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Holiday Cross Country Ski Lending

December 18, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Do you have guests coming for the holidays? Looking for a healthy outlet while the kids are off school? The cross country ski trails on the Grand Mesa are perfect for beginners this time of year.
Take part in our “Holiday Ski Share” and check out a few pairs of cross country skis for your friends or family.

Gear check out will occur from 3pm-6pm at our headquarters in Hotchkiss. Sizes and availability is limited and is first-come-first serve.

**We still have limited skis and boots available for kids (under 12 mostly) to check out for the full season. Please call us if interested.

The Holiday Lending period is from Dec. 18th – Jan. 4th. The $50 price is well below market rental prices and is a fundraiser for our kids programming. Once you have your skis, visit our Explore Local Ski Trails page on thenatureconnection.net to learn about family-friendly spots to ski over the holidays.

Skis and boots will be available first-come-first-serve and we suggest you come as early as you can to ensure you have the right sized equipment. We are very limited in some adult sizes (WM boot 7-9 and M Boot 8-10; skis for 5’7-5’10”) however have large availability for kids.

The skis we have available come from our school program fleet that is used by hundreds of school kids each winter. Holiday Lending helps get gear into the hands of families when it is not needed for a school program. However, we have limited stock available and need to have all gear back no later than Jan 5th so we can serve kids in our programs.

*We ask you to remember that we are a not-for-profit program of the Delta County School District and not a “ski rental shop.” We lend our skis as a community service and fundraiser and may not be able to meet your needs. We also count on our skis getting returned on time so we can continue to offer school programs to hundreds of kids and families. If equipment is not returned on-time, we need to charge a $25/day late fee to ensure we have sufficient equipment for programs.
Thank you for your consideration!



December 18, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Nature Connection


The Nature Connection
397 Bulldog Street
Hotchkiss, CO 81419 US
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