There are two different ski lease programs offered to cross-country skiers in our area. The Club does not rent any alpine equipment – please check with local ski shops for information about alpine rentals.
The PVSC-operated ski lease program is primarily designed for high school skiers (priority basis), but some middle school skiers and general club members may also apply for equipment (as available). When skiers participate on racing teams, they are expected to have both skate and classic equipment, which can be expensive, especially if you are still growing. PVSC leases skate skis, poles and combi boots (work for both skate and classic skiing) for $100/season. This package is available only to PVSC members, so join today!
The PVSC fit night (when you sign up and receive equipment) is Monday, December 5, 2016 at 5:30 in the Kenduskeag Room at the Bangor Parks and Rec building. Please come with a parent and be sure to know your height and weight. Skiers must be members of the Penobscot Valley Ski Club in order to lease skis (membership information available on Dec. 5th or at pvskiclub.org). Because there is often more demand than equipment, priority will be given to first and second year team skiers.
Click here for additional information: 2016 PVSC Ski Lease Program Flyer
The youth ski lease program, run by the Outdoor Sports Institute (formerly Maine Winter Sports Center), is designed for skiers up through 8th grade, and supplies them with a full outfit of ski equipment. For $65, each child receives a pair of skis, boots and one pair of poles. This equipment is known as “combi gear” and can be used for both skate and classic skiing.
The sizing nights for the youth lease in Hampden is December 1st and 8th. Click here for more details. You can also contact Bangor Parks & Rec or Orono Parks & Rec to find out when they are conducting sizing nights. You do not need to be a resident of Bangor or Orono to rent through their Parks and Rec departments.