It is also possible for participants to rent equipment for the AVSC Nordic Season – through the Aspen Cross Country Center, which is owned and operated by the Ute Mountaineer. The level of equipment available here is classified as entry level and performance, not high end race. Once you have determined what technique equipment you will need for your child’s program, you should bring your child to the Nordic Night to try on boots and reserve equipment. Similar to equipment purchase, you must fill out a rental from and submit no later than September 25th.
Reserving Equipment: If you submit your reservation for seasonal equipment by September 25th, you will be guaranteed a set-up. The Ute Mountaineer will order any equipment it does not have in it’s rental fleet to meet the needs of these reservations. If you do not reserve, there is a slight chance that we will not have equipment for all participants interested in renting for the season – this will depend upon the demand for rentals.
Seasonal Rental Pick-up: Seasonal rentals are not available for pick-up at the Junior Nordic Night. The pick-up will be at the Aspen Cross Country Center on the following afternoon/evening:
Seasonal Rentals Reserved by September 25th
U16 and older: Pick Up Date Nov 13th
U14 and younger: Pick Up Date Nov 14th
Non-Reserved Seasonal Rentals
All Age Groups: Pick Up Date Nov 15th
The reserved gear will be grouped according to participant and ready for easy pick-up. Participants that have not reserved equipment are invited to be fitted and rent gear on Wednesday, November 15th at the Aspen Cross Country Center. This night will be a much more time consuming event, so we encourage participant to reserve gear by Sept 25th.
Rental Requirements: Upon pick-up, parents will be required to:
1. sign a legal liability waiver
2. provide a credit card security deposit – imprint taken (expiration date valid through April 2018)
3. sign an agreement to return the gear by March 25, 2018.
4. pay for the seasonal rental
***If a parent is not present to fulfill these requirements, the gear cannot be picked up.
Pricing & Equipment
All equipment available for seasonal rental is Salomon Profil or Pilot binding compatible. Skis with a no wax base (“fishscales”) have Salomon Profil bindings on them. These are for the younger programs. As they progress to needing a set of classic and skate skis set-ups, the equipment will be Salomon Pilot binding compatible. We will do our best to fit skis and boots to your child’s ability.
Classic No Wax Base “Fishscale” Equipment (Junior Sizing Only)
Junior Classic No Wax Base Skis (Profil/Pilot Binding) – Fischer Sprint / Sal. Team $60/season
Adult Classic No Wax Base skis – NOT AVAILABLE
Classic Only Boots (recreational boot / not racing)
Junior Classic Boots (Profil) – Salomon Team boots $45/season
Adult Classic Boots (Pilot) – Salomon Siam 7 /Escape 7 $45/season
Skate & Classic Waxable Equipment
Classic Waxable Skis
Junior Classic Waxable Ski (pilot Binding) – Fischer RCR Univ/Salomon Equipe Jr Classic $65/season
Adult Classic Waxable Ski (pilot) – Fischer SCS Classic/Salomon Eq 8 Classic $90/season
Junior Skate Ski (Pilot) – Fischer RCR Skatecut Ski / Salomon Equipe Jr Skate $65/season
Adult Skate Ski (Pilot) – Fischer SCS Skate/Salomon Equipe 8 Skate $90/season
Combi Boots (For Skate & Classic)
Junior Combi Boot (Pilot) – Salomon Skiathlon Jr $65/season
Adult Combi Boot (Pilot) – Salomon Pro Combi $75/season
Classic Boots (Performance)
Junior Classic Boot – Not Available
Adult Classic Boot – Active 9 Classic or RC Carbon – Limited Availability $75/season
Skate Boots (Performance)
Junior Skate Boot – Not Available
Adult Skate Boot – RS Carbon – Limited Availability $75/season
Adult & Junior Poles – Aluminum Only $20/season
***No charge for poles with each set of skis rented***
Adult or Junior? Foot size, participant height & weight will determine whether Adult or Junior equipment is needed. Age is not a factor.
Early Return? There will be no refunds for early return of seasonal rentals. There is, however a discount for starting the rental after February 10, 2016.
Equipment Return Condition: All rental equipment should be returned in full, clean and without damage.
-The participant and parents are responsible for returning all of the gear they rented.
-Label Your Equipment: There will be many kids with identical equipment storing their gear at the AVSC Clubhouse. This equipment always gets mixed up, so it is important that you label all pieces of rental equipment.
-Returning other people’s rental gear will not satisfy your responsibility to return the gear you rented. Missing or damaged gear will result in a charge against your credit card security deposit.
Rental Return Due Date: All equipment is due back at the Aspen Cross Country Center no later than March 25th.
Equipment Return after 3/25/18: You will be called to return your equipment by March 25th . It is possible to return gear after the due date if you intend to use the equipment into mid-April. BUT, you must communicate this to the staff at the Aspen Cross Country Center. After this date you will have to return gear to the Ute Mountaineer as the Aspen Cross Country Center will be closed for the season.