How do I find equipment for my child?
Every skier must bring the equipment listed below to every club meeting.
Level 1: Classic non-wax skis (skin or fishscale), Classic boots
Level 2 and 3: Classic non-wax skis (skin or fishscale), Classic boots, poles
Level 3 Stars and 4: Classic wax OR non-wax skis (skin or fishscale), classic boots, poles
Level 5 and 6: Skate skis, combi or skate boots, poles
There are three main ways to obtain equipment.
- Select SkiSparks Clubs have rental equipment.
- Of these clubs, some allow you to request and pay for rental equipment online [Club Rentals - Online]* and some have fitting nights where you pay onsite [Club Rentals - In Person]*. Check the Find A Club page for details on the different clubs.
- In most cases, clubs only rent waxless classic skis in youth sizes. This will not work for many 13-14 year old skiers. The largest boots in most club rental banks are Euro 42 (Mens 9).
- All of the clubs run out of equipment. You can still participate in any club with your own equipment.
- Some Chalets/facilities have daily rentals [Chalet Rentals]*. Please show up 30 minutes earlier than your club meeting time to fit and pay. This is for adults and children, classic and skating.
- Some clubs and club locations have neither equipment banks or onsite rentals. In these cases, it is up to you to purchase (at a retailer or ski swap) your own equipment. [Skiers Must Have Equipment]*
*[Indicates Equipment Option listed on Find A Club]
Tips about purchasing equipment:
- Purchasing new equipment
- Local ski shops are going to have the best service for new equipment. They can guide you through the purchase and most ski shops in our region are familiar with what an MYSL skier needs. Make sure you mention your skier is joining MYSL, you may qualify for a discount!
- Purchasing used equipment.
- There are different types of bindings. The boots must be made to fit into the type of bindings the skis have on them.
- We recommend NNN or SNS bindings.
- Level 1-4: Purchase CLASSIC skis, boots and poles
- Purchase non-wax classic skis, especially if you are new to skiing.
- Level 5-6: Purchase SKATE skis, skate or combi boots, and poles
- See our Youth Ski Fitting Chart