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“No other shop in the Country is as committed to the sport of ski racing as we are. Welcome to a real ski shop” -Bart Pierce

The top 6 reasons why you should buy your race equipment from Pierce.


For over 35 years Pierce has been passionately dedicated to alpine ski racing in sales, service and support.  As a shop we have given back to the local race community over $500,000 in financial support in the form of fund raising and sponsorships.

Pierce & Mount Hood Testing

In 1998 to better understand what actually goes on at Mt. Hood we attended our 1stsummer ski camp.  This concept quickly evolved from being a chaperone into being actively involved in equipment testing:  working with athletes and coaches on a daily basis.

Independent Testing

Being an independent shop has enabled us to conduct our own equipment assessment void of any manufacturer bias.  Summer 2019 marked our 22nd tour-of-duty on the Palmer snowfield. This year's equipment recommendations represent our compilation of our testing results in June with the information from the previous 21 years.

Knowledgeable Staff

Everyone on our staff is actively involved in skiing. We race, have kids who race and some of us are coaches. When the Ski Challenge season starts up in January we actually change our Sunday store hours to 11 AM to 4 PM so that our staff can get out to Buck Hill to race at 5:30 :)

Warranty Processing

Pierce stands behind what we sell.  Our record for turning around broken equipment claims is legendary.  We actually have been known to replace de-laminated skis between race runs at a high school sectional meet at Buck Hill.  We are also an on-site warranty replacement site for Leki poles purchased from us.

History has a way of repeating itself...

We are proud to say that both 2021 Minnesota State SL Champions Zach Trotto & Ava Pihlstrom (pictured) are Pierce customers.
Since 1984, 37 of 38 men's State SL Champs and 22 of the past 26 women's State SL champs have been Pierce customers and over 1/2 of all Central Division Junior Olympians are Pierce customers.


What do Kristina Koznick, Tasha Nelson, Martina Sailer, Lindsey Vonn, Kaylin Richardson, Sterling Grant, Michael Ankeny and Matt Strand have in common?


They were all customers of Pierce Skate & Ski before they were U.S. Ski Team Members



Meet the Ski Staff

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