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Personalized computer-aided ski selection on Madshus skis, Boulder Nordic Sport, October 14, 2014

Stonegrinding expert Lars Svensson at Gear West, showcasing their new Tarzzari RP23 stone grinder, July 12, 2014

Blue Awning Sale at Finn Sisu, September 19, 2014

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Finn Sisu: Last-minute Gift Ideas
December 19, 2014
The holidays are nearly upon us and Finn Sisu is highlighting some last minute gift ideas, as well as their JNQ wax service and 30% off Yoko poles.

Salomon: Tad Elliot - Importance of Goals
December 18, 2014
Elite skier Tad Elliot reflects on his goals this winter, both daily and long-term. Elliot will be racing for Salomon across the US this season, including a number of races in the Midwest.

New Moon Winter Events
December 18, 2014
New Moon has a number of events going on this winter, including the Holiday Demos, Ashland Park Womens Ski Clinic, expert waxing for the Seeley Classic and Pre-Birkie, as well as a weekly Tuesday Night under the Lights ski.

Finn Sisu: JNQ Waxing Service
December 16, 2014
Finn Sisu will be providing elite-level racing service at all 4 weekends of Midwest Junior National Qualifying races for the 2014-2015 season. They hope to provide all skiers with access to high quality waxing service (epsecially if they don't have club service) and assist coaches with information and on-site access to the best wax.

December Salomon Demos
December 15, 2014
Salomon is making the rounds in December, hosting demos events at a number of venues. Come test their latest equipment, including the new Equipe RC Skin classic skis, at Elm Creek on Dec 17, Hyland on Dec 20 or the Birkie trail on Dec 27.

Holiday XC Ski and Fat Bike Demo
December 14, 2014
New Moon and Riverbrook will be hosting a combined Holiday Equipment Demo, Saturday Dec 27th, at the Hwy OO Birkie trailhead. Come out and test drive the latest in ski equipment or take a new Fat Bike for a single on the nearby CAMBA singletrack.

Continental: Anikin Wax Clinic
December 14, 2014
Nikolai Anikin will doing a general wax clinic at Continental, Tuesday evening, Dec 16th, discussing both glide and kick wax applications. He will also give some explanation of both grinding and kick zone marking.

Ski Hut: Holiday Gift Ideas
December 13, 2014
The Ski Hut in Duluth has suggestions for your Holiday Gift list.

Finn Sisu: Holiday Shopping Ideas
December 11, 2014
Finn Sisu has posted more holiday gift ideas for skiers and sauna lovers, plus 20% off hats.

Hoigaards Instant Cash Back Sale
December 11, 2014
Hoigaards has begun their Instant Cash Back sale, offering up to 20% off your purchases, running now through Dec 24th.

Bicycle Doctor's 12 Days of Christmas
December 11, 2014
The Bicycle Doctor is offering a special deal each day, starting on Dec 12th for .. you got it, 12 days. Check their Facebook page for the daily deals.

Madshus Smart Skis Demo at Birkie Events
December 10, 2014
Madshus' new Smart Ski technology, Madshus empower, helps select your perfect ski, and even assists you in tracking its performance. You can test drive these new skis with a pair of on-snow demos being hosted by the American Birkebeiner.

Hoigaards: Wax Man Cometh
December 10, 2014
This Saturday Dan Meyer from Fast Wax will be at Hoigaard's and he's ready to solve all your ski waxing problems. Bring your questions and your skis in for a one-on-one consult. Dan will have his wax bench set up and he will be available from 1 to 4 PM, offering waxing advice, solving base-prep problems and demonstrating waxing techniques to nordic skiers, alpine skiers and snowboarders.

Midwest Mountaineering Holiday Shopping
December 9, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering has published their holiday shopping guide, with a number of coupon specials, and plenty of gift ideas for every budget. And check out their line up of clinics and special events for December.

Salomon Demo at Elm Creek Wednesday Evening
December 9, 2014
Salomon and Gear West will be hosting a demo of some of the latest Salomon products, include S-Lab skate and classic skis, as well as the new RC Skin classic skis. Stop out at Elm Creek between 5:30 and 8:30 pm Wednesday, Dec 10th.

