Rental Open Hours for the Spring 2021 semester

Cross Country Skis, Snowshoes, Microspikes, Fat Bikes and more!

Over winter break, outdoor gear rentals are available for a no-contact pick-up and drop-off. Email your rental requests to sjilling@hamilton.edu a day in advance and a staff member will pull your gear and email you with instructions for pick-up. Requests for gear are fulfilled when gear is available.

Cross-country skis are available on a daily basis as well as a longer-term loan basis if you're dedicated. Weekend rentals available for faculty and staff: email sjilling@hamilton.edu.

Beginning February 1, skis and snowshoes are available daily for use on the college trails.

Find the Nordic ski trails conditions report on Instagram:  #hamiltonnordicgrooming

This winter, fat bikes are available for a one-hour rental daily from 9am-4pm. If you are new to biking or have not rented one from us yet, come in Thursday, Friday, or Saturday between 1-4 pm for an orientation session. Sessions can also be made by appointment. Email zweller@hamilton.edu.

Look here to see if a bike is available

Email all rental requests a day in advance to sjilling@hamilton.edu.

Please allow 24-hours to process all rental requests.

Membership of the Hamilton Outing Club is free and open to everyone in the college community.


About the Club

Hamilton Outing Club promotes awareness of and appreciation for the wilderness that surrounds our campus by making the outdoors more accessible to all in our community.

We provide logistical and gear support for trips, organize various campus-wide activities, and help to train and educate students and future trip leaders in a manner that is both ecologically sound and safe-ish.

The Hamilton Outing Club (HOC) is the largest club on campus. We are Hamilton’s home to outdoor leadership. We offer equipment rentals, trip leader training, and advanced instructor courses. Our activities include backpacking, canoeing, kayaking (sea and whitewater), climbing, ice-climbing, winter camping, cross country skiing, and as many other outdoor pursuits as possible! We offer weekend trips to the Adirondacks and longer expeditions during breaks to Nepal, Ecuador, Kenya, Arizona, Maine, Utah, the Everglades, and anywhere else students want to go. Some of our annual events include 46 Peaks Weekend in the Fall and the Banff Mountain Film Festival in the Spring.  To learn more about what’s happening with the club, check out our facebook page.

Overuse of the Adirondack High Peaks is a growing issue. If you haven't been up there recently, you probably don't know how bad the problem is. Take a look and think carefully about hiking when the trails are muddy.


Contact Information

Hamilton Outing Club

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