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Cross-Country Ski Rentals
January 11, 2010
Looking for cross-country ski rentals? We've put together a collection of links, both in the Twin Cities and around the region.

Fast Wax Birkie Clinics, Expo
February 19, 2018
Fast Wax will be hosting a couple of waxing clinics this week, and will be up in Hayward later in the week for clinics and the big Birkie Expo.

Madshus: Optimizing Skin Skis
February 15, 2018
Madshus offers a 3-step guide to perfect kick and glide with skin skis. Skin skis continue to top the sales charts, and it's easy to see why: Skin skis make it a breeze to get out for a weeknight workout.

New Moon: Spectating, Stats, Sales, and Ski Demos
February 14, 2018
The latest New Moon newsletter highlights supporting Your Birkie Skier, a look at Birkie Stats with Jim Coors, their Annual Birkie Sale revs up and free Fischer Twin Skin Ski Demo at OO.

Gear West: Birkie Wax Clinics
February 14, 2018
Gear West is offering two Birkie wax clinics next week:
Monday - Skate Waxing Clinic by Matt Fox
Tuesday - Classic Waxing Clinic by Brian Knutson

BNS: End of Season Sale
February 14, 2018
BNS is offering end of the season pricing, even with a number of weeks left to go yet. Savings on current model skis plus last year's boot models from Madshus, Rossi, Fischer, Alpina, and Salomon at 50% off.

Riverbrook: Wax Service for the Birkie
February 11, 2018
Riverbrook is highlighting their Birkie race wax service, offering to take the stress out of your race prep!
Related:
Riverbrook: Birkie Week Shopping Extravaganza

Gear West: High School - Next Season Starts Now
February 11, 2018
Gear West is taking your recent high school equipment and offering you store credit towards next season's gear. Equipment will sold next fall at the annual West Metro Ski Swap.

New Moon: Pre-Birkie Newsletter
February 7, 2018
The latest New Moon newsletter features deals on Triac 2.5 poles, wax clinics for Pre-Birkie and North End Classic, trail photos, and blog on Birkie waves.

Out There: Support Team Out There
February 6, 2018
Sale on OneWay poles with proceeds going to Support Team Out There Athlete, and former MTU skier, Deedra Irwin.

Ski Hut: Mid-Winter Sale
February 4, 2018
Ski Hut in Duluth is running their Mid-Winter Sale, with much of the Nordic skis, boots and poles at least 20% off.

Fitzharris Ski and Sport: Winter Blues Sale
February 1, 2018
Fitzharris is having a skinny ski only winter blues sale, where everything Nordic in the store is 30%-65% off retail. This includes skis, boots, bindings, clothing and poles! Runs now through the start of the Birkie!

Out There: Birkie Race Wax Service
February 1, 2018
Out There Ski Shop in Rice Lake still has a few openings left for their 2018 Birkie race wax service. They even have dropoff locations in Madison and Stillwater!

Madshus: Meet Liz Stephen
February 1, 2018
The 30-year-old American has more than a decade's tenure on the US Ski Team. Elizabeth Stephen is one of the new faces in the 2017 Madshus line-up.

Finn Sisu: Ski Your Best Race
January 31, 2018
Finn Sisu is offering advice on how to get ready to race in February including wax service, ski selection, and grinds. Plus up to 50% off YOKO clothing through Sunday, Feb 4th.

New Moon: Mid-Season Newsletter
January 31, 2018
The latest New Moon newsletter is out featuring free Wax Clinics for Pre-Birkie and NEC, gloves with Toko's Ian Harvey, Super Bowl Birkie, Greg Heil's 10 Commandments of Fat Biking, and trail teaser photos.

Hoigaards: Loppet Wax Clinic Tuesday
January 28, 2018
Fast Wax's Dan Meyer will be at Hoigaard's on Tuesday evening to teach waxing for the second weekend of the City of Lakes Loppet. Dan will update you on the right waxes and the best waxing techniques for the expected conditions.

