The Outdoor Campus - East

Outdoor Equipment

The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls offers a few ways to get outside this winter and use snowshoes or cross country skis.

What We Offer

    Free classes where you can learn to cross country ski or snowshoe. Equipment is provided. Pre-registration is required. Call us at 605.362.2777 to register. View classes online here.
    These are last minute announcements put on our Facebook and Twitter pages if we have enough snow and staff available. Snow and Go times are usually over a lunch hour on weekdays and afternoons on weekends. Visitors can come here and check out a set of snowshoes and try them out in our prairie. We don't take reservations - first come, first served. Watch social media for announcements. Facebook:  Twitter: @outdoorcampus
    Require pre-registration, loaned on first come, first served basis. Call 605.362.2777 to request or schedule a crate.
    - Cost: Free! A $75 deposit, in the form of a check written to The Outdoor Campus, is required when picking up the snowshoe crate. We will not cash this check if all snowshoes are returned in good condition.
    - Shipping: We do not mail snowshoe crates. You must arrange to pick them up and drop them off during open building hours.
    There must be at least 3 inches of snow on the ground in order to check out a crate.
    - Group Snowshoe Crates (2)
    11 pairs youth/small adult snowshoes
    6 pairs of adult snowshoes
    1 pair of snowshoeing poles
    1 snowshoeing lesson plan
    32 snowshoeing handouts
    1 snowshoe crate evaluation form
    1 snowshoe book
    - Family Snowshoe Crates (2)
    Each crate contains 4 adult-size snowshoes and 4 youth-size snowshoes

nordic ski trails

The City of Sioux Falls grooms three ski trails - Sertoma Park, Spencer Park and Great Bear. Maps and information are available here.

places to rent equipment in sioux falls

Winter 2013-2014

  • Sun N Fun - 605.361.1456
    Snowshoes - $10/day
  • Great Outdoors Store - 605.335.1132
    Snowshoes - $6/half day, $10/day, $25/weekend
  • Great Bear Ski Valley - 605.367.4309
    Cross Country Skis - $20/day

Cross country ski