XC Ski & Snowshoe Rentals

The Portland Gear Hub is glad to be back for a 3rd season at the Oxbow Beer Garden in Oxford, Maine this winter!
We’ll be offering Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe rentals for use on their trails. Finish your XC Ski or Snowshoe excursion with pizza and beer at the Oxbow Beer Garden with plenty of outdoor seating by a fire. Family and dog friendly!

Trail Report for the 3/12 – 3/13 weekend: Thanks to the fresh new snowfall we’ll be OPEN Sunday, 3/13!

For the latest Trail Reports and open hours, please check: @portlandgearhub , @oxbowbeergarden, and the Oxbow Beer Garden Trail Report  

The Gear Hub Rental Hut at the Oxbow Beer Garden is open Saturdays and Sundays 11a – 4p, snow allowing!

Click here for the link to the Trail map on Google Maps

Rental Reservations

If you have questions about your reservation, give us a call at the Portland Gear Hub’s retail location at 207-761-7632 during our retail hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 6 PM and Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM. If you have a question about a reservation on Sunday, send us a text message at 207-761-7632. We will not be able to answer the phone on Sundays!


Rental Equipment Details:

**Last rentals for all equipment go out at 2:45pm & all rentals must be back by 3:45pm**

Nordic Skis:

We have excellent nordic skis, boots, and poles from Rossignol available to rent for both beginners and seasoned skiers. These skis have easy step-in bindings, the boots are comfy & supportive, and the lightweight poles will help you cruise along the trails.


We have a selection of snowshoes for adults & children of all sizes.
A great, low-impact way to get out and enjoy the beauty of winter on the trails! (Walking without snowshoes is not permitted on the trails).

Rental Reservations