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About Gear West Alpine

Gear West Adrenaline specializes in the FIT, SALES AND SERVICE of SOCCER, LACROSSE, LONG BOARDS, SKATE BOARDS, ALPINE SKIS and SNOWBOARDS. Gear West Adrenaline is the newest arm of a family owned outdoor recreation business that started in Long Lake over 20 years ago.

A Short History of Gear West Alpine

Gear West Ski and Bike opened in July of 1991 in a 500 sq foot storefront that no longer exists in Long Lake. After 5 moves around town and many years Gear West grew into a much larger business than could be handled by one family (Jan and Brian Knutson, a few dogs, kids and a pig).

10 years ago, Jan and Brian sold Gear West Bike to their former employee Kevin O’Connor. Gear West Ski (just nordic at the time) added Running shoes and eventually Soccer and ‘Casual’ Clothing. When the Sports Hut closed in Wayzata, Jan and Brian expanded their winter mix by opening Gear West Alpine in November of 2011 a mile west of Gear West XC Ski and Run. Gear West Alpine quickly became seriously invested in the winter servicing and selling of Alpine Ski equipment along with Snow boards, Long boards, Skate boards and Lacrosse. The Soccer business and the Casual Clothing business moved from the main Gear West store into Alpine (the Casual clothing has since moved back into the ski and run store in order to better allocate space during our newest building project).

A new building is currently in the works to house Gear West Alpine, right next door to Gear West XC Ski and Run. The goal is to move Adrenaline to the new store as it is built sometime in early 2015.

As for now, look for Gear West Alpine off of Hwy 12 just west of McDonalds and east of the big white Dome (when it is not deflated!). Board tunes, sharpening and waxing is what we do out here on the west side.

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1786 W Wayzata Blvd
Long Lake, MN 55356

Phone: 952-473-0377
Mail Order: 877-473-4327


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Mon - Thurs: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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Wisdom, Value, Selection. These three ideals are the core of Gear West. We bring you the best products for your sport, style, and skill at the best prices and back them with unparalleled knowledge and support.

North America's largest cross country ski retailer and one of Minnesota's premier independent specialty sports stores, Gear West provides top level gear for nordic, running, alpine, soccer, lacrosse, and boardsports athletes across the midwest and the United States. We provide equipment for athletes of every level, from first-timers and newcomers to professionals and Olympians.

We carry only the highest quality equipment, accessories, and apparel from the most respected companies in the world. These include brands such as adidas, Arc'teryx, Atomic, Asics, Bjorn Daehlie, Bliz Active Eyewear, Brine, Brooks, Capita, Craft, Debeer, Elan, Fast Wax, Fischer, Gait Lacrosse, HEAD, Inov-8, Madshus, New Balance, Newton, Nike, One Way Sport, Pearl Izumi, Rex Wax, Rode Wax, Rossignol, Rottefella, Salice, Salomon, Skadi, Smartwool, Star Wax, Start Wax, STX, Swenor, Swix, Tecnica, Toko, V2, Vibram, Volkl, Warrior, Yoko, and many, many more.

Despite this vast selection, the products we carry are ones that we believe in, stand behind, and use every day. We pride ourselves on providing the kind of service that you tell your friends about. If you have any questions, feel free to call us toll free at 1-877-473-4327 or email us.

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