Our area had a brief warm-up last Friday. Trails glazed up a bit, but were otherwise undamaged. Sub-zero temps have since returned and groomers are busy renovating the trails. Cold temps are forecast for this week and trails should return to excellent condition shortly.
The latest field notes from the Birkie team:
Tu, 1.30.18 – (1:00PM) – Today we took another pass grooming and tracking the Birkie Skate trail from American Birkebeiner TH to OO. Birkie Ridge and the loops at OO were also groomed and tracked. Great skiing on the loops at OO and north of OO! Enjoy! Continue reading Trail Report – 1/31/18
It’s not too late to treat your digits to some new Toko Gloves! Ian Harvey has been in charge of the Toko Glove line-up from its inception, and shares a brief video of the various models available this season…
If you haven’t seen this yet, The Birkie Bridge has made the trip to downtown Minneapolis for the 2018 Superbowl Festivities. Add to that nearly a kilometer of manmade snow and a Pisten Bully Groomer and you have the makings for a midwest-style winter party! Here, Birkie Director, Ben Popp, and John Munger with the Loppet Foundation give you the lowdown on ski and fat bike activities taking place around the bridge. And, don’t worry, the Mpls Friday melt did not affect Hayward; we have all of our snow, still.
It’s fitting that a part of the “Super Bowl of skiing” will be part of the “other” Super Bowl. We just ask one thing – PLEASE, PLEASE bring it back to Hayward for the 2018 Birkie!
Now that our hands and feet are cozy and comfortable, let’s talk about keeping our skin and eyes protected and safe from the elements. If you didn’t read part one of this article, you can find it here.
Toko Wax is known for their simple and practical approach toward waxing and ski prep. Here, Ian Harvey, Toko US Brand Manager, reviews a universal fluoro application technique for Toko Jetstream Bloc based on extensive, on-snow testing.
When I get the pleasure of working on the downstairs floor, I help customers answer a lot of different questions, for example, where is Chris or Joel, can Chris or Joel talk, when will Chris and Joel be back (see, you thought I only knew about clothes!). But, the question I hear the most is, “how can I keep my hands and/or feet warm?” Continue reading Cold Conditions, Let’s Review…
New Moon’s annual race wax clinics kick off this Friday, 1/12 at 4pm with waxing presentations from Fast Wax founder, Dan Meyer and 3-time Olympian and Toko Wax ambassador, John Bauer. Brush-up (pun) on your waxing knowledge and skills with these wax experts in our cozy shop. Still cold from the arctic cold snap? We’ll have the wood stove going, too! Continue reading Seeley Hills & Birkie Tour Wax Clinics