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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: Ski Picking Time

April 13, 2021
Matt Liebsch of Pioneer Midwest is prepping for his annual ski picking venture to the major factories. If you dreamed of getting some of the cream of the crop skis, get your name added to his personal selection list.

Finn Sisu: Spring Sale

April 7, 2021
Finn Sisu is running their Spring Sale, find 30% off all high-end ski gear including skis, boots, poles, and wax.

Bike Dr: New Store Hours, Service Update

March 31, 2021
Bicycle Doctor has updated their hours for spring and are working to process service orders as fast as they can.

Madshus: Team Madshus Applications

March 29, 2021
Team Madshus is accepting applications for the 2021-22 season. Grab your chance to use some of the world’s most innovative race-ready products developed with the world’s best athletes.

Out There: Madshus Green Base Skis Special Order

March 26, 2021
Out There ski shop is partnering with Madshus to offer some of their revolutionary green base skis (seen at the World Championships) to Midwest skiers. Orders need to be placed by April 21st.

Pioneer Midwest: Spring Sale

March 16, 2021
Pioneer Midwest has started their Spring Sale with discounts online and in-store include 40% off clothing and 20% off skis, boots, bindings, poles, and more.

Madshus: Wet Condition Ski With Transparent Green Base

March 4, 2021
Madshus has made a splash at the World Championships with their distinct green ski bases. Read about their new warm weather ski and green base.

Madshus: Skiing the Vasaloppet 10 Times in a Row

March 1, 2021
Former Swedish national ski team director and coach Christer Skog skied Vasaloppet ten times in ten days with his buddy and comedian Måns Möller. The Swedish Vasaloppet track was groomed and open for 23 consecutive days in order to spread out the participants and avoid crowning.

Biathlon: World Championship Medals

February 22, 2021
Record Medal Haul - Fischer touts the top results by sponsored athletes at the Biathlon World Championships.
Four Gold Medals - Madshus celebrates the amazing four gold medals earned by Sturla Holm Lægreid at the Biathlon World Championships.

Swix: Birkie Race Prep

February 18, 2021
Swix has released a comprehensive guide for getting your skis race ready for the Birkie, including their new fluoro free gliders and kick wax, brush recommendations, and a preliminary wax rec.

Madshus: Three Biathlon World Championship Medals In Two Days

February 15, 2021
Madshus racers snagged two gold medals and a bronze in two days to open the 2021 Biathlon World Championships season.

Salomon: Strava Challenge

January 25, 2021
Take the Salomon Strava challenge: ski 42K in the next four weeks and get 20% off, post a skiing challenge photo and be entered in their prize package drawings.

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Madshus: Empower 2 App

January 25, 2021
Madshus has released their new app: Empower 2. The app provides everything from personalized wax advice and equipment management to digital performance tracking and workout overview.

Finn Sisu Wax Clinic Mondays Livestream

January 24, 2021
Finn Sisu is hosting free weekly Facebook Live wax clinics Mondays at 7 pm. Our next clinic on Jan 25th features Kristian Johnson and long-time ski tuner Tom Novak on stone grinding basics, including the role of the refresh grind and how we handle base prep on freshly ground skis. All are welcome, all questions answered.

SkiHut Inventory Update

January 15, 2021
SkiHut has received a big load of new equipment and is working hard to meet the demand this weekend. As with many shops, due to high-traffic they are not always able to respond to phone calls.

Salomon: Prolink Shift-In Binding System Announced

January 13, 2021
Salomon and Atomic launch a totally new moveable binding: The Prolink Shift-In. The new binding system allows the skier to adjust the position to customize grip and/or glide while on the skis to provide optimum behavior in both technics.

Gear West: Introducing Sponsored Athlete David Norris

January 12, 2021
Gear West introduces one of their newest sponsored athletes, David Norris. A veteran elite skier, Norris shares some of his favorite ski trails from across the US.

Salomon: Importance of Downhills

January 3, 2021
Salomon athlete Kelsey Dickinson writes on the importance of downhill skiing skills and shares a number of tips and drills she has learned along the way.

State of Wax

January 2, 2021
Jeremy Hecker of Rex Wax takes a look at the recent work to create safe, environmentally friendly high-performance waxes, as well as the impacts of wax in racing performance.

Madshus: Check Out Who’s Making Your Skis

December 30, 2020
Madshus latest update features the Olympian who is in charging adjusting the flex and tuning the properties on the race skis at the Madshus factory.

Salomon: From Full-time Training to Full-time Work

December 26, 2020
Salomon athlete Ben Lustgarten talks about his transition from being a full-time athlete to taking on a full-time job and shares some of the tricks his learned along the way.

Start: Nordic Nerds Wanted

December 21, 2020
Start Wax is seeking waxing nerds -- skiers that would love to be a regional guru for Start waxes.

Madshus: Look At Them Go!

December 16, 2020
Madshus highlights Hailey Swirbul's remarkable third place finish last weekend at the Davos World Cup.