Boulder Nordic Sport: Hyland Demo Recap, Mantra
December 8, 2014
BNS Midwest shares their waxing solutions from last weekend's equipment demos at Hyland, and highlights the upcoming Mantra Wax clinic with wax tech Randy Gibbs.

Complete Guide to Start Waxes
December 8, 2014
Start Wax has published their complete guide to the Start wax lineup, including tips and application instructions.

Ski Hut: Skigo/Holmenkol Wax Clinic
December 8, 2014
Dave Chamberlain will be at Ski Hut Thursday, Dec 11th, to show the latest and greatest from Skigo and Holmenkol.

Gear West: Enter the Cool
December 8, 2014
Gear West is looking for your 20 seconds of skiing fame -- create and share your own 20 second video and have a chance at winning a free Birkie entry or Swix gift card.

Joes Sporting Goods: Fast Wax Clinic Wednesday
December 7, 2014
Joes is hosting a Fast Wax clinic this Wednesday evening, with an hour of open forum topics, following by waxing clinic for alpine and Nordic.

Joes Sporting Goods: Customer Appreciation Sale Dec 6-7
December 5, 2014
Joe's Sporting Goods in Saint Paul is running their Customer Appreciation sale this Saturday and Sunday, Dec 6-7.

Finn Sisu: Holiday Gift Shopping
December 4, 2014
Finn Sisu has Holiday gift ideas for skiers and sauna enthusiasts, plus 20% off base layers through Sunday, December 7th.

Borah Teamwear Nordic Race Suit Giveaway
December 3, 2014
Borah Teamwear will be drawing two lucky winners to receive their own custom designed race suit! All you have to do is sign up and wait for the winning names to be drawing on Friday, Dec 12th.

Bike Dr: Ladies Night and Bock with the Doc
December 3, 2014
Bicycle Doctor Ski Shop's latest newsletter highlights their Wine and Cheese Skis on Dec 4th, and Bock with the Doc next Thursday, Dec 11th.

Out There: Americans, Finns, and Swiss Wearing Johaug
December 2, 2014
Out There ski shop in Rice Lake is featuring Johaug gloves, now the choice for top US skiers including Sophie Caldwell, Jessie Diggins, and Liz Stephen.

Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest Updates
December 2, 2014
Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest, located in Bloomington, will be hosting an equipment demo on snow this Saturday at Hyland. Their stonegrinding and hotboxing operation is in full swing, and World Cup and Olympic wax technician Randy Gibbs will be in shop later this month for a special presentation.

Gear West Upcoming Events
November 30, 2014
Gear West has a number of upcoming activities...
Tuesday evenings: Custom Boot Fitting (Nordic and Alpine) by Paul Langer, Podiatrist
Wednesdays evenings, Dec 3 - Feb 11: On snow Technique and Training
Dec 13-14: Women's XC Clinic (with wine and chocolate) on the Birkie Trail 
Jan 2: Ski and Tea Women's Technique Clinic, at the 00 Cabin

Gear West Black Friday Sale
November 28, 2014
Gear West has jumped into the Black Friday craze with their own set of deals this weekend. Discounts on Atomic race skis, Fischer ski packages, BK's favorite kickwax kit and more.

Bike Dr: Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and Sunday
November 26, 2014
Bicycle Doctor is offering special savings all weekend long, beginning Black Friday. Plus check out upcoming events including Bock with Doc.

Podiumwear Black Friday Sales Event
November 25, 2014
Podiumwear will be holding a 4-day sales event starting on Black Friday and ending Cyber Monday, featuring seven brand-new ski suits designed by World Champion and Podiumwear Ambassador Jessie Diggins. A portion of these sales will help benefit Diggins world Nordic tour.

Pioneer Midwest Nor-ski Sale
November 25, 2014
Pioneer Midwest is offering 10-50% off Norwegian product from Swix, Bjorn Daehlie and Madshus starting Black Friday and continuing through the weekend, Nov 28-30th. Shop small this Saturday!

Midwest Mountaineering Holiday Deals
November 24, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering has a big Black Friday deals, along with a special $15 of $40 coupon, as well as a free fluorinated glide wax application.

