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.

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 cross-country skied, rent our equipment for a day trip or longer and discover the Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters in a whole new way!

Call Tim Barton at 800-223-6565 for routing advice and to get started on your winter adventure!

USFS Winter Travel Info

Ski & Snowshoe Rentals

Adult Ski Package - skis, boots, and poles
Hok Ski Package - skis and poles
Adult Snowshoes
Youth Ski Package - skis, boots, and poles
Youth Snowshoes

Winter Camping Rentals

Winter Camping Tent - Snowtrekker Outfitter 10x15 (3-5 people)


Winter Camping Tent - Snowtrekker Shortwalll 9x11.5 (1-3 people)


Wood Stove


Pulk Sled w/ Harness - Ski Pulk Expedition Pulk
Sleep System: Below zero degree sleeping bag, sleeping pads, liner, and pillow
Winter Camping Starter Kit - shovel, pack saw, water pot, and fire starter kit
Ice Auger
Satellite Phone

$25 + $3/min

Winter Guides Available

Bring one of our experienced winter guides along to discover tips and tricks of winter camping and enhance your experience. Day trips, fishing trips, and overnight trips available. Highly recommended for all, but ESPECIALLY FOR FIRST-TIMERS! Learn More

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.

Rentals are for calendar days.  So, if you have a 3-day/2-night trip, it's a 3 day rental.

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Learn more about Snowtrekker Tents

Snowtrekker® EXP Shortwall Tent $60/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 $70/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

  • Retail

    Summer Hours:

    Daily: 6 am - 9 pm


    Daily: 6 am - 8 pm


    Open - Hours Vary


    Open Daily - 9 am - 5 pm


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