Equipment returns May 3-6

We rented out over 1,000 sets of skis and over 100 snowboards this season! All of this gear needs to come back May 3-6, 5-8 pm each night. In order to make sure we do not end up with too many people at one time, we require that each family sign up for a 2-minute window to return their gear.

To sign up, follow this link:

Once you are signed up, please be sure to have your gear ready to be returned. Have your boots buckled, the poles rubber banded together, and your skis together with a rubber band on the tails.

Please show up for your return on time and check-in with the greeter, who will be on the right-hand side of the road just before the equipment garage. When they tell you it is your turn to return your gear, you will pull your car up to the garage and (while wearing a mask) unload your rental equipment. You will then check-in with our paperwork volunteers who are located in the across the road form the equipment garage under a tent. Participants who have completed their volunteer hours will be eligible to have their volunteer deposit refunded during returns. You can choose to receive your entire refund by check, donate the entire refund back to Chester Bowl, or split it into a partial refund and a donation. Checks and/or donation receipts are issued that night, and all donations are used to support the next winter’s ski and snowboard purchase.

If you do not return your gear during equipment returns, you will not be eligible to receive your volunteer deposit back. Please plan accordingly. If you are not able to make the return nights please email ASAP to schedule a different time to return your gear.

If you had a season pass but did not rent equipment, and completed your volunteer hours, you will also be eligible for a volunteer deposit refund. For the fastest refund, you can sign up for a return slot and get a check in person on one of those nights. Otherwise, Dave will email all season pass holders who completed and documented their volunteer hours by the end of May with your options. Please note that if you completed your hours but did not fill out your card, you will need to let us know you did them! We only email season pass holders who have completed their cards, so let us know if your needs to be updated!