Fin & Feather

Skis & Snowshoes

Once the snow hits, some people shovel their driveways and cuddle up on the couch with a book. For those who still get the itch to get outdoors, we have all the snow shoes and cross-country skis you need, not to mention the apparel and accessories to keep you warm (but not too sweaty). We carry Alpina and Fischer skis, poles and boots, and snowshoes from MSR and Tubbs. Choosing between the two brands is mostly a matter of preference and finding the best fit in a boot for your foot. Both Alpina and Fischer offer a range of products for entry-level skiers and those with more experience. Likewise, MSR and Tubbs offer comparable lines of snowshoes.

Rentals & rates:

  • Cross-country/Nordic ski rental packages come with boots and poles for $15 per day.
  • Poles are optional with snowshoe rentals for $15 per day. (Specific boots are unnecessary, since the snowshoes strap around your winter boots.)

Alpina Nordic Skis

Since its inception in the early 70′s, Alpina Sports has sought after the highest quality, most innovative products in the skiing and snowsports industry. In these activities, equipment advances mean greater participant enjoyment, improved performance, and, in the case of racing, world record breaking. We carry bindings, boots, poles and skis from Alpina, including women-specific and youth products. 

Fischer Sports: Nordic Skis

In 1924 Josef Fischer Senior began making handcarts, sledges, and a few skis in a wooden barn. More than eighty years later, Fischer is a global group of companies. To this very day Fischer has retained its identity as a family business which is successful on an international scale through a symbiosis of tradition, pioneering and quality.

Tubbs

Founded in 1906 in Norway, Maine, Tubbs Snowshoes is the leading manufacturer of lightweight, versatile snowshoes for men, women and children.

Now based in Seattle, Washington, in the shadow of the always-snowy 14,400 ft Mt. Rainier, Tubbs continues to lead the snowshoeing industry through a deep understanding of the sport and constant technological innovation. From Admiral Byrd's famed expedition to Antarctica, to modern day adventure racing, Tubbs manufactures snowshoes for all types of terrain and snow conditions. With over 25 patents issued and pending, Tubbs continues to raise the bar for efficient, comfortable and innovative snowshoe designs. 

The first company to manufacture women's-specific snowshoes in 1998, Tubbs is dedicated to the diverse needs of men and women alike. 

MSR

The only constant in winter is change—changing weather, changing snow conditions and changing terrain. Engineered to get you through it all, MSR® snowshoes are constructed on an unprecedented foundation of all-terrain traction, modular flotation and ergonomic efficiency to carry you confidently through all of winter’s changing moods.

Accessories

Once you have the main gear for your snow-themed adventure, you might consider adding some accessories to make your trip just a little more enjoyable. These might include: gaiters (to make sure cold snow doesn't find its way into your boots!), headlamps for impromptu after-dark excursions, ski wax, and hand/foot warmers. 

  • MSR Shift Snowshoe

    The Shift snowshoe is engineered for adventurous preteens, providing them with the same performance and features of our adult shoes for maximum fun and safety while snowshoeing.

  • Grabber Hand Warmers

    Air-activated Grabber Hand Warmers keep hands and fingers toasty for over 7 hours. No shaking or kneading required; just open the package and put the "Original" Warmers in your glove or pocket for a few minutes to start the process.

  • Alpina T20 Eve

    This women's boot is great for dryer conditions where waterproofing is not needed. It features the speed lacing system, an anatomic footbed, thinsulate, and the Alpitex Lady Last.

  • Fischer XC Control

    Fitness with enjoyment and comfort: top model with breathable Triple-F membrane and newly modified Ankle Support Cuff for top control and outstanding stability.