Skate Ski Lesson Dates Have Been Released!

December 26th, 2014 Comments off

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Did Santa bring you new skis this Christmas?  Down Wind Sports is proud to offer skate ski lessons to our customers.  Join Jeff and the gang out at the Forrestville Trail Head for our popular Skate Ski Lessons. Skate-skiing is the fastest, most efficient way of traveling on snow. If you like in-line or ice skating, cycling, or running, you will want to try skating on skis. The 75-minute lesson teaches you the basics of weight transfer, edging, and timing. All abilities are welcome and please dress for the conditions. A limited amount of free demo equipment is available by contacting the store. The Skate Ski Lesson is free but a $5.00 trail pass is required and can be paid for at the trail head. 7-9pm

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Featured Product- Black Diamond Storm Headlamp

December 15th, 2014 Comments off

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Equipped with a fully waterproof construction and an incredibly bright 160 lumens, the Black Diamond Storm is our powerful, all-conditions headlamp. Now featuring our PowerTap Technology, the Storm allows for quick, on-the-fly brightness adjustment with just a finger tap to the side of its touch-sensitive housing. The Storm features a bright, precise beam for after-dark route-finding, as well as proximity, strobe, dimming and red night vision modes to accommodate any lighting needs. An intuitive lock mode also keeps the light from accidentally turning on when stored in your pack or pocket.

  • One QuadPower LED, two SinglePower white LEDs and two SinglePower red LEDs emit 160 lumens (max setting)
  • PowerTap technology allows fast and simple transitioning between full and dimmed power in distance or proximity modes
  • Red night-vision mode has proximity and strobe settings, and activates without cycling through the white mode
  • Sleek, low profile design uses four AAA batteries and three-level power meter shows remaining battery life for three seconds after switching on headlamp
  • Settings include: full strength in proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red night vision and lock mode
  • Protected against water immersion down to 1 m (3.3 ft) for 30 minutes (IPX 7)

Holiday Open House- Come Celebrate!

December 8th, 2014 Comments off

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It’s that time of year again- time to celebrate what fantastic customers and friends we have. Stop by the Marquette or Houghton store this Thursday for some delicious snacks and a wee bit of cheer as well! Come see the staff dressed up in their finest and we will also be running specials in the store all night long.  As always we can help with gift suggestions and we also have free gift wrapping! 7pm-9pm.  So if your in the area please stop by the Houghton Store 6-8pm Wednesday or the Marquette Store Thursday 7-9pm

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This December both store locations will be open extended hours ready to help you select the perfect gift for your special someone.  Marquette and Houghton stores will be open;
December 12 10-7pm

December 13 10-5pm

December 14 11-3pm

December 15 10-8pm

December 16 10-8pm

December 17 10-8pm

December 18 10-8pm

December 19 10-8pm

December 20 10-8pm

December 21 10-5pm

December 22 10-8pm

December 23 10-8pm

December 24 9-2pm

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NTN Snowball!

December 4th, 2014 Comments off
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NTN Snowball is Friday and we are your ticket outlet! Stop by and take your sweetie out for a nice evening and support our trails!  Join us for a night of winter celebration on December 5, 2014 at the Marquette History Museum, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00.p.m.  This annual fundraiser helps support the NTN trail systems, including singletrack and snow bike routes.  The silent auction and social mixer is a chance to find that something for the bike-loving person in your life. Make your holiday party the NTN Snow-Ball this year, featuring outstanding food from Sweet Basil, silent auction items from amazing community donors, excellent music from the Union Suits and fresh brews from Ore Dock Brewing Company!

 

Featured Product- Flylow Roswell Jacket

December 2nd, 2014 Comments off

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For a few years now every shop employee has worn a pair of the Flylow Tough Guy Gloves.  Inexpensive, warm and darn right tough….these are our go to gloves.  Now everyone is fighting to get their hands on a new offering from the folks at Flylow- the Roswell Jacket!  New to the Flylow family the Roswell jacket is the ideal technical winter jacket.   It features—underarm vents, removable powder skirt, wrist gaskets—meet stylish design in the new Roswell Jacket, a two-layer stretchy twill hardshell stuffed with synthetic down insulation. It’s tough enough for both the streets and the mountains.

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- 2-layer Intuitive™ stretch twill fabric
– 80-gram YetiLoft™ micropuff synthetic down insulation
– 10k/10k waterproof breathable membrane
– High performance DWR (Durable Water Repellent)
– Wrist gaskets with optional thumb loops
– 14-inch underarm vents
– Removable powder skirt
– Five exterior pockets
– Two interior pockets with media capabilities
– Fully seam taped
– Helmet-compatible hood
– Powder guard snaps
– No Bulk Cuffs
– YKK waterproof zippers

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Why does every ski patroller wear work gloves? The answer is simple: They are just as tough as $150 leather gloves and they breath better, keeping your hands drier for longer. We took the classic 1/2 leather work glove and made it nice: The fingers fit right, the stitching is consistent and the leather is soft. Then we bring on our glove baking team to heat up the gloves, apply Sno-Seal treatment, and triple bake them for comfort and durability.

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Featured Product- Prana Trinity Cord Pant

December 1st, 2014 Comments off

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The prAna Trinity Cord Pant offers a winter option….throw it over tall boots and a comfy sweater and you have yourself a killer outfit!  A touch of stretch for flattering comfort- this pant will soon be your favorite go to pant.   Born from the experience. prAna, an ancient Sanskrit word for breath, life and vitality of the spirit, has helped guide our actions and lift our aspirations since day one. With 20 years of heritage, rooted in yoga and climbing, prAna continues to grow and resonate with like-minded people; climbers, surfers, yogis, artists and athletes of all disciplines. Our apparel and accessories are mindfully designed and built to last, for sport, life, travel and adventure. It is our hope that when you wear prAna, you can feel the intention and passionate that is woven into everything we make and everything we do.

Featured Product- Tubbs Flex RDG

November 29th, 2014 Comments off

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Designed to tackle a wide variety of all-mountain terrain, the new FLEX RDG (Ridge) features our easiest-to-use binding. The new CustomWrap™ binding with the Boa® Closure System is the only binding that incorporates the heel-strap into the binding’s construction, creating exceptional precision with the simple twist of a dial.  Go snowshoeing this weekend with a new pair of Tubbs snowshoes!

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Turkey Day!

November 26th, 2014 Comments off

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Not only do we NOT open at 8:00 PM on Thanksgiving, we will be closed Thursday so our employees can celebrate with their families.
Happy Thanksgiving!  We do open real early on Friday…..see you at 9am!

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Featured Product- Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 Lantern

November 25th, 2014 Comments off

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Winter season is here and with everyday loosing a bit more light, a reliable powerful lantern can be a valuable tool in the outdoors.  You and your friends can light up any situation with 250 lumens of bright LED light, or use the dimmable, DuaLite™ Directional Lighting feature to extend runtime. Recharge from USB, external solar panel or the included hand crank. The Lighthouse 250 includes a built-in USB port to power small handheld devices to keep you connected to the ones who matter most.

 

Fatbike Demo Sunday!

November 20th, 2014 Comments off

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The Borealis Team is comin’ to town!  This Sunday at the South Marquette Trailhead Borealis will have their demo trailer of Fatbikes!  From 12 to 3 you and your friends will be able to test ride the sought after Yampa and Echo Borealis Fat Bikes. All you need is a drivers license, a credit card, a helmet, and be 18 or older.   For every registered rider Down Wind Sports will be donating $10.00 towards the NTN Snowbike trail grooming!