Jessie Diggins at Podiumwear, April 13, 2018
Jason Cork draws a full house at Finn Sisu, April 25, 2018
BNS: How to Navigate a Ski Swap
November 13, 2018
Boulder Nordic Sport's Phil Bowen offers guidance for first-time and experienced shoppers navigating the wide range of ski swaps offered in the Midwest each fall.
BNS: Peggy Shinn Book Signing
November 12, 2018
Meet Peggy Shinn and get a signed copy of her fantastic book, World Class, an in-depth look at how the US women's cross country ski team achieved their remarkable level of success. Shinn will be at Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest on Thursday evening, Nov 15th.
Finn Sisu: Bjorn Daehlie Fashion, Book Author Presentation
November 12, 2018
Finn Sisu has two big events this week: a Bjorn Daehlie fashion show on Wednesday evening, Nov 14th with special discounts for shoppers, and Peggy Shinn, the author of World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women's Cross-Country Ski Team on Saturday evening, Nov 17th.
MYSL Ski Swap and Expo This Saturday
November 12, 2018
Peggy Shin, author of "World Class: The Making of the US Womens Cross Country Team" will be giving a presentation at 9:15am and then signing books. Doors open at 9am for the Expo and to get tickets for timed entry. Swap starts at 11am.
More Fall Ski Swaps
Gear West: NICA Night this Saturday
November 11, 2018
Gear West is hosting an open house for new and current high school MTB cyclists and their parents this Saturday evening, Nov 17th. Information on this new high school sport including bike maintenance, training, and discount pricing as well.
Home Place Returns
November 10, 2018
The Home Place ski shop in Bemidji will reopen this winter, starting on Nov 14th. Expert, experienced staff can assist skiers of all levels, from touring to elite level racing.
Rex Blog: The Tour Begins
November 7, 2018
Rex wax expert Chris Hecker is heading back out on the World Cup circuit for Rex working at biathlon and cross-country events this season! Follow his adventures in regular blog updates this season.
Fischer: West Yellowstone Demo Reservations
November 6, 2018
Fischer Skis announces the return of their online demo reservation system for the Yellowstone Ski Festival. Reserve Fischer Demo equipment including Twin Skin Ski, and Speedmax models for on-trail testing to learn how Fischer technology makes for a better on-snow experience. The 2018 West Yellowstone Ski Festival will take place Nov 20-24th in West Yellowstone, MT.
New Moon: Big Nordic Weekend
November 5, 2018
New Moon is celebrating the Nordic season ahead with three big events this weekend, Nov 8-11th. Ski swap is set for Saturday, Ladies Night Out on Saturday evening, and big annual Customer Appreciation sale starting Thursday and running through Sunday.
New Moon: Big Nordic Weekend Nov 8-11
October 31, 2018
New Moon is ramping up activity for the ski season ahead with a full calendar next weekend. The annual Customer Appreciation sale runs Nov 8-11th, HASTA ski swap on Nov 10th, and special Ladies Night Out with door prizes, discounts and more, Nov 10th.
Out There: Junior Race Service
October 23, 2018
Out There ski shop in Rice Lake is offering race service (waxing, fleet skis) at most JNQ and Youth Cup races this winter. Space is limited, so act quickly.
CXC: SuperFit Event at Pioneer Midwest
October 23, 2018
CXC Superfit Weekend takes place Nov 2-4 at Pioneer Midwest and will feature American Birkebeiner champion Matt Liebsch and US Ski Team Member Kevin Bolger, who placed 11th in his World Cup debut in Lahti, Finland last season. Bolger will give a presentation on "My Journey through the Midwest Nordic Pipeline" on Friday evening.
Women's Wine and Chocolate Weekend, Dec 7-9
October 22, 2018
Riverbrook and Gear West are hosting a women's weekend on the Birkie trail, touting wine and chocolate and plenty of girl time along with some coaching and training. Sign up now!
Joes: Ladies Day Tuesday
October 20, 2018
Joe's Ski Shop is featuring a Ladies Day, Tuesday, Oct 23rd with womens specific seminars, giveaways, and more. Extended store hours.
Fischer Announces Grants Program to Support Skiing Access and Engagement
October 19, 2018
Fischer Skis has announced the Fischer Grants program, an ongoing grant program aimed at promoting access and engagement to skiing in the United States. With a first-year commitment of $20,000 in support for ski programs, the Fischer Grants will focus on youth and underserved ski populations, snowmaking efforts, education and outreach.
Finn Sisu 40th Anniversary Sale
October 19, 2018
Finn Sisu is running a 40th-anniversary sale from Monday, October 22 through Sunday, October 28, with savings of up to 20% on pre-season gear.
Salomon: Sophie Caldwell Factory Tour
October 17, 2018
Olympian Sophie Caldwell recently joined the Salomon team. Prior to the 2018-2019 World Cup season, she came to Salomon Headquarters in Annecy, France to see how her skis and boots are made. Join Sophie on her first tour of the facility and find out what surprised her and what she learned about the product development process.
