Welcome to a NEW Approach to Nordic

We are about more than just retail, We are here to grow the NORDIC Lifestyle. From supporting athletes around the World to the Jr Skier next door. We are Out There Growing Nordic

  • Service

    Service

    As a small family owned and operated shop you will get one on one attention. Be it for your first pair of touring skis to elite level racing
  • Best Products in the Industry

    Best Products in the Industry

    We work with the Oldest and Best Companies in the industry. Madshus, Fischer, Swix, START, Rex and others
  • #BestFamilyOutThere

    #BestFamilyOutThere

    We are more than a retail shop. We are a Family working to GROW the Nordic Culture. From our Local Tails to the athletes of Team Out There. Working to create the #BESTFamilyOutThere


Shoreline Sprints & Distance Event-2022

Registration is OPEN

Email us for details

Fundraising Auction for Ian Torchia

Upcoming Online
Fundraising Auctions!
Auction Site
This is one of the many ways we assist the athletes of
Team Out There. First up is
Ian Torchia
Beginning 11.13.21
Ending 11.21.21 5:59:59 PM

New Gear Time!

SO we are rolling out a FEW things!

1st- Podiumwear Storefront for out Winter ski Gear

Password: winter2122

Some NEW Items in the MIX!

Storefront closes at Midnight on the 24th of Oct.

 

2nd – The Start of a NEW Clothing Collection

Artwork is from a client of ours who is coming up with some GREAT Designs. ALL Will be a PRE-Order limited release!

The FIRST in the Collection – Out There Nordic – Midwest to the World!

Can You See the Forest for the Trees?

As we approach the Fall season and the start for many folks in the Nordic Community their journey to a Winter Event like the American Birkie, Swedish Vassaloppet, World Masters or a local 5km. For some this journey begins in Late April or Early May, but many it begins in October or when the snow starts to fall softly from the heavens. Also during this time many local ski clubs start to put ideas together for the upcoming season, reflect on the past season, look at budgets equipment etc. With those thing happening I have been hearing some crazy thoughts being said to folks you are TRULY Out There to Support Nordic. (Don’t support that group, they have different goals than ours, or I don’t like so and so) As a community we all need to sit back and look at a number of things to ensure that our sport in the USA gains traction, grows programming and develops long-term sustainability.

1. Support ALL Clubs (USSA, CXC, LNR, NESNA, NANA, FAST & Female, etc) and the things they are doing, like them or not are things that are trying to grow the sport in YOUR community.

2. Support trail Systems. Be it your local 3km loop, 20km trail with a lite section, or the Birkie Trail. All places that are being maintained for skiing require funding! So if you are skiing at a number of trail systems, sign up for even the individual membership. Put your name in the ring and go to an event the trail is having or spread the word to others. Unlike many of the European countries Nordic is not a Federally supported activity in our country (we can dream).

3. Introduce someone to the sport. There are 2 ways to do this. 1.Take someone who has never skied and get them Out There on the snow this season. Ski 1km with them on a flat section of trail and see the joy it brings. Do not take them to some World Cup course and say come on. GO somewhere that seems so easy it hurts and see what introducing someone to our sport in a positive way can do to bring a NEW dimension to the sport for you. 2. If that is to much donate to an organization such as NNF, CXC, etc. These organizations are ones that give funding to athletes as well as run “Learn to ski” programs “Skis to Schools” and such where your monies can get NEW skiers started.

 

I will leave you with these 3 simple things. We are not asking you to get on a trail board or give 20 hours to trail work or coaching. Start small! If the Sport of Nordic is something that you find important to you, we must learn to work together, agree to disagree and say “What we are doing, is that growing the sport in some fashion?” If we as a collective group of Trail Board Members, Parents, Kids, Shop Owners, Teachers, Manuf. Rep., etc. do this we will see OUR sport grow to NEW Heights!

 

 We challenge you to look Out There and SEE The Forest for the Trees!

 

 

 

 

The People who think they are Crazy enough to change the World~ Are the ONES who Do!

 

Original post from August 2014

September 2021

The calendar turns another month & now things really ramp up toward the Winter Season.

Things to Remember in September:

  1. September Service Special- Essential Wax Service for $24.99 (Reg-$39.99)

  2. October is our Ski Swap- Get all of your gear to sell in by Sept. 30th

  3.  Juniors – Race Service for the 2021-22 Junior Cups is filing FAST               – Email for details

Shoreline Sprint – Rollerski Sprint Race- Elite Skate

Join us to watch the Best of Winter in the Summer!

