Cross Country Ski Lessons and Rentals

Rent XC Skis and Snowshoes at Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Big snow fabulous conditions

Cross Country Ski Headquarters is the best source in Michigan for cross country ski rentals. With over 200 pairs of nordic skis for rent, plus dozens of snowshoe rentals, XC Ski HQ is equipped for groups of any size. Rental boots available in toddlers size 6 up to mens size 15. Rentals include the newest technology No-Wax and Backcountry skis from Fischer, Salomon, Alpina, Atomic, Madshus, Kneissl, Karhu & Rossignol, and state of the art Skating equipment from Fischer, Atomic, Rossignol, and Salomon.  We use NNN-compatible binding systems on our rental equipment.

All Rentals include boots, skis, bindings and poles, plus a Cross Country Ski Headquarters Facilities Pass (savings of $9 per adult per day!). Plus, if you are new to skiing, our staff will escort you to the trail, help you get your skis on, and teach you how to get up after you fall down!


Rental Rates

Classic XC Junior (under 100lbs) Skate Snowshoes Pulk
2 hours $16 $13 $19 $14 $15
4 hours $20 $17 $24 $18 $19
24 hours $25 $20 $30 $22 $23
$60 $50 $70 $50 $54


*3-Day rates are not available during the Christmas – New Years Holiday, Presidents’ Day Weekend or MLK Weekend.

Rentals are all first come, first served–– we do not take reservations.

School Group Rental Rates:
Rate includes rentals for one skier for a full day, plus a group lesson. Reservation is required.
Preschool: $5 on weekdays*
1st to 8th grade: $8 on weekdays*
9th grade through college: $11 on weekdays*

*No group rental rates available on weekends

Cross Country Ski Lessons

The best way to get started cross country skiing is to take a ski lesson! Book a cross country ski lesson any day of the week with one of our skilled cross country ski instructors, and you’ll having fun on skis in no time! Classic (traditional) ski lessons and skate ski lessons are available.

Rates for 1 hour private lesson:

$50 for 1 person
$15 for each additional person

We also offer a free beginner group ski lesson at 10:30am every Saturday during the winter (snow permitting).

Lesson reservations are recommended but not required. Please call 1.800.832.2663 to reserve.