Backcountry ski rentals in Portland, ME?
December 27, 2010 10:07 AM   Subscribe

Where in Portland Maine can I rent backcountry skis (with metal edges) and snowshoes?
posted by eggman to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total)
What type of BC skis? Cross coutry, AT, or telemark skis? Most skis made in the last 10 years have metal edges so that shouldn't be an issue.
posted by TheBones at 10:16 AM on December 27, 2010

Well, i guess i'd start here. Calling these folks will prolly get you there.

All Speed 207-878-8741 (i believe this is the best bet for BC)
Peak Performance 207-780-8200
Gorham Bike & Ski 207-773-1700
Play It Again Sports (to buy inexpensively) 207-773-6063

That's just Portland, i'm sure there are more options in a larger radius.
Hope that helps.
posted by ten year lurk at 10:18 AM on December 27, 2010

It looks like EMS in Portland does rentals of tele skis and snowshoes/ poles- call before you go to check availability at
(207) 541-1919.
posted by charmedimsure at 11:34 AM on December 27, 2010 [1 favorite]

In addition to the other recommendations, maybe

Joe Jones
Arlberg Ski

And if you're looking to rent something today I would definitely recommend calling first, as many places in Portland are closed due to the storm.
posted by suki at 11:48 AM on December 27, 2010

Rather than renting skis and snowshoes, go for the skis and skins
posted by hortense at 12:27 PM on December 27, 2010

EMS absolutely rents..
posted by mbatch at 7:00 PM on December 27, 2010

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