Pioneer Midwest: Wax Service for City of Lakes Loppet
January 24, 2018
Pioneer Midwest helping ease your mind before the start of the City of Lakes Loppet races this weekend by offering three wax service options.

Riverbrook New Cable Shop Now Open
January 24, 2018
Riverbrook's new shop is now open in Cable, WI, located in front of Rivers Eatery and next door to Redbery Books.

New Moon: Cold Weather Deux, Grinding, Fat Bike Video
January 23, 2018
New Moon's latest newsletter covers Cold Weather feature (part 2), mid-season stone grinding, easy fluoro application with Ian Harvey, and CAMBA's new Big Fat Winter video.

Madshus: Master Moen
January 18, 2018
How does Madshus apply World Cup technology to every product level? Meet Svein Ivar Moen, the head of the Madshus ski testing department.

Hoigaards: Fast Wax Clinic Tuesday
January 14, 2018
Hoigaards is helping you get your skis ready for the Masters World Cup and the Ski Rennet hosted by Three Rivers Parks with a waxing clinic with Fast Wax founder Dan Meyer, Tuesday evening, January 16th.

The House: XC Specials
January 14, 2018
Shop TheHouse.com and save up to 60% on XC and Outdoor Gear. Free shipping and free gear on most orders over $50.

Riverbrook Announces New Store Location
January 9, 2018
Riverbrook Bike and Ski, located on Main Street in Hayward, has opened a new location up in Cable!

Finn Sisu: Savings Warmup
January 8, 2018
Finn Sisu is rolling out a wax and refresh grind punch card program that allows skiers to save on ski services. Plus they've got tips on how to stay warm during next weekend's cold snap and are offering 20% savings on all jackets.

Ski Test Guys: Ski and Wax Testing
December 21, 2017
Rick Budde and Adam Himes, the Ski Test Guys, had their technical paper on High Resolution Friction Measurements of Cross Country Ski Bases on Snow published recently. Read a simplified version on their findings, and checkout their video summary.
Related:
Video: Skitestguys: Glide Wax Testing

BNS: Rex Wax Clinic Thursday
December 18, 2017
Jeremy Hecker will share his World Cup waxing experience with a Rex Wax clinic this Thursday evening, Dec 21st, at Boulder Nordic Sport in Bloomington, MN.

Hoigaards: Holiday Buy More, Save More
December 18, 2017
Hoigaards is celebrating the Holidays with a number of coupons offering 20% off purchases, along with specials on a number of Nordic items.

Pioneer Midwest: Holiday Gift Guide
December 15, 2017
Pioneer Midwest has their own Holiday Gift Guide for the skiers in your circle, including 20% off on all gift guide items.

Finn Sisu: Holiday Gift Ideas
December 14, 2017
Finn Sisu has generated a list for Santa for those that have been nice this year! Plus find deals like a free hat with $50 purchase and $350 for Peltonen Infra X WCR classic skis (includes free base prep and performance classic bindings).

Winter Fitness: Solstice Lecture Series
December 14, 2017
Continental Ski Shop in Duluth is hosting a workshop next Thursday, Dec 21st, with four guest speakers covering topics like maintaining fitness as you age, training with a full-time job, pursuing an Olympic dream, and an update on the Grand Avenue development. RSVP requested.

Hoigaards: XC Waxing Clinic by Fast Wax Dec 16
December 13, 2017
Learn all you need to know about cross country ski waxing for a strong kick and smooth glide from Fast Wax founder Dan Meyer. Waxing tips for man-made snow included!

Boulder Nordic Sport Grinding Schedule
December 13, 2017
With US Nationals fast approaching, Boulder Nordic Sport is anticipating a rush on stonegrinding. To help ensure everyone gets their top-notch service, they've outlined the deadlines for getting your boards in.

Fast Wax Changes Hands
December 8, 2017
Dan and Rosie Meyer are officially retiring from the waxing business, selling Fast Wax to a local family that will continue the business. The transition will occur over the next several months, so be sure to stop and visit the Fast Wax tent at races and expos.

