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Jason Cork draws a full house at Finn Sisu, April 25, 2018

Ahvo Taipale with Rex wax tech Chris Hecker, World Cup Ruka, November 24, 2018

Upcoming Events
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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.

Duluth Community Bike Swap Apr 27-28
April 17, 2019
Continental is hosting their annual bike swap the weekend of April 27-28th. A wide selection of bikes will be available and part of the proceeds benefit local charities.

Finn Sisu: Spring-Cleaning Sale
April 10, 2019
Finn Sisu has a spring-cleaning sale going on with a nice range of demo skis on sale. Also check out their roller ski maintenance check list and discounts on Marwes for EU Learn to Roller Ski participants.

Borah Teamwear: Human Powered Sewing Factory
March 4, 2019
With yet another industry first, Borah Teamwear is excited to announce that they will be converting their Coon Valley, WI factory over from a mix of traditional power and solar, to becoming 100% human-powered.

New Moon: End is Near
March 30, 2019
New Moon is in the final days of their March Madness sale, plus Demo rollerski online sale, and Spring Skiing and Fat Bike wind down.

BNS: Hand-Selected Nordic Ski Orders Now Open
March 27, 2019
Boulder Nordic Sport is heading out for their annual Spring trip to hand-pick skis. In addition to hand-selecting skis for next year's inventory, they will be selecting Madshus Redline 2.0, Fischer Speedmax, Rossignol X-ium Premium, and Salomon S/Lab skis specifically for customers who place their orders by the May 1st deadline.

New Moon: Post Fat Bike Birkie
March 13, 2019
New Moon's latest newsletter has recaps of the Fat Bike Birkie, one of their picks for spring skiing wax, liquid wax demo, and Lumi Experiences feature.

Pioneer Midwest: End of Season Sale
March 12, 2019
Pioneer Midwest has everything 20-50% including all skis and boots, as well as 40% off hats and gloves, and more deals.

Fischer: Most Successful Ski, Boot and Binding Brand of World Championships
March 6, 2019
Fischer claims one of their most successful World Ski Championships with a total of 88 medals - 32 Gold, 29 Silver, 27 Bronze from athletes on Fischer equipment.

Rex Blog: World Championships
March 5, 2019
Rex wax tech Chris Hecker reports on the World Championships, sharing some inside info the problems encountered and what worked.

Ski Hut: Nordic Race Blowouts
March 4, 2019
Ski Hut is celebrating the great March skiing with some big deals on Nordic racing equipment including demo skis (skate and skins) as well as 20% off most other race skis.

Gear West: Birkie Stories Request
March 3, 2019
Gear West is collecting Birkie race stories! Share your Birkie story and be eligible for a $50 gift card drawing.

Finn Sisu: End of Season Sale
February 28, 2019
While the season might not be over yet, Finn Sisu has rolled out their End of Season sale. Find up to 50% off skis and poles, winter clothing 40% off, and a special 10% of sauna kits through the weekend.

Salomon Nordic Dominates the Birkie
February 25, 2019
Salomon skis were represented well on the American Birkebeiner podiums last weekend.

Pioneer Midwest: Wax Clinic with Birkie Champ Tuesday
February 24, 2019
Pioneer Midwest will host a wax clinic this Tuesday evening with brand-new Birkie champ Alayna Sonnesyn featuring Zum wax.

Fischer: Kikkan at the Birkie
February 20, 2019
Kikkan Randall will be at the Birkie Week festivities, including at the Fischer booth on Friday afternoon.
Related:
Birkie Raffle Drawing Fundraiser for Kikkan Randall

New Moon: Trail to the Birkie - Roger Burger
February 19, 2019
The final New Moon Trail to the Birkie video feature is up, this one featuring Roger Burger, a local long-time cross-country skier and wax aficionado.

New Moon: Trail to the Birkie - Lauren Harrison
February 17, 2019
New Moon's video series on the Birkie continues, this clip featuring a local skier preparing for her first full-length Birkie.
Related:
New Moon Newsletter: Rex Meet and Greet, Tribute to Volunteers, Waxing Service

Hoigaards: Birkebeiner Race Waxing Clinic Tuesday
February 17, 2019
Come out to Hoigaards on Tuesday evening and see how Birkie race skis are done as Fast Wax fully preps a set of skis based on the predicted weather and current recommendations for Saturday's big race!