Recap for the event at SHORELINE SPRINTS

 

Support for the APU Fundraiser

Rosie Frankowski and the APU Nordic Ski Team are doing a little fundraiser. We kicked off Team Rosie’s this AM. Let’s help this lady (An awesome member of the Team Out There Family) reach her goal!

Intro to Rollerskiing

We will have some INTRO to Roller skiing nights coming up. This is a great time to take your basic or no roller ski skills and up your game.

June 2nd    6:00pm    Rice Lake

June 16th   6:00pm    Rice Lake

Email krisoutthere@gmail.com if you would like to schedule a roller ski lesson

 

Summer Nordic Walking

For the Summer 2021 Season we are getting back to doing some of our Nordic Walking Events. This year along with a variety of locations over the summer we are also utilizing this as a Fundraising Event for different organizations. The Fee to participate is that you supply a donated items for the specific Organization. Below is a list of Dates, times, locations & organizations. PLEASE RSVP if possible due to travel distances

We hope to see You OUT THERE this summer!

5.31.21    1:00pm     Blue Hills Trail 

6.6.21     2:00pm     Pipestone Quarry

7.11.21     3:00pm     Hoffman Hills

RSVP to krisoutthere@gmail.com if you plan on attending incase of weather  or related adjustments

Biathlon Climate Challenge

Team Out There athlete Regina Oja is a part of the IBU’s #Biathlon4Climate Challenge. Join her and us in exercising to help the environment!

From – https://www.biathlonworld.com/

Earth Day 2021: IBU announces Biathlon Climate Challenge

The International Biathlon Union is delighted to announce the first Biathlon Climate Challenge, which aims to connect an active lifestyle with climate action. In honor of Earth Day 2021, fans are challenged to join one of ten different teams – all led by biathlon superstars – and track their physical activity in a fitness app which will convert the distance they have covered or calories they have burned into planted trees by a reforestation project.

To give back to Mother Nature, fans can join the Biathlon Climate Challenge in five simple steps. First, decide which athlete’s team they want to join. Then, to track their activities, download IBU‘s partner Active Giving’s app from the App Store or Google Play, create a profile and on the menu tab, select Team and enter the athlete code for their favorite athlete. Any activity counts – running, cycling, hiking, yoga, cross-fit and many more! A live leader board will be displayed on biathlonworld.com so the progress of each team can be tracked as they battle it out to contribute the highest number of trees.

Earth Day 2021: IBU announces Biathlon Climate Challenge

The launch of the Biathlon Climate Challenge is part of the IBU’s Sustainability Strategy 2020-2030, which, launched last September, commits the IBU to addressing sustainability needs in five different areas: climate, sport, people, venue & event, communication & awareness. Its climate goal is to reduce emissions aligned with the goals of the Paris Climate Accord and to be climate neutral as a sport, at the latest by 2030.

IBU President Olle Dahlin:

“As a winter sport we are heavily dependent on cold winters and snow. Thus, we must take on our responsibility in the fight against climate change. By sponsoring the Biathlon Climate Challenge we are advocating for climate action and sustainable development within the biathlon family and winter sports. The Challenge is a fun way to connect our fans with the athletes and encourage them to keep physically active, with the added benefit it is good for the environment. We invite our fans to actively contribute together with athletes to reduce biathlon’s impact on the climate.”

The challenge starts on 1 May 2021 and aims to plant 100.000 trees. For the implementation of the challenge, the IBU has partnered with Active Giving, a platform which converts sports activities into funding for environmental or social purposes. The tree planting will be carried out by Eden Reforestation Projects, a non-profit organization, whose mission it is to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration.

The Team Leaders and their codes for the Biathlon Climate Challenge are:

1. Franziska Preuss, GER | FRANZI

2. Susan Dunklee, USA | SUSAND

3. Dorothea Wierer, ITA | DOROWI

4. Regina Oja, EST | REGINA

(Join Team Out There Athlete Regina’s Team)

5. Olena Pidhrushna, UKR | OLENAP

6. Emilien Jacquelin, FRA | EMIJAC

7. Johannes Dale, NOR | JODALE

8. Jules Burnotte, CAN | JULESB

9. Sebastian Samuelsson, SWE | SEBSAM

10. Jakov Fak, SLO | JAKOVF

FAQ Biathlon Climate Challenge 2021

FAQ Biathlon Climate Challenge 2021
It’s always great customer service. Out There Nordic is a excellent supporter of the local trail community. Thank you!- Jason