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At Gear West Alpine we have the best alpine tuning equipment and service in Minnesota. We use Montana stone and belt grinders and use a ceramic edger. Every part of the process is hands on. No feeding through machines. Our head tuner Dana Henry prides himself on his temperature specific waxes and takes great care to make sure your skis and snowboards are at there top performance level for your family ski holidays, high school races, park laps or just a fun weekend at your local hill. Call for any questions or for additional services not listed.

3 other prgrams that Gear West offers is a wonderful Season Rental program for kids, for both youth skiers and snowboarders. Youth Package Pricing and a trade in trade up program for youth skiers and snowboaders. Lastly we have an Adult Demo Program featuring skis from Atomic, Volkl, Head, Fischer, Black Crowes, Blizzard, Rossignol and Salomon. Please see below for more details and pricing on these 3 great programs.

Alpine Ski Service 

Binding Install

$50.00 - Install bindings. Adjust boots. Set DIN #. Torque test.
(Bindings not purchased at Gear West)

$25.00 - If purchased from Gear West Alpine

Hot Wax (iron only)

$25.00 - Saturate base with temperature specific CH wax. Scrape. Brush.

+$20.00 - To add LF performance wax to CH wax (multiple wax coat process)

+$40.00 - To add HF race wax to CH wax (multiple wax coat process)

Hot Box Wax Service 

$40.00 - With finishing temperature specific wax. This process helps with performance and protects your base. Great for new skis!

Edge & Wax

$30.00 - Sharpen edges & temperature specific CH wax. Scrape. Brush.

Standard Tune

$45.00 - Stone grind base, sharpen edges & temperature specific CH wax. Scrape. Brush

World Cup Tune

$65.00 - Stone grind base, sharpen edges & temperature specific multi layer CH & LF wax. Scrape. Brush

Base Repair

$10.00/inch - Epoxy. P-tex. Make bases as good as new.

Rush Charge

$15.00 - Within 24/hrs

Additional repairs will be charged parts and labor.





Punch Liner

$10.00 - Determine irritation sites. Heat Liner. Apply press. Cool and test.

Shell Grind


Shell stretch and punch


Raise/lower zeppa heel lift 


Install Boot Heaters

$35.00 - Comp. with purchase of new Hotronics

Stance Assessment

$25.00 - $30.00

Replace Toe/Heel




Snowboard Belt Tune

$45.00 - Fill minor gouges. Base grind. Sharpen and polish edges. Wax.

Snowboard hot wax 

$25.00 - Iron wax, scrape and brush.

Sharpen side edge + wax

$30.00 - Sharpen and Polish outside edge. Wax.

Base Repair

$10.00/inch - Epoxy. P-tex. Make bases as good as new.

Rush Charge

$15.00 - Within 24/hrs

Additional repairs will be charged parts and labor.




$45.00 a day. Demo Price paid may be applied towards a new ski purchase.( limitations apply)

  • Maximum rental of 2 days per ski
  • Maximum of 3 days rental ($135) can go towrds new ski purchase
  • Must use money towards purchase of new skis within 2 weeks of ski demo

Visit Gear West

1786 W Wayzata Blvd
Long Lake, MN 55356

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


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Retail Hours

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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