Upcoming Events

Featured events coming up over the next month...

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.

New Moon: Savings Weekend is Here

November 24, 2022
It's the day after Thanksgiving, which means Black Friday is upon us. New Moon is holding a Savings Weekend with discounts on apparel, equipment, and more, but the sale only lasts through this weekend, so don't wait!

Pioneer Midwest: JNQ Race Service

November 23, 2022
Pioneer Midwest is offering neutral race service for Junior National qualification events this winter for junior and youth athletes that do not have wax support from their local club or high school team. This waxing service is offered for both skate and classic events.

Out There: US Nationals Neutral Wax Service

November 17, 2022
Out There ski shop has some limited opportunities for neutral wax service at the US Nationals competition this January in Houghton.

Salomon: A Big Stupid Olympics

November 14, 2022
Interviewed by Chad Samela on the podcast Threshold, Salomon athlete Jessie Diggins talks growing up in Minnesota, her path to success, and the "big stupid" that paid off at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Madshus: A New Generation of Rising America Stars

November 11, 2022
Madshus skiers Ben Ogden and Sophia Laukli raced their first full World Cup seasons last winter, and certainly made their mark on the international circuit. Madshus profiles these up and coming skiers, as well as Hailey Swirbul.

Pioneer Midwest: SuperFit Weekend and Annual Ski Swap

October 31, 2022
It's a big next few weekends for Pioneer Midwest as this upcoming weekend they host CXC's SuperFit event with Team Birkie, and the following weekend they will be holding their annual ski swap. Dig your gear out to have it professionally checked the weekend of Nov 5th-6th, or put it up for sale the weekend of Nov 12th-13th. Drop-offs for the swap start Nov 2nd, and admission will be limited to browse, so sign up ahead of time to guarantee your spot in line.

Fall Ski Sales and Swaps

October 26, 2022
Winter is just around the corner which means so too are a number of sales and swaps. Our calendar has a running list of what's happening when and where, with this weekend shaping up to be a busy one as at least a half-dozen events will be taking place throughout the Midwest.

Finn Sisu: Fall Fest Sale and Swap

October 24, 2022
Fall Fest, one of Finn Sisu's signature sales heading into the ski season, is this week, Oct 27th-29th. They will also be holding a ski swap during the sale, with drop-offs accepted through the 26th. Stop by for deep discounts on new gear and clothing, or shop the swap to check out the savings and give some used items a new home.

New Moon: Introducing the 2022-23 Catalog

October 20, 2022
It's that time of year: the New Moon Catalog is here and will be in the mail shortly. Sign up to receive one if you're not already on their mailing list, and keep an eye out for yours to arrive if you are.

Joes Ski Shop: MEA Ski Shop Sale

October 20, 2022
Joe's Sporting Goods in St. Paul is running an MEA weekend sale with discounts on ski gear and clothing, Oct 20-23rd. Come check out their well stocked supply of touring gear and be ready for the first grooming!

Salomon: Factory Tour: "Makin Bacon Burgers"

October 16, 2022
Checking in after a stop in Annecy, France, Salomon athlete and Wisconsin native Kevin Bolger shares his experience touring the Salomon headquarters and "making the best Bacon Burger."

Gear West: Nordic Ski Manager Opening

October 12, 2022
Gear West is looking for a new Nordic Ski Manager at their Long Lake location! This is a full-time, salaried position with great opportunities.

Gear West Pig Out Sale This Week

September 21, 2022
Join Gear West for their Annual Pig Out Sale and Fall/Winter kick off, Thursday Sep 22nd running thru Sunday Sep 25th. Enjoy great deals on Nordic, alpine, and cycling products along with deep discounts on previous year gear, clothing, and more.

Pioneer Midwest: Fall Sale

September 15, 2022
The fall sales season is underway with Pioneer Midwest running a big sale this weekend, Sep 15-18. Find 10-20% off new incoming gear, 40-50% off last year's clothing, and ski poles 20-60% off!

New Moon: Pre-Season Summer Sale

September 10, 2022
New Moon is offering deals on ski gear as they wind down the summer and ramp up for winter. Find savings on Alpina boots, clothing, race skis, and more.

