Ski Rentals, Lessons, and Repair

Boyne MountainBefore hitting the slopes, it’s important to make sure all your gear is in tip-top shape.

Ski edges should be checked to assure they are in good condition. This includes no rust or gouges, and sharp enough to cut through the snow. Waxing the base is another key step for a smooth ride and better performance. Bindings can be an issue after sitting around from last ski season, and the same goes for boots. Improper storage can make the plastic harden and then crack. Bindings should be tight and in place.

Renting gear can be a great way to try out the new equipment before making a purchase. For those who don’t want the added burden of hauling skis while on a trip, several shops and the area ski hills offer rentals.

But having the gear doesn’t mean a thing if you don’t have the skills. For those just starting out, lessons are key to learning the fundamentals before flying solo. They are often suggested to enhance skills as well. Area ski hills — Nub’s Nob in Harbor Springs, Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls, Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs and Mount McSauba in Charlevoix — along with city recreation departments provide lessons.

Repair

Bahnhof Sport, Petoskey, (231) 347-2112, (800) 253-7078
Boyne Country Sports
- Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, (231) 549-6006; Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs, (231) 526-3006; and Petoskey, (231) 439-4906
Boyne Highlands
, Harbor Springs, (231) 526-3058
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, (231) 549-6058
No Boundaries, Boyne City, (231) 582-3200 (waxing and tuning)
Nub’s Nob, Harbor Springs, (231) 526-2131
The Outfitter, Harbor Springs, (231) 526-2621

Rentals

Bahnhof Sport, Petoskey, (231) 347-2112, (800) 253-7078
Boyne Highlands ski resort, Harbor Springs, (231) 526-3057
Boyne Mountain ski resort, Boyne Falls, (231) 549-6057
Mount McSauba ski lodge, Charlevoix, (231) 547-3267
No Boundaries, Boyne City, (231) 582-3200 (cross country skis only)
Nub’s Nob, Harbor Springs, (231) 526-2131
The Outfitter, Harbor Springs, (231) 526-2621
Dan Webster’s Pro Shop, Petoskey, (231) 348-2926 (cross country skis and snowshoes only)

Ski Resorts

Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs, (231) 526-3000
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, (231) 549-6000
Mount McSauba, Charlevoix, (231) 547-3267
Nub’s Nob, Harbor Springs, (231) 526-2131

 

 
 
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