Pioneer Midwest 2022 Ski Picking

Pioneer MidwestApril 6, 2022

Ski picking trips are on the calendar and the list of hand-selected skis is growing this spring as customers bring in their skis for analysis. Here at Pioneer Midwest, there is no charge for ski analysis as we are happy to help you figure out what skis are working well for you and what sort of ski you would benefit from most. Send us an inquiry via our ski request form to learn more about our process or get on the ski picking list this off-season!

Production this year will be limited so we will be planning to be at each manufacturer around peak production times in order to ensure that we are picking from the best quality and highest numbers of inventory in the calendar year. This year we will be grinding and prepping each of our hand-picked pairs of skis in order to guarantee the highest structure quality for your new pair. Check out our blog here for more details on why we choose to grind even brand new skis!

While we look at the fit and quality of flex of your skis we can also take a look at base health and get your skis checked in for our stone grind special in order to make sure your skis will be ready to go when you go and grab them next fall.

Add your name to the pick list!

Birkie Hand-Picked Ski Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered our 2022 Birkie hand-picked ski giveaway! We had tons of entries and interest in our hand-picked skis so read below or reach out if you have any questions about our process.

Congratulations to Heidi Burger, you will receive an email as well to correspond and select the perfect ski for your needs!

Spring Grind Special

Send or bring your skis in to take advantage of our spring grind special! We saw extended periods of extreme cold this winter with many of the major midwest marathons being sub 0 degrees Fahrenheit at the startline. Ironing all that cold hard wax is tough on your ski bases and structure which impacts your skis ability to retain wax or handle moisture. As we saw in many races this season like the Birkie, the quality of grind and base played a huge role in ski speed further into the event.

Whether you are racing or not, a stone grind makes your wax go further by cutting new structure and refreshing the base material on your skis. With our stoneground special, we will be including a free hot box and base harden to make sure your skis are prepped and coated for summer storage without the need for a specific coat of storage wax. When the snow flies you can scrape/brush and put on the wax of your choice in order to have skis that glide like new.

Our Stone grind special is $80 which includes the Grind, Hot Box, and Base Hardening!

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Factory Tour Trip

Get a taste of our ski picking trips with factory tours of Fischer, Salomon, and Atomic facilities in Austria this summer! Our friends at Lumi Experiences are offering a trip to Central Europe this summer from August 29th – September 4th led by Olympian Garrott Kuzzy.

The cost includes 6 nights of stays, ground transportation, and passes. The trip includes skiing on the Dachstein Glacier above Ramsau skiing in the ski tunnel in Planica, Slovenia; as well as stunning running, hiking, and roller ski trails throughout the trip. Away from the trails, sample some of the best beers and dishes the two regions have to offer. Lumi Experiences is offering $200 off the trip if you sign up now!

More Details on the Factory Tour Trip Here!


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