After 118 years of family ownership, Hoigaard's has literally embarked on "The Experience of a Lifetime." The Hoigaard family sold their interest in Hoigaard's to Specialty Sports Venture, the retail division of Vail Resorts. We couldn't be more pleased to have found an organization that truly understands what Hoigaard's means to our customers, our employees and our community and are committing to maintaining and improving that legacy for the future.
For those of you who are reading this, you understand that Hoigaard's means more than the family that owned it. It is defined by the generations of customers who have started their outdoor experiences by shopping here, the generations of employees who either were with us for a short while or for a lifetime and finally all the groups and organizations who have been connected to us through our share passion for the outdoors. If we do our jobs right, the only changes you will experience at Hoigaard's will be improvements.
Our focus on proving the highest quality unique products should only improve, our long term experienced and dedicated staff will be all the same folks with better resources and support, our service levels will continue to be "best in class" with more resources and support. Most important, our dedication to "Create, Support and Inspire Outdoor Enthusiasts" will get be supported by Vail's commitment to provide "The Experience of a Lifetime."
I personally am excited to be involved in this new journey and continue to represent the values of the Hoigaard family and our new Vail family as we move forward. If you ever have any questions or concerns about our course or actions - please call me right away.
On behalf of the Hoigaard family thank you for your generations of patronage and friendship, we look forward to enjoying the outdoors with you for another 118 years and beyond.
"Try before you buy." Shopping for a canoe or kayak? Hoigaard's Canoe & Kayak Demos are designed to help you make a smart choice. Hoigaard's brings 10 to 12 boats, a mix of canoes and kayaks, to each demo. All demos are free to the public. If you would like to paddle a particular canoe or kayak, please contact our paddlesport staff 24 hours prior to the demo. Requests limited to 2 boats. Phone 952-929-1351, ext. 250.
Get your poles out and join us for Nordic Walking Thursdays! Whether you are a new walker or been doing it forever, we'd love to have you join us. Yes, we will help you get started. Yes, we always have poles for you to borrow. And yes, you can bring the man in your life. In the case of questionable weather call me (Linda) at 952.426.7031 after 4pm for an update on the status of the walk. My cell is 952.475.0891 for questions/problems.
It's time to dust off your bike and get it ready for a long summer of riding! Come to Hoigaard's and learn the skills you need to keep it running smoothly. In this clinic you'll learn basic bike maintenance - fixing a flat, adjusting your brakes and derailleurs, cleaning and lubing. Taught by Dan Juster, professional bike mechanic and bike buyer at Hoigaard's. Class size is limited to 8 people, reservations are required. Registration for this class is $25. Upon completion of the class, you will receive a $20 Hoigaard's gift card. You don't need to bring a bike to this class. This is a hands-on class - you may get dirty. Dress accordingly! Please e-mail Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Free Nordic Walking Intro
Saturday, May 11at 9am Hoigaard's
For the curious and the new pole walker, an introduction to the benefits and basic technique of Nordic Walking to get you started safely and efficiently with your poles. LEKI demo poles will be available to use during this class. RSVP to Linda Lemke at email@example.com.
Saturday, May 11, 10:00 to 11:30am
The best off-season training for cross country skiing enthusiasts is rollerskiing. Rollerskis allow you to replicate the actions of nordic skiing while gliding across asphalt. This clinic introduces you to the equipment and teaches basic rollerskiing skills and training techniques. Taught by Andy Turnbull, nordic coach at Edina H.S.
Class size is limited to 8 and reservations are required. Email Andy Turnbull at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to reserve a space. Include this info: Indicate the binding system your x-c boots use. We have some demo skate poles, so if you need poles, include your height. Limited rollerski demo equipment is available.
There is no better way to gain confidence in your kayak than by learning to perform an eskimo roll. Join us for a kayak rolling class with Hoigaard's resident paddle expert, Doc Drone. This class will start with an introduction and will teach you how to do a wet exit and rescues. Then you'll practice C to C and Sweep Rolls. This is a two-session class and is part of the Community Education Program of Edina. Please visit their website to register. Hoigaard's does not handle the registration or fees for this class.
Monday Night Rides - We leave Hoigaard's at 6:00pm
Monday, May 13
Monday, May 20
Sorry, no ride on Memorial Day, May 27, but we ride almost every Monday through next fall!
