Upcoming Events

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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.

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.

Borah Teamwear Announces 2020 Brand Ambassador Program

December 19, 2019
Borah Teamwear's growing cycling apparel division is looking for 25 cycling athletes to fill out their 2020 brand ambassador team. Team members will receive free Borah apparel, special discounts on team gear, and access to their growing social media community audience. Application deadline is short, you must apply by Dec 31st!

Ski Hut: Wax Clinics Underway

December 17, 2019
Ski Hut has posted their wax clinic schedule going out thru mid-February. Find topics covering kick wax and skin skis, prepping new skis, the basics, and waxing for some of the biggest events of the season.

Hoigaards: Fast Wax Nordic Waxing Clinic Tuesday

December 9, 2019
Spend the night with Fast Wax and learn the secrets of Nordic ski glide waxing at Hoigaards on Tuesday evening. Casey Kirt of Fast Wax will be in-house to discuss and demonstrate what you can do to make those skis faster. Topics include selecting and applying the right ski wax.

Rex Blog: Ruka, Wax Ban, Lillehammer

December 7, 2019
World Cup wax technician Chris Hecker of Rex Wax shares insights and comments from behind the scenes at the opening races in Ruka, as well as preparation for Lillehammer. The new FIS fluoro ban for next season are a huge topic within the skiing community and Hecker discusses some of the far ranging impacts.

Swix: Evan Pengelly Announced as Nordic Racing Service Director

December 3, 2019
Swix Sport has announced Minneapolis based, Evan Pengelly as Swix Racing Service Director. Pengelly, a dedicated skier and fifteen year veteran of the cross country ski industry, comes most recently from Racing Service at Rossignol where he supported top U.S. athletes.

New Moon: Black Friday, Cyber Monday Weekend

November 27, 2019
Fresh snow in Hayward and New Moon is dishing out the holiday specials with 20% of on baselayers, gloves, and ski accessories and more.

Ski Hut: Anniversary Sale

November 27, 2019
While it coincides with Black Friday this year, it's Ski Huts Anniversary Sale, Nov 29th-Dec 1st. Find savings on ski packages, 2-for-1 on Smartwool socks, and more.

Birkie: Black Friday, Cyber Monday Savings

November 27, 2019
The Birkie Store is offering 30% off on their stocking stuffer items plus free shipping, as long as you order before the end of day Monday, Dec 2nd.

Pioneer Midwest: Black Friday Sale

November 27, 2019
Celebrating the seasons and fresh snowfall, Pioneer Midwest has a Black Friday deal running now: use their special code and get 15% off your purchase (good online as well as in-store)!

Gear West: Black Friday Deals

November 27, 2019
Gear West is running their own Black Friday specials right now with big savings on race skis, Salomon ski boots and more. Get their special code and shop online!

Rex Blog: Ready for the World Cup

November 25, 2019
Rex wax tech Chris Hecker is pulling double duty this week! Up first, this Rex blog on what's new in the Rex product development and testing as they prepare for the World Cup opener this weekend in Finland.

Ski Hut: Wax Clinic Season Begins

November 19, 2019
Ski Hut kicks off their wax clinics on Wednesday evening, Nov 20th, with Jake Boyce showing his secrets to faster waxing. All levels of skiers welcome, clinic is free!

Pioneer Midwest: Rex Wax Clinic Sunday

November 16, 2019
Pioneer Midwest will be holding a two-part clinic, the first half on-snow at Elm Creek, the second half back at the shop.

BNS Opens at the Trailhead

November 15, 2019
Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS) formally announced the opening of their new location at The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. BNS has served the Twin Cities area since 2014 from its former location in Bloomington. Bonus: BNS has a number of job openings, come work and play at the Trailhead!

MYSL Ski Swap and Expo this Weekend

November 13, 2019
The big annual Minnesota Youth Ski League Ski Swap and Expo is this Saturday, Nov 16th, at the Northern Star Council Base Camp (near Fort Snelling). Keynote speaker at the expo is Dr. Charlene McEvoy speaking on athletes and asthma.

Fischer: West Yellowstone Demo Reservations

November 12, 2019
Fischer Skis announces the return of their online demo reservation system for the Yellowstone Ski Festival. Reserve Fischer Demo equipment for on-trail testing to learn how Fischer technology makes for a better on-snow experience. The 2019 West Yellowstone Ski Festival will take place Nov 26-30th in West Yellowstone, MT.

Gear West: Wax Test like a World Cup Tech

November 10, 2019
Gear West will have two top World Cup support personnel in shop Thursday, Nov 14th, in Jason Cork and Chris Hecker. They will be presenting on the ins and outs of testing – a "how-to" on finding the optimal wax/ski solution.

Finn Sisu: Life on the World Cup Circuit Event

November 8, 2019
Finn Sisu will be hosting a chat with US Ski Team coach Jason Cork and World Cup wax tech Chris Hecker this Monday evening, Nov 11th (and free pizza to boot!).

NakedBootz Kickerstarter Launches

November 5, 2019
NakedBootz is ready to make the move from development to production as they launch their kickerstarter campaign. Their first product is a versatile winter boot with the weight and comfort of a running shoe and the warmth of a heavy winter boot. Join the campaign and reserve your set from the first production run!

Pioneer Midwest: SuperFit Weekend

October 29, 2019
CXC's Superfit Weekend is returning to the Twin Cities November 1-3 with a three-day schedule of events at Pioneer Midwest. Twin Cities native Kyle Bratrud will be in store for presentation and equipment selection.

New Moon: Kevin Bolger Visit Nov 2nd

October 27, 2019
As part of his homeland tour, World Cup skier and Wisconsin native Kevin Bolger will be up in Hayward on Saturday, Nov 2nd, for a light workout, presentation and meet and greet at the New Moon shop.

Finn Sisu: FallFest Weekend

October 20, 2019
Finn Sisu's annual FallFest sale is coming up on Oct 25-27. Save up to 70% off last season's demo skis (bindings included), plus 30% off retail on all of last season's skis. And 50% off select clothes, gloves, hats, and shoes. Any skier registering for the 2020 Vasaloppet at the shop on Saturday, Oct 26th will receive a $10 Finn Sisu gift card. Kevin Johnson from Atomic will speak about the new Atomic skis Sunday, Oct 27th.

Fall Ski Sales and Swaps

October 15, 2019
Every fall there are a ton for ski sales and swaps going on around the upper Midwest. We're keeping a running calendar of the events across the region.