Ski and Snowshoe Rentals

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With over 8.5 miles of trails, Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton, Wisconsin offers year round access to nature. The trail systems provides several trail options for hiking, walking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Cross Country Ski trails are groomed. View Winter Trail Map.



Ski and Snowshoe rentals are currently unavailable due to the lack of snow.

During the winter months, our summer hiking trails turn into cross country ski trails. We add 2 snowshoe/hiking trails that go through parts of the preserve that aren’t accessible during the summer months.


Equipment Rental Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday–Friday:* 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*Please call ahead on weekdays.


Equipment Rental Costs & Fees

We have skis and snowshoes in all sizes from children to adult.


Ski Rental

Non-members: $20
Members: $15
*Price includes equipment and trail fee


Snowshoe Rental

Non-members: $10
Members: $8
*Price includes equipment and trail fee


Trail Fee (if have own equipment)

Members: FREE
Non-members Ski: $5
Non-members Snowshoe: $2



Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe Dates

January 13, 2023 | CANCELED

January 27, 2023 | 5:00 – 8:00 pm

February 24, 2023 | 5:00 – 8:00 pm

* May be cancelled or changed to a hike if there is a lack of snow to rent out equipment.

Brew Ski

February 10, 2023 | 5:00 – 8:30 pm Registration Required