Ski & Snowshoe Rentals

Bearskin Lodge has skis and snowshoes available to rent for guests and for day-skiers on the Central Gunflint Trail System. Most of our Main Lodge building is closed during the Covid era, so there is no indoor area to try on ski boots. It’s not ideal, but most cross-country ski areas decided not to rent ski equipment at all this year. We’re giving it a try.

Bearskin rents skis for classic-style skiing. We no longer rent skate skis, as most skate skiers have their own equipment.

Guest rentals: You can call or email us before you arrive, and we will put your skis and boots in your cabin. We will need to know the exact shoe size, approximate height and weight, and experience level of each skier. If you need exchanges, just come to the desk and we will find what you need. You can also rent while you’re here, as usual, and try the boots on in your cabin.

Day skiers: You can rent ski equipment at the front desk. You need to give us the exact shoe size, approximate height and weight, and the experience level for each member of your group. Look inside your best-fitting pair of running shoes to get an accurate size. If the Euro size is listed there, that helps too. The other x-c ski gear is easy to fit, but without an indoor sitting area it will be a challenge to get the right size for day-skier boots.

Rental Rates

Complete set of cross-country skis, boots, and poles: $25/day; $40/2 days; $15/each additional day

Boots only: $10/day; $17/2 days; $6/each additional day (for S&S bindings)

Skis only: $16/day; $24/2 days;$8 each additional day (S&S bindings)

Snowshoes: $18/day; $28/2 days; $8 each additional day