Community Event Series to Take Place at Start Haus During the 2023/24 Ski Season Featuring Athlete Travis Ganong
Truckee, Calif. (Nov 13, 2023) – Local ski and bike shop, Start Haus is thrilled to announce a partnership with world-renowned ski race athlete, and Tahoe local, Travis Ganong. This collaboration brings together two well-known local entities to celebrate and promote ski racing in the Lake Tahoe area. In addition, the partnership highlights the shop’s commitment to providing the highest level of service for skiers of all ability levels, their support for local athletes, and their goal of engaging the local community through special events.
“We are thrilled to have Travis as a partner,” said Jared Licht, Manager of Start Haus. “We are committed to providing the best bootfitting and ski service in the area and supporting athletes fits our goal. We also want to share our passion for snowsports by giving back to the community – we are excited to have Travis as a partner for our winter event series.”
New to Start Haus for the 2023/24 ski season, and put on in collaboration with Ganong, the winter event series features four dates highlighting race tuning, bootfitting, and more. Several of the planned events will include a live stream on the Start Haus website to view from anywhere.
“I am excited to partner with Start Haus,” said Ganong. “They are Tahoe’s top shop for bootfitting and ski service, for racers and teams, and collaborating with them just makes sense. I am also excited to connect with the community through the event series, talk about my experiences, and share my racing knowledge with the next generation.”
Tune for Speed on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 6pm
Join world-renowned ski racer Travis Ganong and Start Haus lead tech Brandon Sim for an evening of ski tech and tuning. Hear directly from Ganong on how he wants his ski to be teched for a World Cup race as Sim explains his philosophy for tuning skis for race day based on conditions and the athlete. The event, hosted at Start Haus, is free and open to the public. For those unable to attend in person, the event will be recorded and live-streamed on the Start Haus website.
Ski Bootfitting Q&A on Monday, December 18, 2023, at 6pm
Hear from Olympic ski racer Travis Ganong and Start Haus founder and industry-renowned tech Jim Schaffner as they answer questions on the art of bootfitting. The event, hosted at Start Haus, is free and open to the public. For those unable to attend in person, the event will be recorded and live-streamed on the Start Haus website.
Ski with Travis After the World Cup on Thursday, February 29, 2023
Join world-renowned ski racer Travis Ganong just a few days after the World Cup. Learn how Travis approaches the course, his takeaways from watching athletes compete, and tips for racing at the World Cup level. More information is coming soon.
Turn for Speed in March, Date TBD
A clinic for speed! Learn the different techniques for making fast Super-G and downhill turns from world-renowned ski racer Travis Ganong. Hear how Ganong went from ranking 250th to 29th in the world in just half a season by mastering this concept. Watch slow-motion videos of his performances for critique. The event, hosted at Start Haus, is free and open to the public. For those unable to attend in person, the event will be recorded and live-streamed on the Start Haus website. Date to be announced at a later time.
Start Haus’ pledge to high-quality service, hard work, and dedication to personalized service has earned them customer loyalty in the community and beyond. Their partnership with Ganong is a testament to their commitment to being the top bootfitter and ski service shop in the region by supporting local athletes.
For more information about Start Haus and Travis Ganong’s partnership, please visit StartHaus.com.
About Start Haus Ski & Bike
Featuring ski service, bike service, bootfitting, online sales, and gear, Start Haus is the premiere ski and bike shop located in Truckee, California just outside of Lake Tahoe. Founded on the dedication of Jim Schaffner, who brought over 30 years of experience in World Cup ski service when the shop opened in 2004, their commitment to pair people with the right gear is as strong as ever. Start Haus continues to help everyone, from the casual skier to the elite athlete, with boot work, ski service, and bike tech in the Lake Tahoe area. With its pledge to high-quality service, hard work, and dedication to personalized solutions, it has earned them customer loyalty in the community and beyond.
About Travis Ganong
Travis Ganong loves to ski. Born and raised in North Lake Tahoe on the slopes of Palisades Tahoe he pushed his limits from Mighty Mites all the way onto the international stage as a member of the US Olympic team. Travis competed for the last 18 years as a member of the US Ski Team where he established himself as one of the best Downhill and Super-G skiers in the world raking up two World Cup DH victories, six World Cup podiums (including a 2023 podium finish in the Kitzbuhel DH), a silver medal at the World Championships, a 5th place finish in the 2014 Sochi Olympic DH, and 55 top ten finishes in his 207 international starts.
Recently stepping away from competitive ski racing, Travis looks forward to being an ambassador to the sport and inspiring the next generation of skiers to follow in his footsteps, while encouraging others to engage with the mountains on a simpler level through environmental stewardship of our fragile mountain environments, and life-changing experiences sliding on snow.