Ski Hut: Birkie Race Wax Service
February 17, 2019
Skihut has all of your Birkie possibilities covered. Check out there options available for retail purchase or for race service application. Plus wax clinics this week as well!

Finn Sisu: Wax Service Deadlines,Clinics, Race Items
February 15, 2019
Finn Sisu's latest newsletter on Birkie prep includes wax service deadlines, a Fast Wax clinic on Monday, a great deal on Atomic WC Redster Skin Skis, plus a few ideas for last-minute necessities.

Gear West Birkie Wax Clinics
February 15, 2019
Gear West will be hosting two wax clinics the week leading up to the Birkie: 
Feb 18 Vauhti Wax Clinic
Feb 19 Birkie Kick Wax Clinic with Brian Knutson

Fast Wax Headed to Mongolia
February 12, 2019
Fast Wax's new "Ski Skin Wax" will assisting volunteers surveying wolverine populations in northwestern Mongolia. The Ski Skin Wax is a new product designed specifically for skin skis.

New Moon: Trail to the Birkie - Dakota
February 10, 2019
New Moon's Trail to the Birkie video series continues, this update featuring Dakota, an up and coming masters elite. Dakota shares some training tips, why he loves classic technique, and a look at the twin Dale brothers rivalry.

New Moon: Trail to the Birkie - Ashley Shuman
February 6, 2019
"Trail To The Birkie" is a 4-part series by the New Moon team that features some their favorite everyday athletes from the local community talking about their journey to compete in what some call the Greatest Show on Snow! First up is Ashley Shuman, local mom and area silent sports enthusiast. Her story will inspire you to try new things and follow your path to help others.

Finn Sisu: Get Ready to Race
January 30, 2019
Finn Sisu's latest newsletter has advice on ski selection, a new grind menu, and Loppet wax service deadlines. Plus, all Yoko jackets are 25% off.

BNS Birkie and Korte Race Wax Service Discount
January 29, 2019
Sign up for BNS Race Wax Service for the Birkie/Korte before Feb 1st and get a $10 discount!

Hoigaards: Fast Wax Loppet Wax Clinic
January 28, 2019
Spend Wednesday evening with Fast Wax and learn the deep dark secrets of Nordic Ski glide waxing as Dan Meyer, developer of Fast Wax, will be at Hoigaards to discuss and demonstrate what you can do to ski faster. Topics will include selecting the right ski wax, how to apply it, and a look forward to Dan's all-important Loppet wax recommendation.

Rex Blog: Home for the Holidays
January 25, 2019
Rex wax tech Chris Hecker comes back state side for a holiday break, but continues testing new product combinations. Hecker shares some recent tests and winning wax combos for cold weather.

Salomon: New Classic Gear
January 23, 2019
Salomon is rolling out an all new S/Lab Carbon Classic ski and S/Lab Carbon Classic boot designed for athletes who like to push their boundaries in any condition.

Salomon: Rothe fastest with lightweight setup
January 11, 2019
Salomon highlights the lightweight equipment that helped Norwegian Sjur Rothe post the fastest time in the final stage of the Tour de Ski, the epic hill climb.

Pioneer Midwest: Race Wax Service
January 8, 2019
Pioneer Midwest has their race waxing services in full swing, you can even pay online and drop off your skis in store have them ready for your next big race.

Finn Sisu: Wax Talk, Poles Sale
January 7, 2019
Finn Sisu is ready to help you with your wax: service, clinics, and recommendations, plus they're offering 25% off select poles.

BNS Race Wax Service
January 7, 2019
The BNS race service team will be on the road again this winter providing mobile wax service, including at the upcoming City of Lakes Loppet Festival.

Swix Launches the Gold Glove in Celebration of Jessie Diggins
January 4, 2019
Swix is celebrating the success of Jessie Diggins with the introduction of the Gold Glove, a Diggins signature product. The gloves are in limited supply and at select retailers, so get your pair ASAP!

Ski Hut: Rex World Cup Wax Clinic Friday
January 2, 2019
Chris Hecker, Rex World Cup wax tech, will be at Ski Hut Friday evening sharing stories and tips from the World Cup.

Gear West: Advanced Wax Clinics
December 29, 2018
Gear West is running a series of advanced wax clinics in January spanning a wide variety of topics. The first one is this Wednesday evening, Jan 2nd, and will cover xaxing for current conditions, grind Selection for specific conditions, Hot boxing / "race hardneing" and waxing equipment.

