Where to get skis in the Bellingham area
There aren’t a lot of local retail establishments that support cross-country skiing, but a number of the local stores do carry a few skis. And if you talk to them and express interest, they might carry more next year! If you are a business that wishes to be listed here, please contact me. (Pete Tryon, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Backcountry Essentials: (Bellingham) equipment for groomed track and light back-country (updated, Dec ’20)
- Glacier Ski Shop: (~33 mile, Mt. Baker Highway) groomed track and back-country skis. A good selection of both NNN and 3-pin equipment. (updated, Dec ’21)
- Yeager’s – rental: (Bellingham) Yeager’s had a pretty good rental program, but they dropped it this year. Maybe if enough people asked for it, they would bring it back… (updated, Jan ’22)
- Backcountry Essentials – Bellingham: a few pairs of track skiing and skate skis and boots. A very limited selection.
- REI – Bellingham: equipment for track skiing, light back-country skiing. Children’s skis. Also mail-order.
- Yeager’s – retail – Bellingham: They have stopped selling Nordic equipment. It is possible that they have some rental equipment (which was good quality) that they are ready to sell. You could ask… (Dec. ’21)
- Cascades Outdoor Store – Methow Valley
- Winthrop Mountain Sports – Methow Valley
- Cross Country Ski Headquarters: This large ski shop is in Michigan, but has a significant on-line presence and can help you over the phone. It comes recommended by club members who have used it.
- New Moon Ski and Bike Shop – Hayward, Wisconsin. Long-term ski shop in the town of the American Birkebeiner – has a major on-line business.
- The Hoarding Marmot – Anchorage, Alaska. A second-hand outdoor sports equipment store that will ship. Possibly a good place for ‘obsolete’ ski boots..
- Altai skis – the makers of Hok skis, based in Curlew, Washington
Loaner Pool / Trial Use:
- The Nooksack Nordic Ski Club has a modest selection of equipment that has been donated to the club for members to borrow and try out (or just to use on an occasional basis. Very limited boot sizes. Have a visiting grandchild, too small to ski, that you want to take to Salmon Ridge? Borrow the Chariot. Click here for more information.
Where to get a SnoPark pass
- You can purchase SnoPark passes online directly from the State of Washington
Local Outdoor and Recreational Clubs
Links/Other Activities of Interest