Pioneer Midwest: New Website Celebration

September 9, 2022
Pioneer Midwest recently rolled out a new website design and to celebrate they are offering 10% off sitewide when you use the discount code “NEW”!

Gear West: Fleet Analysis with Margie Freed

September 4, 2022
Ever wonder how professional racers weed through their fleet of skis, determining which skis match the conditions? Come out to Gear West on Sunday, Sep 25th, and see Gear West Service Manager David Chamberlain do a fleet analysis on pro skier and Minnesota native Margie Freed's quiver of Madshus Redline 3.0 skis. Plus enter a raffle for a pair of Madshus skis!

Out There: September Service Specials

August 26, 2022
Out There Ski Shop is offering some September specials to help get your skis ready for the upcoming season.

Pioneer Midwest: Ski Picking Recap

August 19, 2022
Pioneer Midwest had another successful spring trip to many of the major ski manufacturers to hand-select some of the best skis. Read a recap on their full adventure, including some of the new offers for this season.

Out There: The 6 Hour Challenge

August 17, 2022
Out There ski shop is featuring a special challenge to kickstart your fall training. Complete six hours of workouts in a nine hour window you'll be eligible for a special raffle.

Ski Hut: Nordic Gear is Here!

August 11, 2022
Skihut in Duluth wants you to know that they have been busting their hump to get all of the recent Nordic deliveries out on the sales floor! Huge deliveries from Atomic, Fischer, Salomon, and Swix have been coming in: tour, race, and kid's gear. It appears re-ordering will again be an issue for this upcoming season, so start picking our your new gear now.

Madshus: Kicking Off the Season on the Podium

August 9, 2022
The Blink festival marks the kickoff of the race prep part of the dryland season. The 4-day Nordic festival is the first major international competition since the end of the World Cup season in March. At the very first event at Blink22, Sophia Laukli (USA) grabbed the victory in the brutal 7.5-kilometer uphill rollerski race Lysebotn Opp on Wednesday, August 3.

Related:

Video from NRK: Lysebotn Opp Replay

Pioneer Midwest Job Openings

August 3, 2022
Pioneer Midwest has job openings in their Nordic ski service department, as well as shipping associates. These are seasonal, full-time positions -- apply online.

Madshus: Ramsfjell Crushes Record for Rollerskiing Norway Lengthwise

July 31, 2022
Kevin Ramsfjell literally demolished the previous world record for rollerskiing Norway lengthwise, which was 21 days. The 22-year-old Norwegian did it in 10 days and 10 hours: 2,600 kilometers and more than 30,000 meters elevation gain.

CXC Annual Drawing Underway

July 30, 2022
CXC Annual Fundraising drawing is underway, this year the grand prize drawing winner will receive a TREK Vale Go! 9D EQ S - Class 3 E-Bike. Great Rudy Project items for second and third place as well. Only 250 tickets will be available for the drawing, with the drawing happening on Sept 7th, so act quickly!

New Moon: Summer Ski Boot Sale

July 22, 2022
Even though we may not quite be ready for the snow to fly, it may be the right time to grab a pair of ski boots for the upcoming season! New Moon is offering 20% off on select, in stock only, cross country ski boots.

Madshus: Ultra Runner Aiming to Smash World Record for Rollerskiing Norway

July 13, 2022
22-year-old Kevin Ramsfjell, a former biathlete turned ultra runner, wants to set a new record for rollerskiing the length of Norway, hoping to cover the 2600 kilometers from Nordkapp to Lindesnes in 13 days (current record is 34 days).

Madshus: Skiers are Born in the Summer

July 6, 2022
Madshus cross-country skier Karoline Simpson-Larsen, one of the rising Norwegian stars, discusses her summer and dryland training.

Madshus: Anger Earns Prestigious Sixten Jernberg Award

June 21, 2022
Madshus athlete Edvin Anger, a 20-year-old Swede who is entering his first season at the senior level, is the youngest skier in history to receive the Sixten Jernberg Award. In the sprint race at the 2022 Swedish national championships, Anger won the qualifier and every subsequent heat before winning the final by four seconds. He thereby became the first ever junior racer to win a national championship title in the men’s category.

Ski Hut: Summer MTB Clinics

June 16, 2022
Ski Hut has a number of mountain bike clinics this summer. The first one is this Sunday, June 19th, and features mountain bike skills for women.