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MYSL Ski Swap and Expo, November 12, 2016

Upcoming Events
Events coming up over the next 14 days...

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.

Riverbrook Birkie Celebration
February 21, 2017
Riverbrook is hosting a Birkie celebration party on Main Street Hayward with beer and chicken chili. Stop in and visit them this weekend.

Hoigaards: Birkie Race Wax Service
February 20, 2017
Hoigaard's is offering their Five-Star Nordic Wax Service to Birkie skiers facing the difficult waxing conditions at this year's race. Choose the Bronze, Silver or Gold option, based on your need for speed and the level of fluorocarbons you desire.
Related:
Feb 21 Birkie Fast Wax Clinic at Hoigaards

Start Birkebeiner Prep
February 20, 2017
Start has outlined their initial Birkie wax recommendation, and posted a list of upcoming wax clinics in the Twin Cities this week.

Out There: Birkie Fever
February 18, 2017
Out There Ski Shop relates their own Birkie Fever and reflects on past Birkies.

Gear West Podcasts
February 18, 2017
Gear West has published two podcasts recently, one covering their Nordic Fever Night with guest panelists, the other discussing the State Meet and Vasaloppet races.

New Moon: Wax Report, Birkie Prep
February 18, 2017
New Moon has their Birkie wax report up, as well as a story from the Pre-Birkie, and a behind the scenes look at their own Birkie preparation madness.

BNS: Birkie Wax Service
February 16, 2017
Boulder Nordic Sport is offering their own Birkie Wax Service, designed to take the stress out of ski preparation by leaving it to the BNS to get you set up on your fastest Birkie skis ever.

Hoigaards: Winter Clearance
February 16, 2017
Hoigaard's has new markdowns on winter gear beginning Friday, Feb 17th. Discounts on Nordic skis and boots up to 40% off, poles up to 35% off.

Pioneer Midwest: Winter Clearance Sale
February 15, 2017
Pioneer Midwest is starting their winter clearance, mark downs of up to 40% on apparel, 25% on skis and ski boots, plus they've got their Birkie Race Wax service going.

Finn Sisu: Birkie Madness
February 15, 2017
Just in time for the Birkie: Yoko YXR Clear Base skis and the Yoko Optigrip 2.1 waxless skis are on sale! Plus 30% off all clothing, and info on Birkie wax clinics and wax service deadlines.
Related:
Feb 19 Fast Wax Birkie Clinic

Gear West: Winter Sale
February 14, 2017
The Winter Sale at Gear West is in full swing. Shop online or in their Long Lake store - save 20%-40% on Nordic, Alpine or Clothing - and up to 40% on Nordic and Alpine ski gear. Prices drop even further after the Birkie.

Continental: Birkie Wax Service
February 14, 2017
Continental Bike and Ski in Duluth is offering their own Birkie Race Wax Service. This year they are also offering stonegrinding and hot box, check the dropoff deadlines to make sure you don't miss out.

BeFAST Announces New Headband Lineup
February 10, 2017
BeFast is rolling out a new headband for spring/summer/fall and indoor sports, with a low profile, antimicrobial design. Orders will open up on March 1st!

BNS: Spring Sale
February 10, 2017
BNS is cutting prices on Madshus race skis with savings up to 25%, plus a discount on Birkie Race Wax if you register this weekend.

New Moon: Pre-Birkie Sale, Birkie Wax Service
February 8, 2017
New Moon is running a Pre-Birkie Sale for the big race weekend and a sale on poles, plus check out their Birkie Wax Service.

Finn Sisu: Wax Recs and Service
February 8, 2017
Finn Sisu is ready for the big February races, offering wax recs and service for Vasaloppet, Pre-Birkie and Birkie races. Plus 30% discount on Craft clothing.

Pioneer Midwest: Fast Wax Clinic Tuesday night
February 6, 2017
Dan Meyers, founder of Fast Wax, will be giving a wax clinic this Tuesday night at Pioneer Midwest. Dan will cover both kick and glide and will give a wax/ski/grind outlook for this weeks racing including Mora, Pre-Birkie and sections. 15% off all Fast Wax products and 15% off all kick wax products for those in attendance.

Riverbrook: Birkie Wax Service
February 3, 2017
Riverbrook is helping put your mind at ease with Birkie Wax Service. Let them take care of your skis on Birkie weekend.