We'll meet at Hoigaard's and leave at 6:00 pm to hit the trails for a 1.5 to 2 hour ride. Bike lights may be necessary, helmets are required! We'll ride every Monday evening. Worried that you aren't fast enough? Fear not - this isn't a race. We ride at a moderate pace for fun and fitness and we stick together - no one will be dropped. Any questions? Email email@example.com.
Hoigaard's 2013 Paddle Derby
Begins Thursday, May 30 and continues weekly through August 8! (exceptJuly 4th)
Our paddle derby is a series of ten races with divisions for recreational paddlers and experienced racers. Enter just to have a good time or to hone your competitive skills. You can enter as few as one race or as many as ten. Compete in the same division for at least five races and earn points towards championship standings.
Continuing in 2013 - Standup Paddleboards
In response to the growing popularity of stand-up paddleboards, we have a division for SUP's with single-bladed paddles. They follow the same course as Recreational Canoes and Kayaks. Join in the fun! Complete Info and Updates
Flat Tire Clinics - By Appointment
Be Prepared for Flats!
Are you prepared if you're bicycling a long way from nowhere and your tire goes flat? By appointment our bike shop will teach the basic skills necessary to get your tire repaired and rolling again. For $15 you'll receive instruction on how to remove the wheel from the bike, find the leak, replace or patch the tube and re-install the tire onto the rim and the wheel back onto the bike. The fee includes a tube for your bike and the tire irons to remove the tire. Bring your wheel (or bike), even if it doesn't have a flat. Interested? Contact Dan Juster at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Basic Tune-Up - $50* ($40 w/ coupon) Adjust shifters, derailleurs and brake systems. True wheels, adjust all bearings, air tires and lubricate cables and the drivetrain. Tighten all nuts and bolts. Clean frame and wheels.
Pro Tune-Up - $75* ($60 w/ coupon) All of the above, plus the drivetrain (crankset, chain, gears and derailleurs) is removed and cleaned in a parts washer.
Overhaul - $150* ($120 w/ coupon) All of the above, plus all bearings are replaced and re-packed with fresh grease. Cables and housings will be replaced if needed.
*Parts too worn to be adjusted will be replaced at customer's expense. Customer will be called after a parts estimate has been established.
Early Bird Gets the Best Deal!
Take advantage of Spring Benefits for Vail Resort season passes purchased by May 27, 2013.
* Two (2) Buddy Tickets ($84 at Colorado Resorts, $74 at Tahoe Resorts*).
* Lowest guaranteed price
* Summer hiking lift access at Colorado and Tahoe Resorts (summer 2013)**
Click Epic complete information information. All Spring Benefits listed are only valid for the 2013/2014 winter season.
If you have any pass benefit questions please contact 800.842.8062
*$59 Buddy Tickets at Kirkwood, $30 at Mt. Brighton, $35 at Afton Alps. ** Does not include bike haul.
Checklists for your next adventure!
"Honey, did you pack the toothbrushes?" We all know how easy it is to forget crucial gear when traveling away from home, but Hoigaard's is here to to help you out. Our website comes complete with checklists to prepare you for your next outdoor adventure!
The Boa Closure System is the most revolutionary closure system on the market and now you will find it on selected K2 inline skates. Durable and lightweight reels combine with aircraft grade stainless steel laces to provide smooth, even closure for a secure, comfortable and truly customized fit.
K2 Skates and the benefits of Boa
With over 25 million Boa-powered products worldwide, the award-winning, patented Boa Closure System is reinventing how shoes, medical braces, equipment, and nearly everything else performs. The proprietary closure system of steel lace, nylon guides and a mechanical reel was designed to address the long list of deficiencies found in traditional closures.
The result? Get a perfect fit with the simple turn of a knob, free of the stretch, weight, and hassles of old-fashioned closures. Enjoy a significantly improved level of comfort along with durability, light weight, fast and convenient operation, and on-the-fly adjustment. The list of advantages goes on.
The 2013 K2 Inline Skates are in the store, including 4 models with the Boa Closure System. Stop in and check out the VO2 Max 90 Boa (men's and women's), the VO2 Max 100 Boa and the Radlcal Pro.