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Please Note: If you are renting your equipment. Be sure to arrive 45 minutes earlier to allow time to get your skies and snowshoes.
Celebrate snow! Experience your parks on cross-country skis and snowshoes!
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PINE LODGE SKI & SNOWSHOE OPERATIONS
A reservation system is in place for customers who want to rent skis or snowshoes. Advanced booking of a date (up to four days in advance) and block of time (one-hour increments) along with prepayment will reserve equipment. Use of rented equipment will be for the reserved block of time.
Once you are at the Pine Lodge Ski Center, you will check in and provide your driver’s license as collateral while you ski or snowshoe.
After you are finished with the equipment, please return it to the Pine Lodge Ski Center.
Cross-country skis are available to rent for ages 13 and older for $5/hour and ages 12 and younger for $3/hour.
Snowshoes are available to rent for ages 13 and older for $3/hour and ages 12 and younger for $1.50/hour.
If you have not reserved equipment before, participated in a program or reserved a shelter with Lake Metroparks, you must set up an online account prior to renting equipment.
Pine Lodge Ski Center hours (when conditions permit):
Weekdays: 12 to 8 pm
Weekends: 10 am to 8 pm
For up-to-date ski conditions and to find out if Chapin Forest Pine Lodge Ski Center is open, call the Winter Sports Hotline at[masked] x4178 or check Twitter or Facebook.
Meet at Deep Lock Quarry Parking Lot. Take Marilyn's secret trail to Tree Farm trail (overlook down to Peninsula) and around Horseshoe pond. Then, the return trip is mostly off trail!
LUNCH AFTER, AT SARAH'S VINEYARD 1204 W STEEL CORNERS RD 44223
*$5.00 YEARLY FEE IS REQUIRED AT YOUR INITIAL Whynot Meetup* (THIS COVERS OUR WEBSITE COST OF $100 EVERY 6 MONTHS)
We will hike Chapin Forest with a 4 mile option or a 6 mile option.
This is also an excellent cross country skiing venue. So, bring your skis if you wish or you can rent them for $5 an hour.
Chapin also rents snowshoes for $3 an hour.
Lunch will be probably be at Tavern 6.