Introducing.... Staff Pick Day!

So we thought we'd mix it up a bit here. We are excited to announce our weekly "staff pick" posts! Every Tuesday you can expect to see a product review by one of our awesome staff members. Be sure to come check out the item on display in the store for that week too!

Here is this weeks Staff Pick:

Reviewer: Trey

Item: CamelBak Arete 18 Pack

The CamelBak Arete 18 is an amazing ultra-light hydration pack. This awesome pack is only $65 and you get the pack and a 2L reservoir. There isn't much to it; it's a top loader, with a small pocket in the lid and two bottle holders on the side. It'll do well for day-hikes from base camp or a nice day hike to Houghton Falls, Copper Falls, or St. Peter's Dome. When it's time to pack out you can convert the pack into a bladder sleeve for use in another pack. It's only $35 more than the 2L reservoir and you get a pack and a bladder sleeve.

Stand up paddleboard classes...Register now!

Learn to stand up paddleboard (SUP) this summer with Solstice Outdoors. Register for one of our four week class sessions. Classes begin in June and are offered each month. Each class includes one hour of instruction and one hour of open paddle plus the opportunity to paddle different boards. Stand up paddleboards. Paddleboarding is a great way to improve balance, cross train and enjoy our waterways. All equipment is included. Space is limited. Check out the classes and register online...

Book Across the Bay...A Winter Must Do!

There's really only one event that becons locals and visitors to Ashland and Washburn in February during what is inevitably one of the coldest nights of the year...the one and the only, Book Across the Bay!

This year, we are psyched to once again sponsor this fun and active community in the Chequamegon Bay and sponsor a children's fun ski race.

Start your morning off with some Delta Diner pancakes then register the kiddos (12 and under) for the new BOOK IT Fun Race A FREE 2K untimed loop that will start near the Book Across the Bay Tent on the Ashland waterfront. Volunteers will be on the course to assist skiers in getting to the finish line. All participants will receive a commemorative medal along with hot chocolate and cookies. Stop by the Book Across the Bay tent and register your children for the fun race at the Solstice Outdoors table. We'll see you at the tent!

 

 

Woman Rule this Weekend

If you’re a woman in the Chequamegon Bay Area this weekend you’ll want to stop by and see Solstice Outdoors; Ashland's premiere outdoor store at the Bay Area Woman’s Expo on Saturday, November 10th from 9-4:00p.m Here’s a sneak peak at a couple of our favorite things that will be on sale at the Woman’s Expo…

Goodhew merino and bamboo socks. Super cute, durable and made in the USA!  Buy 2, Get 1 Free

50% Off prAna yoga mats, accessories and Zumba Slip On Dancers

At 10a.m. grab your running gear and join in the Chick-uamegon 5K and 10K Race sponsored by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. Shopping, learning and running….what could be better!

Gear Up For Ski Season...Scary good deals!

If you're like many people your alpine and nordic skis probably got put away without a good wax and tune before being stored for the season. Scary thought! Never fear... Solstice Outdoors can help get your skis in good condition and ready for the first snowfall with a wax and tune up. 

Now until November 15th SAVE 20% on all Wax and Tuning Services for alpine and nordic skis and snowboards. Check out our list of services...

Plus don't miss a great opportunity to get into a new pair of Fischer cross-country or skate skis. Our first big EARLY BIRD SKI SALE starts Thursday, November 8th through Sunday, November 11th. SAVE 20% on all nordic and skate ski packages next weekend only!

It's a scary good deal. Stop by the store and get geared up for ski season at Solstice.

 

New Mountain Bike Trail Building Project in Bayfield

Come help build the bike trail and get a $10 Solstice Outdoors Gift Certificate this Sunday!

Have you heard what’s happening in our backyard? A group of dedicated mountain bikers and community members have begun building a 2 mile single-track loop at Mt. Ashwabay in Bayfield. Check out the work that’s already underway…

 

Volunteers are needed to help with a trail building session this Sunday, July 15th. Anyone interested in helping move some dirt should meet at the mountain bike trailhead at 1:00 PM, which is located on the left of Ski Hill Road about 200 yards before the entrance to Mt. Ashwabay. Work will be done at the top of the tubing hill to the south of the Pines XC trail.

As an incentive Solstice Outdoors is offering a $10 Gift Certificate to everyone who comes out to move some dirt. Volunteers should bring gloves, water, bug dope, and an energy source for yourself. We hope to see you on out there!

 

WhistleStop Marathon & Half-Marathon

It’s May 1st and today is the early bird registration deadline for the 15th Annual WhistleStop Marathon and Half Marathon. Register today and save a few bucks! This year Solstice Outdoors is excited to be one of the sponsors of this premiere race that starts in Iron River, Wisconsin and ends just 1 block from Solstice in Ashland, Wisconsin. There’s plenty of time to start training…Stay tuned for more information about our Solstice 10K and Half-Marathon Training Team which will start in June! More information will be available soon.

We've got sole

Solstice Outdoors has partnered with Dimmi Shoes to bring another great footwear option to our customers. Dimmi are shoes with the sole purpose of funding medical research and care. 100% of the profits from Dimmi shoes are donated to medical causes including hospitals, research centers, and associations. Now that's something to feel good about!

Solstice Sunny Spot of the Week...

You don’t always think green gear when you think rain shell, but check out the award winning North Face Venture Jacket.  Inside the jacket is a castor oil blend coating, which is used on the fabric to make it waterproof and still breathable.  By introducing this jacket last year, The North Face eliminated 50,000 lbs of petroleum-based production pollutants and we all know every little bit counts. Awarded Backpacker Magazine’s GREEN award the Venture Jacket is our pick for a waterproof rain shell at a nice price.