Dungeon Sale 2016: Wausau’s Biggest Ski & Snowboard Event


Dungeon Sale is Wausau’s biggest sale event of ski season!  If you’re brave enough to head to the basement of our 115+ year-old building, you’ll find scary good deals on used and new ski and snowboard equipment for the entire family.

Shep’s accepts used skis, snowboards, boots, poles and helmets August 1 through October 10, 2016 for consignment sale.  We inspect all gear to make sure it is indemnified for resale and help price it unless you know exactly what you want out of it. We keep only a 10% consignment fee (when area ski swaps keep 20%).  After your used items sell, you’ve got ‘Shep’s Bucks’ store credit to use toward the purchase of any of our products or services.

Used gear is displayed alongside our own inventory of new gear, left over from last season.  The selection is great.

Kids gear goes fast, so most years there is a line at the door before our Wednesday morning opening at 9:00am.  Have no fear, there is usually enough selection to satisfy shoppers all through the five-day event.  The basement is stocked with Alpine Ski, X-C Ski and Snowboard equipment.

You’ll want to shop upstairs too, where the latest 2016-17 gear is also on sale along with the season’s must-have fashions and accessories like outerwear, sportswear, snow boots, helmets, goggles, wax, tuning supplies and more.  You can even combine the great used gear you find in the Dungeon with new alpine and XC equipment from upstairs to earn Shep’s low “package price.”  All clothing and accessories are at least 20% off during Dungeon Sale and we’ve got lots of other great specials going on.

To top it off we have crazy deals on shop work, like binding adjustments or re-mounts on dungeon gear for only $15, a full ski tune-up for only $34.99, and great prizes including a Free Granite Peak season pass which you can register for while you shop.

Once the Dungeon Sale is officially over, you are still free to shop the basement. (There’s just less to choose from!) Still not sure you want to own equipment and can’t find just want you want from our used inventory?  Talk to an associate about Leasing.

Oh yeah… don’t be alarmed when you leave the shop after the sale and run into a crowd on the sidewalk.  Shep’s is on the Paranormal Society’s Ghost Tour each year during Halloween Weekend.  Our spirits rarely makes an appearance during the event though, so you’re safe in the Dungeon.  Mwaa ha ha ha  ha…

Dungeon Sale 2016 is October 26-30.  The sale is 9am-8pm Wed-Fri, 9am-5pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday. Suck up your courage, dig up the family and check our our frighteningly fun sale.

2016/17 Ski & Snowboard Packages

Build it, bundle it, package it up.  For more than 30 years we’ve been encouraging you to build your perfect ski package and reap the benefit of our low, low packing pricing.

Yep.  You’ll pay less for each item in a package.  Less than our single item sale price!  Choose your ski, binding, pole, and/or board then shop our huge selection of ski and snowboard boots, also at our low package price.  You’ll be on the slopes with money left over for apres celebrations in your favorite chalet.

So what does that ad up to?  Here are a few sample packages to whet your appetite for the 2016-17 ski and snowboard season.  Notice that you can choose from several items to arrive at a price that is right for you!  Not seeing the hot new ski or board you’ve got your eye on?  Visit or call us to learn how much you’ll save and how little you’ll pay.

Wonder over to the accessories and clothing departments with all the money you saved on your equipment.  The perfect helmet with must-have MIPS technology, goggles and outerwear are waiting for you just around the corner.

Happy ski season!

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Ski, Snowboard, Snow Shoe and Ice Skate Rentals at Shepherd & Schaller

Join the fun! See what all the fuss is about!

Shepherd & Schaller’s Winter Rentals will be available beginning Dec 26th, 2016!

Renting snow sports equipment is the perfect way to try before you buy, entertain friends, and enjoy the natural resources of the Wausau, Wisconsin area.  Visit us at ShepsSports.com/Rentals  to make advance reservations for alpine and nordic skis, snowboards, snow shoes and ice skates.  (Prices are subject to change and equipment availability is at our discretion.) The fine print is included here so you know what to expect.