New Moon: Skin Ski Wax Options
December 7, 2017
There are a lot of new products out there that can help your skin skis kick and glide like champs. New Moon explains skin ski treatments for all levels of skiers.

BNS: Start Wax Clinic Thursday
December 4, 2017
Kevin Johnson from Start Wax will be at BNS Midwest on Thursday evening, Dec 7th. Kevin will be talking about wax application techniques for both glide and kick, as well as presenting information on the Start Wax lineup. Kevin has a long history in the Nordic community, working with Salomon, Finn Sisu, and most recently Start and Bliz. He is also an experienced high school coach here in the Twin Cities.

Gear West: Tuesday Night Wax Clinics
December 3, 2017
Join Gear West on Tuesday evenings, starting Dec 5th, for their weekly waxing clinic. This week will feature Matt Fox covering new ski prep, repairing old skis, and tips on fast glide and solid kick. Plus, get $10 off stonegrinding Dec 5-12!
Related:
Gear West: Dec 12th Daehlie/Kari Traa Style Show

Borah Teamwear Seeking Ski Ambassadors
December 2, 2017
In celebration of its 20-year anniversary, Borah Teamwear is seeking Alpine and Nordic skiers to serve as brand ambassadors in its exclusive line of apparel designed just for this select group of sports men and women. Great deals and bonus goods are available for those who are ready to share their experiences.

Pioneer Midwest: Skin Skins - No Hassle Performance
November 30, 2017
Pioneer Midwest has produced an introduce to the latest skin ski classic racing technology, including a Matt Liebsch discussing the benefits of the Salomon S/Race skis in a video.

Hoigaards: Fast Wax Clinic Tuesday
November 26, 2017
Dan Meyer from Fast Wax will be presenting a Nordic waxing clinic at Hoigaard's on Tuesday evening, Nov 28th. Meyer will focus on getting your new skis ready for the snow and will offer tips on waxing for artificial snow.

Borah Teamwear Holiday Sale
November 23, 2017
Borah Teamwear is celebrating their 20th anniversary this holiday weekend with 20% off Nordic suits! Offer is only going through Cyber Monday (Nov 27th) so act quickly.

ABR Grooming Clinic Set for Jan 30th
November 20, 2017
ABR will be hosting their annual Grooming Clinic on Tuesday, January 30th. The clinic provides a chance to learn about grooming technique from experts in the field, as well as checking out the latest equipment.

Podiumwear: Jessie Diggins Season Storefront Now Open
November 19, 2017
In what has become an annual holiday season tradition, Podiumwear is again offering Nordic apparel with designs by Olympian and hometown hero Jessie Diggins! Check out the new suit designs, the classic "over the top" socks, as well as hats and neck cozy.

New Moon: Skin Skis
November 16, 2017
New Moon has a breakdown on the hot trend in classic skis -- skin skis. Learn what a skin ski is, and how the new versions provide better performance is nearly all conditions. Then stop in their shop to demo a pair!
Related:
New Moon Catalog Signup

Salomon: Jessie Diggins Video Premiere in Yellowstone
November 15, 2017
If you are attending the West Yellowstone Ski Festival, join Salomon at the Holiday Inn on Friday evening, Nov 24th for the World Premiere of Jessie Diggins' Salomon TV Episode. And there will be prize giveaways from Swix, Nuun, Bose, and Salomon!

Gear West: West Metro Ski Swap this Weekend
November 12, 2017
On Saturday, Nov 18th, Gear West will host the West Metro Ski Swap with proceeds benefiting the Nordic teams from Mound-Westonka, Orono and Wayzata. Drop your stuff off Thursday, Friday evenings, then get out there early Saturday morning for the deals!
Related:
Fall Ski Swaps

Fischer: Yellowstone Ski Festival Demo Reservations Now Open
November 12, 2017
Heading West for the big Yellowstone Ski Festival around Thanksgiving? Fischer has opened their online reservation system, allowing you to score dibs on some new boards and boots to test drive on snow!

