Winter Equipment

Winter Equipment Lending Program

Due to the generous support of the Bow RiversEdge Campground (BREC) and Cochrane Sportchek, we are happy to announce that we now have a Winter Equipment Lending Library.

We currently have the following equipment for loan:

Item

Size

# Units

Tubbs Junior Snowglow Snowshoes

16"

2

Atlas Junior Sprout Snowshoes

17"

2

Atlas Junior Spark Snowshoes

20"

6

McKinley Drift Snowshoes

21"

3

McKinley Traverse Snowshoes

21"

4

McKinley Drift Snowshoes

25"

3

McKinley Traverse Snowshoes

25"

4

McKinley Drift Snowshoes

30"

2

McKinley Traverse Snowshoes

30"

4

Black Diamond Hiking Poles

4

McKinley Hiking Poles

6

Ice Traction Cleats

M

5

Ice Traction Cleats

L

5

Ice Traction Cleats

XL

5

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I borrow snowshoes?

Snowshoes can be checked out for a 7 day loan period. Snowshoes are subject to regular library overdue policies and fees; lost or damaged snowshoes are subject to a fee for replacement of snowshoes. 

Who can borrow snowshoes?

Anyone with a Cochrane Public Library card.

Can I check out more than one pair of snowshoes at once?

Yes, you can. Snowshoeing is a fun winter activity for people to do together.

Can I reserve/place a hold for snowshoes?

Unfortunately, due to the high demand for snowshoes, we are unable to take hold requests at this time. 

How do I return snowshoes when I'm finished with them?

Snowshoes can be returned to Cochrane Public Library during open hours. Snowshoes cannot be put in the book drop and are the responsibility of the borrower until they are returned in person to the library.

Which size of snowshoe is best for me?

The ideal snowshoe size depends mainly on your weight and the weight of anything you will be carrying while on the snowshoes. The following chart will help you determine which size is best for an individual.

Cochrane Public Library Snowshoe Weight Chart

Sizing Chart Source: https://www.mec.ca/en/explore/how-to-choose-snowshoes

What are ice traction cleats?

Ice traction cleats are a traction system that allow anyone, of any age, to get out and safely enjoy winter. They provide better stability & safety when walking on ice or packed snow.