Hoigaards: XC After Hours - Shoulder Problems
November 24, 2014
At Hoigaards this Tuesday evening, as part of their XC After Hours series, Melissa Shirriff of Institute for Athletic Medicine will provide her insights on common shoulder problems and how to treat them.

Skihut's 60th Anniversary Sale
November 23, 2014
Ski Hut is celebrating their 60th anniversary with a huge three day sale coming up this weekend, Nov 28-30th. Lots of deals, including ski packages and even combos with National Forest Lodge.

Continental: Borealis Fat Bike Demos Friday
November 20, 2014
Stop out at Lester Park on Friday afternoon, Nov 21st, and demo some Fat Bikes from Borealis, compliments of Continental Ski and Bike!

Gear West: Grind Testing
November 19, 2014
Gear West staff, including Birkie champ Matt Liebsch, have already been out testing out new grinds on our recent snowfall. Matt shares some of his findings. And you can still get your skis prepped for Yellowstone, and get a free bar of wax in the deal.
Related:
Yellowstone Grinding and Free Block of Swix Wax

Fitzharris Ski & Sports Skinny Ski Only Sale Nov 21-23
November 18, 2014
Fitzharris Ski & Sport is holding their Skinny Ski Only Sale this weekend, Nov 21-23.  Come early for the best selection of closeout skis, boots, and poles, up to 55% off, including top end race skis from Salomon and Madshus. 
Related:
Fitzharris Ski & Sport

Midwest Mountaineering Expo Newsletter with Coupons
November 17, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering has released with Expo Newsletter, featuring a number of special coupons for free or greatly reduced items.

Midwest Mountaineering Winter Outdoor Adventure Expo
November 16, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering huge winter celebration, the Outdoor Adventure Expo, is coming this weekend, Nov 21-23. Over 80 free presentations to attend, more than 70 vendors on display, the Banff Mountain Film Fest Tour, and of course, everything in the shop on sale!
Related:
Winter Outdoor Adventure Expo Newspaper

Ski Hut Wax Clinics
November 15, 2014
Ski Hut has posted their wax clinic schedule, with the first event on tap this Thursday, Nov 20th.

Hoigaards: I Love Snow Sale
November 14, 2014
Hoigaards is celebrating the start of ski season with their 'I Love Snow Sale', offering deals on complete ski packages.

Fischer Demo Reservations for Yellowstone
November 14, 2014
Fischer will be back at the Yellowstone Ski Festival, and is again offering their online reservation system for skis and boots. Make your reservation now - the first 50 people demoing equipment will receive a free Fischer race hat!
Related:
Fischer Yellowstone Demo Online Reservations

Gear West at Yellowstone Ski Festival
November 14, 2014
Gear West will be at Yellowstone Ski Festival providing stonegrind service drop off, race ski flex testing and ski demos. Matt Liebsch will give ski tech talk and be a guest coach for a five day race camp.
Related:
Nov 18 Women's Alpine Event at Gear West Adrenaline

Start's New Glide Wax Series
November 13, 2014
Start wax has reformulated is wax line this winter, and is now using four primary classifications for its glide waxing system.

Midwest Mountaineering November Newsletter
November 13, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering's latest newsletter highlights the upcoming Winter Outdoor Adventure Expo, plus a deal on a Firesteel Mini, huge hat selection, and additional upcoming events.

CXC Super Fit at Joe's Ski Shop this Weekend
November 13, 2014
CXC Super Fit series returns to the Twin Cities this weekend for three days at Joe's Ski Shop in St. Paul. CXC athletes and coaches will be on hand to provide expert advice and fitting as you gear up for the season!
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Joe's Sporting Goods

Back in the USA: Exel Poles
November 12, 2014
Exel ski poles return to the US marketplace this winter under an distribution agreement with DNA Importers. The latest generation poles have been endorsed by World and Olympic champion Ole Einar Björndalen.