Ski Hut: Cross-Country Time
February 2, 2017
Ski Hut's latest newsletter highlights deals on waxless skis, youth equipment, wax services, and ski clothing.

BNS Race Wax Service
February 2, 2017
BNS is offering race wax service for the City of Lakes Loppet, Mora Vasaloppet USA, Pre-Birkie, and American Birkebeiner.

Fitzharris February Sale
February 2, 2017
Fitzharris in St. Cloud is offering some February discounts, including deals on Madshus and Salomon skis, plus 30% all in-stock clothing.

New Moon Pre-Birkie Prep, Jay Wiener Profile
February 1, 2017
Pre-Birkie fever has starting with sales and upcoming clinics, plus Worldloppet skier Jay Wiener is profiled.

Madshus: Nanosonic Intelligrip Giveaway
January 31, 2017
Madshus is running a Facebook promotion for a pair of free Nanosonic Carbon Classic IntelliGrip skis. Three pair are actually being awarded and all you have to do is signup online to be eligible.

Hoigaards Loppet Wax Clinic
January 31, 2017
Hoigaard's is holding a Loppet Wax Clinic this Tuesday, Jan 31 at 6:30 pm. Taught by Dan Meyer of Fast Wax, its all about having fast skis without with having a complicated process. All participants will receive 15% off Fast Wax waxes and waxing accessories for that evening.

Borah Teamwear: Free Hat with Suit Order
January 28, 2017
Borah Teamwear has a limited offer going on now: Buy a Nordic stock race suit design and receive a free XC Tassel Hat. Deal lasts thru Jan 31st.

Finn Sisu: Marathon Prep
January 26, 2017
Just in time for the ski marathon season, Finn Sisu has 20% off all nutrition and water belts. Plus Kevin Johnson from Start Wax will be holding a Loppet wax clinic at Finn Sisu on Monday evening.

Borah Teamwear Celebrates 20th Anniversary
January 26, 2017
In celebration of its 20-year anniversary, Borah Teamwear is offering a 20% discount on custom cycling kits with its "20/20 Team Deal."

Out There: Madshus Propulsion Skis are Here
January 25, 2017
Madshus has come out with their own double-pole specific classic ski, and Out There is the only place in the US where you can come in and check them out.

Out There: Mid-Winter Warm-Up Sale
January 13, 2017
Out There shop is holding a mid-winter warm-up sale Jan 16-24 with deals on waxless/skintec skis, warm base skis and youth skis.

Riverbrook: Weekend Wax Sale
January 12, 2017
Riverbrook in Hayward is featuring a wax sale during the big event weekend, Jan 13-15. Save 15% on all wax and accessories.

Finn Sisu: Outerwear Sale
January 11, 2017
Finn Sisu has announced savings of 25% on pants, jackets, vests and race suits including suits from Yoko and Finn Sisu for as low as $75.

Riverbrook: Meet the Mukluk
January 10, 2017
Riverbrook is featuring Salsa's Mukluk fat bike in their shop. Stop in a for a test drive this winter.

Finn Sisu: Fast Wax Clinic
January 9, 2017
Just in time for the Seeley Hills classic: Dan Meyer of Fast Wax will be at Finn Sisu Wednesday night at 6:30 pm to discuss how to wax for cold snow.

Pioneer Midwest: How Skin Skis Saved my Birkies
January 9, 2017
Pioneer Midwest has a feature on Madshus skin skis (ntelligrips) and one skier's praise of their performance in both the American and Norwegian Birkebeiners.
Related:
Jan 10 Start Wax Clinic at Pioneer Midwest

Hoigaards: Toko Wax Clinic
January 8, 2017
Hoigaard's is holding a wax clinic on Tuesday evening, Jan 10th featuring Toko Wax. Jerry Slater, long-time Toko rep, will be covering all aspects of nordic waxing. Participants will receive 15% off Toko waxes and accessories on the night of the clinic.

Gear West: Birkie Night Fever Feb 9th
January 6, 2017
Gear West is hosting a panel discussion on Thurday, Feb 9th, where Birkie veterans discuss race tips and strategies. Plus there will be wax demos, food and swag.

New Moon Double Pole Derby Events
December 22, 2016
New Moon Ski Shop in Hayward will be hosting a wax clinic and ski/fat bikes demos surrounding the Double Pole Derby race next Wednesday, Dec 28th.

