About Gear West

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Message from Jan & Brian
Gear West

We started Gear West 20 years ago because of our passion for cross country skiing. Since then, through that same passion and the support of our loyal customers we have grown into one of Minnesota's premier independently owned specialty sports businesses.  Our 15000 square foot main store, Gear West Cross Country Ski and Run, offers the largest selection of cross country skis and equipment in the United States as well as running shoes, apparel, and accessories from more than thirty manufacturers. Our second location, Gear West Adrenaline, carries active casual clothing, alpine and snowboarding equipment, soccer and lacrosse gear, and skateboards.  We previously carried triathlon equipment and bicycles, but this proved to be so successful that it broke off to become its own business.  Each of these departments was born from our passion for sport and for ensuring the highest quality service we can possibly provide to all who walk in our doors.

Our employees are constantly learning about the latest developments in our sports and testing new equipment.  This testing occurs both on the snow (or road, or field...) and using more analytical methods to ensure that they are the most knowledgable and best resources available for you to tap into.  We pride ourselves on giving you the best fit humanly possible for your body, style, and ambitions, and the kind of service that's so good you tell your friends about it.  After all, we've built our success on word of mouth, and we believe that it is by far the best form of advertising.

There is one more thing we hold as a core value: community.  Gear West exists and continues to grow only due to the phenomenal support and patronage of several comparatively small communities.  We feel it is our responsibility to give back to these communities by supporting and helping promote several local teams, clubs, fundraisers, and events, including the American Birkebeiner Foundation, the Loppet Foundation, the Mora Vasaloppet, the Get in Gear 10k, XC United, and more.

Questions or comments?  Please call 1-877-473-GEAR (4327) or email us with questions.  We thank you for your continued business and friendship and wish you the very best in the upcoming season,


Jan & Brian

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1786 W Wayzata Blvd
Long Lake, MN 55356

Phone: 952-473-0377
Mail Order: 877-473-4327
Email: info@gearwest.com


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Mon - Thurs: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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Wisdom, Value, Selection. These three ideals are the core of Gear West. We bring you the best products for your sport, style, and skill at the best prices and back them with unparalleled knowledge and support.

North America's largest cross country ski retailer and one of Minnesota's premier independent specialty sports stores, Gear West provides top level gear for nordic, running, alpine, soccer, lacrosse, and boardsports athletes across the midwest and the United States. We provide equipment for athletes of every level, from first-timers and newcomers to professionals and Olympians.

We carry only the highest quality equipment, accessories, and apparel from the most respected companies in the world. These include brands such as adidas, Arc'teryx, Atomic, Asics, Bjorn Daehlie, Bliz Active Eyewear, Brine, Brooks, Capita, Craft, Debeer, Elan, Fast Wax, Fischer, Gait Lacrosse, HEAD, Inov-8, Madshus, New Balance, Newton, Nike, One Way Sport, Pearl Izumi, Rex Wax, Rode Wax, Rossignol, Rottefella, Salice, Salomon, Skadi, Smartwool, Star Wax, Start Wax, STX, Swenor, Swix, Tecnica, Toko, V2, Vibram, Volkl, Warrior, Yoko, and many, many more.

Despite this vast selection, the products we carry are ones that we believe in, stand behind, and use every day. We pride ourselves on providing the kind of service that you tell your friends about. If you have any questions, feel free to call us toll free at 1-877-473-4327 or email us.

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