, Kuhl, Purnell, Pendleton, Dakine, Swany, Hestra. Chacos, Sorel, Emu and dozens more.

Mountain Khakis looks good in the city too. Men’s & ladies styles are at Shepherd & Schaller.
Fjalraven. Our favorite bags and clothes come from the eco-conscious Swedish brand with more than 50 years of expertise.

Discounts & Spin to Save promotion are valid in store only. Discounts are not retroactive to prior purchases.  Visit us in Downtown Wausau!

  • *Restrictions apply during our Spin to Save Event:  
  • Discounts may not be combined with any other offer.  Discount is awarded at the time of purchase and is not retroactive to prior purchases.
  • Customer may spin the wheel once per transaction/purchase.
  • Spin the Wheel discounts do not apply to skis, snowboards, boots, bindings or poles – these are deeply discounted to celebrate Preseason!
  • Spin the Wheel discounts do not apply to Yakima products5.  Spin the Wheel discounts do not apply to Clearance Items which have “Dot Discounts” already marked.
  • Spin the Wheel discounts do not apply to Kayak, Bike, Camping or Tennis merchandise
  • Spin the Wheel discount offer ends Sept 30, 2019.
  • Preseason Sale prices are available in our Downtown Wausau, WI store only, not online at ShepsSports.com. Sorry!

Are you here looking for information about our annual used ski sale? Dungeon Sale is October 23-27, 2019. Yes, you can drop your used skis and snowboards off for consignment sale all through September. (We stop accepting used gear Oct 10th.)

Our month-long preseason equipment sale features premium Ski and Snowboard brands: only the best will do! Volkl, Dynastar, Nordica, K2 Ski, Armada, Salomon, Blizzard, Rossignol, Tecnica, Head, Dalbello, Nitro, Nidecker, K2 Snowboard, Oakley, Prett, Smith… And we’re just getting started!  It’s our 70th anniversary. 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.

Peek at our equipment package prices here, then visit us in Downtown Wausau, WI to see how little you’ll pay to join the fun – if you shop by September 30th, 2018

Don’t wait for snow. NOW is the time to buy new ski gear at the lowest price!

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.

Smartwool Socks Buy Three, Get One FREE

Finding the perfect gift can be difficult. But we have the perfect gift idea: Smartwool socks!

Buy three, and get the fourth FREE. Lifestyle socks. Ski socks. Biking socks. Running socks. Kids socks. Choose from thousands.  We’re not kidding.  Bright colors, fun patterns, lots of padding, a little padding.  What they all have in common is merino wool.  Visit us in Downtown Wausau and we’ll tell you all about the special sheep and special construction that makes these socks so smart.  Mix and match and take the fourth home free when you buy three.  Sale ends — never!  We always offer Buy 3 Get 1 Free.  But selection is best through the holidays.

Smartwool prides themselves in making products you will love, and that will support all of your adventures. Their socks are made from ethically sourced merino wool. Merino wool is popular because of its warmth relative to weight. Not only do Smartwool socks serve their purpose and function, but they also feel great as well. Each fiber naturally helps regulate body temperature, transports sweat away as a vapor, and cancels out odors (they tested it themselves).Once you’ve tried Smartwool socks, you may not want any other type of sock on your feet! Stop by Shepherd and Schaller to shop our hundreds of Smartwool options!