Gear West Premier Marathon Race Wax Service (online registration closed)


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Training for a Cross Country Ski Marathon is hard enough.  Save time and reduce stress by having your skis precision glide waxed by the best in the business! Race wax service is available for the 2018 City of Lakes Loppet, 2018 Mora Vasaloppet and 2018 American Birkebeiner/Kortelopet. The service includes an LF base layer, HF race layer, 100% Fluoro top-coat, and hand structuring. Testing and waxing will be done on site to ensure the best possible skis for you.

The service is available for both classical and skate skis. It is important to note, however, that for classical skis only a kick base binder wax will be applied to the kick pocket. We will provide recommendations for kick and an area to apply wax at ski pickup, but due to the wide variance in the amount of kick preferred, WE DO NOT APPLY KICK WAX for you.

Skis must be scraped and brushed; thus, ready for race wax application.  ALSO, the kick zones must be cleaned, sanded, and marked.

Please note that for the American Birkebeiner and Kortelopet, all skis will be picked up at the Start Line: Birkebeiner start line Saturday Morning February 4 (see schedule), Kortelopet Start Line Friday morning February 3 (see schedule). This provides the allotted time for the best possible wax service for you. 

We highly recommended that if you are not dropping off your skis at Gear West the week before the Birkie, that you ship your skis to Gear West ahead of time. See shipping address below.  

If you drop your skis off Friday at the Birkie Expo, you will be charged a Friday Drop Off Charge: $104.99 for skating & $114.99 for classic. Again, we recommend shipping your skis ahead of time to Gear West.

If you have any questions, please call us at 877-473-4327 or email


Ship your skis ahead of time to this address:

Gear West Cross Country Ski & Run
Attn: Birkie Wax Service
1786 W Wayzata Blvd, Suite B, Long Lake, MN 55356


City of Lakes Loppet Classic Race Wax Service Schedule
Date Time Location  

Wed, 1/24

 8PM   Online Registration Ends
Thur, 1/25 8PM Gear West In-store Drop Off Ends
Fri, 1/26 6PM Gear West In-store Pickup Ends for Loppet Classic


City of Lakes Loppet Skate Race Wax Service Schedule
Date Time Location  
Wed, 1/31  8PM   Online Registration Ends
Fri, 2/2 6PM Gear West In-store Drop Off Ends
Sat, 2/3 5PM Gear West In-store Pickup Ends for Loppet Skate


Mora Vasaloppet Race Wax Service Schedule
Date Time Location  
Wed, 2/7 8PM   Online Registration Ends
Thur, 2/8 6PM Gear West In-store Drop off Ends
Fri, 2/9 5PM Gear West In-store Pickup Ends


Kortelopet Race Wax Service Schedule
Date Time Location  
Mon, 2/19 8PM    Online Registration Ends
Tues, 2/20 NOON Gear West In-store Drop Off Ends
Thurs, 2/22 NOON - 4PM Hayward On site registration & ski drop off -  KORTIE DROP OFF DEADLINE
Fri, 2/23 8:30am-11:30 Korte Start Area

Race Day Ski Pickup 

Birkebeiner Race Wax Service Schedule
Date Time Location  
Mon, 2/19 8PM    Online Registration Ends
Tues, 2/20 NOON Gear West In-store Drop Off Ends
Thurs, 2/22 NOON - 9PM Hayward On site registration & ski drop off
Fri, 2/23 9AM - 4PM Hayward

Any skis dropped off on Friday will be charged a Friday Drop Off charge: $104.99 for Skate & $114.99 for Classic. - BIRKIE DROP OFF DEADLINE

Sat, 2/24 5:30AM - 10AM Birkie Start Area Race Day Ski Pickup 



You spent the last 364 days preparing and anticipating.
We spent the last 364 days waxing.

Let us wax your skis so you can have
your most enjoyable Marathon Season ever!

Spots are limited
Register here or call 877.473.4327
to guarantee you have your fastest skis ever, stress free.  

If you have any questions, please email


Gear West ships purchases using UPS, FedEx, and USPS. We make every effort to get your order out as quickly as possible, in some cases same day. However, ski orders may take a few days to get out of our store depending on the shop services required.


  U.S. Shipping Options

UPS Ground (3-7 day delivery)*
Under $99 = $9.99 Flat Rate!
Over $99 = FREE!
Excludes All Oversize Items*, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada

*Oversize packages not included (see below for more info on oversize packages).

Hawaii and Alaska Residents
Use USPS Priority Shipping which may include an additional charge.

USPS Priority Post (3-5 day delivery)
Flat Rate = $9.99

Expedited (2-3 day delivery)
Flat Rate = $25.00

Overnight (1 day delivery excludes weekends)
Flat Rate = $50.00

  Canadian Shipping Options

USPS Priority Mail (up to 10 business days. Certain items restricted*)

UPS Ground will be used for classic skis
Flat Rate = $30 (An additional Brokerage Fee can be up to $20 or more depending on shipment size. Multiple boxes incur higher brokerage fees. Brokerage fees are the responsibility of the receiver and are non-negotiable.)

*Restricted USPS Priority Items Include: classic skis beyond 197 cm, wax remover, wax tables

Canadian Duties and Taxes are the responsibility of the recipient.

*Oversize Packages - Standard oversize change = $25.00
Some items are subject to an oversize freight charge. They include but are not limited to:
Ski Poles
Sportube Ski Carriers
Wax Tables and Ski Wax Forms

Questions about Shipping?
If you have any questions about shipping your purchase please feel free to contact us: Local: 952-473-0377 Toll Free: 877-473-4327


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We want you to be happy with your purchase from Gear West, and if for any reason you need to return or exchange an item we want to make it as easy as possible for you to do so.

- Items must be returned within 30 days of purchase. Store credit will be given after 30 days.
- Items must be in new and unused condition and must be returned with all original packaging.
- Clothing items (shoes, boots, and apparel) must be clean and unworn with all original hang tags still attached.
- Partial store credit may be issued if product is returned in used condition or if not returned with original packaging.
- Returns of mounted skis will be charged a 25% restocking fee. Service (mounting, grinds, hotboxes, etc.) will not be refunded.
- If you have any questions please call us toll free at 1 (877) 473-GEAR (4327).
- Gear West Ski, Run & Soccer does not credit shipping costs unless it is our mistake.

- Pack returned items with original packaging and ship via UPS, Fedex, or USPS insured mail.
- Please give an explanation for your return using the codes provided on the back of your order invoice.
- Return to the address below with your return address shown on the outside of the package:

    Gear West
    Attn: Returns
    1786 W Wayzata Blvd   Suite B
    Long Lake, MN 55356

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Please do not hesitate to drop us an email ( or give us a call with any questions:
Local: 952-473-0377
Toll Free: 877-473-GEAR (4327)

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How Price Matches are Handled:
Simply call us at 1-877-473 GEAR (4327) or send us an email with the product you are interested in and where we can find the lower advertised price.

The item must be currently available in your size from the retailer whose price you would like us to match.

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