Ahvo Taipale with Rex wax tech Chris Hecker, World Cup Ruka, November 24, 2018
BNS opens shop in the Trailhead at Thedore Wirth, November 15, 2019
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.
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!
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.
Weekend Ski Swaps
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.
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!
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.
Hoigaards Kid's Sale Event
October 11, 2019
Hoigaard's Kid's Sale is on now and runs through Oct 20th. Get 20% off all kid's apparel and accessories and get 15% off kid's nordic and alpine equipment.
Pioneer Midwest: Pengelly Joins Staff
October 7, 2019
Evan Pengelly has been named as Pioneer Midwest's new Race Service Manager. Pengelly brings a wealth of experience to the position, having service as race service director for a number of major brands, most recently Rossignol.
Gear West: Rollerski Clinic Oct 26th
October 7, 2019
Join Jan Guenther and friends on Saturday, Oct 26th at Gear West for an introductory Rollerski Clinic. The clinic is free, but rentals are limited so contact the shop ASAP.
Borah: Nordic Apparel Design Tips
October 7, 2019
With the first snowfall possible in parts of our region this weekend, Borah Teamwear has published tips on designing your own Nordic apparel!
Continental: Train with Nikolai
August 28, 2019
Nikolai Anikin is running fall/winter training group for adults in Duluth area. The Thursday Night group meets at Chester Bowl for dryland in the fall and then switches to Grand Ave Chalet for on-snow lessons.
Out There: Support Women in Nordic Sport
August 28, 2019
With the recent signing of Out There Team athlete Tara Geraghty-Moats with Madshus and her victories at the Summer Grand Prix, Out There is running a Madshus Promo from Aug 28th – Sep 30th. When purchasing any Madshus item Out There will donate 10% of the sale to the non-profit supporting Women in Nordic Sports organization.
New Moon: Demo Bike Sale
August 14, 2019
New Moon is has a group of demo bikes on sale, including a nice variety of mountain bikes, fat bikes, and even an e-bike. Stop in soon for the best deals!
Borah: Borah Epic Donations Exceed $100K
August 5, 2019
The Borah Epic held its seventh annual event this past June and welcomed a record number of riders in both the half and full race distances. For year seven, the Epic generated over $17K donation to benefit the CAMBA trails, which now totals $107K since the race was founded in 2013.
Ski Hut: Kids Bike Clinics
June 27, 2019
Join Ski Hut on Monday evening, July 1st, for a free kids informational and educational clinic. Learn the basics on how to size and choose the proper bike for your child, the ABC's of biking safety, and proper equipment fitting. Staff will be available to answer questions and assist in helping you and your kid be prepared for an active biking summer!
Ski Hut: Womens MTB Clinic thisThursday
June 16, 2019
Ski Hut is offering another women's mountain bike maintenance clinic this Thursday evening, Jun 20th. Learn the basics on repairs, as well as much of the jargon and even topics such as what to wear.
Out There New Website
June 13, 2019
Out There Nordic shop in Rice Lake has rolled out their completely redesigned website. Catch up on podcasts, articles and of course all the events and products.
Finn Sisu: Lecture Series Starts with Talk on Shoulder/Elbow Issues
June 7, 2019
Dr. Heather Cichanowski, MD, will be speaking on shoulder and elbow overuse injuries on Monday evening, June 10th in the shop. Come learn exercises to strengthen the stabilizer muscles that all skiers need to help treat and prevent shoulder and elbow injuries. The event is free and open to everyone.
Ski Hut: Group Rides
June 5, 2019
Ski Hut in Duluth is offering a number of group ride events this summer:
Social Ride - Shorter distance (25 miles or less), at a relatively easy pace.
MNR - The Monday night ride, mountain biking with a variety of terrain and pace.
Love Ride - The tough one -- take out your aggression with fast paced hard ride (usually on gravel).
Gear West: Bike Fitting
May 27, 2019
In Gear West's latest blog, Jan Guenther shares her experience with triathlon bikes and fine tuning her performance with a bike fitting.