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Birkie Service – 2021

2021 Birkie Week
Service Planning
As COVID -19 a caused a lot of change in the world and in the world of ski racing we are implementing a NEW plan to be able to provide service for our clients this season for the FIVE Days of Birkie Week Events!
Ski Drop off will be as follows:
Wednesday Race
Skis in by NOON on Monday
Thursday Race
Skis in by NOON on Tuesday
Friday Race
Skis in by NOON on Wednesday
Saturday Race
Skis in by NOON on Thursday
Sunday Race
Skis in by NOON on Friday
Service Registration

Out There Gear for winter 20-21

This WINTER Season’s Podiumwear Storefront is now open!

Closing on Dec. 6th

password: winter2021

Ian Torchia – ONLINE Fundraising Auction

Minnesota Native Ian Torchia is heading toward the World Cup! In order to assist him we in partnership with his sponsors and the Rochester Active Sports Club are holding an ONLINE Fundraising Auction. This will run Nov 28th thru Dec.6th

You can see the items ahead of time at – Ian Torchia’s ONLINE Fundraising Auction!


A few words from Ian-

Hello Friends!

Winter is right around the corner and I am as excited as you are to see the snow fly and get out gliding on those trails! As I think back to last season, my thoughts jump to the amazing fundraiser put on at Quarry Hill in Rochester last fall and with your support I was able to jump start the racing campaign on a stable financial footing. More than the money raised, it gave me a full heart of fire seeing all my supporters coming together to help me chase my dreams of international skiing success. I gave it my all last winter and after winning a SuperTour race and accumulating my first podiums at US Nationals, I qualified for Period 3 of the World Cup, the highest level of cross-country ski racing in the world. It was a humbling learning experience and while I did not perform to my true potential across the pond, I left more inspired and fired up than ever to get back and compete at the top level. After returning to the States, I had the race of my life at the American Birkebeiner finishing top American and placing 2nd overall in a narrow sprint finish, 1.3 seconds from the win.

For the Rest of the Story~ Words From Ian

Supporting the Birkie in the Fluoro BAN

As the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation moves forward to with a FLUORO FREE Venue & Races we want our Birkie Skiing clients to know that we are leading the charge in FLUORO FREE Waxes.

We will once again be offering Birkie Race Service for the 2021 event. Details surrounding the multiple race days will come out after the first of the year.  There will be equivalent service options in the past to the LF & Full service options. They will employ the use of the FLUORO FREE products. We will be testing all levels of the NEW FLUORO Free products this season to still ensure FAST Skis.

Support us & the FUTURE of Skiing with FLUORO FREE Wax services.

Wanting to get more info as it becomes available?

Join Us 


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The Future of Waxing – Fluoro FREE

Greetings to all of you Out There!

As we see snow falling outside the shop here in Mid November of 2020 we want to let our clients know where WE are moving in the World of Waxing and the future.

Many of you may know that FIS the international governing body of skiing had planned to move forward with a Fluoro Ban for the 20/21 Season. Within the last few weeks they reversed that decision and have moved to implement for the 21/22 Season. With the anticipation of the change we geared up to be prepared for the “NEW WORLD” of waxes in both the kick and glide department.

As we move forward we are going to follow the lead of many Races, Venues and other Worldwide and be only offering Fluoro FREE Racing service this season for Jr events & Master (Adult) skiers events such as the Birkie and others. We feel it is best to put our best foot forward regarding the health of our wax staff, athletes  & the environment.

This all being said we also want folks to be educated and understand that in the world of Fluoro Free or Non-Fluoro that this does not mean that all there is is the world of what we have known as NF, CH or other Hydrocarbon Only Waxes. Yes that level of product still does exist, although all of the Major Wax Brands (SWIX, REX, START & Others) are moving forward on a great variety of waxes with other durable hydrophobic properties. Theses waxes will allow us to have access still to the levels of wax at a GOOD, Better, BEST & Ultimate Speed.  ALL of them being officially NON or Fluoro FREE waxes.

Stay Tuned for move waxing info coming soon, service options for Events like the American Birkie & Others

Madshus 3.0’s arriving Daily!

The NEW 3.0 Classic & Skates are arriving!

Get you Name on a pair soon!

Annual Ski Swap

When: October 5-31, 2020
How: Due to the Covid Situation, we will have a continual Ski Swap in the month of October. Schedule an appointment to get one on one time for equipment. Day time and One evening a week will be available based on need. Appointments will be in 1 hour blocks, be for family units and everyone is required to wear a mask. Appointments are a MUST!
Call 715.234.4505 (Out There Nordic) or email to schedule your appointment.
Any other questions can be emailed to
Equipment Drop off: Drop off your equipment from September 1, 2020 to October 15, 2020 , during business hours of Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm at Out There Nordic at 502 N Main Street. Please have equipment marked with your name, contact phone number and prices of your items. The sooner equipment is dropped off, the more time it has to be sold.
Pick up unsold equipment and/or money can be picked
up starting November 4, 2020.
Proceeds will benefit 4591 Sports Development and 4591SD Nordic Teams.
A huge thanks to Out There Nordic for hosting
and to Bjorn for helping out the club!!
We thank everyone in advance for their part in keeping everyone safe and healthy.

County Hwy Challenge

The County Hwy Challenge

August, September & October 2020

What’s the Challenge

Over the next three months get a picture of yourself getting Out There roller skiing, running, biking, hiking with a County Highway Sign in the pic. Collect all of the Letters of the Alphabet and get a chance to win a $300 Gift Certificate from Out There Nordic

How to Participate

First email us at

  1. We will then set up a google folder for you to upload Your pictures of you getting out there on you quest for the County Road Alphabet
  2. Then over the next three months get out there and participate in some physical activity for at least 20min and snap a pic of you and the County Hwy Sign A-Z
    1. Double do count example: NN, OO etc
  3. At the end of the three months those collecting all 26 letters will be put in a drawing for a $300 Out There Gift Certificate


    • All folks who get at least 25% will receive a prize from Out There Nordic
    • All those completing the Alphabet and not winning the final drawing could also receive prizes
    • By participating you allow us the use of any photos for marketing



Fall Training Gear from Podiumwear

Cycling, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Rollerskiing- We’ve got you covered.

Team Storefront Closes on Aug 8th

Team Storefront

Password: train2020

A Global Family

Recently we began to ask some of the Team Out There athletes who have moved on to their next stage in life to reflect on the Team. They are and always will be a part of the Team Out There Family, but now they have new roles and we look to them for guidance on how to do what we do BETTER.

We really LOVE to hear their thoughts on what has made the Team so very special over the past 9 years. Yes 9 years ago (almost 10 now) the journey for Team Out There began. We now have a total of 20 current full time racing athletes and 13 athletes who have either fully or partial began to move to their next stage in life. One of the recurring themes from the Family of Athletes is just that the FAMILY. Within the 33 athlete family there are 16 Nations represented. It is totally unfathomable to us to see where this has gone and then we wonder “Where will it Grow”.

During these crazy times of the world we feel that something as small as this group of people can have an AMAZING impact. Bringing together people to share something in common bridges differences that everyone has from their own cultures.

Be apart of something BIGGER than you!

Thank You to ALL of the members of the #BestFamilyOutThere – Team Out There