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Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

*Trail conditions and snow report.

2/28/20: SKI RENTALS have been suspended due to poor trail conditions. 

Cross-country skiing is a rejuvenating sport that pairs physical exercise with the beauty of nature. Classic style cross country ski, boot and pole rentals are available in sizes for kids to adults. More than 8 miles of trails are groomed and vary from beginner to expert.

Snowshoeing is as easy as strapping snowshoes on your boots; no training is necessary! We've got a variety of styles for all ages. We'll help you choose the right style.

Equipment Use Policies:

  • Equipment rented for day use at Quarry Hill Park must be secured with a driver’s license or car keys.
  • Equipment may be rented for use off-site; waiver and security deposit required.
  • Group rates may apply; inquire at the Nature Center.

* Rentals are available when conditions are deemed acceptable by Quarry Hill.


Ski Rentals*: 4 Hours Full Day Weekend
Adults $7.50 $15.00 $25.00
Child (under 18) $5.00 $10.00 $20.00
Adult Member $6.00 $12.00 $20.00
Child Member $4.00 $8.00 $16.00


Snowshoe Rentals*: 4 Hours Full Day Weekend
Adults $5.00 $10.00 $15.00
Child (under 18) $3.00 $6.00 $9.00
Adult Member $4.00 $8.00 $12.00
Child Member $2.50 $4.75


Things to Note

  • Aside from your ski and snowshoe tracks, look for animal tracks in the snow.
  • Quarry Hill Nature Center offers ski by candlelight events. See our Calendar for upcoming opportunities.

Pro Tips

  • Use your arms and legs together to gather speed.
  • Lean slightly forward for better balance.
  • Use snowshoes with grips if you plan to go into woods or up hills.
  • Use larger snowshoes in open areas with deep snow  - like in the meadow.
  • Strap the bindings on tight so you don’t have to take your mittens off to put them on again in the snow!
  • The best snowshoeing happens “off the beaten path”. Try the meadow.
  • Be careful not to ‘bridge’ your snowshoe.
  • Dress in layers. Skiing and snowshoeing will warm you right up!