Ski Hut: Holiday Shopping

December 11, 2020
Still looking for gifts for those special people in your life? Skihut invites you to peruse their newly revamped website with a special note to check the Rentals tab and special buyers guides in each department! They are happy to ship most items for a small fee and will happily place orders over the phone as well as the option of curbside delivery.

Madshus: Skin Skis Best Again

December 8, 2020
New Norwegian study finds Madshus Endurace Intelligrip as one of the test winners in a large, comprehensive test comparing skin ski models for recreational skiers from all the major ski manufacturers.

Out There: Ian Torchia Fundraiser Auction

November 27, 2020
The Out There Ski Shop in Rice Lake, WI, in partnership with sponsors and the Rochester Active Sports Club are holding an online fundraising auction to help support Ian Torchia's season. Find great equipment from Madshus, as well as a number of unique collector's items. Auction runs Nov 28th-Dec 6th.

New Moon: Black Friday, Cyber Monday Weekend

November 26, 2020
New Moon Ski Shop is running Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Save 25% on all Craft, Toko Gloves, and Sidas products.

Pioneer Midwest: Black Friday Sale

November 25, 2020
Pioneer Midwest, fresh off their big Ski Swap weekend dives straight into Black Friday this weekend. Save 15% off your online order!

Gear West: Black Friday Sale

November 24, 2020
Gear West Black Friday Sale starts Wednesday Nov 25th and runs through Monday Nov 30th. They encourage people to shop online and use their curbside pick up service.

Bike Dr: How to Get Started Skiing

November 24, 2020
Bicycle Doctor highlights how to get into the sport of Nordic skiing: taking a lesson with Dan. Read about Dan LaBlanc, the Kettle Moraine Adventure Company and method of teaching that allows everyone to feel successful.

Madshus: What A Way To Kick Off The Season

November 24, 2020
Madshus gets a great start to the season with junior sensation Helene Marie Fossesholm scoring to podium finishes in Beitostølen last weekend, securing her place on the World Cup in Ruka, Finland this weekend.

Out There: Ian Torchia Fundraiser Auction Coming Nov 28th

November 20, 2020
The Out There Ski Shop in Rice Lake, WI, in partnership with sponsors and the Rochester Active Sports Club will be hosting an online fundraising auction to benefit Ian Torchia's racing season. Read Torchia's update and plan to check in on Nov 28th.

Madshus: All About Grinds

November 17, 2020
Madshus has posted their latest informative article, this week discussing ski grinds and the grinding process with Håkan Nordbäck, head of the Madshus grinding department.

Out There: Fluro Free Wax Service

November 13, 2020
Out There Shop is supporting the Birkie in the move to fluro free venue and races, offering fluro free Birkie Race Wax service this season.

Madshus: Who Is Ready For The Season Opener?

November 11, 2020
In Madshus latest update, they chat with Harald Østberg Amundsen, who scored four medals at the FIS U23 World Championships in Germany last winter and earned him a spot on the Norwegian National team.

New Moon: Customer Appreciation Sale Goes Online

November 10, 2020
This year, New Moon’s Annual Customer Appreciation Sale will be moving online and on the phone. Shop in the comfort and safety of your home or office Nov 12-15th and receive the 15% discount on current clothing and equipment by using the code CA2020.

Salomon: Getting On Snow

November 10, 2020
Salomon athlete Tyler Kornfield provides some great tips on preparing for your first on-snow workouts this winter.

ABR Preseason Sale this Saturday Nov 14th

November 10, 2020
ABR's annual preseason ski shop sale is this Saturday, Nov 14th. Find 20% off new clothing and accessories with 30-50% off many clearance items. Sale will be conducted with pandemic safety measures in place.

Gear West: West Metro Ski Swap this Weekend

November 9, 2020
Gear West is hosting a West Metro Ski Swap this Saturday, Nov 14th. To help with social distancing, shoppers requested to reserve a timeslot to come browse the selection.

Bicycle Doctor: Final Ski Sale Week

November 4, 2020
Bicycle Doctor is entering their final week of their Ski Sale 2020, with deals running Saturday, Nov 7th thru Sunday, Nov 15th. Discounts on brands like Salomon, Rossignol, and Start, as well as 15% off apparel and 10% on wax accessories. Shop early as demand has been high and inventory may run low!

Madshus: How Do World Cup Skiers Train?

November 2, 2020
Madshus continues their series preparing for the World Cup, this week looking at the training of top Norwegian junior Helene Marie Fossesholm.

Bicycle Doctor: Ski Swap/Sale this Weekend

October 28, 2020
Bicycle Doctor is hosting their annual Ski Swap this Saturday, Oct 31st. Come find great deals on used equipment and this year, spaced outside for your safety.

Madshus: Picking The Best Skis

October 26, 2020
Wonder what the World Cup service techs and race crews are doing in the weeks leading up to the season openers? Madshus World Cup service techs Sylvain Fanjas Claret and Peter Blom share how they select skis for the top athletes.