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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.

Pioneer Midwest: Spring Grinding, Ski Picking

April 5, 2022
Pioneer Midwest is encouraging skiers to get those skis prepped for next season with a spring stonegrinding at a special price. Plus, they are taking orders for their handpicked factory ski tour.

Gear West: Beijing Update

April 3, 2022
Gear West's David Chamberlain was at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games and shares his experiences, including travel, waxing, and the incredible performances by these athletes.

Madshus: It Ain't Over Til It's Over

March 25, 2022
Madshus sponsored athletes continue racing, taking top honors at the Birkebeinerrennet and on the IBU World Cup at the famed Holmenkollen.

Fischer: King Birkie

March 22, 2022
Kikkan Randall helps pro bike racer Ted King as he tackles for his first Birkie. Earlier this year King and Randall partnered up to prepare for her first big gravel bike race.

Pioneer Midwest: Birkie Wax Discussion

March 15, 2022
Pioneer Midwest's Matt Liebsch, Jeremy Hecker and Cory Mecl sit down to chat about what they learned about waxing solutions from the 2022 Birkie.


Video from Pioneer Midwest: 2022 Birkie Wax Discussion

Riverbrook: Shamrock Shuffle 5K this Saturday

March 14, 2022
A springtime ritual returns to downtown Hayward on Saturday, March 19 with the Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/1K Walk plus a Grasshopper 1K for the kids produced by the Downtown Hayward Business Improvement District (BID).

Madshus: From Covid to Vasaloppet Champion

March 10, 2022
What a way to win Vasaloppet - Astrid Øyre Slind crushed both her competitors and the course record, finishing the jubilee race in 3h, 50m and 6.4 seconds!

Pioneer Midwest: Spring Sale

March 7, 2022
Pioneer Midwest has Spring Sale prices both online and in-store. From skate skis to skin skis, offering 20% off all skis in-store with additional discounts up to 40% off on specific skis. Plus 20% off all poles.

Madshus: Skin Ski Care and Maintenance

March 2, 2022
Madshus outlines three simple steps to keeping your skins kicking and gliding at top performance.

New Moon: Trail to Gold Book Signing Sunday

February 24, 2022
This Sunday, February 27th, from 1-3 pm, there will be a Trail to Gold book signing with Olympian Caitlin Gregg at New Moon in Hayward. Trail to Gold paints the picture of women's cross-country skiing over 50 years. Plus beer tasting from the Angry Minnow!

Borah Teamwear: Making of the Birkie Bibs

February 24, 2022
Read up on the creation of the sustainably-made bibs at this weekend's American Birkebeiner events.

Salomon: Skiing Across The Page

February 23, 2022
With a Sketchbook and Nordic backcountry skis painter Max Romey heads out into his Alaskan backyard trying to overcome the fear of a blank white page. But while attempting to capture this snowy landscape on skis, he learns to see the blank white spaces in a whole new way (video).

Fischer: Yellow is the dominant color on the Olympic podiums

February 23, 2022
Fischer highlights some great results from the 2022 Winter Olympics from athletes sporting Fischer skis, including over 50% of the Nordic medal haul.

Fischer: New Speedmax Lineup, Test Drive at the Birkie

February 20, 2022
You may have seen some new yellow skis in the early World Cups and Ski Classics? Those are the new family of Fischer Speedmax skis, and you can test drive them this weekend in Hayward!

Ski Hut: Birkie Wax Service

February 18, 2022
Ski Hut is offering their Birkie Wax Service with several glide wax options, as well as kick wax and hand structing.

Finn Sisu: Birkie Race Wax Service, Online Clinic

February 18, 2022
Finn Sisu has posted Birkie wax service ski dropoff deadlines, and will be hosting a Birkie Wax Clinic on Monday, February 21 at 7pm CST on Facebook Live. Also, all jackets are 25% off.