New Moon Customer Appreciation Sale this Weekend
November 10, 2014
New Moon celebrates their 38th birthday this weekend with the Annual Customer Appreciation Sale. Snow is on the Birkie Trail, so stop by the shop and enjoy our storewide discounts, waxing clinic with Fast Wax founder, the HASTA ski swap, and a special ladies clinic Saturday night.

Joes Sporting Goods: Gear Up for Winter Sale
November 10, 2014
With some fresh snow in the Twin Cities, Joes is having their Gear Up for Winter Sale, starting this Thursday, Nov 13th.

Midwest Mountaineering: Time to Get the Skis Out
November 10, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering is offering a free pair of ski straps just by stopping in with their latest newsletter. Plus clothing drive for the homeless, and highlights on the upcoming Winter Outdoor Adventure Expo.

Hoigaards: Waxing Clinic with Brian Gregg
November 10, 2014
Olympian Brian Gregg will be at Hoigaards this Wednesday evening, Nov 12, for a Toko waxing clinic covering both glide and kick wax.

Joes Sporting Goods: Race Night (Day)!
November 9, 2014
Joe's Sporting Goods is expanding their annual Race Night event to a full day celebration! Come celebrate the new snow with specials deals all-day Tuesday, November 11th.

BeFAST in West Yellowstone
November 9, 2014
BeFAST Sportgear announces their fourth year of being present at the West Yellowstone Ski Festival by producing a custom headband. The festival runs from November 25th to November 29th in West Yellowstone, Montana.
Related:
Yellowstone Ski Festival

Finn Sisu Wax Clinics Start Wednesday
November 8, 2014
Perhaps not so coincidently, Finn Sisu is starting up their weekly wax clinics this Wednesday, Nov 12th. First topic: Waxing like a Finn, an open-house for high school coaches, parents and skiers.

Gear West Gore-Tex Demo Run this Saturday
November 6, 2014
Gear West Ski is having a Gore-Tex demo run this Saturday, Nov 8th. The Gore-Tex rep will have demo shoes for you to use and abuse during a trail run through Wolsfeld Woods. Refuel after the run with coffee and goodies.

Bike Dr: Ski Swap and Swap
November 5, 2014
The big weekend at the Bicycle Doctor: CXC SuperFit in store all weekend, and the Peak Nordic Ski Swap on Saturday! Plus check our the new race series, Winter Trail Assail.

Winter Outdoor Adventure Expo Nov 21-23
November 4, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering's Winter Outdoor Adventure, with over 80 programs and loads of exhibitors, is coming up the weekend of Nov 21-23. The full expo newspaper is online now.

Pioneer Midwest Ski Swap this Weekend
November 4, 2014
Pioneer Midwest in Osseo is having their big Ski Swap this Saturday, November 8th. This sale remains one of the most popular on the fall schedule. Check your gear in, or be up there early Saturday morn!

CXC Super Fit Coming to Bicycle Doctor this Weekend
November 3, 2014
The CXC SuperFit tour rolls on, this weekend in SE Wisconsin for the big sale weekend at the Bicycle Doctor. Get your skis checked out by CXC athletes and coaches, and receive assistance in selecting the best fitting skis from the Doc's big selection.

New Moon Big Nordic Weekend Nov 14-16
November 3, 2014
New Moon is hosting a big Nordic weekend, Nov 14-16, with their Customer Appreciation sale, the HASTA ski swap, and special Ladies Night event.

Madshus Announces Peter Hale Memorial Recipients
October 30, 2014
Madshus has announced Erin Moening and Conner Truskowski as the winners of the inaugural Peter Hale Memorial Scholarship. Moening skis for St. Paul Highland Park and competed on the 2014 Midwest Junior National squad.

Out There: Drive for 25 and Test Driving
October 29, 2014
Out There is upping the ante in the Drive for 25 NNF fundraising, offering to pitch in an extra $10 donation for just mentioning the Alpina Skate Boots ESK test drive when you stop in the shop! Now thru Nov 15th.
Related:
Drive for 25: Skiing's Grassroots Funding Program

CXC Super Fit Coming to Fontana Sports this Weekend
October 28, 2014
The CXC SuperFit tour rolls into Madison this weekend and will be coupled with the Madnorski Ski Swap at Fontana Sports westside. Stop in for expert critique on your current ski fleet and top advice of new ski selection -- and shop for some used bargins as well!
Related:
Fall Ski Swaps

Gear West: It Starts Here
October 27, 2014
Gear West is partnering with Craft on a project called "It Starts Here". Share your training goals, progress, pictures and receive discounts on a Craft baselayer plus have a chance to win more gear and even a free entry to the 2015 Birkebeiner.

