Jessie Diggins at Podiumwear, April 13, 2018
Jason Cork draws a full house at Finn Sisu, April 25, 2018
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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.
Gear West Yard Sale
June 20, 2018
Gear West is hosting a Clearance Sale this weekend, Jun 22-24th! Save up to 50% off Nordic and Alpine ski gear plus Run, Soccer, Lacrosse, Bikes, Bike Gear and Clothing!
Swix Sport Becomes Brav
June 13, 2018
Swix Sport Group has announced that it's changed its name to BRAV — reflecting the group's evolution into a house of brands that include Lundhags, Toko, Ulvang, Helsport, Hard Rocx, Skisporet and Original. The group has subsidiaries in eight countries, and the brands are distributed in more than 30 countries.
Introducing Arrival Point Footwear
June 10, 2018
A Twin Cities group is launching a revolutionary new footwear design for winter activities. Designed by Nordic skiers for Nordic skiers. Check out their kickstarter campaign and get your pair!
Pioneer Midwest: Rollerski Technique and Fitness Clinic Sunday
May 29, 2018
Pioneer Midwest is hosting a free skate rollerski technique and fitness clinic, designed for immediate to advance skiers who want assistance with their form and help on building strength and endurance. Meets at Baker Park this Sunday, June 3rd.
Pioneer Midwest: Rollerskiing 101 Clinic Thursday
May 19, 2018
Pioneer Midwest is offering a beginners rollerski clinic this Thursday, May 24th, at the Elm Creek swimming area. The clinic is free, just register and indicate if you need a pair of rollerskis to try out.
Ski Hut: Summer Fever Sale
May 18, 2018
Ski Hut is offering their Summer Fever Sale, May 20-27, with deals on paddling and bike gear, including 10% off Yakima racks, cargo boxes, and hitch mounts.
Finn Sisu: Springfest This Weekend
May 16, 2018
Finn Sisu is holding their annual Springfest celebration this Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20th, with 10% off all saunas and accessories. Also come in Saturday afternoon for their fitness test (push ups, sit ups, dips, pull ups, and curb steps) and you'll get a coupon for 10% off a pair of Marwe rollerskis or 20% off any running or hiking gear.
Borah Teamwear: Nordic Preseason Push
May 11, 2018
Borah Teamwear is encouraging clubs and teams to get an early start on next season by placing their Nordic kit orders now. As an added incentive, they are offering a 10% discount and a "free design" for any team wanting to get a jump on
Finn Sisu: Jason Cork In-Store Wednesday
April 23, 2018
Come to Finn Sisu Wednesday evening, April 25th to hear Jessie Diggins' ski coach and wax guru Jason Cork talk about klister waxing and what it takes to ski at an elite level. Free refreshments. (photo by Reese Brown)
Hoigaards: Bike and Boat Swap Extended thru Apr 29th
April 22, 2018
Due to an exceptional response Hoigaard's is extending their Bike & Boat Swap through next Sunday, April 29th. So you still have a chance to use the swap to turn old bikes, canoes, kayaks and paddleboards and find something new. Hoigaard's is reporting a solid selection of used bikes.
BNS: Spring Sale
April 19, 2018
BNS has Spring Sale pricing on boots, skis, poels and clothing going on now through May 1st. Free stonegrind and hot box with hand-selected previous model skis.
Hoigaards: Bike and Boat Swap, April 20-22
April 18, 2018
Swap your old gear for something new! This is your chance to sell your bike, canoe or kayak to earn credit to buy a new bike or boat at Hoigaard's, April 20-22, as well as great deals on used equipment. Plus, save up to 15% on select boats and all boat accessories through Sunday, April 29.
Pioneer Midwest: Snowpocalypse Ski Sale
April 16, 2018
Pioneer Midwest says: When you get 20 inches of snow in April there is only one thing you can do. Get outside and enjoy it! To honor the snowstorm they are having a special snowpocalypse sale on Salomon Escape 5 Grip Skis, Salomon Equipe 9 Classic boots, and Access Classic Bindings.
Continental: Annual Spring Bike Swap
April 15, 2018
Continential is hosting their annual spring Bike Swap this coming weekend, April 21-22. One of their biggest events of the year, find great deals on used bikes, and/or bring your own to sell!
Jessie Diggins at Podiumwear
April 13, 2018
Podiumwear and Jessie Diggins celebrated incredible season and Olympic gold medal on Friday at the Podiumwear headquarters in St. Paul. Reid Lutter showed off one of the new designs for the season, spoke in-depth on Jessie's achievements and their relationship with the products, and gave a tour of the operations. Diggins signed posters and shared her gold medal with numerous photo ops.
Saturday Diggins will be honored in an outdoor parade in downtown Stillwater followed in the afternoon with an indoor celebration in Oakdale -- the public is encouraged to attend both events!
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Madshus: Skin Ski Revolution
April 12, 2018
Svein Ivar Moen, the former Norwegian national biathlon team wax tech, personal wax tech for Ole Einar Bjørndalen and product developer at Madshus, is certain that we have only seen the start of the skin ski revolution.
Finn Sisu: Spring Cleaning Sale and More
April 11, 2018
Finn Sisu has a Spring Cleaning sale going on, featuring a bunch of closeout skis, wax, and clothing, including some Yoko bike clothes. Also, spring and summer training programs are now open, and Olympic coach Jason Cork will be speaking at 6:30 pm on Wed, April 25th.
Pioneer Midwest: April Fools Sale
April 4, 2018
Pioneer Midwest is running an April Fools sale on Salomon RC Skin Skis, Swix Team Special Poles along with an updated and expanded Demo Ski Sale.
Madshus: Going the Distance
March 29, 2018
It's not just VO2 Max. Madshus shares inside tips on how to prepare for the 90km classic race from Sälen to Mora.
Madshus: Constructing Skin Skis
March 15, 2018
How does Madshus build skin skis? Constructing the optimal skin ski presents a handful of added challenges compared to traditional skis. Get the inside scoop on Madshus construction techniques.
Pioneer Midwest: Spring Specials
March 13, 2018
Pioneer Midwest is offering spring specials including a stonegrinding and hot box package, as well as race ski selection for next season.
New Moon: Birkie Recap
March 5, 2018
New Moon's latest newsletter features a Birkie recap, Classic Race Ski Sale, and highlights the upcoming Fat Bike Birkie.
Madshus: Norwegian Junior Training Tips
March 1, 2018
Ørjan Moseng, the reigning Norwegian junior biathlon champion as well as a regular podium finisher in the national cross-country series, shares his favorite November workout. "If you want to aim high and go far, there are no shortcuts. You have to put in the hours".
Borah: Cycling Pro Deal
February 25, 2018
Borah Teamwear is announcing their Pro Deal, a cycling kit incentive program designed for teams and clubs of all levels. The Pro Deal offers savings up to 15% and features Borah's new custom team socks as a free bonus.
Fitzharris Ski and Sport: Skinny Ski Sale
February 24, 2018
Fitzharris in St. Cloud is offer late season (fresh snow) pricing on competition skis, rec packages, and discounts starting at 40% on in-stock clothing.
Podiumwear: Celebrate with Relay Socks!
February 22, 2018
Now is the time to show off your USA pride! Podiumwear has a limited supply of Jessie Diggins "Over-the-Top" Relay Socks available for purchase at the Jessie Diggins Seasonal Storefront -- act quickly!
New Moon: Birkie Newsletter
February 20, 2018
The latest New Moon newsletter highlights a bunch of Birkie specials this week, so be to stop at New Moon all their deals.
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.
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.
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.