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Winter Equipment Rental


Once snow conditions allow, the Ney Nature Center will begin renting snowshoes and cross country skis from the Education Building. Equipment is available on a first come, first served basis. Equipment sizing will fit most users ages 7 and older.

Winter Rental Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 9AM – 4PM
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 9AM – 7PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10AM – 4PM

Equipment Rental (XC Skis or Snowshoes):

  • $3 per member or $9 for a member family of 3 or more
  • $5 per non-member or $15 for a non-member family of 3 or more

The park is open daily. Ski trails are groomed by volunteers from the local snowmobile association within a day or two of snowfalls, and the sledding hill is also popular! We will post updates below when ski trails have been groomed and when rentals are available.

Once ski grooming begins, snowshoeing/hiking and cross-country skiing take place on two different trail systems. Click here to view the Winter Trail Map.

Trail Updates and Rental Status:

3.2.22 – We are open for rentals but the snow has been melting pretty quickly. Bare patches on the ski trails.

2.25.22 – Fresh dusting of Snow over the ski trails – If you come ski let us know how they are!

2.23.22 – Ski Trails were groomed early this morning! Rentals are open normal hours.

2.20.22 – Rentals are CLOSED due to inclement weather! Ski trails will be groomed as soon as possible and updates will be here and on our social media.

2.20.22 – Snow is hard and icy today on both snowshoe and ski trails. Some bare patches. Ski trails are still groomed, but poor conditions.

2.12.22 – The ski trails have snow, but are icy. Rentals are open 10am-4pm today, and then 6-9pm for the Candlelight Event.

1.27.22 – The ski trails were groomed this morning so they are ready for visitors. Trails are open sunrise to sunset, rental hours are above!

1.23.22 – Ski Trails are freshly groomed.  Rentals open 10am to 4pm today!

1.22.22 – Rentals are still open, ski trail conditions are fair, loose snow has been blown onto the tracks so they are not packed down. Groomer will be coming by tomorrow, check back for updates!

1.17.22  – Rentals are open today from 9am to 4pm.  Come spend the holiday snowshoeing or cross country skiing!

1.15.22  – The Ski Trail is groomed!  Rentals will open today at Noon – (we are short staff today.)

1.13.22 – Looking forward to the snow we are getting this weekend! Stay tuned, we will update our website and social media the minute the ski trail is groomed!

12.28.21 – Too bad we didn’t get enough snow –  the ski trails are not groomed. Hopefully more snow will be coming soon!

12.12.21 – Confirmed – the Ski Trail is groomed!  Equipment rentals open today from 10am to 4pm!

12.11.21 – The ski trail will be groomed within 24 hours of the end of the snowfall!

12.7.21 – It’s Snowing!  So happy!  We are looking forward to beginning the process of packing the snow for a great x-c ski trail! Check back for updates.