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Ski Stores in Minneapolis - Snowboard Stores in Minneapolis

Ski Stores, Snowboard Stores in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities


Shopping for a ski gear in Minneapolis and St. Paul? Shopping for snowboard gear? Here's a list of the best ski and snowboard stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul and the Twin Cities for ski gear, snowboard gear, Christmas gifts for snowboarders, and Christmas gifts for skiers.

Hoigaards, St. Louis Park

Downhill ski gear, snowboard gear, cross country ski gear, clothes, accessories, plus a large range of other winter sports gear at Hoigaards. You can also rent ski and snowboard gear at Hoigaards, they have a service and tuning shop, and offer regular free clinics and classes to teach ski and snowboard tuning and waxing, and other winter sport topics.

Joe's Sporting Goods, St. Paul

On the northern borders of St. Paul, Joe's Sporting Goods has a huge selection of downhill skis and ski gear, as well as cross country ski equipment. They also carry snowboards and snowboard equipment.

Joe's has a service and tuning shop, has classes and clinics on waxing and tuning. They also sell other winter sports gear - you'll find all your ice fishing needs met here too.

The FL Project, Forest Lake

In Forest Lake, the FL Project is a small independent skate, wakebosrding and snowboarding shop.

The House, St. Paul

One of the major online retailers for snowboards, The House started here in Minnesota, and have a retail store and outlet store in St. Paul.

Although their focus is on snowboards, snowboard clothing and snowboard gear, they have a large range of skis and ski gear too.

Erik's Bike and Board, Several Twin Cities Locations

Bike shop by summer, snowboard and ski shop by winter. Several Metro locations can supply you with snowboards, skis, gear and accessories. They'll tune and wax your gear, and lease children's ski and snowboard gear.

And being a bike shop, Erik's will also outfit you for winter biking, or prepare your bike for winter storage.

Summit Boardshop, Lake Elmo

Summit Boardshop primarily has snowboards and gear, and clothing, but there is a fine selection of skis and accessories too.

Tonka Cycle and Ski, Minnetonka

Originally located in Minnetonka, this store in Hopkins sells skis snowboards, boots and gear. They'll service your ski and snowboard gear too, waking and tuning boards and skis.

Pinewski's, Anoka

Pinewski's Ski and Board shop focuses on snowboards and downhill skis, as well as cross country ski gear, and plenty of clothing, accessories and tuning supplies.

Hi Tempo, White Bear Lake

Kayaks in the summer, ski gear by winter. They'll be happy to custom fit ski boots for you, they've got plenty of skis to choose from, and there's snowboard gear for sale too.

Finn Sisu, St. Paul

The cross country ski, nordic ski specialists. Boots, skis, poles, summer training gear for nordic skiers, lessons in ski waxing and maintenance, and learn to ski classes and training through their sister organization, Sisu Skiers.

REI, Bloomington, Maple Grove, Roseville

The national retailer stocks plenty of downhill ski, snowboard and cross country ski gear, plus snowshoes, winter camping supplies, crampons and ice climbing gear, and things for many other winter sports.

Used Ski and Snowboard Gear

Save money by buying used ski and snowboard gear.

Play It Again Sports has several locations in the Twin Cities. Stock varies by location, but they carry downhill skis, snowboards, cross country skis, boots, and bindings for kids and adults, plus a smorgasbord of hockey gear and items for various other winter sports.

Way to go Sports in Golden Valley operates in the same way, buying and selling used ski and snowboard gear for adults and kids.

REI Scratch and Dent sales are where REI sells customer returns cheap, held a couple of times a year. If they've got something in your size. it will probably be a bargain, and children's gear in particular can be incredibly cheap - think $5 ski and snowboard boots. At REI Bloomington, Maple Grove, and Roseville. The Bloomington one is the biggest.

And of course, Craigslist has plenty of sporting gear from private sellers.

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