BNS Wax Clinics
December 20, 2016
Boulder Nordic Sport in Bloomington is offering two waxing clinics during the holiday break. Thursday Dec 22nd will feature Jeremy Hecker from Rex Wax, Thursday Dec 29th come hear Kevin Johnson of Start Wax.

Gear West: Nordic Storytime Shopping this Friday
December 20, 2016
Got young kids and find it hard to do your holiday shopping? Gear West is helping out this Friday morning, Dec 23, as Sheryl Golin will be in-store to read some Nordic classics to the kids while you do some in-store shopping.

Hoigaards: Kick And Klister Clinic
December 18, 2016
On Tuesday evening, Dec 20th, Hoigaard's will present a Kick Wax and Klister clinic taught by Edina H.S head coach, Andy Turnbull. All participants receive 15% off waxes and waxing accessories on the evening of the clinic.

Pioneer Midwest: Polar Vortex Sale Ends this Weekend
December 17, 2016
Pioneer Midwest is taking on the cold weather with a drop in prices -- save up to 20% on all apparel and 10% on carbon poles. But you'll need to act quickly, the deal ends after Sunday!

BNS Weekend Sale
December 16, 2016
Celebrating the new Twin Cities snowfall, BNS is offering a rare weekend sale event on hand-selected race skis! Savings of over $200 on ski and binding prepped combos.

Hoigaards: Fast Wax Clinic Saturday
December 13, 2016
Hoigaards will have Fast Wax founder Dan Meyer in shop Saturday morning, Dec 17th, for a waxing clinic. Learn all you need to know about waxing for a strong kick and smooth glide on your cross country skis. Participants will receive 15% off Fast Wax waxes and accessories that day.

Finn Sisu: Holiday Gift Ideas and Stonegrinding Update
December 9, 2016
Finn Sisu has got a number of holiday gift ideas including 20% all jackets, and a stonegrinding update from their head man Tom Novak.

Gear West: Adventure Film and Pint Night
December 4, 2016
Gear West is hosting an evening of adventure films this Thursday, Dec 8th. The first 120 will take home a free pint glass from Blizzard/Tecnica!

Finn Sisu: Are You Ready?
November 29, 2016
Finn Sisu is encouraging everyone to get ready for the snow, because it will come. Stop in and checkout their new Flex Tester, good-to-have gear ideas, the weekly Monday wax clinics, plus a SkiErg training opportunity.

New Heritage Suit Collection from Borah Teamwear
November 24, 2016
Borah Teamwear has rolled out four new ski suit country-based designs from Norway, Sweden and Canada, along with a special-edition sweater design.

New Moon: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
November 24, 2016
New Moon ski shop in Hayward is featuring their own Black Friday deals in shop, and then Cyber Monday deals online. Some of the bargins include 40-55% of select poles and up to $400 off Ercolina trainers.

Salomon Kicks In $10K for Grand Ave Nordic Center
November 23, 2016
Duluth XC announced on Wednesday that Salomon has contributed $10K toward the development of the Grand Avenue Nordic Center at the base of Spirit Mountain.
Related:
Grand Avenue Nordic Center Project

BNS: Thanksgiving Weekend Closeout Sale
November 23, 2016
Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest is putting a big selection of closeout skis and boots on sale with some huge discounts this weekend only, Friday through Sunday. Deals on Fischer, Madshus, Rossignol and more.

Fitzharris: Skinny Ski Sale
November 22, 2016
Fitzharris Ski and Sport in St. Cloud is running their Skinny Ski Sale now through the end of November. Deals on Salomon and Madshus skis, ski packages, ski tuning deals, and 20-50% of Nordic clothing.

Podiumwear Rolls Out Jessie Diggins Seasonal Store
November 15, 2016
Podiumwear Ambassador Jessie Diggins has worked with Podiumwear to develop unique ski suit, jacket and warm-up pant designs in men’s and women’s styles. They are available for a limited time on the Jessie Diggins Seasonal Storefront in time for holiday gift giving. And now you can get your own “Over-the-Top Socks”, inspired by Jessie Diggins striped relay socks.
Related:
Podiumwear Introduces Jessie Diggins “Over-the-Top Socks”
Podiumwear Jessie Diggins Seasonal Shop

Fischer: Ready for Yellowstone Ski Festival
November 13, 2016
Fischer Skis is amped up for the annual Yellowstone Ski Festival and is now taking reservations to test drive their latest offerings. Read the full press release and dial in your time now (stock is limited!).