Kikkan Randall, Super Fit Weekend at Finn Sisu
October 25, 2014
World Champion Kikkan Randall drew huge crowds Saturday to Finn Sisu in St. Paul as she signed autographs and took photos, all part of her renewed partnership with Yoko poles and gloves. CXC SuperFit team was on hand as well, helping select and fit equipment (through the weekend).
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Bike Dr: Ski Shop Open, Birthday Bash Nov 1st
October 23, 2014
Bicycle Doctor's latest newsletter highlights their ski shop all geared up, Fischer U, the Doc's big Birthday Bash, Fat Bikes, Mountain King run, and upcoming Fright Hike!

Finn Sisu: Kikkan in Town, SuperFit, and Fall Fest is On!
October 22, 2014
Finn Sisu is going all out this weekend, with World champion Kikkan Randall in shop Saturday and their big Fall Fest sale going on, plus CXC SuperFit with their athletes and coaches on-hand for expert advice.
Related:
CXC Super Fit Coming to Finn Sisu this Weekend

Podiumwear: Thick Bikes Case Report
October 22, 2014
Podiumwear details one of their recent production runs - cyclocross uniforms for Thick Bikes.

CXC: Bike Drawing, Coaches Clinic and SuperFit Weekend
October 21, 2014
CXC is busy this month with custom Eriksen road bike drawing (enter by Nov 1st), Coaches Level 100 clinic in Mora this weekend, and SuperFit tour stop at Finn Sisu.

Finn Sisu: Kikkan is Coming!
October 20, 2014
Multi-time World Cup champion, World Champion, and Olympic hero Kikkan Randall is coming to Finn Sisu this weekend! Randall will be in shop Saturday, Oct 25th, celebrating her new partnership with Yoko poles and gloves.

Outdoor Diva Night Thursday Oct 23rd
October 20, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering will have Ann Bancroft in-house Thursday evening as part of their Outdoor Diva night. In addition to Bancroft's talk on Adventures Near and Far, there are numerous coupons and special offers for Thursday.

Gear West: A Different Kind of Ladies Night
October 19, 2014
Gear West is offering a women's empowerment training session on Sunday, Oct 26th. Lead by a former Navy seal, the session focuses on simple, effective ways to stay safe and prevent assaults from happening. RSVP by Oct 22nd.

Borah Teamwear Offering Birchleggings Nordic Apparel
October 16, 2014
Borah Teamwear has released an exclusive lineup of American Birkebeiner Birchleggings Club ski wear, including race suits and warmups. Online ordering is open now!

CXC Super Fit Weekends
October 15, 2014
CXC is firing up their SuperFit Weekends Tour, bringing technical expertise and experience from top athletes and coaches to a number of regional shops this fall. First on the tour stop will be Finn Sisu, Oct 24-26th!

Podiumwear Announces New and Improved Products
October 15, 2014
Podiumwear is showcasing some of their new and improved products for this season, including a women's Silver Suit, Silver Nordic Vest and upgraded men's and women's Gold Suits.

Hoigaards Kid's Sale
October 15, 2014
Hoigaards is running their Kids Sale event, Oct 15-26, with up to 15% off kids ski equipment, and up to 20% off kids outerwear.

Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest Grand Opening Celebration This Saturday
October 14, 2014
The long-awaited Grand Opening of the brand new Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest store is this Saturday, October 18th. To celebrate, BNS is throwing an all-day party with shop tours, giveaways, stone grinding demonstrations, wax clinics, expert ski analysis, double poling contests and more. Plus a special two-for-one deal on stonegrinding (Saturday only!)
Related:
Photoset: Midwest Store Preview - 9 photos

Fischer University Kicks Off Two Days of Racing Dealer Outreach
October 14, 2014
Nordic racing dealers from across the United States are in the Twin Cities for a two-day Fischer University event. Participants will get the latest info on the Fischer Nordic products, including the new boots, as well as historical perspectives and industry outlooks.

