Ski and Snowboard Season Rental Program

Are you interested in renting skis or snowboards through Chester Bowl this winter? If yes, read on, even if you are past participants.

For Families Getting Season Passes OnlyIf you or your family is only purchasing season passes follow this link! 

ABOUT THE RENTAL PROGRAM- Our equipment rental model is to rent gear out for the entire season; you will get the gear in October or November and keep it with you until mid-April. This gear is yours to use at Chester Bowl, as well as at any other hills that you attend.

Each family will pay a volunteer deposit. During the course of the season, each family will be responsible to complete 6 or 12 volunteer hours depending on how much gear is rented. If you complete your volunteer hours and return your gear on time in April, you will be eligible to get your volunteer deposit back and you will be among the first to get signed up for equipment fittings before the 2022/2023 season.

We rent out approximately 120 snowboards and 1200 sets of skis each year and the logistics are a bit complicated. The rental registration process allows us to space out all of our families for during the fittings, so we can be as fair and efficient as possible!

Here is a link to this year’s pricing info for renting as well as season pass purchases:

Scholarships are available and a scholarship form is included in every registration packet. If you think that money is going to be an issue please take advantage of our scholarship program! We offer partial or full scholarships to those receiving season passes and season rentals. If a scholarship would help your family be able to afford our program, simply fill out the one page form included in the registration packet. Every request is approved. Our goal is to never let a family’s financial situation interfere with their ability to ski or snowboard.


Pre-registration and signup for new and returning families has already happened. However, we still have signups available so if  you missed this deadline, don’t panic! 

To rent gear at Chester Bowl this winter you can follow this link to our 2021/2022 Winter Program Presentation. This slideshow explains the winter program and the awesome things we have planned for this winter. At the end of this presentation there is a link that will direct you to our equipment signups. 

After watching the presentation you will get to sign up for an equipment fitting appointment. You will be signing up for one fitting spot for each person who is getting gear. If you do not show up, you will be forfeiting your spot. Do not decide to not show up for your fitting time and sign up for an additional fitting time. If you need to reschedule, email Please save everyone’s time and sign up for dates that you know you can make.

You will need to bring the following to your equipment fitting appointment:

  • You will need to bring your completed registration packet. This paperwork will be available at the chalet, but we prefer that you complete it in advance of your fitting. Here is the link to the registration packet: You can print it out and fill it out in advance. Blank pages are intentional to have pages line up correctly when printing double-sided. If printing single-sided, there is no need to print those blank pages. You can also stop by the Chalet in advance of your fitting to pick up a paper packet, but please call first; our schedules can be unpredictable.
  • You will need a 1″x 1.5″ photo of each person who is renting gear or getting a season pass. This photo should be about the size of the picture on your driver’s license. 
  • Each person who is renting gear needs to attend a fitting. We can’t fit people who are not present.
  • You will need to bring cash, check, or have a completed scholarship form to pay for your equipment and season passes.

Once you get fit for equipment, you will be able to take that gear home and you will use this gear during the season. All gear MUST be returned during our scheduled equipment return nights April 12-14. Mark your calendars and plan accordingly.


Duluth, Minnesota