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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 features a great selection of equipment and apparel for Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and is the home for Gear West Casual. We understand the needs of the skiing family and have developed a special family area within the store to help make the ski shopping experience enjoyable and easy. Ask for Jeff, Tom, Mary, Kirk or Mark on your next visit. We look forward to having the opportunity to help you with your equipment needs and questions. You are also invited to visit and experience the entire unique Gear West Campus. Our Nordic and run store features the largest selection of xc skis in the country and some of the most experienced and passionate team members to help you with all of you needs. Gear West Bike and Triathlon Store offers great bikes and service for the entire family. The Gear West Alpine Store and Campus is located at 1810 Wayzata Blvd, Long Lake, MN 55356.

Special offers: Blizzard .members receive a 15% discount on ski/board/winter related equipment and goods. Staff receive a 25% discount on ski/board/winter related equipment and goods. Bring your Blizzard membership card to qualify for discounts! Season rentals for both ski and snowboard equipment, as well as an Adult Demo ski program available for the 2019-20 season.


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

Since 1936, Pierce Skate & Ski has fit ski boots, tuned skis, and sharpened skates better then anyone else! Let them take care of all your skiing and skating needs.

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 2019-20 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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Bloomington Community Education
Chanhassen Parks & Recreation
Courage Kenny Institute
Eastern Carver Community Education
Eden Prairie Parks & Recreation
Edina Community Education
Edina Parks & Recreation
Elk River Community Education
Golden Valley Parks & Recreation
Hopkins Community Education
Minnetonka Parks & Recreation
Orono Community Education
Osseo Community Education
Mound Westonka Community Education
Roseville Parks & Recreation
TwinWest Chamber Of Commerce
Wayzata Community Education