Gear West Podcast #7: The Birkie is Coming!

Jan 12th 2018

Brodie, Speedy and Adam sit down to chat about cross country skiing and their interactions with it so far this winter. Ranging from Birkie trail reports and stories of Birkies gone by, to Speedy's exp … read more

Why You Should Try Skin Skis

Posted by Jenny Beckman on Jan 8th 2018

I have been cross country skiing my entire life, and classic skiing has always been my favorite of the two disciplines. There are few things I enjoy more than a long jaunt on the perfectly groomed … read more


Nov 28th 2017

As some of you may know, my partner in big adventures, Kate Ellis and I will be heading up north this coming spring to an Alaskan village to coach cross-country skiing to Alaska Native kids. The non-p … read more

Include your four-legged friend when ski training!

Posted by Jan Guenther on Nov 9th 2017

Have a dog who loves to run? Do you love to cross country ski? Add skijoring to your list of fun things to do in the winter and start training now! Skijore is derived from the Norwegian word “hundekjo … read more

The Great African Shoe Delivery

Posted by Wendi Morin on Jul 17th 2017

As many people know, I went to Ethiopia in May for two amazing weeks. There were four of us, and we hauled 12 huge hockey-sized duffle bags full of the shoes you donated to Gear West, t-shirts … read more