Ski Hut: Nordic Inventory Stocked

February 15, 2022
Skihut in Duluth would like to let everyone know that they are pretty well-stocked in the Nordic department right now. Plenty of skis, boots, bindings and poles at every level are ready to get you out on the snow! Stop by on your way to or from State!

Gear West: Super Sunday Fat Bike Ride

February 7, 2022
Gear West is offering a fun Fat Bike ride this Sunday, Feb 13th, out at Birch's on the Lake. As an added incentive, they are offering $10 gift cards for a number of categories (including craziest outfit, youngest and oldest riders, etc).

Gear West: Basic Glide Waxing Clinic

January 29, 2022
Gear West's David Chamberlain will be covering basic glide waxing with tips for the City of Lakes Loppet races. The clinic is Tuesday evening, Feb 1st, at Gear West.

Out There: Big Changes in 2022

January 27, 2022
Out There Nordic Ski Shop is announcing the sale of Burnell's Decor and the expansion of their Out There Nordic in downtown Rice Lake. Watch for big changes this spring as the build out there space and ramp up their web presence as well.

Swix: Waxing Clinic with Team Birkie

January 25, 2022
Team Birkie is offering free waxing clinics teaching how to use Swix’s new Fluoro Free ski wax and products. Over a half dozen clinics, both in-person and virtual, starting as soon as this Thursday, Jan 27th and running through Birkie week.

Gear West: Basic Kick Wax Clinic

January 20, 2022
Gear West is hosting a kick waxing clinic next Tuesday, Jan 25th, to help get dialed in for the big Seeley Hills Classic races. Led by David Chamberlain, learn about the necessary tools and equipment, plus application and removal of kick wax.

Farmstead Bike Shop Welcomes Phil Bowen

January 19, 2022
Native Minnesotan Phil Bowen returns to the retail scene, joining the Farmstead Bike Shop in Northfield. The shop is featuring glide and kick waxes and invites you to stop in this winter and learn about the latest lineup!

Out There: Birkie Week Race Service Filling Fast

January 17, 2022
Out There ski shop is reporting their openings for Birkie/Korte race wax service are already over 50% full. They offer two packages, a FULL service (similar to old fluros) and an RS service (similar to old LF wax).

Pioneer Midwest: Adventures from the Tour de Ski

January 17, 2022
Team Birkie coach Jeremy Hecker reports on travels with the Tour de Ski as he helped support the US Ski Team and Team Birkie athlete Zak Ketterson.

New Moon: Changing Up Your Glide Waxing Routine

January 14, 2022
New Moon provides some new perspectives on the glide waxing. Whether you are a newbie or a dyed-in-the-wool racer, changing up your wax routine can offer multiple benefits.

Finn Sisu: Tom’s Musings - Stonegrind 101, Polythene Pam

January 5, 2022
In this edition of his recurring commentary, Tom Novak, head stonegrinder at Finn Sisu, seeks to illuminate the process of stonegrinding and answer a few FAQs.

Salomon: From Sweden, With Love

December 16, 2021
Salomon features the relationship between Sweden's sprint queen, Maja Dahlqvist and Wisconsin's Kevin Bolger, in their latest podcast.

Finn Sisu: Monday Evening Wax Clinics

December 4, 2021
Finn Sisu is holding wax clinics every Monday night at 7 pm CST through February with waxing expert Kristian Johnson on FB live. The topic this Dec 6th: Intro to kick waxing. Free event.

Pioneer Midwest: What We've Learned About Liquid Waxes

December 1, 2021
Pioneer Midwest has posted a primer on the newer liquid wax technology, including best practices and usage.

Madshus: Yes, That’s Me On The Podium!

November 30, 2021
For Team Madshus, the World Cup opener proved to be business as usual, picking up where they left in March as athletes stood on the podium in biathlon action.

New Moon: Cyber Weekend Sale

November 26, 2021
New Moon is offering a wide range of discounts for Cyber weekend, Nov 26-29, including 15% off ski poles and bags, plus big discounts on ski packages.