ATTENTION: The Andrew J. Conner Nature Center will be closed on Monday, January 17.

skip to main content

Snowshoe and Cross Country Ski Rentals

Snowshoe and Cross Country Ski Rentals

Snowshoes and cross-country skis are available for rent at Asbury Woods starting in December. A great way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors during the winter, visitors of all ages may rent this equipment for use on our 216-acre property during regular business hours. We rent equipment when there's at least 6 inches of snow on the trails.

You can rent equipment during regular Nature Center Hours:
Monday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Equipment Rental Fees:

Cross Country Skis, Boot and Poles:
Supporting Donor - $8 per hour
General- $10 per hour

Snowshoe Rental:
Supporting Donor - $5 per hour
General - $7 per hour

Rules:

  • Please do not wear skis on bare pavement.
  •  Skiing and snowshoeing is not permitted on the boardwalk at the Nature Center.
  •  Students 17 and under must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian to rent equipment.
  •  There must be at least 6” of snow on the trails to use equipment rented by the Nature Center.
  •  Rental equipment may only be used on Asbury Woods Nature Center property.

 

Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Clinics

Clinics are offered throughout the winter that will help you with the basics of these two fun winter activities. Embrace Erie's winters and enjoy the outdoors in all seasons!

Large groups should call to request a private program. Contact Sarah Bennett, Director of Education, at (814) 836-6178 or email sbennett@asburywoods.org

Cross Country Ski Clinics

Dates: Saturdays, check program schedule
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Age: Adults and children age 10 and up
Fee: Supporting Donor: $12 | General Admission: $15

Snowshoe Clinics

Dates: Saturdays, check program schedule
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Age: Adults and children age 10 and up
Fee: Supporting Donor: $12 | General Admission: $15

How-to Videos

Watch these quick (2 -3 minute) instructional videos to help you get familiar with the equipment and how to use it for your cross country skiing or snowshoe adventure.

Cross Country Skiing Instructional Video

Snowshoeing  Instructional Video

Which Trails to Use Video: