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  • Faster Skis in Warm Weather

    Faster Skis in Warm Weather

    We are very lucky to have our man-made snow loops to keep skiing happening even with above freezing temps for two weeks straight.  This weather certainly wasn’t in our plan...
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  • The History of the Gear West Pig Out Sale - Gear West

    The History of the Gear West Pig Out Sale

    Thirty years ago, Gear West Ski & Bike opened their door into a tiny, rented 500 sq foot building behind Domino’s Pizza in Long Lake.  We (Brian Knutson and me, Jan Guenther) invested $11,000 to stock basic bike repair items. A sprinkling of Bridgestone bikes and a few Fischer skis rounded out the offerings. I remember our first sale, a pair of padded bike gloves and a shift cable. The building had a connecting door to Dominos and all order mistakes were ours to eat.  

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  • Ski de She & Noque Wax Recommendation

    We have been busy testing the new fluor free waxes this early winter, if you are looking for a recommendation for this weekend’s races, see below.  We have tested waxes...
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  • SISU Ski Fest Wax Recommendation - Gear West

    SISU Ski Fest Wax Recommendation

    We have been busy testing the new fluoro free waxes this early winter, if you are looking for a recommendation for this weekend’s Sisu Ski Fest on Saturday, January 2023,...
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  • Houghton JNQ/CCSA Wax Recommendation - Gear West

    Houghton JNQ/CCSA Wax Recommendation

    We have been busy testing the new fluor free waxes this early winter, if you are looking for a recommendation for this weekend’s JNQ/CCSA, see below.  We have tested waxes...
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