BNS: Jason Cork Clinic Monday
November 10, 2017
BNS Midwest is hosting a clinic with US Ski Team World Cup coach Jason Cork Monday evening, Nov 13th at their Bloomington shop. Cork is Jessie Diggins' coach so expect a report on how she and the rest of the US Team are preparing for the upcoming season.

ABR Weekend Ski Shop Sale
November 8, 2017
ABR is holding their pre-season ski sale this Saturday, November 11th. And if you're lucky, you'll be able to test some of that new equipment on their trails -- they've been clearing trees and hope to have trails open this weekend.

New Moon: Big Nordic Weekend
November 7, 2017
New Moon Ski Shop in Hayward is celebrating 41 years of serving Nordic skiers this weekend with their Annual Customer Appreciation Sale! The Hayward Ski Swap is also this weekend, as well as the annual Fall-Winter Ladies Night out evening on Saturday.
Related:
Fall Ski Swaps

Pioneer Midwest Ski Swap this Weekend
November 7, 2017
Pioneer Midwest is running their big fall ski swap this Saturday, Nov 11th. The popular event draws a big crowd, so plan to arrive early for the best selection on a wide array of used items.

Finn Sisu: Greg Weier Talk on New Ski Technology and Innovations
November 7, 2017
Greg Weier will deliver a talk on new ski technology and innovation this Thursday evening, Nov 9th. He'll cover how ski manufacturers are adapting their skis to new weather patterns, man-made snow, grooming developments, and changes in ski technique. Anyone struggling with all the new base options skins, hairies, zeroes and/or the challenges of waxing for man-made snow is encouraged to attend.

CXC SuperFit Weekend: Dousman
November 6, 2017
The CXC SuperFit series wraps up this weekend in Dousman, Wi, stopping at the Bicycle Doctor Ski Shop for the weekend. Check out rollerski and dryland clinics on Saturday, as well as Peak Nordic ski swap.

Salomon TV: Willi
November 5, 2017
Salomon has produced a slick video profile of their master ski selector: Wilheim Engelhardt (Willi). Ever wonder who helps sort, select, and pair the right Salomon skis to fit your profile? Whether you are an athlete, shop, or lifelong skier, Willi may have selected your skis--or might in the future!

CXC SuperFit Weekend: Madison
October 31, 2017
CXC's SuperFit series rolls into Madison for a weekend of equipment advice, ski fitting, and clinics, at Fontana Sports, Nov 3-5th. And MadNorSki will be holding the annual ski swap as part of the weekend.
Related:
Fall Ski Swaps

Finn Sisu: Fall Fest, CXC Super Fit Weekend
October 23, 2017
Finn Sisu is running their Fall Fest / CXC Superfit event this coming weekend, Oct 27-29, with CXC staff in the house fitting skis, plus deals on skis and saunas all weekend. Special features include CXC Team Head Coach Eliska Albrigtsen Friday evening talk "How to develop an effective training plan and monitor training progress." and CXC athletes will lead a roller skiing/dryland training session on Saturday morning.

Ski Hut: Trek Travel Night
October 22, 2017
Ski Hut is hosting a Trek Travel Night on Tuesday, Nov 8th. Drop in to find out about (and see) the incredible Trek mountain bike adventures including places like Iceland and Norway.

Boulder Nordic Sport Announces Race Wax Service for 2018 Masters World Cup
October 18, 2017
BNS Mobile will once again be performing professional race waxing service at the World Masters Cup (WMC), taking place in Minneapolis Jan 20-26th. After traveling to previous WMC races in British Columbia, Idaho, Italy, and Switzerland, BNS staff are excited to set up at this year's event, only minutes away from the BNS Midwest shop. Register for your wax service now and receive $10 off.

BNS Midwest Fall Sale
October 12, 2017
BNS is running their fall sale this weekend, Oct 14-15: Two days to get their best prices on skis, boots, and poles before the snow flies. Up to 50% off closeout equipment and last season's apparel. 10% off new skis, boots, and poles this weekend only.

