Rentals

  • Alpine Skis
  • Snowboards
  • Boots
  • Cross Country Skis
  • Skate Skis
  • Snowshoes
*Call 406-844-2188 for pricing.

Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Rentals

The Flathead Valley is full of trails to explore by ski and snowshoe.  Lakeside Ski & Sports offers affordable rental packages so everyone can enjoy Montana’s abundant winter recreation opportunities.   Daily rentals include classic cross country skis, skate skis and snowshoes. Available brands include Rossingnol and Alpina classic skis, Rossingnol skate skis and Powder Ridge Snowshoes.

Trails to Explore

Nearby Blacktail Mountain offers over 12 miles of groomed trail and stunning views of the Swan and Mission mountain ranges.  These free trails are groomed for skate and classic skiing by The North Shore Nordic Club.   Snowshoe trails are also available.  The Nordic Club also grooms the Bigfork Community Nordic trails located on the Foothill Road to the Jewel Basin.  Grooming conditions are updated daily on the North Shore Nordic Club’s website.

More XC Ski Trails near Lakeside, Kalispell and Whitefish

Ski and Snowboard Demos

Every skier and rider is different and has different needs. If you are ready to update your equipment or take your skiing to the next level trying a ski or snowboard demo is a great way to find the perfect set up. Even after extensive research and expert opinions, sometimes the only way to know for sure is to try it. A ski or board demo eliminates doubts and boosts confidence in your decision and your game. We carry brands you cannot find at other stores in the Flathead Valley like Elan, Surface, Faction and Dynastar skis as wells as Rossingnol snowboards. You can also apply the demo fee towards your purchase.

Boot Demos

Boots are the most important piece of equipment because your feet have to feel good in order to ski well. Lakeside Ski & Sports features Lange boots because of their handcrafted high-performance that has been in the works for over 50 years. Worn by the best skiers in the world, Lange has won more World Cup podiums than any other brand so you can trust they know how to make boot that works.

Ski and Snowboard Repair

tuneandrepair Did your skis or board have an altercation with a rock?  Boot buckles bust off? Not to worry, Lakeside Ski & Sports offers a full range of tunes and repair services.  From ski and snowboard waxing to p tex, base repair and edge sharpening we can get you back on the slopes in no time.  Working in the winter sports industry most of his life, owner Dean Maurice has tuned thousands of skis and snowboards.  Dean guarantees 100% satisfaction for all tune ups and repairs.

How often do I need a tune up?

If you take care of your equipment it will take care of you.  This means waxing every two to three days of use.  Sharpening should get done every eight to ten days of use, especially if you are skiing on hard snow.  Trust us, you will thank yourself later!