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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...

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Spring Sale prices are here both online and in-store!! From skate skis to skin skis we have sales on every ski in the store. We are offering 20% off all skis in-store with additional discounts up to 40% off on specific skis! We still have an excellent selection of skis ranging from touring to racing. Act quickly as many skis we have in stock at the moment have limited sizes/availability! Use code “SpringSale” at checkout for 20% off everything including items already marked down!...

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Hannah Rudd recaps her racing experience at 2022 Senior Nationals in Soldier Hollow. Pioneer Midwest sends a big congrats to Hannah for excellent results throughout the week! (Photo by Jackie Schneider) Hello! Hannah here, checking in with a U.S Nationals recap from this past week! This year, I traveled out to nationals a bit earlier than usual and spent Christmas in Park City with one of my teammates. Doing this allowed me to stay at...

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  We have seen a huge influx in liquid paraffin waxes from all of the major waxing manufacturers over the last few years since their introduction to the industry. The draw to liquid waxes is simple: less time waxing your skis = more time out on the snow. After a long day of waxing and preparing skis for customers at the shop I have warmly welcomed liquid waxes myself and have appreciated the speed boost...

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This Tuesday, October 26th we will be hosting a rollerski clinic with Wisconsin native and US Ski Team athlete Kevin Bolger! Kevin will be doing a meet and greet with a clinic and workout focusing on technique at Elm Creek Park. After the clinic, follow us back to the shop for food/drinks and a small get-together, we will be following social distance guidelines as well as requiring masks in the store for the event. The clinic...

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  With hand-picked skis arriving and heading out the door to customers, we are prepping a high percentage with a grind on our Tazzari Stonegrinder followed by a Thermo Box and Race Hardening treatment. This may seem like overkill for a brand new product but there are countless reasons why we take the time to grind your brand new skis before they see the snow. Buying a new pair of race skis without grinding them is a little like buying a...

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Catching up with Team Birkie from their summer altitude camp thanks to the generous support of Pioneer Midwest.  I have just returned from a long hiatus from the shop on a trip out west with Team Birkie. For the latter half of July we planned on spending two weeks in Bozeman to work on a base volume block and add in a little bit of altitude training. One of the most important races this season...

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Our ski picking trips are right around the corner this summer and we are looking forward to getting you out onto a new rocket-fast pair of skis this upcoming season! We will be traveling to each of our manufacturer’s major warehouses and sorting through thousands of skis to find the best available options to fit your needs. Whether it be a warm specific skate ski, cold weather classic ski, or anything in between; we have...

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Spring Sale We have huge discounts on all products across our website and in-store starting today, March 16th! Online prices are already updated so there is no need for a discount code. Pricing on all of these products is laid out below: 40% off Clothing 20% off Skis 20% off Boots 20%off Bindings 20% off Poles 20% off Wax and Tools Stone Grinding Special After a long season of skiing,  your ski bases have been...

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Black Friday Sales Live! Shop online starting today for 15% off storewide! Use code: BLACKFRIDAY15 at checkout. Clearance and closeout products are excluded from the sale. Offer ends at 12:00am CST on Sunday, November 29th.   In an effort to reduce in-person shopping, and offer everyone a safe customer experience we are opening up our Black Friday sale online starting today through Sunday. The in-store sale will not begin until Friday, November 25th and will...

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 Watch Matt Liebsch talk about picking skis before his 2018 trip to Europe. Skis are all different, even within a pair there are differences since skis are made in single quantities, one at a time. The manufacturing process to produce a ski is still variable and the materials can change. The core of most skis are made of wood, foam and laminates and there is variability in the material. In addition, variability is introduced...

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Don’t Forget, this WEEKEND (Sept 11th to Sept 13th) Huge savings on this year’s and previous year’s XC ski gear and apparel, up to 60% off retail.  HOURS…  >Friday 10am-5pm >Saturday 10am-4pm >Sunday 11am-4pm XC Clothing: All last year apparel 40-50% off. 2020/2021 XC Service Sale: FREE hotbox with all ski and grind purchases this weekend. Also, check out our grinds XC Ski Poles: All ski poles are 20-60% off. Shop: HERE Save at least 10-20% on all new incoming...

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Our treadmill is a custom built treadmill from Tuff Tread based out of Texas. It is capable of reaching 25 mph and a 30% grade. Our goal behind bringing this treadmill into Pioneer Midwest is to give our customers yet another way to help improve their performance and results. We are hoping to become a full service ski shop that offers not only the best equipment and ski services, but also the best training services...

Jeremy Hecker has been hired at Pioneer Midwest as the fulltime race service manager. Hecker was most recently employed as the head Nordic ski coach as the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. “Jeremy brings a wealth of Nordic experience and knowledge to our team at Pioneer,” said Matt Liebsch, co-owner at Pioneer Midwest. “He has waxed on the world cup circuit and was my personal wax tech when I last raced on that circuit in...

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We want to extend a big thank you to everyone that has continued to support our small business during this time, the Minnesota Stay at Home Order has now been now extended until May 4th in order to slow the spread. This means that our physical location will remain closed until May 4th in order to keep our customers, employees, and our community safe. We have received a ton of community support through our recent gift card...

Ski Selection, Grinds, & Structure i. While the temperatures will climb throughout the day, the tracks and skate deck will be firmer after this week’s colder temperatures. With this in mind a medium flex ski will perform well, giving you adequate stability for the predicted track conditions. ii. Medium-fine base structures will likely work in these conditions. Following our grinding menu, for skaters the SC1 or SC2 grinds are the most likely to have success....

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Pioneer Midwest will be offering Birkie Race waxing service again for 2020. Leave your waxing kit at home and forget about the nervous worrying over snow conditions. We will spend hours and hows on snow and carefully selecting each layer of wax so you can have the fastest skis on course. Last season we had more skiers move up to the elite wave than ever before. This year the dropoff deadline is by 8pm on Tuesday,...

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Matt and Adam had a big European ski picking trip. They made stops in Norway and Austria to visit and pick skis at Madshus, Salomon, Atomic and Fischer. Check out videos of their travels in the links below. We loved having Garrott Kuzzy along for ski picking and adventures too. He lives right down the road in Innsbruck, Austria and owns info@lumiexperiences.com to put your name on the list to be first to receive the itinerary. • Pre-flight •...