Clothing

Minnesota winters can range from harsh negative temperatures to balmy temperatures where snow is melting.  Minding weather conditions and dressing in layers is important in creating comfortable skiers.

As Assistant Coach Nick Hall states, "There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices!"

There are several clothing items that skiers will need to remain comfortable during practices and at races, but most skiers will already have at least some of them. It is not necessary to purchase new clothing if you already have gear that fits and works well for you.


IMPORTANT: When racing, skiers wear a thin Lycra suit on their bodies. It's critical that skiers wear appropriate under-layers to stay warm.

Before the first meet and as a variety of winter conditions arrive, team captains will provide guidance to skiers regarding recommended dress for meets.


The following are items skiers should be sure to have before the season starts.

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Clothing items

Eye protection

Skin protection

Is there anything skiers should avoid for clothing and protection?

Yes.

  • Cotton
  • Dressing for Alpine (downhill) skiing

Where to purchase

There may be Nordic-specific clothing available in your size on the For Sale page. Otherwise, the coaches recommend the following Twin Cities stores for purchasing Nordic-specific clothing:

Finn Sisu Ski Shop

2436 Larpenteur Avenue West

Lauderdale, MN 55113

651.645.2443

http://finnsisu.com »

 

Gear West Ski & Run

1786 West Wayzata Boulevard

Long Lake, MN 55356

952.473.0377

http://gearwest.com »

 

Pioneer Midwest

415 County Road 81

Osseo, MN 55369

763.420.8981

http://pioneermidwest.com »

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ISD 196 Nordic Ski Booster Club

isd196nordicskiteam@gmail.com