Gear West Duathlon Returns June 23rd
May 13, 2019
The popular Gear West Duathlon returns to the calendar this season, now scheduled for late June with the hopes of better spring weather, as well as adding a new shorter, Friends and Family non-competitive option.
Gear West Job Openings
April 19, 2019
Gear West has job openings for Nordic Sales Associate, Inventory and Receiving Associate and Ecommerce Associate.
Gear West: Road and Triathlon Gear Swap
April 9, 2019
Gear West is hosting a road and triathlon gear swap on Saturday, April 27th. Bring your unused equipment or come shop for deals. Plus savings on older inventory.
Skate Coaching Session at Baker
March 5, 2019
Gear West is looking to host an impromptu skate ski coaching session for women this Sunday, March 10th, at Baker. Need to RSVP by Friday if interested.
Gear West: Birkie Stories Request
March 3, 2019
Gear West is collecting Birkie race stories! Share your Birkie story and be eligible for a $50 gift card drawing.
Gear West Birkie Wax Clinics
February 15, 2019
Gear West will be hosting two wax clinics the week leading up to the Birkie:
Feb 18 Vauhti Wax Clinic
Feb 19 Birkie Kick Wax Clinic with Brian Knutson
Gear West: Advanced Wax Clinics
December 29, 2018
Gear West is running a series of advanced wax clinics in January spanning a wide variety of topics. The first one is this Wednesday evening, Jan 2nd, and will cover xaxing for current conditions, grind Selection for specific conditions, Hot boxing / "race hardneing" and waxing equipment.
Gear West: Wednesday Night Pole Hike
December 2, 2018
Gear West is having a evening Winter Wonderland pole hike this Wednesday, Dec 5th. Meet at the shop for some deals and clinic on winter dressing, then head out for a pole hike around the lake.
Gear West: Black Friday Sale
November 21, 2018
Gear West is getting into the Black Friday sales madness with deals on top end skis and boots as well as offers on bike and tri gear.
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.
Gear West: Alayna Sonnesyn Trail Run and Silent Auction
November 4, 2018
Join Gear West this Thursday, Nov 8th, in support of Wayzata native Alayna Sonnesyn as she pursues her dreams in cross-country skiing with Stratton Mountain Elite Team. Sonnesyn will be on hand to lead a trail run and discuss her high school and collegiate racing experience, as well as training with Jessie Diggins at Stratton. Silent auction with great offerings too!
Alayna Sonnesyn GoFundMe Campaign
Gear West: Alayna Sonnesyn Fundraiser
October 19, 2018
Join Gear West in support of Wayzata native Alayna Sonnesyn as she pursues her dreams in cross-country skiing with Stratton Mountain Elite Team. Sonnesyn will be on hand to lead a trail run and discuss her high school and collegiate racing experience, as well as training with Jessie Diggins at Stratton. Silent auction with great offerings too!
Gear West: Women's Training Weekend Coming Oct 26-28
September 16, 2018
Gear West and Riverbrook are hosting a women's weekend training retreat in the Hayward area, Oct 26-28th. A wide variety of activities available including active pole hiking, mountain biking, trail running, rollerskiing, outdoor strength, indoor stretching and more. Olympian Caitlin Gregg will join the group!
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!
Trail Running Shoes
While you're waiting for the snow to fly, check out our full line up of trail running shoes. We carry top brands like: Montrail, Salomon, Merrell, Asics, and New Balance.
Gear West Online Store
Looking for some new skis, a waxing iron, or maybe just some wax but don't have a local ski shop? Try our online store!
Ski Base Preparation
We've got a nice piece on ski base preparation featured on our site, with photos of Matt Fox to help illustrate some of the points.