About us @ “Out There Nordic”

For many years the Hanson family has been a part of Nordic skiing and Nordic ski racing. From back in the days of the Kann Brothers shop at Mt. Hardscrabble & years of participating at the Nordic Woods “Bobby Schmidt’s” Wilderness Loppet races to now participating in Worldloppet events we have always tried to enjoy our Nordic recreation from a family friendly stand point. So starting in 2009 we discussed opening a shop in Rice Lake that geared itself to the recreation  & racing Nordic skier.

In 2010 we opened and are bringing a “New Approach to Nordic” with varied products, a different retail environment. Much like many of the Traditional Nordic Shops in Europe ~ A distinct setting. The name was dreamt up by Kristin (who was introduced to skiing when she married Bjørn) “The most important thing is not if you won or not, but if you got Out There!” So if there is something you are looking for, or need help with things such as wood skis to go out and enjoy a ski and some coffee over the fire to the ultimate in Nordic technology let us help you along the way.

We also can pick you the best in recreational or Racing skis. From our Elite athlete program and picking skis that have made the medals at World University Games 2023 to skis with Top 30 finishes in the FIS Nordic World Cup, We’ve got you covered.

Stop in and have some coffee or some stories.
We hope to see you soon.

Kristin & Bjørn @ Out There



Just a few picks from the shop! Hope to see you SOON!