New: Online Gear Rentals

Please login to your account in order to add items to your cart.

How to rent gear at the Outdoor Centre

Please read the Online Rentals below before booking your gear. If you have any questions please see our FAQ page.

Online Rentals

Our online rental tool makes renting gear safer and easier, especially during this phase of the reopening.  

Browse the gear online

Browse the rental gear online. We have limited items now but hope to expand the list as restrictions change.  We will be adding our summer items in the coming months.

Online Gear Rentals

Login

Login to your Active Living account and book your gear. You MUST login before you can add items to your cart. If you don't have an account, you can create one.

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Select a Pick-Up and Drop-Off appointment

Select a Pick-Up date and time.

Select a Drop-Off date and time.

Proceed to checkout.

Please Note: There are limited time-slots which are fixed.

Select gear

Add the items and quantities to the rental cart.

Please Note: Sizing charts are available on the webpage.

Sign the rental contract

The rental contract contains responsibilities and COVID-related risks that you must read and acknowledge with your signature.

Proceed with payment

All online rentals require payment by credit card at the time of booking. We cannot accept debit at this time. You'll receive a confirmation email and receipt reservation.

 

Do you need to contact the Outdoor Centre? Please e-mail outdoor@ucalgary.ca.

What length should my skis be?

Your downhill skis should be the right size for your height, weight and skiing style & ability. There is no magic formula for determining the right size ski for you. In general, the proper ski length is somewhere between your chin and the top of your head. For example, a skier that is 6' tall will want to look for skis between 170cm and 190cm. The exact right size for you will depend on your skiing ability and style. Factors such as height and weight provide an excellent starting point but there are other things to consider. Ski category, snow type, terrain and personal preference are just some of the things to take into account. Beginner skiers, for example, will want to choose shorter skis, while longer skis are more appropriate for advanced skiers.

Ski and Boot Sizing Chart