Yes, it’s true – our store is slowly transferring into winter mode. We may not be decorating for the holidays yet, but it seems to be on some of our customers’ minds when they shop. Hats and gloves are showing up on a daily basis, along with skis, snowshoes, Nordic skates and ice fishing gear. We expect to be in full winter mode store-wide sometime next week.
This is where Christmas is coming into play: As we wrap up summer, we’ve been selling off some of our previously-enjoyed (aka “gently used”) boats and standup paddleboards, so that we can start fresh next year. If you are looking for an extra-special Christmas gift, let us know. Shop now for the best selection, and we’ll hide your purchase in our warehouse until you’re ready to pick it up. And remember, if you see something special here and want to send it as a gift, we’ll happily accommodate you. For a small shipping charge, we’ll take care of getting it out. You can even get started on your Christmas cards here the day after Thanksgiving, when we’ll once again offer pictures with Santa and his sled dogs.
But it’s so much more than holiday shopping – this winter is going to be bigger and better than ever! We’re gearing up for cross country ski and snowshoeing tours. We’ll have dogsledding available again, along with ice fishing and ice climbing. And watch this space because there may be some new offerings this winter.
You’ll also see our staff at a few venues, including the Winter Camping Symposium October 27-30 in Sturgeon Lake. Scott will be one of the presenters at this event. We’ll also be at the Midwest Mountaineering Winter Expo November 18-20, as well as the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in January 2012. Later in the winter (March 9-11), we’ll see everyone at Canoecopia in Madison.
These are just a couple of events we will be attending. If you go to these events, stop by to say hello – we always enjoy seeing familiar faces. And of course we always love to see you when you stop in our store.
Yes, we’re ready for winter. And that means there’s only one thing left to say:
LET IT SNOW!!!!!!!