Winter Rentals

XC-Ski, Snowshoe, and Winter Camping Rentals in Ely, MN

Winter Outfitting

Rent skis, snowshoes, and winter camping equipment to experience the Boundary Waters and Ely, MN at its most wonderful, its most wild. Enjoy the towering pines laden with snow, the thundering groans of the frozen lakes, the secretive tracks and trails of wildlife, the thrill of skiing. Winter guides are also available to enhance your trip.

Traditional Winter Sports

Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fishing and Camping have long been practiced in northern climates. Explore the winter wilderness during a time of extreme beauty when snow blankets the ground and the stars shine bright. If you’ve never snowshoed or x-country skied, rent our equipment for a day trip and discover the Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters in a whole new way!

Ski & Snowshoe Rentals

Adult Skis $30/day
Cross-Country skis made for performance and mobility.

Hok Skis $35/day
Ski and snowshoe combo for backcountry travel.

Youth Skis $20/day
Full-performance x-country youth skis.

Adult Snowshoes $25/day
Our tried and true snowshoes with sizes to fit every adventurer. Crampons built in for good grip on ice too.

Youth Snowshoes $15/day
Lightweight, quality shoes made especially for youth.

Ski Boots Only $15/day

Skis/Poles Only $20/day

Winter Rental Policy

We will take Full Payment at the time of your reservation. If you cancel your trip more than 2 weeks prior to your trip, we will hold the full amount as a credit for a future trip. If you cancel your trip less than two weeks prior to your trip, we will keep the full amount.
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Winter Camping Equipment

Winter Guides Available! - If it is your first trip, we highly recommend bringing a guide along. The guide can stay for a day and help you get set up for success, or they can stay for your whole trip.

Sleeping System $25/day
Winter-rated (-30 degree) bags proven to withstand all that Northern winter nights can throw at you.  (Includes liner, self-inflating pad and closed-cell foam pad)

Deluxe Insulated Sleeping Pad $8/day
Mountain Equipment Aerostat Down 7.0 (5R rated sleeping pad gives -40 degrees comfort)

Winter Camping Starter Kit $20/day
Shovel, Pack Saw, Water Pot, Fire Starter Kit, Hot Gloves

Ice Auger $10/day
Drill holes, fish through the ice and catch dinner.

Pulk Sled $30/day
Pack all your gear in a sled with a quality harness system. Pull it with ease as you snowshoe or ski to camp.

Satellite Phones $15/day plus $3/minute used.
We rent satellite phones for your adventures year round. Please remember to reserve in advance.

Garmin InReach $10/day plus $.50/text
Stay in touch with loved ones at home. Please reserve in advance.

Wood Stove (medium or large) $25/day
Keep your tent warmer than you do your house with our ultra-lightweight, packable wood stove.

Winter Tents
Snowtrekker® EXP Shortwall Tent $50/day
Tent : 19.78 lbs, Frame: 7.34 lbs
Total: 27.06 lbs
Ridge Height 78.5 inches, Ridge Length 97"
9 feet x 11.5 feet, best for 2 - 4 people

Snowtrekker® EXP OUTFITTER Tent $60/day
With an impressive 10'X15' footprint, our Outfitter canvas tent stands in a class by itself. With 36" sidewalls, 7’3” ridge, and a 6’ tall walk-through door, this tent perfectly fills the niche for those seeking a canvas tent used primarily for base-camping comfort on hunting trips or large group winter camping expeditions. The Outfitter canvas tent is built with custom 7.5 ounce canvas and utilizes a functional interior frame design providing you with the maximum amount of usable, unobstructed living space.

For a tent this size and its anticipated extended stay use, we have designed a frame to match. The Outfitter frame moves away from the shock-corded 3/4" Easton aluminum used in our more nomadic tent designs and features a 1 1/4" heavy gauge 6063 aluminum tubing frame package. We have also incorporated 36" side-wall pickets on the outside to serve as additional structural support and guy-out points for the tent. The EXP Outfitter accommodates up to 6 adults on sleeping pads or 4 with standard army cots.

Tent : 26.16 lbs Frame: 14.00 lbs
Total: 40 lbs
10 feet x 15 feet, best for 3 - 5 people

Contact Info

  • Toll Free: (800) 223-6565
  • Local: (218) 365-6745
  • Fax: (218) 365-6220

Our Location

  • 105 N. Central Ave
    Ely, MN 55731

Store Hours

  • 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Daily


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