Midwest Mountaineering October Newsletter
October 13, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering is featuring a wine and cheese event this Wednesday, Oct 16th, to check out the latest Icebreaker gear. And the following Thursday, Oct 23rd, Ann Bancroft will be the guest speaker with her presentation, Adventures: Near and Far.

Hoigaards: Swix Clinic with Chris Hall
October 12, 2014
Hoigaard's will have the Chris Hall from Swix in shop Thursday evening, Oct 16th for a waxing clinic. Hall will cover the latest in the Swix lineup, including the Cera and 5 series. Prizes and swag!

Ski Hut: Snow Fever Oct 16-19
October 10, 2014
Ski Hut is running their Snow Fever sale Oct 16-19, featuring savings on alpine packages and cross-country equipment, plus apparel and accessories.

Inaugural Gandy Dancer Trail Marathon
October 7, 2014
The inaugural Gandy Dancer trail marathon is this Saturday, Oct11th, starting in Luck, WI. Run the the full marathon or take the half. Online registration closes Thursday at midnight! (Race day registration available)

Gear Western Country Half Marathon and 5K
October 7, 2014
Enjoy the peak of fall colors this weekend, Oct 11th with the Gear Western Country half marathon (and 5K!). If you register in store now thru Friday, you'll snag some free socks (or volunteer and receive a GearWestern t-shirt and all the country music you would ever want to hear!)

New Moon Fall Newsletter
October 7, 2014
With the leaves falling and snow season just around the corner, New Moon is preparing their big cata XC Ski Catalog release, firing up the fall stonegrinding, and has joined the Birkie in a Gold Level Partnership. Plus still some time for Fat Bike rentals and Demo Bike Sale.

Hoigaards Rollerski 101 Clinic this Saturday
October 7, 2014
Hoigaards own Andy Turnbull will be teaching a Rollerskiing 101 clinic on Saturday morning, October 11th. This is an introductory class with a limit of 8 students (RSVP required). Previous nordic skiing experience on snow recommended!

Continental's Tent Sale this Weekend
October 6, 2014
Continental is running their big fall Tent Sale this weekend, Oct 11-12th. Great deals on used equipment, plus bargins on the new stuff! And even some blowout deals on bikes.

Fischer's Redesigned Boot Prompts New Athlete Partnerships
October 1, 2014
Fischer's redesigned RCS Carbon Skate is receiving some strong endorsements from the elite skiers for the improvements in stability and lightweight design. Sporting the boots this winter are the likes of Simi Hamilton, Andy Newell, Kikkan Randall, Sophie Caldwell, Sadie Bjornsen, and Kris Freeman.

Finn Sisu: Fall Training, Skintecs
September 30, 2014
Finn Sisu's latest newsletter highlights the fall training programs that will be starting up soon, plus a new batch of Atomic Skintecs in store!

Pioneer Midwest Under New Ownership
September 25, 2014
Pioneer Midwest, a long time Osseo and Maple Grove ski shop, has been sold. John Boehme, Pioneer Midwest's owner, has announced that he and Adam Johnson have a purchase agreement in place. Johnson, a 2011 St. Johns University graduate, has been Pioneer Midwest's retail manager since his graduation and will assume ownership on October 1st.

Midwest Mountaineering September Newsletter
September 24, 2014
Reel Rock 9 film tour coming in October, Patagonia samples on sale, special offers on SmartWool socks and plenty more upcoming events, all in the September newsletter.

Out There: Frost from Europe
September 24, 2014
Out There ski shop is prepping for a crisp winter with a new import: Frost Tape from Europe. Pre-cut and comes in multiple color options.
Related:
Out There Nordic Team Storefront is Now Open!

Fall Ski Swaps and Sales
September 18, 2014
We've updated our fall ski swap and sale schedule. Dig out your old gear, unload at your favorite swap and restock with new equipment!

