Your opportunity to be active in the outdoors 
in a fun, safe and social environment.
Thank you so much for sharing the outdoors with me. I am sad to leave this group but I know you will continue your adventures! Being an outdoor woman is a lifestyle and you are living it. I appreciate all of your support and kind words as I start my new journey. I wish HOW the best. The group is evolving and I cannot wait to see what comes next. Be on the lookout for future information via email, our Facebook group or at
Tonight will be my final Nordic Walk at Centennial Lakes. As usual, it will be a cold night but as usual nothing will stop us from walking! Meet at 6pm in front of the main pavilion. Join me at pinstripes following the walk to chat and grab a drink.
Thank you for everything!

P.S. Hoigaard's is on Winter Clearance! Stop in for discounts on your new skis, jackets, board, socks or anything winter!
Some of my favorite pictures from my time with HOW.
This Week
Nordic Walk
Tuesday February 6th
Tonight we will meet to walk Centennial Lakes. Meet at the main pavilion at 6pm. This will be my final outing with HOW. Join me for a drink at Pinstripes following the walk!
Coming Up
Be sure to check out the Hoigaard's calendar for a full listing of our events, seminars and community programs.  There are Bike Maintenance classes, Nordic Walking Intros, Bike Rides, Canoe and Kayak Demo's, Paddle Derby, paddles and other special programs coming up.
Winter Nordic Walking
This winter we will be meeting once a month to Nordic walk. Each walk will be held at Centennial Lakes in Edina. There are lights on the trail and it is shoveled often. Even when it is cold we still want to walk! We will meet at 6pm and start the walk shortly after. Nordic Walking poles will be available. No RSVP needed! Follow the Hoigaard's Facebook page or call 952.929.1351 with any questions.
  • Tuesday, February 6th
  • Tuesday, March 6th
HOW XC Skiing - RSVP to Kaia
Join us on a group classic ski outing. Locations may change based on snowfall. Rentals available $10/outing. All Outings begin at 6pm. RSVP required.
  • Thursday, February 15th - French Park
  • Thursday, March 1st - Theo Wirth
HOW Snowshoe Outings - RSVP to Cylee
Floating over the snow and blazing trails throughout different locations in the city. Snowshoeing is a great way to enjoy winter. RSVP for one or all of our snowshoeing adventures this year. All events begin at 6pm. Rentals available for $5/outing.
  • Wednesday, February 21st - Minnehaha Creek
  • Wednesday, March 14th - Fort Snelling
HOW Sunday Slopes - RSVP to Kaia -
One Sunday a month we will be hitting the Slopes of Minnesota. RSVP required. Meet at the slopes or carpool from Hoigaard's. We will be at the hill around 10:00am and ski as late as we want.
  • Sunday, February 25th - Afton Alps
  • Sunday, March 18th - Afton Alps
HOW Winter Ski Trip- trip full
March 4 - March 10
This year Hoigaard's Outdoor Women will be heading to ski Keystone!  Join HOW this winter for an experience of a lifetime! We will be spending 6 nights at the River Run Village and 5 days skiing Keystone. Arrive any time after 4pm on Sunday March 4th. We will have 5 days to play and you have the option of extending your time on your own either end. Other optional activities include heading to ski Breckenridge or A-basin, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and ice-skating. Included in the price is lodging, a free standard tune at Hoigaard's and pre-trip discounts in the store. Optional group add on include; group transportation to and from Denver airport and ski rentals. Airfare and lift tickets are on your own. Shared food and beverages in the condo usually runs about $100/person for the week. Questions contact

Individual (private bed): $949.00
Sign up with a friend, share a bed, and get a discount: $499.00/person
*Events may be cancelled if we do not receive at minimum 3 confirmed RSVP's 3 days prior to the event. Please RSVP to the leader listed above. Please include your phone and email to be contacted in an emergency or in the event of a cancellation. 
**Most activities are weather dependent - for up-to-date info keep checking our Facebook page or website.

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 Contact Gretchen Haselbauer, HOW Coordinator at 952.929.1351 ext. 221 or email