The MYSL Trailer is an enclosed trailer containing 70 pairs of skis, poles and boots primarily for children in grades 1-6. It is available to any non-profit organization to provide free skiing opportunities for kids.
MYSL has been running its trailer program for 20 years with thousands of kid contacts per year. There was a major upgrade in 2014; a new trailer was purchased with help from the North Star Ski Touring Club, in memory of Terry Quam, new equipment was purchased with a Hennepin County Youth Sports Grant, and the build out of the equipment storage system was done as an Eagle Scout project by Mike Choiniere.
Pickup and return
Users are expected to pick up and return the trailer from Hoigaards in St. Louis Park. Note: the trailer is parked at their nearby warehouse (3945 Meadowbrook Rd, St Louis Park MN, 55426). There is no one at the warehouse to assist you. Trailer KEYS must be picked up and returned to the ski service desk at the retail store during store hours (Miracle Mile Shopping Center, 5425 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55426). The trailer hitch is 2" and a flashlight is recommended.
Hitch lock: There is a hitch lock with a drop-out bolt. Its easy to lose in the snow. Be careful that you have it after you unlock the device.
The trailer should be returned to Hoigaards no later than 6:00 p.m. on the last day used in order to allow a new group to pick it up that evening if necessary. In the event that the trailer is to be used consecutively, the 'old' and 'new' users may discuss alternate rendezvous arrangements. The MYSL director will connect you.
Skis: 10 pair each of 110,120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170
Boots: 28-3, 29-3, 30-4, 31-6, 32-4, 33-6, 34-10, 35-8, 36-12, 37-8, 38-3, 39-2, 40-3, 41-4. 42-3, 43-2, 44-2, 45-2 47-1
Poles: varied sizes 85-135cm
MYSL attempts to start the season with all equipment in good working condition. If you notice equipment is damaged, please tag it with tape and let the MYSL director know. Since the trailer is often in continuous use, we have no direct method of checking equipment during the season.
Reservations and Requirements
Reservations are on a first-come, first-reserved schedule. In general the trailer can be reserved by a group for up to two weeks for Monday-Friday use. In this case, the trailer must be available for use during the weekend in between.
The trailer is available free of charge if you provide free programming for the users. If there are fees charged to the pariticpating skiers, you MUST contact the MYSL director to arrange a rental fee for trailer use.
The Minnesota Youth Ski League should be mentioned in appopriate fliers and communications to families as providing equipment (not "renting" equipment).
If your organization can afford to make a donation towards maintenance and replacement of equipment, it would be greatly appreciated.
To schedule trailer useage: Contact Amy