Family Programs

Season Ski Share, Sale and Soiree

Are you interested in borrowing cross country ski gear for your family this year? The Nature Connection offers discounted XC ski gear lending to local families. Come to our office on December 10th between 4-7pm to fit and pick up skis and boots. Choose between “holiday” or “full-season” lending. We also have a limited number of used skis available for sale. Sorry- no reservations this year.
NEW FOR 2021: Ski Tuning Fundraiser! Drop off your skis (XC, downhill or snowboards) at our office (before Nov. 30th) and we will clean, tune and wax them in preparation for the winter season. Suggested donations of $15-$25/pair.
More Details: This program is designed to break down a major barrier to getting outside for families in the winter: access to gear. Full and partial scholarships are available to any family in need. Please contact us by phone to discuss. Our skis are designed for recreational/beginner XC skiers. They are waxless skis with “fish scales” and are ideal for the groomed nordic trails on the Grand Mesa. Cost for a full season ski share is $75 for adults and $25 for kids. DCSD teacher discount is available. Unlike previous years, we will not be offering reservations. Similarly, due to major issues in the industry, we are not offering that many used skis for sale. Tuning: we are not a professional ski shop. We will clean, wax and polish your skis or boards. If you have mechanical or other major issues with bindings please take your equipment to a professional. We also do not offer any special waxes or treatments for high-caliber classic or skate skis. Recreational skis only. Contact us with questions about the program.