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NMU Students Snowshoeing

Equipment Rentals

The NMU Recreational Sports department can help you explore the natural environment of Marquette and the Upper Peninsula with equipment from the Outdoor Recreation Center. Rental items available include camping, boating, and snow equipment, such as sleeping bags, snowshoes, cross country skis, stand up paddleboards, and kayaks. The rental center is located near the PEIF (Physical Education and Instructional Facility) Climbing Wall in Northern Michigan University's Sports Complex.

Rental Information

The ORC offers outdoor equipment rentals for students, visitors, and local community members. Equipment can only be rented out from the ORC during open rental equipment times. Rentals are all done on a first come first serve basis and cannot be reserved. If you have any questions please email recsport@nmu.edu or call 906-227-1369.

Equipment can be returned anytime the PEIF is open even if the ORC is closed. If the ORC is open please return the equipment to the ORC staff. If the ORC is closed please return the rented equipment to the PEIF Info Center.

 

Late and Damage Fees

If equipment is returned past the due date then the renter will need to pay a late fee for every day the equipment is late. Late fees are equal to the 24hr rental cost of the item for each day it is late.

If equipment is lost or damaged while being rented the renter is responsible for any repair or replacement cost associated with the lost or damaged equipment. Damage fees will be sent to renters via email and can be paid online.

 

Free Student Rentals

NMU students will have the opportunity to rent certain ORC equipment for free. Students that wish to rent an item for free must provide their NMU student ID. If a free rental is returned late the student will be charged $5 for everyday the item is late. If the rental equipment is not returned within 3 days of the due date the student may be charged for the full replacement cost of the equipment. Students are also responsible for the cost of repair and/or replacement of damaged or lost equipment.

 

Rentals that are free to current NMU students are listed below:

  • Disc Golf Discs (24 hour rentals)
  • Sleeping Bags (24 hour rentals)
  • Hammocks (24 hour rentals)
  • Backpacks (24 hour rentals)
  • Cat Cleats (3 day rentals)
  • XC Skis, Boots, Poles (24 hour rentals)
  • Snowshoes (24 hour rentals)
  • Fat Tire Bikes, Helmets (One Day, must be returned by end of day)

A student can check out multiple items, however, only one of each item can be rented unless the student is paying for the additional item at the member rate.

  • Example: 1 sleeping bag, 1 hammock, and 1 backpack is ALLOWED
  • Example: 2 sleeping bags, 1 hammock, and 1 backpack is NOT ALLOWED

 

Fit Zone Rentals

Fit Zone rental equipment is for current NMU students only and can only be rented out when the Fit Zone is open. The Fit Zone only rents out fat tire bikes and cat cleats. All other items will need to be rented from the ORC in the PEIF. Check out the Fit Zone hours here.

ORC Rental Times - Summer 2022

Monday: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M - 8:00 P.M.

Tuesday: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M - 8:00 P.M.

Wednesday: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M - 8:00 P.M.

Thursday: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M - 8:00 P.M.

Friday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

*Kayak and Stand Up Paddle rentals begin May 26, 2022

**Equipment Rental Hours are subject to change. Hours will change each semester and during NMU breaks such as winter break and spring break. Please Call the PEIF (906-227-2110) if you are looking for an update on current rental hours.

 

Available to NMU students only.

How to Rent: Available to rent at the PEIF ORC, Wildcat Fit Zone (Fall & Winter Semester only), or the NTN Forestville Trailhead.

Cost: Free for current NMU students w/ student ID.

Length of rental: For the day. Must be returned by close. 

Additional Information & Local Trails: Go to NMU/NTN Trail Access

Available to NMU students only.

How to Rent: Available to rent at ORC and Fit Zone. Sizes are limited. 

Cost: Free for current NMU students w/ student ID.

Length of rental: 1-3 days. 

Thank you to ASNMU for your efforts in making these available for NMU students to rent for FREE! 

Gear:

  • Set of 3: Putter, Midrange and Driver 
  • 6 sets available 

List of courses in the Marquette area. 


Students Members / Non-Members

Free w/ Student ID   

*24 hour rental

$5.00

*24 hour rental

Snowshoes

NMU Student Pricing
Snowshoes - 1 Day Free
Snowshoes - 3 Day $20.00
Snowshoes - Week $30.00

 

PEIF Member Pricing
Snowshoes - 1 Day $15.00
Snowshoes - 3 Day $25.00
Snowshoes - Week $40.00

 

Non-Member Pricing
Snowshoes - 1 Day $20.00
Snowshoes - 3 Day $30.00
Snowshoes - Week $50.00

 

XC Skis

NMU Student Pricing
XC Ski Package - 1 Day Free
XC Ski Package - 3 Day $20.00
XC Ski Package - Week $40.00

 

PEIF Member Pricing
XC Ski Package - 1 Day $15.00
XC Ski Package - 3 Day $30.00
XC Ski Package - Week $50.00

 

Non-Member Pricing
XC Ski Package - 1 Day $25.00
XC Ski Package - 3 Day $40.00
XC Ski Package - Week $75.00