Snowshoe and Ski Rental
TRY THEM ON!!
Before you accept a piece of rental equipment make sure you learn how it works. Find out about gear problems before you are knee deep in snow!!! Each rental place has different brand name snowshoes and each brand has a different technique for sizing. Talk to Lori at Fit Frog for more details.
DO NOT GET “SMALL” SNOWSHOES!! The snow is quite dry in Alberta which means you sink more than you would in wet, eastern snow. Small snowshoes do not work well in dry snow. Most people can use Medium snowshoes but ask for Large snowshoes if you are quite tall or heavy.
- Poles are optional. Downhill ski poles work great!
- A winter hiking boot or waterproof hiking boots if it is not too cold.
Calgary Snowshoe and Ski Rental Locations
Mountain Equipment Co-op, SW: 269-2420
Location: 830 – 10 Ave. SW. There is parking at the store.
The University of Calgary Outdoor Program Centre, NW – 220-5038
Location: Free 15 minute loading zone for rental customers beside Olympic Oval off 24 Ave. NW
Ski Barn, NW: 247-3320 – A good last minute option for snowshoes or skis since they do not take reservations.
Location: The Cedar House, 11 Bowridge Dr, NW (across from COP on Hwy 1)
Rapid Rent-a-Ski, SW: 253-2975 – A good last minute option for snowshoes or skis since they do not take reservations.
Location: Corner of Elbow Dr. & Heritage Dr., SW