When purchasing or renting equipment be sure to get a skating package with combi boots. Skis of this type tend to be shorter and boots are stiffer than classic skis. Combi boots can be used for both skate and classic skis. Skis/boots and poles range from $250-800 new. You may also be able to find equipment at ski swaps found at www.skinnyski.com. Where ever you go it is suggested a ski specialist helps you fit your skis, poles and boots. Finn Sisu (St. Paul) and Tyrol Ski (Rochester) are our closest ski shops.
Roller skis are encouraged but not required for summer/fall dryland training with ski poles and helmets.
Coach suggested ski shops:
- Tyrol Ski and Sport 1923 2nd St SW, Rochester MN 55902 – Rob Welch, 507-288-1683. Offers skate ski lease and sales.
- Finn Sisu, 2436 Larpenter Ave W, St Paul MN 55113, 651-645-2443 – offers High School pricing
- Gear West 1786 W Wayzata Blvd, Long Lake MN 55356, 952-473-0377 – offers equipment leases at half price with option to buy at end of season.