Rex Blog: Welcome to Biathlon
December 27, 2018
Rex wax tech Chris Hecker recaps a busy couple of weeks on the World Cup Biathlon circuit and provides the inside scoop on how Rex products have been performing.

New Moon: Birkie Entry Drawing
December 25, 2018
New Moon is hosting a drawing for a free Birkie entry. To be eligible, you need purchase some Anderson's Pure Fuel Energy Gels at the shop and use the special code to enter the drawing. The winner will be announced on Jan 21st.

Salomon: Best season start for Salomon Nordic athletes
December 18, 2018
Salomon touts early season World Cup results from cross-country and biathlon.

BNS Stonegrinding Schedule
December 10, 2018
BNS is ready for racing season and they want to help get your boards in tip-top shape -- check out their stonegrinding schedule so you plan your tune up.

Revolution: Wax Clinic Tuesday
December 7, 2018
Revolution Cycle and Ski in St. Cloud will help put an end to all of the guess work when it comes to waxing skis! Come to a ski wax clinic on Tuesday evening, Dec 11th. Co-sponsored by the Nordic Ski Club of Central MN.

Rex Blog: World Cup Lillehammer Highlights
December 6, 2018
Chris Hecker, Rex wax tech, reports on last weekend's waxing experiences with damp, man-made snow at the Lillehammer World Cup, sharing what products worked well.

New Moon Newsletter: Kids on Skis, Fat Biking
December 5, 2018
New Moon's latest newsletter touches on getting kids started right on skis, fun gift ideas from Twin Six Apparel, and renting fat bikes in Wisconsin's Northwoods.

Salomon: A Team Journey
December 4, 2018
Salomon has a new video feature on the support crew that helps Nordic athletes deliver their best possible performance.

Gear West: Wednesday Night Pole Hike
December 2, 2018
Gear West is having a evening Winter Wonderland pole hike this Wednesday, Dec 5th. Meet at the shop for some deals and clinic on winter dressing, then head out for a pole hike around the lake.

Ski Hut Wax Clinics
November 30, 2018
Ski Hut has begun their waxing clinic schedule with the first event Dec 4th. Clinics are generally open to audience topics, just bring your questions and they'll cover them.

Rex Blog: Round 1
November 28, 2018
Rex wax tech and Midwest native Chris Hecker reports in from the first weekend on the World Cup circuit, working in Ruka, Finland, complete with photos and even a highlight video.

Pioneer Midwest: Friday Evening Wax Clinic
November 28, 2018
Pioneer Midwest will hold a Friday evening wax clinic at the shop with Tommy Carlson covering basic kick and glide (and maybe race level topics if time permits).

Out There: Waxing Clinic this Friday
November 26, 2018
Out There ski shop will start off their wax clinics with a general session this Friday evening, covering major brands such as Toko, Swix, Rex, and Start.

Salomon: Craftsbury Green Racing Project Partnership
November 24, 2018
Salomon has announced a new partnership with the Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) elite Nordic skiing and biathlon team, training in Salomon outerwear during domestic camps and competitions. Midwest natives Raleigh Goessling, Jake Brown and Adam Martin all compete under the GRP banner.

Gear West: Black Friday Sale
November 21, 2018
Gear West is getting into the Black Friday sales madness with deals on top end skis and boots as well as offers on bike and tri gear.

Ski Hut: Anniversary Sale Nov 23-25
November 20, 2018
Ski Hut is holding their Anniversary Ski Sale this weekend, Nov 23-25th. Deals on ski packages, base layers, jackets, socks and more.

Rex Blog: Getting The Feet Wet
November 15, 2018
Rex wax tech and Midwest native Chris Hecker reports in from north of the arctic circle, in Levi, Finland, as he begins the World Cup season assisting with the Rex crew. Unfortunately, the weather has not been cooperating. Read his full update.

BNS: How to Navigate a Ski Swap
November 13, 2018
Boulder Nordic Sport's Phil Bowen offers guidance for first-time and experienced shoppers navigating the wide range of ski swaps offered in the Midwest each fall.

BNS: Peggy Shinn Book Signing
November 12, 2018
Meet Peggy Shinn and get a signed copy of her fantastic book, World Class, an in-depth look at how the US women's cross country ski team achieved their remarkable level of success. Shinn will be at Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest on Thursday evening, Nov 15th.

