About Us

History
Dave Wilderotter started Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards in 1977 at the Henrikson building in Tahoe City. Since snowboarding wasn’t in the scene yet, the original name was Dave’s Ski Shop. Dave had a small room, 15 pair of skis, a workbench and an immense desire to “have a good time and stay out of jail.” (Which still applies today.) Since Dave couldn’t afford to pay rent for his new business and a place to live, he did the only thing he could. He made a make shift bedroom above the bathroom in the ski shop. And the rest is history. In 1990 he opened the Truckee location to meet growing demand. 1994 saw the opening of the Kings Beach location and Tahoe City’s first and only dedicated snowboard shop. Last but not least, the Squaw Valley location was opened in 1998 at the entrance to Squaw Valley. What started out as a small one-man shop in Tahoe City has turned into five stores in four convenient locations, giving Dave the ability to offer his rent at any location, return at any location or exchange at any location program. Anything it takes to make renting convenient, easy and fun.

Mission
To provide our customers with knowledgeable, professional, enthusiastic service while maximizing your Lake Tahoe experience. We have fun exceeding expectations, providing well-maintained equipment together with local knowledge, fashionable quality clothing and accessories.

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