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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.

NewSwix Launches Line of Next Generation Race Wax

July 5, 2020
Swix has launched Swix Pro, a new line of fluoro-free glide waxes that represent a breakthrough in high performance racing wax with low environmental impact.

Fischer Skiletics Cup

June 22, 2020
Fischer announces Skiletics Cup which pins the world's top alpine and Nordic athletes against each other in a series of exercises (like push ups, burpees, box jumps, dips, etc). Athletes on the Nordic side include: Sadie Bjornsen, Klaebo, Johannes Thingnes Bo, and Tiril Eckhof. Each day a new battle will be posted with the winner moving on to the next round until only two athletes are left in the finals.

North American Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group Formed

June 15, 2020
National Governing Bodies and National Sport Organizations (NGB/NSOs), and snow sport organizations from the United States and Canada today have announced the formation of a Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group. The group is tasked with setting policy to eliminate the use of fluorinated ski wax from all sanctioned levels of snow sports competition in North America beginning with the 2020-21 season.

Telemark Resort Auction this Weekend

May 30, 2020
Many assets from the old Telemark Lodge in Cable are up for auction this weekend, May 30-Jun 1. Find everything from vintage signs to chairlifts to bedroom sets and even some bar tops. Two part auction with part 1 wrapping up Sunday, part 2 on Monday.

Pioneer Midwest: Jeremy Hecker Joins Staff

May 18, 2020
Jeremy Hecker has been hired at Pioneer Midwest as the full-time race service manager. Hecker was most recently employed as the head Nordic ski coach as the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

Fischer Livestream Training Panel Thursday

April 23, 2020
Fischer is gathering their professional athletes to share how they are using down time to #comebackstronger next season. Join them for a livestream on April 23rd for SKILETICSĀ® panel featuring Kikkan Randall, Steven Nyman, Sophia Schwartz and Kevin Bolger! If you missed the livestream, you can watch the replay.

Pioneer Midwest Covid Update

April 15, 2020
While Pioneer Midwest has closed its doors, it is still offering curbside dropoff/pickup and is currently running a number of deals including specials on demo skis, glide wax, and Northstar canoes. Plus read about their stonegrinding tests with their new Tazzari RP23.

Design For New US Ski Team Suits

April 2, 2020
Swix is inviting all kids and teenagers to participate in designing the new 2021 US Cross Country Ski Team suit! They've even provided a simple template for you to scratch up your ideas. Entry deadline is April 15th with the winning design announced on May 1st!

Finn Sisu: March Sale

March 4, 2020
Finn Sisu is offering deep discounts on race skis and boots, now 30% off. Plus 40% off all winter apparel.

New Moon: End of Season Sale

February 27, 2020
New Moon is offering end of season pricing on a bunch of equipment, allowing you to pick up and use some new gear while we've still got good snow.

Post-Birkie Race Chat

February 27, 2020
Pioneer Midwest held a Facebook live discussion on their 2020 American Birkebeiner experiences with Matt Liebsch and Cory Mecl.

Ski Hut: XC Ski Blowout

February 20, 2020
Even though there appears to be plenty of winter still to come, Ski Hut is offering up their XC Ski Blowout sale. All remaining Nordic tour skis are at least 20% off as well as most race skis.

New Moon: Video Profiles Chris and Joel

February 19, 2020
New Moon has released two more videos on skiing and the Birkie:
Chris Young
Joel Harrison

Pioneer Midwest Birkie Wax Tips

February 19, 2020
Pioneer Midwest has an extensive write up on ski selection, grinds, and wax for the big race.

Fast Wax: Fluorocarbon Ban

February 18, 2020
Fast Wax dives into the fluorocarbon controversy, explaining the issues involved and how it related to their products now, as well as the future.

Fischer Expanded Birkie Week Line-up

February 18, 2020
Fischer will have an active presence at the 2020 American Birkebeiner, including at the Birkie Expo with Kikkan Randall with autographs and neck tube sales, and handing out replacement poles on the powerline section on race day.

Swix Birkie Wax Tips

February 18, 2020
Swix Nordic Racing Service Director Evan Pengelly shares his recommendation for what waxes and tools to bring for your trip from Cable to Hayward.

Fast Wax: Ski Waxing Tips

February 17, 2020
Fast Wax has cranked out a number of posts to help get your skis in the best shape for the Birkie. Find notes on preparation, brushes, wax irons, and money-saving tips.

New Moon: Steve Morales Video Profile

February 16, 2020
Stoke your Birkie Fever! Enjoy this interview with New Moon founder, Steve Morales, and his thoughts on the past and a bright future.

Finn Sisu: Wax Service, Race Gear, World Cup Tickets

February 13, 2020
Finn Sisu's latest newsletter covers their race wax service deadlines, race essentials, and a race ski offer: free Fastenal Parallel 45 World Cup general admission ticket with purchase of any 2019-20 race ski.

Out There: Birkie Wax Service Closes Wednesday Night

February 10, 2020
Out There's Birkie Race Wax Service ordering will close this Wednesday night, Feb 12th. Two options to choose from, and dropoff locations in Stillwater and Madison available.

Pioneer Midwest: Swix Wax Clinic Wednesday Night

January 14, 2020
Swix Race Director Evan Pengelly will be at Pioneer Midwest this Wednesday evening for a wax clinic with emphasis on the weekend races.