Ski Hut Avoid the Circus Sale
September 18, 2014
Not wanting to be left out on the big sales weekend, Ski Hut is running their own sales fest this weekend. With over 300 pairs of Nordic race skis in stock, select should be great.

Ski Hut: Salsa Demo at Lester
September 17, 2014
Ski Hut will be demo'ing Salsa bikes, including the new Bucksaw, this Saturday, Sep 19th at Lester/Amity near Hawk Ridge.

Finn Sisu Blue Awning Sale
September 17, 2014
Finn Sisu's annual Blue Awning sale this weekend, Sep 19-21, is a pre-season ski extravaganza featuring fitting and advice from manufacturers' reps (Rick Halling, Fischer and Isaac Wilson, Salomon & Atomic), free SNS bindings on Salomon and Atomic skis, and special deals on summer and winter clothes.

Gear West Pig Out Sale
September 16, 2014
Starting Thursday and running through Sunday, Sep 18-21, is the Gear West sale you've been waiting for - the Pig Out Sale. Best prices of the year on skis, boots, poles, accessories and clothing. Bacon samples on the barbie Saturday morning (until it's gone)!

Hoigaards Tent Sale
September 16, 2014
Hoigaard's is proud to announce that their Tent Sale will return for it's 47th year this weekend, Sep 19-21. For 47 years, the Hoigaard's Tent Sale has served as a kick-off for the winter season as thousands of skiers, snowboarders and outdoor lovers converge upon the "big tent" that fills much of the western side of the Miracle Mile Mall parking lot.

Borah Teamwear: Don’t Wait for Snowflakes!
September 15, 2014
Borah Teamwear is sounding the horn -- get those orders rolling, snow season is just around the corner!

Gear West's New Grind
September 11, 2014
Gear West is the proud new owner of a Tazzari RP23, the only grinder designed specifically for nordic skis and the same grinder used by nearly every World Cup racer on the planet. Now serious master, collegiate and high school racers can get the Tazzari edge at Gear West.

Gandy Dancer Trail Marathon Fee Increase Approaching
September 9, 2014
CyclovaXC, major supporter of the new Gandy Dancer Trail Marathon is encouraging athletes to get their registrations in by Sept 15th to avoid the final price hike. The inaugural event is Oct 11th in Luck, WI, with 500 participants expected.

Midwest Mountaineering: End of Season Clearance Sale and Coupons
September 3, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering is ramping up for fall with deal coupons on mugs, beanies, and hats, and clearance deals on summer camping, clothing and paddlesports. Plus check out their upcoming clinics and events.

Madshus Partners with the Vasaloppet
September 3, 2014
Madshus has announced a ski and boot partnership with the Swedish Vasaloppet.

Madshus Announces Peter Hale Sponsorship Program
August 29, 2014
Madshus has launched the first annual Peter Hale Memorial Sponsorship Program. Madshus will be selecting one promising young male and female athlete this fall to receive a full Madshus set up of skis, bindings, boots and poles. Nominations are due by Sept 30th.

Borah Teamwear Launches Individual-Custom Ski Suit Platform
August 28, 2014
Borah Teamwear has announced a new design and build process that allows them to produce individual, custom designed ski suits. Check out the online system and try your hand at your own design.

Hoigaards Labor Day Weekend Sale
August 28, 2014
Hoigaards has a number of deals this Labor Day weekend, including the summer clearance offerings. This weekend summer clearance discounts climb to 50% of select apparel and footwear.

Gear West: Custom Race Ski Selection
August 23, 2014
Let Birkie champ Matt Liebsch select your new race skis! Next week Matt heads to the U.S. distribution centers for Rossignol, Atomic and Salomon to hand pick the best skis.

Hoigaards Summer Clearance
August 22, 2014
With fall just around the corner, Hoigaard's is running their Summer Clearance sale. Save up to 40% on apparel and footwear (with even deeper discounts after Labor Day). Plus discounts on some summer equipment like bikes, bike accessories, inline skates, etc.

