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Vakava Masters Fall/Winter Training program starts Thursday, October 8th!

With a little luck, we’ll have snow in just a couple months. So if you really want to enjoy skiing this winter, then join one (or all!) of our training programs now.

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Skiers rejoice: Blue Awning sale, September 18-20

All you skiers, this is the one you’ve been waiting for: our Blue Awning Sale. Join us for this annual preseason ski extravaganza this weekend, September 18-20.

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Strength training with Jill Winegar starts 09/16

Get strong, ski faster, and feel better. The class meets every Wednesday at 6 pm at St. Paul College. Sign up now! Info and registration materials here.

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Marwe Combi 800XC Rollerski - $369.00

Salomon Carbon Skate Lab '15-'16 - $699.00

Yoko YWG 20 Twister Glove - $69.99


Notes from trainer Jill Winegar’s talk on strategies for dryland training

Many of you have asked for notes from Jill’s talk, so here they are: Strategies for Dryland Training.

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Nordic ski training tip:

While long, slow distance is still the most important piece of your ski training, it is now time to add some intensity workouts into the mix every week. Here’s a good roller ski workout: 10 x 3 minute intervals at level four. Be sure to get your heartbeat down to level one in between repeats. […]

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My favorite piece of gear: Smartwool NTS microweight base layer

How do I love my Smartwool NTS 150 base layer? Let me count the ways…. It’s microweight, so it works in winter, summer, and any season in between. In summer, it’s perfect for canoe trips in BWCAW, where it blocks both the sun and the bugs. It has a loose fit and a quarter zip […]

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Q: What kind of aerobic activities should I be doing now to be a better skier next winter?

A: During the heat of summer, winter seems oh so far away, but autumn will be here all too quickly.  Everyone knows that skiers are “made in the summer” so now is the time to get going if you want to be ready for old-man winter once he makes his reappearance.  And he promised he […]

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