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Service and Rentals



Our Houghton and Marquette locations offer full service bike shops. We service all makes, models and brands so if you if crash your bike on one of our amazing local trails, or if you just need a tune up to keep everything working properly, stop by and we'll get you a free estimate.

Downhill Skis

Sharp edges and fast wax can make or break a day on the hill. Our ski techs have all of the experience to help with binding mounts and adjustment, waxing, sharpening, or even the dreaded p-tex repair.

Cross Country Skis

Wax is a cross country skiers best friend. When you get it right, it feels like magic. When you get it wrong, it takes all of the fun out of the sport. Let our wizards handle the magic for you and get you going fast and easy out on the trails.
A bike repaired at Down Wind Sports in Houghton riding the legendary Overflow trail in Copper Harbor


Exploring the deep snow and quiet woods of an Upper Peninsula winter on snowshoes


One of the best ways to get out and enjoy the Upper Peninsula winter is with a pair of snowshoes. We rent snowshoes at all three locations; Houghton, Marquette, and Munising, so if you're visiting the area stop in, grab a pair, and our staff will happily give you the local info on the best trails around. If you fall in love and need a pair of your own, we'll take the price of the rental off the purchase price of a brand new pair.

Cross Country Skis

The U.P. has some of the best cross country ski trails in the world, don't miss out just because you don't have your own gear. We rent skis at all three shops and can point you in the right direction. Just like snowshoes, if you fall in love and want to buy a pair of skis, we'll take the rental fee off the price of the skis.

Ice climbing Gear

Ice climbing is expensive and we don't think the big upfront fee should be a barrier to the sport. We rent ice tools, crampons and boots from our Munising location all winter long.

You can reserve your gear online at: IceClimbMichigan.com


Ice Climbing

Ice climbing is a thrill we think everyone should experience, but getting out there takes skill and local knowledge. The Michigan Ice Fest guides are here to provide that. They create a safe and fun experience for first timers and hard core climbers alike.

Learn more or book at trip at IceClimbMichigan.com

Rock Climbing

Like ice climbing, rock climbing takes a certain amount of knowledge to get started. Our guides can provide that knowledge and help you learn for yourself. Whether you're looking for a fun afternoon out with the kids, a day climbing the hardest routes in the area, or lesson to help you learn to set up your own climbs, the Michigan Ice Fest guides can help you have a great day.

Learn more or book at trip at RockClimbMichigan.com

Ice Climbing over the blue water of Lake Superior