It’s almost snow time! Various Nordic venues have opened across the Northeast and when the natural snow arrives in force we should have some amazing skiing.
As I am sure most are aware by now the global shortages and supply chain issues have hit the ski industry hard. We order over 1600 pairs of boots a year and we have received 160 or so to date. Ouch. The good news is help is on the way, we will have a significant amount of skate boots arriving over the next two weeks. We already have size runs in different classic boots but more is also coming in the next three weeks. Combi boots are slated for arrival around the first of the year. Stay tuned. We do have a waiting list started, so if you know what you want let us know and we will get you on it. If you don’t know, come on down or give a call and we can help figure it out!
For skis we have an incredible selection of skate skis at all levels. Classic skis are holding out well, especially at the higher end. The entry level classic skis are a bit tougher to fit, but we have some decent stiff ones. Skin skis are holding out with availability, so don’t delay. We do have another small shipment of 50mm metal edge skin touring skis on the way, expected arrival is two weeks. Half of these are pre-sold, so let us know if you want a pair!
Poles we have a great selection in stock, is it time to upgrade to a nicer pole?
All pants and jackets are in, including kids sizes in pants! We have a great selection of performance wool base layers also. Hestra gloves arrive later this week to complete our offerings!
We have the following very lightly used skin skis available to sell. These have all been used under 20 times, the skins are cleaned and the glide zones waxed. Pay attention to weight range on these, as it is crucial to get the right fit. All are mounted with NNN bindings.
Fischer Twin Skin Race, normal price- $530 with bindings- Special slightly used deal-$375 per pair with bindings
192 cm skier weight 135-150
197cm skier weight 153-170
202cm skier weight 165-190
207cm skier weight 210-240
Fischer Twin Skin Pro, normal price $380 with bindings- Special slightly used deal-$275 per pair with bindings
202cm skier weight 195-225
From now until Dec. 20th we are running an all cash Hotbox special to benefit Portland Nordic. Portland Nordic is an incredible local organization that gets kids of all ages on skis, helps increase exposure for Nordic here in Southern Maine, and is heavily involved in the grooming(and lights this year) at Riverside Golf Course. Bring us your skis COMPLETELY CLEANED of all wax and a 20 dollar bill and we will give them a deep bath in our ski oven to re-saturate and rejuvenate them. It is the equivalent of sending your skis to the spa! Normally 35 dollars, now until Dec. 20th it is just 20 dollars cash! We will donate the money to Portland Nordic to help them on their mission! There is a 10 do9llar cleaning fee if we have to clean your messy, dirty or unscraped skis. Don’t be that person. You are better than that.
You can check out Portland Nordic and all they do here: https://www.portlandnordic.org/
Nonstop Nordic’s popular race series is back for 2022! This is a race series in southern Maine for ALL AGES, lollipop through citizen age groups. This year’s 4-race series includes a variety of fun formats: freestyle distance race, freestyle full moon night race, 2-person classic & skate sprint relay, classic distance race, and classic sprints. Providing enough snow, the races will be held at: Pineland Farms, Twin Brook Rec Area, and Libby Hill Forest Trails. For all the details and to register, please visit Nonstop Nordic’s website. Race organizers also need volunteers at the races, please consider volunteering as you spectate.Want to strap on the skis and measure up against the clock or other skiers in a fun setting? Nonstop Nordic is the ticket!
We know it has been frustrating not being able to get what you need from us so far this year. It’s a very challenging situation that we are trying to make the best of. The good news is the product IS coming, and we expect by the end of the year to have great stock. Thank you so much for bearing with us.
Our current hours at 30 Olympia St. Portland:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-10-5:30
Weekends are by appt. It is easy to make one! Just give a call or email us to set up Saturday or Sunday. We are here and available both days.
Once again thank you so very much for your business, we greatly appreciate it.
Roger + Marc