Joes Ski Shop: Race Day Special Event
November 12, 2016
Joe's Ski Shop in St. Paul is hosting a special Race Day event this Tuesday, Nov 15th. Save 30% of ski clothing, footwear and hardgoods -- plus team pricing and race tune specials.

Finn Sisu's New Flex Tester
November 11, 2016
Finn Sisu has developed a custom flex testing system that can fully analysis the flex performance of your skate and classic skis based on your weight. Sign up to check out your quiver of skis to see how they are still performing.
Related:
Finn Sisu: Ski Fleet Assessment

BNS: Jason Cork at Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest Thursday
November 9, 2016
Join US Ski Team coach Jason Cork at Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest this Thursday evening, Nov 10th, for a talk about current trends in xc ski training. Jason has coached at all levels from youth to college to elite racer and is well known in MN as the coach and service technician for Jessie Diggins.

SuperFit Weekend at Joes Ski Shop, Bicycle Doctor
November 9, 2016
CXC brings their SuperFit program to two shops this weekend: Joes Ski Shop in St. Paul, MN and Bike Doctor in Dousman, WI. Bring your current skis in for a fleet checkup and get some expert advice from CXC athletes and coaches on new gear.

Huge Fall Ski Swap Weekend
November 9, 2016
This second weekend in November is the biggest on the calendar for ski swaps across the upper Midwest. Find local events in Minneapolis, Maple Grove, Eagan, Duluth, St. Cloud, Brainerd, Eau Claire, Dousman, Minocqua, Stevens Point, Green Bay and Hayward!

Pioneer Midwest Ski Swap this Weekend
November 9, 2016
The 10th Annual Pioneer Midwest Ski Swap is this Saturday, Nov 12th, and they will have their largest ever selection. New for this year, they are exclusively Nordic/cross Country Ski gear. Show up early to reserve a spot in line. Free giveaways to kickoff the swap and Tiny Footprint Coffee will be serving their delicious organic brew.

Hoigaards: Ladies Night this Thursday
November 8, 2016
Hoigaards is hosting a Ladies Night In this Thursday, Nov 10th. A full night of speakers and presentations, including CXC's elite skier Alice Flanders. Plus big discounts for women, including 20% off on XC skis, XC boots and accessories.

Out There: It’s Darn Tough Out There
November 6, 2016
Out There is now a Darn Tough Socks dealer. For the month of November they are running a promotion: 10% of all new Darn Tough Sock sales will go to support Tara Geraghty-Moats and her season on the World Cup and World Championships.
Related:
Out There Team Supporter Athletes

MYSL Ski Swap and Expo
November 6, 2016
The Annual Minnesota Youth Ski League Swap is coming up this Saturday, Nov 12th. Moving to a new, larger facility, Base Camp at Fort Snelling, they are announcing the MyXC XChange - a swap and an expo, bringing the ski community together to XChange ski equipment, ideas, advice, and social contacts. Wax demos, rollerski demos, kids activities, climbing wall, keynote speaker Bryan Fish (US Ski Team Coach) and many break-out talks and vendor booths.
Related:
Fall Ski Swaps

SuperFit Weekend at Fontana Sports
November 1, 2016
The SuperFit series rolls into Madison this weekend, appearing at Fontana Sports. Get your fleet of skis checked out or have their experts dial in a new pair of boards.

Salomon Send-Off for Jessie Diggins
October 31, 2016
Salomon is helping launch Jessie Diggins on her 2016-17 World Cup racing season with a drawing for a pair of Salomon Carbon Skate Lab Skis and ProLink bindings, plus S-Lab Snowcross and Speedcross winter running shoes. Submit your entry today!

Finn Sisu: Fall Fest Weekend
October 26, 2016
Finn Sisu is celebrating Fall Fest this weekend, Friday through Sunday, with special deals on skis, clothes, and saunas. Plus they're hosting CXC's Superfit event: get your skis, old or new, fitted by the experts from CXC. And CXC will host a rollerskiing and dryland clinic Saturday morning.
Related:
Oct 30 CXC Seminar for Masters and Coaches: Training Breakthroughs

BNS: Stone Grinder Update
October 24, 2016
Dave Chamberlain of Boulder Nordic Sport provides an update on the Boulder Nordic Sport stone grinding operation, including performance of their new stone grinding machine, pre-grinding new skis, and results of their testing from the previous seasons.