Weekend Ski Swaps
October 12, 2017
The fall ski swaps are starting to fire up. This weekend you'll find events at Hyland and Afton downhill areas, Rochester, Traverse City and Thunder Bay.

Pioneer Midwest: Oktoberfest Sale
October 8, 2017
Pioneer Midwest is ramping up for winter with their Oktoberfest Sale this week, Oct 12-15th. Find savings on this year's and previous year's XC ski gear and apparel, 10% to 50% off. And stop in Thursday for their Rossignol Launch party with National Champion Kyle Bratrud.
Related:
Pioneer Midwest: Rossignol Launch Party with Kyle Bratrud

CXC: Kent Eriksen Bike Drawing Final Weeks
October 4, 2017
Less than three weeks left to enter into CXC's Eriksen Bike Drawing and show your support for CXC as well. There are only 250 tickets being sold, so the odds are quite good! Deadline is Oct 24th.

Pioneer Midwest: Turnamic is Here
October 3, 2017
Matt Liebsch of Pioneer Midwest has been working with the new binding system called Turnamic, co-developed by Fischer and Rossignol. Liebsch shares his notes and experience with the new system.
Related:
Pioneer Midwest: Rossignol Factory Ski Selection Trip

Pioneer Midwest: Salomon / Atomic Ski Selection Process
September 21, 2017
Engineer, and store co-owner, as well as Birkie champ, Matt Liebsch shares a recap of the racing ski selection process as he recently hand-picked at Salomon and Atomic factory in Austria.

Finn Sisu: Blue Awning Sale
September 19, 2017
Finn Sisus is running their annual Blue Awning sale this weekend, Sep 22-24, beginning Friday. Get their best deals include high school pricing on all 2017-18 gear, 40% off all Peltonen skis, and 40% off all YOKO Optigrip skis. Plus select clothing 50% off.

Out There: Winter Kits Available for Order
September 19, 2017
Out There shop has the 2017-18 winter kits now available for order, including newly designed warmup tops and pants. Orders must be placed by Oct 14th!

Ski Hut: Shoulder Season
September 13, 2017
Ski Hut is between seasons - summer and winter - and is stocked up and ready to sell! Stop in and check out their new inventory including Fischer Speedmax skate and classic deals, along with deals on past season apparel.

Borah Teamwear Preseason Nordic Program
September 8, 2017
Fall is here and that means winter is just around the corner... Borah Teamwear is cranking up the Nordic uniforms orders and offering preseason deals, including a discount for orders placed by Oct 1st.

Finn Sisu Summer Lecture Series: Dr. Heather Cichanowski
September 8, 2017
Dr. Heather Cichanowski, MD, speaks at Finn Sisu this Monday evening, Sep 11th on how to prevent shoulder and knee injuries. Dr. Cichanowski will also demonstrate exercises that will strengthen the stabilizer muscles so important to skiers.

Charlene's 5K Dog Run this Weekend
September 5, 2017
Family and friends of the late Charlene Barron a dedicated runner, biker and swimmer are sponsoring Charlene's Dog Run on September 10 at Baker Park to support brain injury research at Hennepin County Medical Center.

New Moon: Fall Newsletter
August 30, 2017
New Moon is ramping up for the Chequamegon races in September, kicking off the fall training with some tips on pole hiking, and highlighting the Gitchi Gumee Grand Fondo event this weekend, all in their latest newsletter.

Pioneer Midwest: Ski Picking
August 27, 2017
Matt Liebsch is hitting the factories to pull hand-selected racing skis this week. Liebsch's experience in shop and on snow has helped him develop a system for selecting the best skis from manufacturing runs. Place your order now if you'd like to get his personal expertise.

Finn Sisu: State Fair Specials
August 23, 2017
It's time for Finn Sisu's State Fair special: 15% off all saunas and accessories through Labor Day. Nothing better after skiing than some time in the sauna.


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