Boulder Nordic Sport Launches Mobile Race Wax Service at The American Birkebeiner

FasterSkierFebruary 17, 2011

BNS Mobile, Boulder Nordic Sport’s (BNS) traveling ski service unit and wax storefront, will be at the  American Birkebeiner February 18-25, 2011 offering professional race waxing services and sales of wax, tools and accessories on site.  BNS Mobile travels to the largest cross-country ski events in the US and serves as the base of operations for brand-neutral wax testing and support of the wax brands of Holmenkol, SkiGo, Guru and Magnar.

BNS Mobile’s Birkie presence will include professional ski race waxing service for the Birkebeiner, a clinic and ski pickup in the Twin Cities, wax testing and recommendations as well as wax and tool sales at the Birkie Expo in Hayward.

Zero testing the BNS Mobile test fleet at West Yellowstone.

Wax Testing and Recommendations

BNS Mobile has a test fleet of 24 pairs of test skis that will be used to test all brands of wax and structure to find the fastest solution to apply to our clients’ skis.  BNS will post test results and wax recommendations at on Monday, Feb 21, and then daily starting Wed, Feb 23.

BNS Professional Wax Service

BNS’s Birkie wax service costs $85 and includes base prep, LF/HF paraffins and pure-fluoro topcoats.  Skiers who sign up online at before January 18th save $10.  Space is limited to the capacity of the BNS service team to ensure high-quality results, but there are spots remaining as of February 16.

Details and signup for the BNS Birkie Wax Service can be found at

Twin Cities Wax Clinic

BNS Mobile will hold a wax clinic at Theodore Wirth Park Tuesday, February 22 at 7:00PM.  BNS Owner Nathan Schultz and BNS Race Service Director Eric Pepper will cover ski selection, waxing and make recommendations for the upcoming race.   Pepper and Schultz have worked as World Cup wax technicians.

Birkie Expo Wax and Tool Sales

BNS will have a booth at the Birkie expo with wax recommendations as well as wax and tools available for sale.  Copies of the 2010-2011 BNS Magazine with information on ski selection, stone grinding, hand structure, waxing guides and application techniques will also be available.

BNS Birkie Expo Schedule Hayward, WI
Thursday, Feb 24 1PM-9PM
Friday, Feb 25 9AM-9PM

Ski Drop Off in Twin Cities and Hayward

BNS has three drop-off options for the Birkie Race Waxing Service.  Skis can be dropped in the Twin Cities before and after the Tuesday wax clinic at Wirth Park, or at the Edina UPS store before noon on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

Date Time Location Address
Tues, Feb 22 4:30-7:00P
Theodore Wirth Park
Fireplace Room
1301 Wirth Parkway

Golden Valley, MN 55422

Before 1PM
Tues, Feb 22
Hours: Mon-Thu 8A-8P Fri 8A-7:30P **Edina UPS store 5021 Vernon Ave South
Edina, MN 55436-2102
Thurs, Feb 24 10AM-9PM Birkie Expo Hayward, WI BNS Mobile Trailer outside the expo
Friday, Feb 25 8A-11A Birkie Expo Hayward, WI BNS Mobile Trailer outside the expo
**UPS Store drop-offs must be prepaid on-line and have name, phone number and copy of receipt attached to skis. UPS hours: Mon-Thu 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-7:30pm.  Deadline for UPS drop: 1PM Feb 22

BNS Mobile – Bringing World Cup Service to Everyone

“Our overall mission at BNS is to bring World Cup service to everyone, and BNS Mobile is the final piece that allows us to support skiers when they want and need help most – on race day.  We’ve spent the last four years developing ski selection and stone grinding services that have raised the bar for pre-race ski service in the US and now we want to bring that same level of support and expertise to racing service,” said BNS Owner Nathan Schultz.  Schultz was on the US Ski Team’s service crew at the 2009 World Championships and 2010 Olympics.

BNS Mobile is run by Eric Pepper, BNS’s Race Service Director, who will travel to the majority of the large races and coordinate the BNS team that includes Roger Knight, Zach Caldwell, Nathan Schultz and Amy Caldwell.  This core team has a large base of race service experience including providing race service at World Championships, the Olympics, World Cups, National Championships, Marathons, Supertours, Junior races and local races across the world.  Pepper noted, “Our team has an amazing amount of experience and our goal is to bring a new level of professionalism to every race we support.  We’re excited to test waxes and structures at a World Cup level at these races, providing our customers with great skis and educating the public about waxing and testing.”

BNS Mobile Schedule

Event Date Location
West Yellowstone Ski Festival 11/21/10–11/28/10 West Yellowstone, Montana
Noquemanon 1/29/11 Marquette, Michigan
Craftsbury Marathon 1/29/11 Craftsbury, Vermont
Alley Loop 2/5/11 Crested Butte, Colorado
Boulder Mountain Tour 2/5/11 Sun Valley, Idaho
City of Lakes Loppet 2/5/11–2/6/11 Minneapolis, Minnesota
UVM Carnival/Eastern Cup 2/5/11–2/6/11 Stowe, Vermont
Mora Vasaloppet 2/13/11 Mora, Minnesota
American Birkebeiner 2/26/11 Hayward, Wisconsin
Masters World Cup 3/3/11–3/11/11 Sovereign Lakes – Vernon, BC
Coureur des Bois 3/19/11 Steamboat Springs, CO

Boulder Nordic Sport brings World Cup Service to everyone with full-service cross-country ski shops in Boulder, Colorado; Portland, Maine and on-line at and now at events across the US with BNS Mobile.  BNS specializes in professional ski service using Tazzari stone-grinding equipment as well as sales and advanced fit of cross-country skis, equipment and technical apparel.  BNS carries a full line of wax and professional tuning equipment as well as distributing the Ski*Go and Holmenkol product lines in the US.


Boulder Nordic Sport
877.BNS.SKIS (877.267.7547)

Boulder Headquarters
1717 15th St
Boulder, CO 80302

BNS East
200 Anderson St, Suite 5
Portland, ME 04101

BNS Mobile
Pro Race Wax Service & Mobile Store
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