Joes: MEA Weekend Sale
October 15, 2018
Joe's Ski Shop is offering an MEA weekend sale, Thursday Oct 18 thru Sunday, Oct 21st. Save up to 25% on youth gear, up to 20% on Adult gear.
Fast Wax Slick Kit Announced
October 13, 2018
Fast Wax has bundled some of their most popular paste waxes into a Slick Kit which includes three varieties of wax along with three applicators.
Finn Sisu: Kikkan Poles for Breast Cancer Fundraising
October 11, 2018
Finn Sisu is fundraising for Kikkan Randall in her fight again cancer by donating 50% of the sales price of any pair of Kikkan pink Yoko poles to her breast cancer charity of choice, Boarding for Breast Cancer. If they sell them all, it'll mean nearly $10K for breast cancer education and prevention.
Borah Teamwear Partners with 906 Adventure Team
October 10, 2018
Borah Teamwear is proud to announce their strategic partnership with 906 Adventure
Team. Per the agreement, Borah Teamwear will be the exclusive apparel provider for the
Marji Gesick, Polar Roll, HAMR, 906 Composite NICA Team, and Adventure Bike Club. In
Ski Hut: Leaf Peeper Specials
October 7, 2018
Ski Hut's latest newsletter features a demo for lighting for night mtb rides or commuting, deals on new and previous season Nordic gear, and the big Jessie Diggins event coming in November.
New Fast Wax Website
October 5, 2018
Fast Wax has rolled out their completely redesigned website, now with an emphasis on direct orders while still offering their waxing recommendations.
Finn Sisu: 40th Anniversary Banquet on Oct 26th
October 2, 2018
Finn Sisu invites all customers and friends to attend their 40th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration on Friday, Oct 26th at Keller Golf Course in Maplewood. Former US cross-country coach Steve Gaskill is the keynote speaker.
Podiumwear: New Nordic Products
October 2, 2018
Podiumwear has released a brand-new line up for Nordic products for the 2018-19 season! With direct input from Jessie Diggins, they've upgraded their race suits and jackets, and introduce a cozy pullover and pom hat.
BNS: Boulder Cycle Sport and Boulder Nordic Sport Announce Business Merger
September 21, 2018
Boulder Nordic Sport and Boulder Cycle Sport, two Boulder-based retail leaders have announced the merger of their business operations. The merger is part of a shared vision to support and promote year-round outdoor activity by providing exceptional service and products for skiers and cyclists at all levels.
Finn Sisu: Blue Awning Sale and Ski Swap
September 17, 2018
Finn Sisu's annual Blue Awning Sale and Ski Swap is this weekend, September 21-23. Up to 50% off skis and poles! Skiers with skis, boots, or poles for the swap should drop their gear off at the shop by Thursday, September 20.
CXC: Bingham Built Bike Drawing
September 14, 2018
CXC's Bike Drawing event is underway but there are still some tickets left! Kent Eriksen Cycles will provide a custom designed, hand-crafted, titanium road, cyclocross or hardtail mountain bike frame but with the new name Bingham Built.
Pioneer Midwest: Fall Sale
September 12, 2018
Pioneer Midwest is offering huge savings on current and previous years XC ski gear and apparel, up to 75% off. Northstar Canoes are 15-20% off. This weekend only, September 14-16th!
Gear West Pig Out Sale
September 11, 2018
Gear West's 27th Annual Pig Out Sale will feature 20-70% savings on Nordic, Bike, and Alpine campus wide, best pricing on all new nordic products, and special Buy a Ski and Stone grind and get entered to win a FREE Birkie entry. Sale runs Sept 13-16th!
Arrival Point Footwear on Track
September 5, 2018
The revolutionary Arrival Point Footwear is nearly the start of their kickstarter campaign -- there is still time to get in a on groundfloor! Check out their latest video and join their list of supporters.
Out There: Madshus Even Better
August 31, 2018
A few select Madshus race dealers across the country are being offered a limited supply of the NEW Madshus Redline 2.0, and Out There in Rice Lake is one of them!
Finn Sisu: State Fair Specials, 40th Anniversary
August 23, 2018
Finn Sisu has some Minnesota State Fair specials: 15% off saunas and accessories, 40% off summer gear, and special deals on select Bliz eyewear. Plus a save-the-date for our 40th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration, Friday evening, Oct 26th.
BNS Ski*Go Rollerski Demo
August 16, 2018
BNS Midwest will be at Hyland Park next Tuesday, Aug 21 with a full fleet of Ski*Go rollerskis offering demos (skate and classic) on the Hyland Park trails. Anyone who tries a pair of skis will get 10% off a new pair of rollerskis.
Pioneer Midwest: Ski Picking Season
August 14, 2018
Matt Liebsch is flying to Europe this week to start hand picking Nordic (classic and skate) skis. Read about his ski selection process and sign up for your own custom pair!
Podiumwear Announces Sponsorship of Minnesota High School League Cycling
July 31, 2018
Podiumwear, the custom apparel sponsor of NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) at the national level, announced its gold level sponsorship of the Minnesota High School Cycling League this week. As the national sponsor of NICA since 2016, Podiumwear has been providing leader's jerseys to NICA
project leagues across the country.
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.