RENTALS: If you’re looking to rent cross country skis in Winthrop, brand new Rossignol rental skis are available by the day, week, or for the entire season. Skating, touring, and kids skis are available. Our friendly staff will get you in and out quickly, with top notch skis, a map and recommendations for the best trail to ski that day. We have tons of gear, so no reservations are needed.
FATBIKE RENTALS: The newest sport to hit the Methow Valley. You can ride right from the store to two different trail systems groomed specifically for winter Fatbikes. Morning (9:30-12:45), afternoon (1:00-5:00) and full day rentals available for Fatbikes. $35/half day, $45/full day. Reservations highly recommended.
SALES: We proudly sell Rossignol skis and boots. Every single ski model that we bring into the shop has been tested by us, and hand-picked, and each has it’s own unique attributes. We would be pleased to talk with you about your skiing and what would be the best ski for you. Whether you’re looking for a ski with great glide, a ski that offers you more control on the downhills, or a skate ski that will help propel you up the hills, we can help. See the videos below for this year’s selections.
SKI PASSES: We proudly sell Methow Trails ski trail passes. Pick one up in the morning of your ski or stop in the night before.
DEMOS: All the skis we sell are available to demo first. The only way to truly know how a ski works for you is to try it first. The demo fee is the same as a day of rentals, but, if you purchase the skis the same day, we will take that demo fee off your purchase price. And you’re welcome to try as many skis as you want during the day.
WAXING: All skis need to be waxed to glide well and to keep the skis well maintained. It is not difficult to do, but if you’re too busy or don’t have the space in your house or hotel, we’re happy to do it for you. For $15, we’ll get you skis gliding fast (and hey, that’s what skiing’s all about!)
HOT WAX PUNCHCARD: Buy 5 hot waxes for $60 (a $15 savings) or 10 hot waxes for $100 (a $50 savings!) Just drop your skis off and we’ll have them ready for you quickly. You can keep the punchcard just for yourself, or share it with others, it doesn’t matter to us.
HOW TO TELL IF YOUR SKIS NEED TO BE WAXED: Skis without wax are literally dried out. You can easily tell if your skis are dry by looking at their bases. If your skis have a black base, they should look really black. If they are grey, or if you see grey patches on the edges, it’s time for some wax. White bases are harder to see, but if you look closely, you should be able to see greying. A hot wax will last up to 50 kilometers. If you ski 10 kilometers a day, 4 days a week, and participate in our hot wax punchcard program, you should be able to have fast running skis all winter long.
SNOWSHOE RENTALS: Snowshoes and poles are available to rent for adults and kids.
OTHER SERVICES: Of course, we can also mount your skis, fix your poles, or take care of any other equipment problems you have.