Skis & Snowshoes
Skis and snowshoes can typically be used from December through March, depending on snowfall.
Members may check out skis and snowshoes for up to 48 hours at a time for FREE. To learn more about becoming a member, click here. For non-members, skis and snowshoes can be rented for daily or weekly rates.
For non-members, skis can be rented for $20 per day or for $100 per week for up to two weeks. Once you return a set of skis, you must wait at least 24 hours before checking them out again.
We have two types of skis available: classic style skis and skate style skis. Classic style skis are typical cross country skis that are generally best for beginner skiers and can be used on groomed or un-groomed trails. Our classic style skis can fit children as young as 3 or 4. Skate style skis are made for faster and more technical excursions and usually require groomed trails.
To determine your ski size, refer to these sizing charts or visit the gear library during our open hours.
For non-members, snowshoes can be rented for $15 per day or for $75 per week for up to two weeks. Once you return a set of snowshoes, you must wait at least 24 hours before checking them out again.
We have two sizes of snowshoes: adult and youth. They are highly adjustable, but the youth snowshoes will likely be too small for children under 8.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When can I check out skis and snowshoes?
Whenever the gear library is open: currently, Thursday – Sunday 10am – 5pm.
What type of skis and snowshoes does the KGL lend?
We offer snowshoes and both cross-country and skate-style skis for kids and adults.
What if I lose or damage something?
As outlined in our waiver, you are responsible for the replacement cost for any lost or significantly damaged gear. Replacement costs are below:
- Ski– $80
- Adult ski pole– $20, youth ski pole– $15
- Nordic ski boot– $60
- Adult snowshoe– $50, youth snowshoe– $40
Where should I ski or snowshoe in the Millinocket area?
There are many places in the Katahdin region to ski or snowshoe, but a few local options are listed below:
- Jerry Pond (Beginner)
- Penobscot River Trails (Beginner)
- Northern Timber Cruisers Trails (Beginner, Intermediate)
- Bait Hole Trails (Intermediate)
- New England Outdoor Center (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Does the gear library accept ski or snowshoe donations?
At this time, we do not accept gear donations due to limited space. Thank you for thinking of us!
Does the gear library do ski or snowshoe repairs?
We do not currently have the capacity to provide ski or snowshoe repairs. If you have skills in this area and would like to be involved, please contact us at email@example.com or (207) 200-4767.
Gear library staff do not provide instruction in how to use the gear. However, below are a few resources to get you started: