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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.

Gear West: Fischer Ski-Picking Trip Fast Approaching

May 29, 2023
In less than two weeks' time staff from Gear West will be heading overseas to handpick skis at the Fischer factory in Europe. If you're searching for a new favorite race ski, sign up soon to ensure that they set aside a pair for you.

Pioneer Midwest: Ski Picking is Almost Here

May 3, 2023
It almost sounds counterintuitive, but summer can be one of the best times to find your new favorite pair of skis—that is, if you're able to go directly to the source. Pioneer Midwest does exactly that, and has their first international trip booked for the end of May, so if you're in the market for a handpicked set, consider filling out a request through their website.

Ski Hut: Jason Cork Meet & Greet, Storage Waxing, March 31st

March 28, 2023
Meet the coach behind the most decorated cross-country skier in US history this Friday at Ski Hut. Jason Cork, the Duluthian and long-time race and wax tech for Jessie Diggins, will be in town to hang out and shoot the breeze about ski racing, waxing, and training, all while storage waxing some skis. If you're looking to get your skis prepped for the off-season, or just want to chat, be sure to stop by!

Ski Hut: Duluth Area Outdoor Alliance Social, March 28th

March 25, 2023
The Duluth Area Outdoor Alliance (DAOA) is hosting a family friendly social this Tuesday, March 28th, at the Hartley Nature Center. Stop by for a low-key opportunity to network with like-minded outdoor enthusiasts, and take advantage of free ski rentals while enjoying complimentary drinks and refreshments.

Ski Hut: SMASH DXC Candlelight Ski this Friday, March 24th

March 22, 2023
End the season on a high note with DXC this Friday for the final candlelight ski of the season, part of the 2023 Spirit Mountain Annual Spring Happenings (SMASH) events. There will be live music, giveaways, demos, and more, and registration is only $5, or free for season pass holders.

Pioneer Midwest: Spring Sale

March 5, 2023
Although it may be hard to believe that spring is just around the corner, Pioneer Midwest is currently holding a Spring Sale with discounts on equipment, wax, tools, and clothing. Be sure to check out the deals early, online or in-store, to get the best selection from their remaining inventory.

Ski Hut: Tour Duluth Ski Festival's Candlelight Ski this Saturday, March 4th

February 27, 2023
Part of DXC's Tour Duluth Ski Festival, this Saturday will feature a candlelit ski at the Lester-Amity Chalet. Ski the trails lit with luminaries, and afterwards warm up in a sauna, grab some food and drink, and enter to win an assortment of great prizes. And for the extra ambitious, start your day with the Nordic Spirit race or Woodski Tour, both taking place at the Upper Spirit Mountain Nordic trail system, with 24K, 12K, and 10K options available.

New Moon: Birkie Sales Week

February 22, 2023
New Moon hae storewide sales all week long, including deals on clothing, skis, boots, poles and accessories for every level and condition. Shop online or stop in at Hayward.

Does Your Birkie Bib Have a Golden Label?

February 22, 2023
When putting on your Birkie event bib this week, you might check the seam carefully. Ten lucky bibs have a golden label sewn into them, which awards the person a free entry into the event of their choice at the 50th anniversary Birkie next season!

Finn Sisu: Birkie Wax Clinic Monday, Feb 20th

February 19, 2023
For those of us still eyeing the forecast and trying to make a decision on what wax to use for the races this weekend, Finn Sisu will be holding a comprehensive Birkie wax clinic via Facebook Live Monday night at 6pm CST.

Birkie Waxing Service

February 17, 2023
A lot of options out there for getting your race skis ready for the big Birkie and Korte events...
- Ski Hut
- New Moon
- Gear West
- Pioneer Midwest
- Finn Sisu
- Out There
- Riverbrook
Note:  Many of these stores have a cut-off for dropping off your skis this weekend or early next week, so don't delay!

Madshus: Watch Out for Ben Ogden

February 14, 2023
Highlighting some of the exciting developments in his young career, Madshus sat down with Ben Ogden of the US Ski Team to chat about his improvements this season, future racing expectations, and the story behind the facial hair.

Salomon: Announcing the 22-23 Open Trails Nordic Scholarship Recipients

February 8, 2023
Chosen for their dedication to their community and their passion for helping to increase diversity and accessibility in cross-country skiing, the selectees for this season's Open Trails Nordic Scholarship have been announced. Each of the six recipients was awarded an all-inclusive gear package with Salomon boots, bindings, skis, and poles.

Ski Hut: Nordic Inventory Well Stocked for Remainder of Season

February 6, 2023
If you're looking for ski equipment, Ski Hut most likely has it. These past few weeks they received plenty of gear to see them through the rest of the season, so check them out if you're still on the hunt!

Out There: Sarah Goble Headed to World Cup

January 24, 2023
Out There is supporting Sarah Goble's entry to World Cup Racing by helping raise funds to cover her out of pocket costs. Donate now to the 4591 Sports Development fund or snag a Birkie Race Wax service with some of the proceeds benefitting Goble.

Madshus: From Race Day to Everyday

January 23, 2023
In a recent post to their blog, Madshus poses the question, "what happens when you bring World Cup technology to everyday racing?"

Ski Hut: Free Wax Clinics Starting Jan 19th

January 18, 2023
Whether you're waxing for the downhills or uphills, Ski Hut is looking to clear up any confusion behind the process by offering a series of free wax clinics. The first clinic is Thursday evening and will focus on basic care of anything from skis to snowboards. As an added bonus, clinic attendees will receive a discount on wax and waxing accessories good for the night of the clinic.

Finn Sisu: Free Race Wax Service with Race Ski Purchase

January 11, 2023
Just in time for the heart of the racing season, Finn Sisu is running a promotion for a complementary race waxing service with the purchase of any race skis, in addition to a range of discounts on jackets and specialty skis.

Ski Hut: 2022 Holiday Gift Guides

December 22, 2022
With the holidays upon us, Ski Hut has a collection of gift guides for anyone still hunting for the perfect present or last minute stocking stuffer.

Start: Liquid Ski Wax -- Everything You Need to Know

December 15, 2022
Originally published in 2020 but updated for the 2022/2023 season, Jacob Husbey has a rundown on everything you need to know when it comes to liquid waxing, particularly with Start's product line. If you are new to liquid waxes, or are just looking for a refresher, this is the article for you.