Out There

Out There Nordic Sports
502 North Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

800-252-9583 | Hours


Go Gumby! GMVS Summer Camp


Location: Vermont

Athletes: Limited to 6 athletes (3 spots remain as of 4.7.17)

Flyer: Go Gumby 2017 Summer Camp flyer

SPACE will be Limited so contact us if you are interested

Details : Join us for 5 days of training based on the Green Mountain Valley School campus in Waitsfield, VT. Training will include endurance, intensity, and strength work, making use of the GMVS Racing Performance Center and the amazing training venues we have here in the Mad River Valley.
2 Travel days are planned on each end of the trip

Ages: 8th grade – postgraduate year.

LIMITED to 6 Athletes ( 4 spots remain 3.27.17)

Cost: $859 ($475 GMVS Portion / $384 Travel, Food & Lodging) Payment options available

Will include Travel & Camp

Includes: meals, lodging, and coaching by GMVS staff and guest coaches.

Trip Leader from the Midwest will be our Coach Kris L200 Ussa/CXC & 1 other coach (YTBD)

REGISTRATION: http://outthereshop.com/products/gmvs-summer-camp

Camp Dates July 31st – August 4th 2017

With Travel July 29-Aug 6th


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CXC Masters 17/18


The NEW Masters Season is Underway! You can still sign up. Join us Out There

V.I.P. Membership Form: https://cxcskiing.wufoo.com/forms/vip-club-membership/

CXC Masters Team: https://cxcskiing.wufoo.com/forms/cxc-masters-team-membership/

Outside is Free… Or is it?


So as of recent I have seen many folks utilizing the hashtag #OutsideisFree. At first I thought well that is clever, as there is no valid gym membership, no open hours etc. Although as it has started to crop up more and more I began to think, Outside is not Free. As this pondered in my mind I ran into someone out on the single track one day, a conversation started about the trails and nature and how they felt the best part of it was it was “FREE”. So being the stubborn Norwegian I am I asked them “So all of the volunteer hours, the donations from business, the county, tourism, etc. they have no value?” The stunned look explained it all. The conversation continued and I recognized a different appreciation for the Outside instantly.

I’m not going to rant about weather Outside is Free or not, I just want to ask you before you devalue the Natural World that as people we get to enjoy, that do not take for granted the Public lands, Parks etc that often partner with Trail Associations and others to create Ski Trails, Hiking Trails, Single Track, Alpine Areas and more that it has a Value and it is PRICELESS! You still may not have a Fee to use it but it did come at a cost.

Get Out There and support keeping Public Lands PUBLIC for everyone to use and enjoy

Support YOUR local Trail Group or Association through a monetary donation or donation of your time on a work day.

Remember to #BeOutThere as #OutsideisPriceless

Ski from trees raise monies

This past weekend a longtime Nordic coach and friend gave us a wonderful pair of Madshus Birkebeiners 215cm with  lignostone edges as well. They need some love. So we will be restoring them fully along with new tar & wax**. We will then offer them up on Auction. From May 8th – 12th at http://www.ebay.com/itm/Madshus-Birkebeiners-215cm-/192174731559?roken=cUgayN

Proceeds will then be donated to the Club in which this coach works with in the UP of Michigan.

** The skis have 3 pin bindings currently. Post Auction we will contact the winner to see if they want different bindings. (additional fees may apply)



4591 Sports Development


This Fall a local organization started in the Barron County Area called 4591 Sports Development.

45-91 is the Latitude & Longitude of Barron County, Programming is offered to Anyone in the Barron County Area

4591 is a 501(c)3 dedicated to Sport Development of Youth to Masters in the Barron County Region of Northern Wisconsin. Developing Nordic,  Jumping & other Silent Sports Athletes.

Summer programming in for is UP.


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Get Ready to Roll!


It is time to think about Roller Ski Season. Yes the weather is warming up but it is always best to wait until the roads are clean, get that rest time in from the long season and get ready to ROLL in later May. Each year we have rollerski equipment arrive in the beginning of MAY just in time for the season.

We also offer TEAM pricing for athletes competing in Middle School & High School racing along with JNQ racing. Looking for those prices email us TEAM ROLLERSKI PRICING


Roller ski Equipment- http://outthereshop.com/shop/roller-skis/


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Bike Kits- Team Storefront


Once again we have our Out There Bike Kits available for order from our Podiumwear Team Storefront. The store will Close this Sunday at midnight. Kits will go into production and then be shipped to the shop.


