Skis & Snowshoes


SKIS

Our skis can typically be used from December through March, depending on snowfall. Skis can be checked out for 1 week with an optional 1 week renewal. After the 1 week renewal period, you may check them out again if no one else has them on hold.

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 library during our open hours.

If you already have a library card, you may reserve skis online. Click on the appropriate link below and then click “Request” in the upper left to enter your library card number. If you do not have a library card, register online, contact us at (207) 723-7020 or info@millinocketmemoriallibrary.org, or visit us during our open hours.


SNOWSHOES

Our snowshoes can typically be used from December through March, depending on snowfall. Snowshoes can be checked out for 1 week with an optional 1 week renewal. After the 1 week renewal period, you may check them out again if no one else has them on hold.

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.

If you already have a library card, you may reserve snowshoes online. Click on the appropriate link below and then click “Request” in the upper left to enter your library card number. If you do not have a library card, register online, contact us at (207) 723-7020 or info@millinocketmemoriallibrary.org, or visit us during our open hours.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When can I check out skis and snowshoes?

Whenever the library is open. In addition to our staff at the circulation desk upstairs providing regular library services, we strive to have at least one person downstairs dedicated to Katahdin Gear Library at all times.

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– $110
  • Adult ski pole– $40-50, youth ski pole– $25
  • Nordic ski boot– $90
  • Adult snowshoe– $150, youth snowshoe– $90

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:

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 email Matt DeLaney at matt@millinocketmemoriallibrary.org.


HOW TO

Gear library staff do not provide instruction in how to use the gear. However, below are a few resources to get you started:

CLASSIC STYLE SKIING


SNOWSHOEING

SKATE STYLE SKIING