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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
Here are the top six reasons why you should buy your next pair of skis from Pierce:


For 40+ 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 $600,000 in financial support in the form of fund raising and sponsorships.

Pierce "Racing" Trivia


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

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

Independent Testing at Mt. Hood

In 1998 we attend our 1st summer ski camp at Mt. Hood and things quickly evolved into being actively involved with product testing and working with athletes and coaches on a daily basis. Independent testing provides us equipment feedback and assessment void of any manufacturer bias. The net result = the most accurate equipment recommendations for the athletes we work with.

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 delaminated 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 both 2024 Minnesota State SL Champions Anthony Petkov & Vivien Pihlstrom are Pierce customers.

Since 1984, 41 of 42 men's State SL champs and 25 of the past 29 women's State SL champs have been Pierce customers and over ½ of all Central Division Junior Olympians are Pierce customers.

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