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Out There Nordic offices move to Norway




That is right folks, with the first 7 seasons going amazingly well even with low snow in the Midwest we find we need to spread our wings for continued growth. Starting January 1st of 2018 we will be opening a NEW location and moving our business office to Os in Northern Østerdalen, Norway. This move really will allow us to have more opportunities for the Team Out There athletes and expand our business into a new market.

“Os will work very well for us as there is a fantastic training center, roller ski track, biathlon range, jumping facility and it’s only about 10km from the Kaffe Stuga in Røros” says Bjorn

“There is a Nation of Crazy people who slide around on skis there so the coaching opportunities are endless” states Kris

“There will be lots of skiing to be had, along with the girls are pretty hot and they speak Norwegian” says Per

Stay Tuned for More Details!



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Summer Training Opportunites

We know it is still March but the plans for Summer are in the making. Out There, CXC, 4591 & others are launching their summer Training programs for the 17/18 Season. Here are some links for you to be able to get signed up.

Out There Nordic:

– Go Gumby! Green Mountain Valley School GMVS Camp

This is a unique opportunity for any athlete from 8th grade to Post grad. Travel with Coach Kris & another coach to Vermont at the end of July for a week long camp in the Mountains of Northern Vermont. The camp is hosted by GMVS Nordic Director Colin Rodgers (Past head coach for the Sun Valley Gold Team)  & Head Coach Kat Howe (Team Out There Athlete & Former Biathlete) Get a super great coaching staff in a great location. This event is limited to 6 athletes so sign up soon. Costs are all inclusive.



4591 Sports Development

4591 is a New organization in Northern Wisconsin working to develop programming for Silent Sports. As a USSA & CXC Club they support the National Development Pipeline. This past season they began with some limited options for Jr’s & Masters on snow and now are rolling out their TRAIL KIDS, Junior & Master’s programming for the 17 summer season.

         *TRAIL KIDS  this is the 2nd summer session of the TRAIL KIDS program. This year it will be offered in a block format incorporating Trail Running/ Orienteering, Mountain Biking & Paddling. This program is offered to Youth 8-14

        *Juniors this will be the first summer session of the 4591 Nordic Junior programming. There will be 2 weekend camps along with a n 8 week summer training block. Open to athlete U12-U18

   *Masters this will be the first summer session of the 4591 Nordic Masters program. The intent of this program it to get adults looking at incoporating some off-season training to be ready for the ski season.  This year there will be 4 summer sessions. An Intro Night will be held on May 17th


For Details on 4591 Programs & Registration: http://www.4591sd.org



Central Cross Country (CXC) Continues to raise the bar on their offerings for training. This year again they will be holding the Igor Camp Series with Coaches Bruce Manske & our own Coach Kris. 

   Igor Camp  these camps are designed to get young athletes their first taste of camp and off season activity in a Fun environment Geared for ages 10-13 http://cxcskiing.org/pages/events/camps/cxc-training-camps.html#IgorLegacyCamps

  Junior Development Program  this awesome program is headed up by Coach Karmen Whitham. Coach Karmen works to take U16-U20 athletes to a new level in their training. Along with a Year Round Program the JDP also offers U16 & Open Camps ding the summer, fall & on-snow seasons



    Masters this Adult Training program incorpoates local chapters, camps, the CXC Academy & more to give adults wanting to up their game in skiing a full well rounded training system. This will be the 5th season that we at Out There Nordic will be the hosts to a CXC Masters Chapter. With skiers from Eau Claire to Minneapolis and Wausau to Hayward traveling to Rice Lake each month to get great coaching from Level 200 USSA & CXC coaches. Each season the numbers grow and we look forward to another GREAT season Out There


VIP Membership option: https://cxcskiing.wufoo.com/forms/w1gmsmb613rxy52/


That wraps up the programs that we at Out There are directly involved with. Depending on where Out There YOU are there are many great options around the country & the world. Other Midwest Options offered are available from The Loppet Foundation ( http://www.loppet.org/ ) and Endurance United ( http://www.enduranceunited.org/ )


As always thanks for your time and we hope to see YOU Out There this Summer!

Events: http://www.outthereshop.com/events

NENSA U16 Championships- Farmington Maine


2017 NENSA U16 Championships

We are super proud of our own Kris Hanson (USSA/CXC L200 Coach) will be the Head Coach & Trip Leader for the 2017 trip to Titcomb Mountain in Farmington Maine! Supported by 3 other coaches from around the Midwest they will be taking 4 Female & 4 Male U16 Athletes to the event. In 2016 Coach Kris was an assistant to Coach Kelly Skillicorn. Look for updates from this great event in the coming weeks!

NENSA U16 Champs

NENSA U16 Championships 2017 Review