Hiring Equipment

You will need to bring your own cross country equipment. Skate or classic skis are ideal to hire for the groomed trails at Perisher.

Equipment can be hired from Wilderness Sports (Jindabyne & Perisher), Rhythm Sports (Cooma) or from Alpine Backcountry Rental in Berridale.

Please allow plenty of time to collect your gear and if possible, hire them beforehand either online or by calling.

Skate or Classic Skiing – What’s the difference?

When you are looking at hiring equipment, you will notice that you can choose between skate and classic skis to hire. The come and try day caters for both styles, so it is up to you what you choose to hire.

Cross country skiing involves two different styles. In Classic style the skis stay parallel most of the time and a grip section on the bottom of the skis stops them from gliding backwards. Skating uses slightly shorter skis designed only for gliding and features a distinctive V shape similar to in-line skating or ice skating.