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Ski & Snowshoe Rentals

Gear Up for Minnesota Cross Country Skiing

Bearskin Lodge has skis and snowshoes available to rent for guests and for day-skiers on the Central Gunflint Trail System. We no longer rent skis to off-site skiers.

Bearskin rents skis for classic-style skiing. We have quit renting skate skis, as most skate skiers have their own equipment.

Guest Rentals

Just come to the front desk to arrange your ski rental. We will need to know the shoe size, approximate height and weight, and experience level of each skier. We will let you try on boots in the lodge until you get it right. If you need exchanges, just come back to the desk and we will swap it out until you’re happy with the fit.

For snowshoeing, you will need your own good boots. Sizing for snowshoes is not a precise science, so we will make our best guess, You can exchange them if we don’t get it right the first time.

Day Skiers

Day Skiers skiing on the Central Gunflint Ski Trail System can rent ski equipment at the Main Lodge front desk. 

You will need:

  • Your shoe size
  • Approximate height and weight
  • Experience level

Look inside your best-fitting pair of running shoes to get an accurate size. If the Euro size is listed there, that helps too. We have a place where you can try on boots, but it helps if you can narrow the size down first.

Close up shot of a person cross country skiing in the winter with sun setting in the background

Rental Rates

Type of Rental1 Day Rental2 Day RentalAdditional Day Rental
Complete set of cross-country skis, boots, and poles$25$40$15/each additional day
Boots only$10$17$6/each additional day (for S&S bindings)
Skis only$16$24$8 each additional day (S&S bindings)
Snowshoes$18$28$8 each additional day