Sunday, November 29, 2015

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 Hours & Locations
 All BNS locations will be closed
Thanksgiving day
Boulder, CO:
Monday  10a-7p 
Tuesday 10a-7p
Wednesday  10a-7p
Thursday 10a-7p 
Friday 10a-7p 
Saturday 10a-5p
Sunday 12p-4p
Portland, ME:
Monday  10a-6p
Wednesday 10a-6p
Thursday 10a-6p 
Friday 10a-5p 
Saturday 10a-2p
Sunday Closed

3600 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80303
200 Anderson Street 
Suite 5
Portland, ME 04101
Minneapolis, MN:

Monday 10a-6p
Tuesday 10a-6p 
Wednesday 10a-6p
Thursday 10a-7p
Friday 10a-6p
Saturday 10a-5p
Sunday 12p-4p

8929 Penn Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55431

    All BNS locations will be closed for these Holidays:
    Memorial Day
    July 4th
    Labor Day
    New Year's Day
    SIA On-Snow Demo (usually last Monday in Jan)


    Latest News

    I just wrote an exhaustive wax discussion and recommendation, and then lost it when I hit "submit". A short version is inside, and I'll rewrite the long version as soon as I've complained to our web manager...   Read More...

    Test Results and Discussion

      We tested both kick and glide at various times today, but focused on the afternoon as temps were up to acceptable test levels for tomorrow AM, though probably shy of where the high will be. Once again we found that having a very hard graphite like SkiGo LF Graphite or Start Graphite as a first layer to keep the skis clean over this distance makes a huge difference. The HF layers also need to be very hard, and even though waxes such as SkiGo Yellow tested better, they accumulated dirt and slowed down after five kilometers. Thus, we are recommending what was second in our test because of its hardness, Holmenkol Matrix Blue. Topcoat test results are inside.   Read More...

    Solid results on Holmenkol and SkiGo

    We started today at 6:30 with a topcoat test. We had already determined through testing yesterday that we wanted to have a very hard graphite like a Skigo LF Graphite or Start Graphite as our first layer. The fastest paraffin we could find was Holmenkol Matrix Blue yesterday and we wanted to stick with it today. The courses are really dirty in a lot of places and very abrasive, thus the harder waxes resisted the dirt better and were faster over the long distance.   Read More...

    Waxes used today and short discussion
    Today started out cold with air temps during our first test at -15C and snow temps at -16C. We were trying to confirm that even at these temps and without the fog of yesterday that the topcoats we had recommended were still in the mix. After the first trap and feel test(done via headlamp) we confirmed that Holmenkol Speedblock Cold was still our fastest topcoat so we gave that recommendation out, sold some wax and got to work on a few skis for athletes we are helping out.   Read More...

    Updated 7:30PM Anchorage Time

    See inside for the updated rundown for Jan 1 testing   Read More...

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    About BNS


    Boulder Nordic Sport's mission is to provide the best products, services, and knowledge for cross-country skiers with the goal to help people enjoy the sport.  Whether this is helping find the right equipment, fit them perfectly and tuning gear to maximum performance at our shop or sharing our technique and fitness knowledge through our Camps and Coaching Programs, we make people say, "wow!"

    We have brought together an impressive group of resources to help you have more fun skiing and find new levels of performance, whether your goals include racing or not.  We are passionate about the sport and that is why we focus exclusively on cross-country skiing.  We immerse ourselves in what we do best and bring an unrivaled level of knowledge to serve our clients.


    We believe that every ski, boot, pole and wax we sell is among the best available.  Our goal is to use our experience and knowledge to help you find what you need to be more comfortable and efficient on snow.  We add value to our products by providing exceptional service to fit you the highest possible standard and by sharing our knowledge to simplify equipment and waxing.  Years of personal experience racing, coaching, providing race service and interacting with clients has taught us that the correct fit is the key to happiness in ski equipment.  It has also connected us with the Shamans of the sport who have helped us build our fitting processes so you receive the same level of support that top elite athletes get.

    We carry only the best products from: Fischer, Rossignol, Madshus, Salomon, Craft, Bjorn Daehlie, Alpina, SkiGo, Holmenkol, Swix, Rode, Ercolina Toko and many others!


    • Ski Fitting and Fleet Evaluation - we guide you to skis that will make you say "wow!"
    • Full-service ski shop
      • Tazzari Stone Grinding.
      • Repairs, Waxing, Heat Box preparation.
    • Coaching
      • Technique and Fitness Coaching
      • Private and/or in groups
    Copyright (c) 2014 Natron Nordic Enterprises, LLC