Ski and Snowshoe Trail and Rental Information

Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails
For a winter experience close to home, Wood Lake has 2 miles of trails packed and groomed for snowshoeing when snow conditions are permitting. An outer cross-country ski trail is tracked for classic skiing when weather conditions allow for a 6 inch base of snow. See Wood Lake's trail map for distances and more information. The trails wind through three different habitats: cattail marsh, mixed lowland forest, and restored prairie. 

Current Trail Conditions
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Instructional Videos
Instructional videos are posted on YouTube about the process for renting cross-country skis and snowshoes: 

 

Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Rental

  • Online reservations are now required for all equipment rentals up to seven days in advance and as late as 30 minutes prior to the desired time.  To reserve equipment, please visit www.richfieldmn.gov/onlineregistration and search "ski" or "snowshoe."
  • Walk-in rentals are not available.
  • Ski rentals are for 1.5 hours and can be rented Monday-Saturday at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm, and Sunday at 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm (8 rentals available per time slot.)
  • Snowshoe rentals are for 1.5 hours and can be rented Monday-Saturday at 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 2:45 pm, and Sunday at 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 2:45 pm (12 rentals available per time slot). 
  • Snowshoe rental recommended for ages 3+, ski rental for ages 5+
  • Equipment Rental Details

Rental Fees for Skis and Snowshoes (includes poles and boots with skis)
Adults (up to 54): $10
Youth (up to 16): $5
Senior (55+): $5
Friends of Wood Lake Members: Free (become a FOWL member online at www.richfieldmn.gov/onlineregistration)

Ski and Pole Size Chart    
Skier height Ski size Pole size      
4'2" 120 75        
4'3" 130 95        
4'5" 140 105        
4'7" 150 110        
4'9" 160 115        
4'11" 170 120        
5'1" 180 120        
5'3" 180 125        
5'5" 190 125        
5'7" 190 130        
5'9" 200 135        
5'11" 200 140        
6'1" 205 145        
6'3" 205 150        
6'5" 210 150        
6'6"+ 210 155        
If you are newer to the sport choose a shorter ski.  
Poles should be just under arm pit  
             
Ski Boot Conversion      
Kids Women Men European (ski boot)    
12.5     29      
13-13.5     30      
1     31      
1.5     32      
2     33      
2.5-3     34      
3.5 4-4.5   35      
4.5 5-5.5   36      
5 6-6.5   37      
  7-7.5   38      
  8-8.5   39      
  9-9.5 6-6.5 40      
  10-10.5 7-7.5 41      
  11-11.5 8-8.5 42      
  12-12.5 9-9.5 43      
    10-10.5 44      
    12 46      
    13 47      
    14 48      
    16 50      
European sizes listed are the sizes we currently have to rent.
             
Snowshoe Sizing Chart
Size Toddler Youth Adult 22 Adult 25 Adult 30 Adult 36
Weight Up to 40 40-90 up to 125 up to 175 up to 220 220+


Payment and Cancellation Policy
Payment is made at the time of rental reservation. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted. Cancellation must be made 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. 

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