Gear

Spirit Wear

All skiers will be provided with a team uniform for races (race top and bottom). Additional team spirit wear is completely optional, and parents should not feel obligated to buy it for their skiers. 

Team Spirit Wear - Order spirit wear on our Hopkins Nordic Online Store or the paper form. Place online orders or return the paper form to one of the captains by November 28.
Podiumwear Jackets - The Podiumwear store front is now open! Order directly from Podiumwear at this link and enter the password Hopkins.
    • The Podiumwear store closes at midnight, November 20.
    • Jackets will be delivered to the address you specify.
    • In Royal Blue with Hopkins logos
    • Stockholm Silver fabric has a knit construction with extra wicking power and 4-way stretch for dynamic movement
    • YKK coil zipper with Podiumwear ergonomic pull
    • Contoured raglan sleeve construction
    • Internal zippered chest pocket
    • Zippered hip pockets
    • Internal drawcord at waist
    • Breathable inserts at critical sweat zones
    • Fleece lined collar
    • Semi-form fit


Ski Rental for First Year Skiers

For complete information about ski rental, including the forms, visit Ski Rental Info. The rental fee for the season is $25. All other equipment (boots, poles and appropriate clothing) must be supplied by the skier. Skiers renting booster club skis need a combi boot or skate type boot. 

A note about ski boots: Most of our skis have SNS bindings, but we are changing them over to bindings that work with either NNN and Prolink.  Visit this link for information about boots and bindings

New for 2018-19:  We will have Classic Skis to rent for second year skiers!  We will have more information on this soon.

Ski Swaps

Use the Hopkins Nordic Ski Team Swap Page to look for used equipment offered or to enter information about equipment you are selling. Please remove your item after it has sold. 

Skinny Ski provides info on local ski swaps (at http://www.skinnyski.com/gear/sales.asp).

Equipment and Clothing Recommendations

Proper equipment and clothing are important in Nordic skiing. See the Nordic Handbook (using the links below) to get more information on:

Waxing Tips

Get the very best info on Nordic ski waxing technique at Swix School. Be sure to choose "English" in the top menu bar (unless your Norwegian is superior!). 

Lost & Found

Don't let this happen to you! Clearly mark all equipment and use a ski bag to protect your valuable equipment. If something goes missing post it to the Lost & Found.

Ski Shops

1786 West Wayzata Blvd, Long Lake, MN, 55356
952-473-0377

2436 Larpenteur Ave, Lauderdale, MN 55113
651-645-2443

5425 Excelsior Blvd, Saint Louis Park, MN
952-929-1351

16 Shady Oak Rd S,Hopkins, MN 

952-938-8336  


8929 Penn Ave S, Bloomington, MN
952-303-5683