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Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Rental

EQUIPMENT RENTAL STATUS: Reservations will open Wed at noon for Feb 27 & 28.

Current Trail Conditions: check the forum at Rochester Active Sports Club

2020-2021 Equipment Rental:

  • Equipment must be reserved in advance through online booking. No walk up rentals will be available.
  • Quarry Hill staff evaluate trail conditions weekly to determine if weekend rentals will be available.
  • Rentals are available Saturday and Sunday when conditions permit.
  • Rentals are 4 hours in length. Pick up times are: 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 12:00, 12:30 & 1:00. 
  • Reservations for the upcoming weekend will open at 12:00 noon on Wednesday. Same day reservations close at 8:00 am.
  • No indoor facilities or warming areas will be available.
  • Rentals can be picked up at a window on the west side of the Nature Center. Face masks are required at the pick up window. 
  • Plan your route. Ski-only and multi-use groomed trails are available. Click here for a map
Ski Rentals*: 4 Hours    
Adults $15.00    
Child (under 18) $10.00    
Snowshoe Rentals*: 4 Hours    
Adults $10.00    
Child (under 18) $10.00    

Things to Note

Rochester Park & Rec and Rochester Active Sports Club work together to provide a variety of trails for all to enjoy.

Please check the winter sports map to plan your route.

Groomed ski-only trails: trails on the east side of the park are groomed for cross country skiing only. All other park users should avoid these trails. 

Groomed multi-use trails: All trails in the park except for the ski-only trails are open to all users, however this season we are grooming an additional trail through the meadow for hiking and snowshoe use. Click to see map. 

Nordic Ski Team: The Rochester Nordic Ski Team (students grades 7-12) practice in the park on Monday and Tuesday from 4-5:30 pm. Trails are open during this time, but be aware that this is a high traffic time.

Pro Tips

  • The best snowshoeing happens off the beaten path! Try the meadow.
  • Dress in layers. Skiing and snowshoeing will warm you right up!