At Smooth Rides most services can be completed within 1-2 business days and overnight service is guaranteed for race preps, wax, and edge tuning with grind service often available as well. We work on all makes and models, new and old, and we will never sell you a service you don't need. For us, integrity is everything. 

Smooth Rides took Truckee and North Tahoe by storm in 2009 when we opened a door-to-door ski tuning business out of a 24' box truck. Rapid growth led to a necessary move out of the truck and into the shop on Alder Creek in 2013. For the 2019 season we excited to begin a new partnership with Blue Zone Sports and move to a shop just 2 doors down at the Save Mart center in Truckee. We still offer the same great service, along with free pickup & delivery, and work everyday to give you the best possible experience when you're out on the hill. We want you to beat your friends to the bottom, we want you to blow by everyone on the cat track,  we want more speed, and we want you to win!

Areas Served

$60 minimum: Truckee within 5 miles of the shop, including Downtown, Tahoe Donner, Prosser, Sierra Meadows

$120 minimum: 5-15 miles from shop, including Northstar, Squaw Valley, Donner Lake, Glenshire, Old Greenwood, Martis Camp, Lahontan, Schaffer's Mill

$240 minimum: Alpine Meadows, Sugarbowl, and over Brockway Summit from Kings Beach to Tahoe City.

Out of area with a large batch? Call for details


Why we're different

-We pickup and deliver

-We take appointments

-Overnight and same-day service

-Customized tuning for everyone

-We want you to win

-Everyone is welcome

-The best machines and most advanced

 technology on the west coast.

-Guaranteed bevel angles

-World Class race grinds

-Cultivating personal relationships with all of our  clients, because the more we know about each  other, the better we can serve you. 


 Staff Bio

Cooper Waldron

Ski Tuning Technician


Cooper started Smooth Rides in 2009 and has developed a loyal following based on the personalized level of service he provides and his ability to never miss a deadline. He started working as a professional ski tech in 1998, has tuned for the regions top athletes, and travels to Europe annually in pursuit of the the best equipment available. Cooper grew up skiing in Vermont, but came to Truckee after graduating from Montana State and has never looked back. When he's not living the Tahoe life, he enjoys spending time with his large family on the Connecticut shoreline, or chasing the wind around the world, kiteboarding and racing sailboats.

Chris Read

Ski Tuning Technician & Shop Manager  


Chris has a passion for skiing and ski tuning like no other. A veteran with a passion for the mountains, he moved from SoCal to Tahoe about 15 years ago. Chris has become a master of the art of tuning. He has prepared skis for ski racing champions from across the country, and is most proud of the work he has done with the local Tahoe FIS girls who have gone on to compete with the US Team. You'll find Chris' edges to be surgically sharp, grinds to be perfect, and advice about your skis to always be spot on!

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11374 Deerfield Dr.

Truckee, CA 96161