Where to Get Skis:
Ski and Pole Rentals
The Chugiak-Eagle River Nordic Ski Club offers a ski rental program to youth signed up for our Eagle River Junior Nordic Family Ski Program. We have exactly TWO days when you can rent skis: at our annual ski swap and at the Junior Nordic kick-off and parent meeting. We do not rent boots, our rental skis all use the NNN two-groove boots, not the SNS one-groove boots. Check our Events Calendar for exact rental dates.
We sponsor a pre-season Ski Swap where community members may buy and sell ski gear. A small portion of each purchase is donated to the club. Check our Events Calendar for exact swap dates.
We are lucky to have three shops in Anchorage that help support our program, and all five of these shops are within two blocks of Northern Lights and Spenard in Midtown Anchorage
* BARNEY'S SPORTS CHALET is the oldest Nordic ski shop in Anchorage. * They offer a Eagle River Junior Nordic discount night every year and sponsor our coaches with pro-deals and reduced prices on ski gear. They have focused on the family ski market as well as youth racing.
* AMH is the premier Nordic ski shop in Anchorage. * They regularly donate to our end-of-year banquet and help source skis for our rental program.
* REI is well known to outdoor enthusiasts. They have set packages and touring gear. * They regularly donate to our program.
PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS has a fluctuating selection of older gear. This is not a bad choice for adults looking to tour around, but we recommend you know what you're looking for before buying.
HOARDING MARMOT is a new outdoor thrift/consignment shop. They may have some used skis.
Ski and Boot Sizes