Borrow, Trade, Lease or Purchase Your Equipment
Options are available for borrowing, trading, leasing and purchasing equipment for participation in the program. Race and Development Programs require both skate and classic equipment. The Club owns an inventory of used gear that is available for free to athletes. It is not guaranteed that the Club has the specific sizes of skis, boots, and poles for everyone, but there are a number of options that exist and it is always worth asking what is available. It is also appreciated (and tax deductible!) when parents donate their older gear to the Club.
Lease and purchase options are offered through the Club’s generous partnership with Pine Needle. Used gear is also available for trade / purchase from Club members. Each October the Club hosts Team Night at Pine Needle. Parents and athletes can check out all of the borrow, swap, lease and purchase options in one night. Pine Needle brings together representatives from all major ski brands at Team Night and they offer significantly discounted prices to team members and work with each athlete to customize gear to athlete needs.
Rocky Mountain Nordic
Rocky Mountain Nordic is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of Cross-Country Skiing in Colorado. RMN has a strong youth program encompassing over 350 young skiers and over 15 different clubs across the state. RMN is working to expand the scope of its programs to provide world-class development and support structures for youth and adult skiers. The vision of Rocky Mountain Nordic is to advance the sport of cross country skiing in the Rocky Mountain Region as a healthy lifestyle choice for people of all ability levels while developing and supporting internationally successful athletes.
United States Ski Association
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is the national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding. It is the parent organization of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. The USSA provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. Established in 1905, the USSA receives no direct government support, operating solely through private donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations to fund athletic programs to assist athletes in reaching their dreams. The Club, our coaches and athletes all are members of USSA to receive benefits such as training, insurance, and points accumulation.