Cross Country Skis

Cross Country Ski Equipment for Rent
The Nordic Ski Cub at Michigan Tech offers memberships that include the use of club equipment on the Tech Trails. The membership fee is $10, cash or check only, and must be paid in person at the Tech Trails Waxing Shed. Please visit the Nordic Ski Club for more information on their membership, activities and events.
Regarding Ski Equipment for rent at the Tech Trails, please see below for answers to the most common questions we receive.
  1. What type of equipment do you have?

    1. We offer both classic and skate style set-ups with boots and poles included.  

  2. Do you have my size?

    1. Chances are yes.  We have roughly 35 pairs of skate skis, 70 pairs of skate boots, 50+ pairs of classic skis, over 85 pairs of classic boots and poles for all height ranges.

  3. I have never done this before, is there someone there to help me?

    1. Yes. There is an attendant that can help with getting you the membership, trail pass if needed, and equipment.

  4. Where are you located?

    1. We are in the the big brown building at the Sharon Ave. Trail head, across from the football stadium. Go in the door near the wall of windows on the west end of the building and you will find us.

  5. I have some questions before I come to the trails, how do we get in touch with you?

    1. Unfortunately, we do not have a phone at the Trailhead.  We do have access to email and check it periodically. You can also get club officer and advisor information here,

  6. When do you start checking out equipment?

    1. We operate during the spring semester only, January-May. We usually open on the first Tuesday of spring semester.

  7. When is the last day of your equipment rentals/use?

    1. It varies depending on the trail conditions. We will update members as the season draws closer to an end when the final weekend of equipment use will be.

  8. What are the trail conditions?

    1. Trail conditions can be checked here, https://www. trails/conditions/index

  9. I want to take a set of skis to Marquette to ski, can I?

    1. The club policy is that skis are for use on the Tech Trails only. This allows us to keep damage costs low and ensure that skis are being used on quality groomed trails.

  10. I want to do an overnight ski camping trip, can I use club equipment overnight?

    1. No. We require equipment be returned by the end of open hours at 8pm.

  11. When are you open to rent the equipment?

    1. Sunday-Friday Noon-8pm

    2. Saturday 10am-8pm

Not sure what you need?Stop in and we can get you set up with the right pair for you!