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Retail Partners

Thank you to our great retail partners! Visit these specialty retailers for their snowsports expertise and special offers just for Blizzard members!

Gear West

Gear West Alpine offers YOU and YOUR young skier a thoughtful selection of equipment and apparel for skiing and snowboardingWE, the GW staff are coaches, parents of young skiers and are passionate about all things skiing!  We understand your family needs We developed a special family area within the store to help make your ski shopping experience super easy and funOur goal is to find solutions to your skiing questions. Gear West Alpine also offer rentals, and used equipment. As for your feet, our specialty is creating the best footbeds for all foot needs, from youth to the mature skier.  Ask for Jeff, Lucas, Mark, Dugan or Kirk on your next visit.  

Do you like biking, running or Nordic skiing? Check out the entire, unique Gear West Campus, GW Nordic features the largest selection of xc skis in the country, from recreation to racing, and the most experienced and passionate team members to help Gear West Bike and Tri offers Trek, Felt and Norco bikes and repair service for the entire family. At GW run you can select from many models of run and walking shoes with expertise help to determine which shoe is best for YOUR gait.  

Special offersBlizzard skiers receive a 15% discount on ski/board/winter related equipment and goods all season. Parents of Blizzard skiers receive the Blizzard ski discount thru October 15th.  Staff receive a 20% discount on ski/board/winter related equipmentBring your Blizzard membership card to qualify for discounts! Remember, season rentals for both ski and snowboard equipment, and Adult Demo ski programs are available.


Hi Tempo – FootLab

Hi Tempo opened in 1952 and specializes in ski equipment! They offer the best equipment and clothing and expert service to go with it. The FootLab Custom Fit Center began as a high performance boot fitting center and expanded into custom orthotics for running, hockey, work boots and general footwear. The FootLab has two full-time Certified Pedorthists on staff and offers fit and alignment solutions for even the toughest hard-to-fit feet including many Blizzard instructors. Hi Tempo offers junior, junior race (D-Team) and adult season-long lease ski packages.

Special offers: Members and staff save 20% off retail pricing in our snowsports equipment, clothing and service departments. Please mention and/or show your Blizzard card to take advantage of discounts.



A tradition of merchandise and service excellence since 1895, Hoigaard’s is a leader in outdoor equipment and apparel. Outstanding selection, product knowledge, and unparalleled customer service. Hoigaard’s is the choice for performance gear and clothing whether you ski, snowboard, camp, paddle, hike, bike or in-line skate. The equipment Buy Back program is designed to go beyond the beginning level and give parents the confidence to know they have value for the investment in their children’s equipment.

Special offers: Members save 15% on all regularly priced ski and snowboard merchandise and services! Discount is valid for the member only and expires February 28. Blizzard staff enjoy 20% off. Bring your Blizzard membership card to qualify for discounts!


Joe’s Sporting Goods

Joe’s Sporting Goods & Ski Shop is a family-owned outdoor sporting goods company located just off of Hwy 36 & Rice Street in St. Paul. Joe’s offers a wide variety of outdoor gear such as skiing, snowboarding, fishing, hunting and camping. Their knowledgeable staff is there to assist you with your outdoor sporting goods needs. Back by popular demand is our kids Alpine Lease program – check us out!

Special offers: Members and staff save 20% off retail pricing in our Ski & Snowboard Hard/Soft Goods departments. Joe’s also offers a $10 discount on all tunes and mounts in the Service Center. Please mention and/or show your Blizzard card to take advantage of discounts.


Pierce Skate & Ski

Pierce Skate & Ski is a 4th generation family owned and operated business located in Bloomington. Since 1936 the goal of our *award winning & caring staff has been ‘To provide our customers the finest in equipment, clothing & service through our own active participation in and passion for the sports that we sell’.  We are proud of the fact that Kristina Koznick, Tasha Nelson, Martina Sailer, Lindsey Vonn, Kaylin Richardson, Sterling Grant, Michael Ankeny, Matt Strand, Paula Moltzan & Isaiah Nelson were all Pierce customers before they made the U.S. Ski Team. *The Pierce Staff has been recognized as the Midwest Ski Retailer of the Year a record setting 7 times.  No appt required for drop off & pickup of equipment but an appt is required for boot fitting & equipment assessment due to Covid-19 precautions.

Special offers: Members and staff save 15% off suggested retail pricing on ski equipment and clothing and get Race Rate on ski tuning. Bring your Blizzard membership card to qualify for discounts! 

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Sun & Slope

Sun & Slope is owned and operated by Wayzata residents Robin and Jim McWethy. Robin and Jim have many years of retail and lake area community activity experience. Their goal is to provide customers with a fun and unique shopping experience and a great selection of quality merchandise at fair prices to satisfy a wide range of customers. The Sun & Slope staff is friendly, fun, knowledgeable and provides the best customer service available anywhere!

Special offers: Members save 15% off suggested retail prices. Blizzard staff enjoy 25% off. Bring your Blizzard membership card to qualify for discounts!



Tonka Cycle & Ski

Our family bike, ski & snowboard shop’s goal is to give you, our customers, the best service beyond your expectations, with the most friendly, knowledgeable and courteous staff. We are committed to offering the best value & quality in the bike, ski, snowboard equipment & clothing we sell. We specialize in custom boot fitting, custom insoles, expert ski & board tuning, quality bike repair, and fitting. We want you to enjoy your purchase, so much so that we guarantee the fit and performance of everything we sell. We look forward to your visit and appreciate your business! Season long and weekend equipment rentals available for the 2020-21 season.

Special offers: Blizzard members receive a 20% discount all year long! Bring your Blizzard membership card to qualify for discounts!


Community Partners

Thank you to our great community partners! Participate in a huge variety of programs for youths and adults all year, right in your own community!

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