We will be listing the various options for hiring cross country, telemark and other gear here before the start of winter.
Falls Creek Cross Country – Cross country ski hire
Falls Creek Cross Country at Windy Corner (where the festival is based) hires a range of gear and this winter they have brand new backcountry gear.
These will be Madshus Epoch skis from the Explore Series with a BC NNN binding and Glittertind 2 buckle boots. The skis have a nice sidecut of 99, 68, 84, which will allow for some great turns, but still achieve a good kick and glide unlike heavier gear.
Daily hire : $60 or $94 for 2 days.
Snow shoe hire
Falls Creek Cross Country has great Tubbs snow shoes available for hire for $35 for the day.
You can email them to book: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rocky Valley Sports – resort and backcountry hire
Rocky Valley Sports, based in Mt Beauty, hire resort (heavier style) Telemark skis as well as backcountry gear. The resort gear is generally Garmont boots with Karhu skis, and the backcountry set up is either Garmont/Scarpa with Madshus skis.
There is also a budget range of lighter skis (better for touring) using Rossignol/alpine with Rossi skis.
For full details and hire rates, please check their website.
Everest Sports, based in Bright, are working with Snow Monkey, who operate out of Hotham and have a shop in Smith Street, Collingwood to provide some great demo skis for the backcountry festival. If you’re looking to try out some high quality telemark gear, then this might be the deal for you.
They have put in 6 sets of NTN skis and boots, these are Majesty Skis, Rottefella NTN bindings and Crispi Evo NTN boots. The pricing will be $75 per day, $125 for 2 days and $215 per week. Great price considering the cost of the gear.
Bookings can be made by contacting Richard Neville at Snow Monkey:
Ph: 03 9417 0170
Everest Sports will credit any ones hire costs if they then decide to purchase the gear from Everest Sports. They can probably coordinate to have hire gear picked up from Everest Sports in Bright if people are skiing at Falls Creek.