New Moon Ski Catalog
October 24, 2016
New Moon has released the cover for their 2016-17 season catalog and will begin shipping them out on Nov 1st. Sign up now to get your free catalog.

CXC SuperFit Series
October 18, 2016
CXC Super Fit is a weekend sale program at select Midwest locations where you can receive information first hand from CXC Team athletes and coaches about equipment, ski fitting, pole and wax selection. Plus bring in your existing equipment and have it evaluated. Stops this fall include Finn Sisu, Fontana Sports, Bike Doc, and Joe's Ski Shop.

New Moon: Ladies Night Coming Nov 12th
October 14, 2016
New Moon's Annual Ladies Night is on the calendar for the evening of Nov 12th. Held in conjunction with the popular HASTA Ski Swap, this is a great weekend to visit Hayward and get fired up for the coming ski season!
Related:
Nov 11-13 Customer Appreciation Sale, Area Ski Swap

Ski Hut: Snow Fever Sale
October 13, 2016
Ski Hut is running their annual Snow Fever Sale, Oct 13-21st. Deals on Fischer, Salomon equipment and more.

Out There: Fall Frost Update
October 12, 2016
Out There reports frost in the woods and a lot of activities going on, including Team Out There athletes flying high, podcasts, new ski kits, youth equipment exchange, Trail Kids winter sessions, and exciting news about a new club in Barron County.

Continental: Yard Sale this Weekend
October 9, 2016
Continental's annual Yard Sale event is this weekend, Oct 14-16th. Some of their biggest savings of the year. Ski swap prices without the crowds or the pressure to buy. Plus deals on closeout bikes, clothing, and accessories

Gear West: MN High School Coaches Wax Clinic
October 8, 2016
Gear West will be hosting a special MN High School Coaches Wax Clinic with Chris Hall of Fischer/Swix on Thursday evening, Oct 13th. The event is open to all MN Nordic coaches and will include special giveaways and a chance to win a pair of Swix Triac 2.5s poles.

Pioneer Midwest: Matt Liebsch Joins the Shop
October 6, 2016
Matt Liebsch has joined Pioneer Midwest, located in Osseo, Minnesota. Liebsch, a graduate of Osseo High School, returns to the Nordic ski shop where he was first employed in 2002.

BNS: Swix Clinic Next Wednesday
October 6, 2016
Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest in Bloomington is hosting a wax clinic with Swix Nordic Race Service Manager Chris Hall on Wednesday evening, Oct 12.

Finn Sisu: Vakava Masters, Ski Assessments
October 2, 2016
Finn Sisu's Vakava Masters Technique and Training Program kicks off this Thursday, Oct 6th. And new this season, they are now offering ski fleet assessment using their custom flex testing rig.

Borah Teamwear: New Nordic Suit Designs
September 30, 2016
Borah Teamwear has unveiled four new Nordic ski suit designs, adding to their existing collection. Develop a new team design, or customize your own personal suit today.

Pioneer Midwest: Boat Sale
September 18, 2016
Pioneer Midwest is holding their Boat Sale, featuring Northstar canoes at 10% off, SUP 15% off and 20% off all paddle sport accessories.

Fall Sales and Ski Swaps
September 15, 2016
We've been updating our calendar on fall ski sales and swaps. Many of the big Twin Cities sales are this weekend, Sep 18-20, and then the majority of ski swaps are scheduled for October and November.

Dæhlie: Same Brand, New Identity
September 15, 2016
Formerly marketed as Bjørn Dæhlie, the organization is retooling its image, going with the DÆHLIE branding. The brand's identity has evolved from a purely technical ski brand to a performance training and active Nordic lifestyle brand. The company will continue to be the official supplier for the Norwegian Cross Country Ski Team.

Out There: Fall Preparations
September 14, 2016
Out There ski shop in Rice Lake is feeling the change in seasons! Check out their latest update which highlights a new podcast, team updates, youth exchange, Winter bike jackets, upcoming events and team orders.

Fischer: Skin Skis Guide
September 12, 2016
Ahead of the big Twin Cities sales weekend, Fischer has published a guide on how to get the best performance and wear from Skin skis.


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