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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