Finn Sisu: Bjorn Daehlie Fashion, Book Author Presentation
November 12, 2018
Finn Sisu has two big events this week: a Bjorn Daehlie fashion show on Wednesday evening, Nov 14th with special discounts for shoppers, and Peggy Shinn, the author of World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women's Cross-Country Ski Team on Saturday evening, Nov 17th.

MYSL Ski Swap and Expo This Saturday
November 12, 2018
Peggy Shin, author of "World Class: The Making of the US Womens Cross Country Team" will be giving a presentation at 9:15am and then signing books. Doors open at 9am for the Expo and to get tickets for timed entry. Swap starts at 11am.
Related:
More Fall Ski Swaps

Gear West: NICA Night this Saturday
November 11, 2018
Gear West is hosting an open house for new and current high school MTB cyclists and their parents this Saturday evening, Nov 17th. Information on this new high school sport including bike maintenance, training, and discount pricing as well.

Home Place Returns
November 10, 2018
The Home Place ski shop in Bemidji will reopen this winter, starting on Nov 14th. Expert, experienced staff can assist skiers of all levels, from touring to elite level racing.

Rex Blog: The Tour Begins
November 7, 2018
Rex wax expert Chris Hecker is heading back out on the World Cup circuit for Rex working at biathlon and cross-country events this season! Follow his adventures in regular blog updates this season.

Fischer: West Yellowstone Demo Reservations
November 6, 2018
Fischer Skis announces the return of their online demo reservation system for the Yellowstone Ski Festival. Reserve Fischer Demo equipment including Twin Skin Ski, and Speedmax models for on-trail testing to learn how Fischer technology makes for a better on-snow experience. The 2018 West Yellowstone Ski Festival will take place Nov 20-24th in West Yellowstone, MT.

New Moon: Big Nordic Weekend
November 5, 2018
New Moon is celebrating the Nordic season ahead with three big events this weekend, Nov 8-11th. Ski swap is set for Saturday, Ladies Night Out on Saturday evening, and big annual Customer Appreciation sale starting Thursday and running through Sunday.

BNS Nordic Opener at Snow Mountain Ranch
November 3, 2018
Boulder Nordic Sport will host its second-annual Nordic Season Opener at Snow Mountain Ranch, Saturday, Dec 15th. The event is an opportunity to celebrate the start of the ski season with a day of trying out the latest gear, connecting with skiing friends, and enjoying après ski fun!
Related:
BNS: Olympic Biathlete Maddie Phaneuf Joins Sales Team in Boulder

New Moon: Big Nordic Weekend Nov 8-11
October 31, 2018
New Moon is ramping up activity for the ski season ahead with a full calendar next weekend. The annual Customer Appreciation sale runs Nov 8-11th, HASTA ski swap on Nov 10th, and special Ladies Night Out with door prizes, discounts and more, Nov 10th.

Pioneer Midwest: CXC SuperFit Weekend with Kevin Bolger
October 29, 2018
Join Pioneer Midwest for a CXC Superfit Weekend, Nov 2-4, featuring Minocqua native and rising star, Kevin Bolger. Plus check out the latest ski tech built by Pioneer Midwest for helping select the best skis. And come out for rollerski tips and a mid-distance rollerski at Elm Creek with Kevin Bolger, and Matt Liebsch Sunday afternoon.
Related:
Video: Kevin Bolger Coming to Pioneer Midwest
Nov 10th Pioneer Midwest Annual Sale/Ski Swap

Out There: Junior Race Service
October 23, 2018
Out There ski shop in Rice Lake is offering race service (waxing, fleet skis) at most JNQ and Youth Cup races this winter. Space is limited, so act quickly.

CXC: SuperFit Event at Pioneer Midwest
October 23, 2018
CXC Superfit Weekend takes place Nov 2-4 at Pioneer Midwest and will feature American Birkebeiner champion Matt Liebsch and US Ski Team Member Kevin Bolger, who placed 11th in his World Cup debut in Lahti, Finland last season. Bolger will give a presentation on "My Journey through the Midwest Nordic Pipeline" on Friday evening.

Women's Wine and Chocolate Weekend, Dec 7-9
October 22, 2018
Riverbrook and Gear West are hosting a women's weekend on the Birkie trail, touting wine and chocolate and plenty of girl time along with some coaching and training. Sign up now!


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