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
Jessie Diggins at Podiumwear, April 13, 2018
Featured events coming up over the next month...
- Mar.9 Hoigaards Slush Rush Race
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Joes: Ladies Day Tuesday
October 20, 2018
Joe's Ski Shop is featuring a Ladies Day, Tuesday, Oct 23rd with womens specific seminars, giveaways, and more. Extended store hours.
Fischer Announces Grants Program to Support Skiing Access and Engagement
October 19, 2018
Fischer Skis has announced the Fischer Grants program, an ongoing grant program aimed at promoting access and engagement to skiing in the United States. With a first-year commitment of $20,000 in support for ski programs, the Fischer Grants will focus on youth and underserved ski populations, snowmaking efforts, education and outreach.
Finn Sisu 40th Anniversary Sale
October 19, 2018
Finn Sisu is running a 40th-anniversary sale from Monday, October 22 through Sunday, October 28, with savings of up to 20% on pre-season gear.
Salomon: Sophie Caldwell Factory Tour
October 17, 2018
Olympian Sophie Caldwell recently joined the Salomon team. Prior to the 2018-2019 World Cup season, she came to Salomon Headquarters in Annecy, France to see how her skis and boots are made. Join Sophie on her first tour of the facility and find out what surprised her and what she learned about the product development process.
Joes: MEA Weekend Sale
October 15, 2018
Joe's Ski Shop is offering an MEA weekend sale, Thursday Oct 18 thru Sunday, Oct 21st. Save up to 25% on youth gear, up to 20% on Adult gear.
Fast Wax Slick Kit Announced
October 13, 2018
Fast Wax has bundled some of their most popular paste waxes into a Slick Kit which includes three varieties of wax along with three applicators.
Finn Sisu: Kikkan Poles for Breast Cancer Fundraising
October 11, 2018
Finn Sisu is fundraising for Kikkan Randall in her fight again cancer by donating 50% of the sales price of any pair of Kikkan pink Yoko poles to her breast cancer charity of choice, Boarding for Breast Cancer. If they sell them all, it'll mean nearly $10K for breast cancer education and prevention.
Borah Teamwear Partners with 906 Adventure Team
October 10, 2018
Borah Teamwear is proud to announce their strategic partnership with 906 Adventure
Team. Per the agreement, Borah Teamwear will be the exclusive apparel provider for the
Marji Gesick, Polar Roll, HAMR, 906 Composite NICA Team, and Adventure Bike Club. In
Ski Hut: Leaf Peeper Specials
October 7, 2018
Ski Hut's latest newsletter features a demo for lighting for night mtb rides or commuting, deals on new and previous season Nordic gear, and the big Jessie Diggins event coming in November.
New Fast Wax Website
October 5, 2018
Fast Wax has rolled out their completely redesigned website, now with an emphasis on direct orders while still offering their waxing recommendations.
Finn Sisu: 40th Anniversary Banquet on Oct 26th
October 2, 2018
Finn Sisu invites all customers and friends to attend their 40th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration on Friday, Oct 26th at Keller Golf Course in Maplewood. Former US cross-country coach Steve Gaskill is the keynote speaker.
Podiumwear: New Nordic Products
October 2, 2018
Podiumwear has released a brand-new line up for Nordic products for the 2018-19 season! With direct input from Jessie Diggins, they've upgraded their race suits and jackets, and introduce a cozy pullover and pom hat.
BNS: Boulder Cycle Sport and Boulder Nordic Sport Announce Business Merger
September 21, 2018
Boulder Nordic Sport and Boulder Cycle Sport, two Boulder-based retail leaders have announced the merger of their business operations. The merger is part of a shared vision to support and promote year-round outdoor activity by providing exceptional service and products for skiers and cyclists at all levels.
Finn Sisu: Blue Awning Sale and Ski Swap
September 17, 2018
Finn Sisu's annual Blue Awning Sale and Ski Swap is this weekend, September 21-23. Up to 50% off skis and poles! Skiers with skis, boots, or poles for the swap should drop their gear off at the shop by Thursday, September 20.
CXC: Bingham Built Bike Drawing
September 14, 2018
CXC's Bike Drawing event is underway but there are still some tickets left! Kent Eriksen Cycles will provide a custom designed, hand-crafted, titanium road, cyclocross or hardtail mountain bike frame but with the new name Bingham Built.
Pioneer Midwest: Fall Sale
September 12, 2018
Pioneer Midwest is offering huge savings on current and previous years XC ski gear and apparel, up to 75% off. Northstar Canoes are 15-20% off. This weekend only, September 14-16th!
Gear West Pig Out Sale
September 11, 2018
Gear West's 27th Annual Pig Out Sale will feature 20-70% savings on Nordic, Bike, and Alpine campus wide, best pricing on all new nordic products, and special Buy a Ski and Stone grind and get entered to win a FREE Birkie entry. Sale runs Sept 13-16th!
Arrival Point Footwear on Track
September 5, 2018
The revolutionary Arrival Point Footwear is nearly the start of their kickstarter campaign -- there is still time to get in a on groundfloor! Check out their latest video and join their list of supporters.
Out There: Madshus Even Better
August 31, 2018
A few select Madshus race dealers across the country are being offered a limited supply of the NEW Madshus Redline 2.0, and Out There in Rice Lake is one of them!