Specialty Sport Campus: Cross country race and touring skis (skate & Classic). Largest selection in the US. Custom FIT flex tester, wax and grinds / bikes and Service (triathlon, road, mtn) / run shoes / Alpine skis, custom boot fit, wax and grind. Performance clothing. Focus on women’s fit (equipment, clothing, programs).
1786 West Wayzata Blvd. Suite B
Long Lake, MN  55356

Gear West: Guide Clinic for Skiers, Jan 22nd

January 15, 2023
Learn a new skill and help members of the ski community get out on the trails next Sunday, January 22nd at Gear West. Guides are an important resource that can be scarce for those with vision impairments, so consider finding out more about the ins and outs of becoming one at the informational meeting being held next weekend.

Gear West: Weekly Wax Clinics Starting Wednesday, Dec 14th

December 13, 2022
Starting this week, Gear West will be holding weekly wax clinics every Wednesday evening through mid-February. Each clinic will begin at 6pm with an introduction of basic tools, waxes, and skills, followed by a deeper dive into the topic of the day. This week's topic is glide basics, which will be complimented next week by kick basics.

Gear West: We Rise Women's Day, Dec 18th

October 23, 2022
Mark your calendars for Dec 18th, We Rise Rossignol Women's Day. Hosted by Gear West at the Trailhead in Minneapolis, join Jan Guenther and Jenny Beckman for a fun and educational morning on snow for women of all abilities and ages. After the lessons, catch presentations from Abby Drach, founder of Indura Athletic, Kim Rudd, owner of Endurance Adventures, and BethAnn Chamberlain, USA Para-Nordic Coach; then grab some lunch provided by Mill Valley Market.

Gear West: Nordic Ski Manager Opening

October 12, 2022
Gear West is looking for a new Nordic Ski Manager at their Long Lake location! This is a full-time, salaried position with great opportunities.

Gear West Pig Out Sale This Week

September 21, 2022
Join Gear West for their Annual Pig Out Sale and Fall/Winter kick off, Thursday Sep 22nd running thru Sunday Sep 25th. Enjoy great deals on Nordic, alpine, and cycling products along with deep discounts on previous year gear, clothing, and more.

Gear West: Fleet Analysis with Margie Freed

September 4, 2022
Ever wonder how professional racers weed through their fleet of skis, determining which skis match the conditions? Come out to Gear West on Sunday, Sep 25th, and see Gear West Service Manager David Chamberlain do a fleet analysis on pro skier and Minnesota native Margie Freed's quiver of Madshus Redline 3.0 skis. Plus enter a raffle for a pair of Madshus skis!

Gear West: Bike Mechanic Sought

August 11, 2022
Gear West has a full time opening for both a service tech and a head bike mechanic at Gear West Bike.

Gear West: Women in the Outdoor Space, Jun 2nd

May 26, 2022
Come out Thursday, June 2nd, for discussion on Women in the Outdoor Space, hosted by Gear West with Abby Drach from Indura Athletic and special guest Alayna Sonnesyn. Each individual will talk about the sweat that goes into achieving their personal and professional goals and how they got started and where they want to go.

Trail Running Shoes

While you're waiting for the snow to fly, check out our full line up of trail running shoes. We carry top brands like: Montrail, Salomon, Merrell, Asics, and New Balance.

Gear West Online Store

Looking for some new skis, a waxing iron, or maybe just some wax but don't have a local ski shop? Try our online store!

Ski Base Preparation

We've got a nice piece on ski base preparation featured on our site, with photos of Matt Fox to help illustrate some of the points.