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Tuesday Night Wax Clinics »

Learn to wax from the best in the business. Every week from first snow to the third week of February (the weekend of the American Birkebeiner ski race), Gear West will show you how to make your skis lightning fast and easy-to-kick. We cover different topics each week as well as answering your specific waxing questions. Clinic instructors include US Nationals winning wax tech Matt Fox, Midwest skiing legend Brian Knutson, and former Birkie winner Matt Liebsch, as well as guest instruction from wax company tech reps throughout the winter.

Fall Run Training Program

Get ready for your fall runs with a trainining program designed for your goals.= The 10 week training plan begins Tuesday August 1st and is taught by Corey Towle, Gear West’s Run Manager.

Team XC United

Gear West is official equipment sponsor of Team XC United. This invite only racing team provides dedicated master athletes access to elite coaching and race support. XC United athletes are expected to put the majority of their training hours in independently, but meet up regularly for high level technique work and key workouts. Team XC United is also focused on improving the cross country skiing community, so membership is based on attitude and community engagement as much as race results.

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1786 W Wayzata Blvd
Long Lake, MN 55356

Phone: 952-473-0377
Mail Order: 877-473-4327


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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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