One of the most beautiful sights in winter is trees with freshly fallen snow. The Pine. The Spruce. The Maple. The Birch. All decorated with the intricacies of the snowflake. The silence echoes the beauty of nature’s call to us.
Our forests have been an integral part of Wisconsin history reminding us that time passes around us as quickly as the winter wind. Sometimes we forget how lucky we are in Central Wisconsin to enjoy the many types of trees that we have. We take for granted what trees have done for our lives – from logging to conservancy, from building to planting. Trees continue to reign over our lives.
When we travel through the winter forests, we are passing not just through the trees but through a wonderland of beauty and communities – from the trees themselves to the animals they shelter. Skiing or snowboarding through the trees provides an opportunity to enjoy their majesty. Snowshoeing on a winter’s eve with a full moon is breath taking. Having the opportunity to enjoy such a playground is a blessing, one to enjoy and one to protect.
We here at Shepherd & Schaller salute the trees. We embrace the winter wonderland they provide. We encourage everyone to go out and smell the crisp air, listen to the song playing in their wind-blown branches, whisper back to them all of your secrets and wishes. They will guard your secrets well.
The forests beckon to us. They call our names. They are part of us. They are one of the many reasons we do what we do. We are here to encourage everyone to enjoy the outdoors and the trees as we do. We are here to assist in your journeys. We are here at Sheps to gear you up and send you on your journey. We are here because of the trees.
Wisconsin. The land of beer, brats and the Packers. The place where everyone can find something to love.
And in the winter, Wisconsin is full of….well, snow!
Wausau has the unique advantage of being almost dead center of an entire state of fun (and we love the state of fun). Within a few hour’s drive from here you can enjoy a plethora of winter activities:
Cross country skiing and snowshoeing – what a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenes created by the snow fall. Each hill you top, each corner you make, opens up an entirely new scenery for you to not only enjoy but to share with others. Marathon County Nine Mile Forest has gorgeous trails through the woods geared for a every level of skiing and offers many beautiful spots for winter photos.
Dog sledding – we all love our furry friends. And they love to play with us. How better to enjoy them and winter than to go dog sledding. A mere hour’s drive from Wausau gets you to Crocker Hills Horse and Dog Sled Trail System in Elton, WI.
Downhill skiing and snowboarding – if you need a bit more speed and an adrenaline rush, strap on your helmet and chase your rush down Granite Peak Ski Area.
You can also go ice fishing, Skijoring (yes that’s a thing), snow tubing, ice skating, snowmobiling and of course fat tire biking. Central Wisconsin has an abundance of wintery things to do and Shepherd & Schaller encourages you to get out there and enjoy them. (We can help with gear too!)
Of course, when the day is done and everyone is tired, happy and hungry Wausau has numerous places to eat, drink and sleep so you can start all over the next day.
That’s what we do here at Shepherd & Schaller. We live. We play. (We have thrown a few snowballs!). We eat. We drink. We sleep. And then we do it all again. Winter outdoor life Sheps way!
Visit ski and snowboard vendors and try their 2017-18 gear featuring the greatest advancements in performance & looks. Ride it all – snowboards, race skis, freeride skis and cruisers. Check out the new helmets and goggles too. Try before you buy at a special discount from Shepherd & Schaller!
Join us at Granite Peak Ski Area on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 and see what all the fuss is about! We’ll have tons of vendors with their 2017-18 gear featuring the greatest advancements in performance & looks. Ride it all – snowboards, race skis, free ride skis and cruisers. Check out the new helmets and goggles too. Try before you buy!
One $5 donation to local ski and snowboard programs is requested. When you register, you’ll become eligible for door prizes.
Demo at Granite Peak is organized by Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods and runs from 10am-3pm.
Mark your calendars for both events; play at the hill then come to the shop! We’re dying for you to see the new stuff (because we think it looks great).
Pay half. Save half. Get 50% off the retail price of all remaining alpine and cross country ski equipment at Shepherd & Schaller through August 15th, 2016. Skis, bindings, boots, poles, helmets and winter outerwear for men, women and children is included. Remaining snowboards, boots and bindings are 40% off.
Ski season. We know it’ on your mind.
Pay half. Save half. Get 50% off the retail price of all remaining alpine and cross country ski equipment at Shepherd & Schaller through August 15th, 2016. Skis, bindings, boots, poles, helmets and ski outerwear for men, women and children is included. Remaining snowboards, boots and bindings are 40% off.
Wausau is Wisconsin’s Ski Destination, and Shepherd & Schaller is headquarters to Alpine and Cross Country Racers alike. Are you part of a team? Interested in trying something new? Have your eye set on a Gold Medal? Come see us. Racing equipment and maintenance is highly specialized and regulated. You’ll want expert help and with 65 years experience, Shepherd & Schaller is where the experts shop, tune and wax their skis.
We partner with Granite Peak Ski Team and support Wausau Nordic Ski Club skiers, offering team members special pricing on race equipment. We also contribute significantly to their ski swaps and support their fundraising activities year-round. Visit or call for contact info and details! 715-845-5432.