Bike Dr: Once In A Lifetime Sale
August 21, 2014
The Bicycle Doctor is clearing out 100 road bikes to get ready for this Nordic season, and throwing in 12 month financing on top end bikes. Plus check out the Ride to the Barns and future CXC clinics.

Finn Sisu State Fair Newsletter
August 19, 2014
Finn Sisu's latest update features State Fair sauna deals, 50% off running gear, a lecture on Monday, Aug 25th on nutrition basics for athletes, and info on fall training programs.

BNS August Newsletter
August 19, 2014
Boulder Nordic Sports August newsletter highlights the development of their new Twin Cities shop, updated stonegrinding service, Woodski rollerskis, and trail running shoes sale.

Midwest Mountaineering Customer Appreciation Party Aug 21st
August 18, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering is hosting their annual Customer Appreciation Party on Thursday, August 21st. Check out coupons for party specials, including free food and drink!

Out There Newsletter
August 14, 2014
Out There shop has deals is offering additional discounts on existing markdowns, youth equipment exchange program, tips and options on growing the Nordic sport.

Midwest Mountaineering August Newsletter
August 14, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering's latest newsletter highlights a kayak fishing contest this weekend, a coupon of free or 50% off coupon items, along with featured upcoming events.

Finn Sisu: Running Deals, New Fischer Boot, Lectures and Training
August 5, 2014
Finn Sisu's latest newsletter highlights a 20% savings on running gear, the new Fischer racing boot, their summer lecture series, and signups for the fall Vakava training program.

Ski Hut: Demos and Raffles
August 5, 2014
Ski Hut's latest newsletter features upcoming Trek and Specialized demo events, a Trek bike raffle, and baseball bike evening.

New Toko Rollerski Gloves
July 31, 2014
Toko has released a new rollerski glove this season, the Toko Rollerski 2.0 glove. Plus a new product to help kill the odors in ski boots!

Midwest Mountaineering July Newsletter
July 30, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering's latest newsletter features a number of coupons, including 50% off deals and even a way to earn a free pair of SmartWool socks. Plus a big slate of upcoming events.

Borah Teamwear Generates Over $13K for CAMBA
July 24, 2014
With more than 500 racers, the 2014 Mt. Borah Epic brought in over $13,000 in race profits to benefit CAMBA (Chequemagon Area Mountain Bike Association).

Bike Dr: Flamingo Fest Summer Fest
July 16, 2014
The Bicycle Doctor is hosting their first annual Flamingo Fest Summer Fest this Saturday, July 19th. Doc's band will be playing, plus there will be a number of fun cycling-related events and raffle. And they are running at big sale, July 17-28th.

Midwest Mountaineering MidSummer Sale
July 13, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering is running a mid-summer sale with plenty of savings, including coupons for 25% sleeping bags and pfds, 50% off cargo shorts, and some free deals with kayak purchases. Plus check out their July events.

Hoigaard's Heat of Summer Sale
July 11, 2014
Still another month before school fires up again... Hoigaards is running their summer sale with deals on bikes, swimming gear, camping equipment, trail running shoes and now. Now through July 20th.

Out There: Free Rollerski Bag Offer
July 11, 2014
Out There Shop is offering a free rollerski bag with any purchase of One Way rollerskis, now thru July 19th.

Joes Seeking Sales Associates
July 10, 2014
Joe's Sporting Goods in St. Paul has part-time openings in their Nordic/Alpine/Snowboard sales department. Apply online, or mail in your application.

Gear West: Womens Night Out
July 6, 2014
Gear West is hosting a special Women's Night Out this Thursday, July 10th. They'll have guest speakers discussion the topics of building strength and preventing injuries along with treats and special deals.

Midwest Mountaineering July Specials
July 2, 2014
Celebrating the 4th of July, Midwest Mountaineering has coupons for a free mug/cup/bottle/pint with any $10 purchase. Plus details on dozens of events, including their Pint Night and SUP One Design Challenge race series.

Gear West Saturday Morning Waffles
June 24, 2014
Gear West has added rollerskiing to their Saturday morning pre-waffle workouts. Come out at 8 am for a rollerski or 8:30 for a trail run, or bike out there, timing your arrival for the 9:45 am waffle-bonanza.


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