Our retail store in Wausau, Wisconsin Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 11.03.56 AMoffers complete ski and snowboard rentals. Shep’s equipment rentals are perfect for new athletes, vacation fun, or entertaining guests. Our rental equipment is brand new each season, from the brands you know and love. We promise it’s tuned meticulously throughout the season, as well.

2015-2016 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day
Alpine Ski Recreational
Junior (10 & under)
     (Includes skis, boots, bindings, poles)
(Includes skis, boots, bindings, poles)
Alpine Ski Performance $35 $55 $25/day      (Skis & Bindings only (Additional $10/day for boots and/or poles.))
Junior (10 & under)
     (Board, bindings, boots)
(Board, bindings, boots)
Nordic Ski $15 $25 $10/day      (Skis, boots, bindings, poles)
Ski/Snowboard Helmet $10/day
Snowshoes $10 $15 $7/day
Ice Skates $10 $20 $10/day
Tennis Racquet $5 $10 $5/day

The fine print
Bring a valid credit card (Mastercard or Visa) and identification. Pre-payment is required. Rented items can be picked up an hour before the store closes the night before your rental dates start and are due by 10am the day after your last day of skiing (12:30 on Sundays). Late returns will be charged an additional rental day. Refunds are not issued due to your change of plans, inclement weather, ski area conditions or other circumstances not in Shepherd & Schaller’s control.  Rental documents must be signed by an adult (18+ years, parent or guardian) and are subject to equipment availability. Youth-size equipment is available in limited quantities.

Downhill ski bindings are adjusted to individual specifications. The process takes about ten minutes. Allow time for groups. A fee of $19.99 will be charged to the credit card on file for poles that are returned bent or broken.

Directions for the proper use of rented equipment will be given. Rental documents require an adult signature acknowledging release of liability.

*Purchase new ski or snowboard equipment from Shep’s within 90 days of your rental purchase and we’ll issue Rental Credit at 50% of the rental fees you’ve paid. Bring your rental receipt(s) and see a manager to receive this special offer within 90 days.bilde

If there are less than 48 hours until your desired pickup, please call us @ 715-845-5432 instead of using this form.

All rentals are distributed on a first-paid, first-served basis. We process all rental requests in the order they are received. We will call you within 48 hours of receiving your request to confirm your equipment and collect your payment.    NOTE: Our business hours are not the same as Granite Peak Ski Area, so please plan your rental return accordingly.  We do not pick up rental gear from hotels or ski areas.

We do occasionally run out of rental gear, especially during peak weekends. We will contact you if we cannot fulfill your reservation within one business day of receiving this form (please allow us 48 hours to process your request).

Groups: Please complete a form for each renter in your group and indicate your group name in the comments.

First Thursdays at Shep’s: Dog Days of Summer

For August, First Thursdays is celebrating that the “Dog Days of Summer” are upon us, and we couldn’t agree more! We’re thrilled to be spending time on our kayaks, waterskis & bikes because it’s hot and we’re happy! How have you been enjoying the heat?

This Thursday, Shep’s is once again giving you $10 Shep’s Bucks for every $50 you spend, PLUS offering 25% off all spring & summer apparel, shoes, and accessories! With that duo, you really can’t go wrong. Our friends and neighbors throughout downtown are offering their own great specials, and we’re all working with the Humane Society of Marathon County to raise awareness of their pups & hopefully connect some with new homes!

Join us downtown for live music, one-night-only specials & sales, and more from 5pm-8pm this Thursday, August 6th!


First Thursdays at Shep’s: Terrific Transportation

This month, First Thursday’s theme is Terrific Transportation. Perfect! We LOVE alternative modes of transportation, like skiing down the hill, riding across town, or hiking around the woods. We’re all about being active, not just to be active, but to enjoy it.

As usual, Shep’s is coming at you with some awesome deals for this event. We’ll offer 20% off your in-stock purchase of Clothing & Footwear AND give you $10 Shep’s Bucks for every $50 you spend! Win, win! Participate in the downtown-wide promotion shown below and use your “ticket” to get $5 off any bike service/repair at Shep’s.

Join us downtown for live music, one-night-only specials & sales, and more from 5pm-8pm this Thursday, July 2nd!

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