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.

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.

Madshus: What’s New With Redline 3.0?

October 16, 2020
There are huge changes under the hood on the new Madshus Redline 3.0 models headed for retailers this season. Madshus engineers explain what’s under the top coat of the all-new Redline 3.0 models.

Borah Teamwear: What are the Ski Suit Differences?

October 8, 2020
Borah Teamwear answers one of the most frequent questions: What the differences in their racing suits by outlining their product collections and the types of fabric, stitching and fit.

Pioneer Midwest: How We Pick Skis

October 6, 2020
Pioneer Midwest's Matt Liebsch provides a full breakdown on how they select skis from the huge factory batches to find the best fitting skis for you.

Out There Ski Swap Ongoing

October 5, 2020
With the pandemic this season, Out There is running a new format for their annual fall ski swap -- the event will start Oct 5th and last through Oct 31st. Make your appointment to stop in and check out the deals, plus look over the new stuff for 2020-21!

Bicycle Doctor: Ski Sale Week 1

September 29, 2020
Bicycle Doctor is spreading out the annual ski sale during the pandemic to give you more opportunities to shop is a safe environment. The first big sale week is Oct 3-11. Stop in for the best selection and find the perfect fix from their expert staff.

Fall Ski Sales and Swaps

September 23, 2020
We've assembled our list of fall ski sales and swaps for the upcoming season. The pandemic is playing havoc with many events, so keep checking back for new additions and updates.

New Moon: New Products for the Season

September 17, 2020
Chris Hecker of New Moon highlights a number of new and interesting developments in Nordic products for the 2020-21 season.

Gear West Pig Out Sale This Week

September 14, 2020
Join Gear West for their 29th Annual Pig Out Sale and Fall/Winter kick off, Wednesday Sep 16th running thru Sunday Sep 20th. Enjoy great deals on Nordic, alpine, and cycling products along with deep discounts on previous year gear, clothing, and more. Shop online or safely outside under their new Pig Out Tent!

Boulder Nordic Midwest Closes Shop

September 13, 2020
Boulder Nordic has announced the closing of their Midwest shop that was located at the Trailhead building in Minneapolis. They will continue major operations at their Boulder, CO, and Portland, ME, locations.

Borah Teamwear Welcomes Scott Patterson

September 10, 2020
Scott Patterson joins Borah Teamwear as their new Director of Sales and Business Development. Patterson brings a wealth of experience, most recently leading global sales for 45NRTH and Teravail.

Pioneer Midwest Fall Sale

September 9, 2020
Pioneer Midwest is hosting their annual fall sale this weekend, Sept 11-13th. Find savings including up to 50% of last year's apparel, up to 60% off ski poles, 10-20% off new gear, and more. Plus get a code for online discount if you'd prefer to shop from home!

Borah Epic Makes 2020 Donation

August 27, 2020
Despite a canceled 2020 race, the Borah Epic was still able to make an annual contribution to both CAMBA and Minnesota and Wisconsin NICA leagues.

Gear West's New Nordic Service Manager: David Chamberlain

August 11, 2020
David Chamberlain is the new Nordic Service Manager at Gear West, managing the service department including the stonegrinding operations with their Tazzari RP-23.

Pioneer Midwest New Rollerski Treadmill Now Open

August 8, 2020
Pioneer Midwest now offers a large scale custom built rollerski treadmill, available for technique analysis with the option of lactate testing. Stop in to check it out and purchase session blocks.

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Swix Launches Line of Next Generation Race Wax

July 5, 2020
Swix has launched Swix Pro, a new line of fluoro-free glide waxes that represent a breakthrough in high performance racing wax with low environmental impact.

Fischer Skiletics Cup

June 22, 2020
Fischer announces Skiletics Cup which pins the world's top alpine and Nordic athletes against each other in a series of exercises (like push ups, burpees, box jumps, dips, etc). Athletes on the Nordic side include: Sadie Bjornsen, Klaebo, Johannes Thingnes Bo, and Tiril Eckhof. Each day a new battle will be posted with the winner moving on to the next round until only two athletes are left in the finals.

North American Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group Formed

June 15, 2020
National Governing Bodies and National Sport Organizations (NGB/NSOs), and snow sport organizations from the United States and Canada today have announced the formation of a Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group. The group is tasked with setting policy to eliminate the use of fluorinated ski wax from all sanctioned levels of snow sports competition in North America beginning with the 2020-21 season.