The Nature Connection has a ski lending program for families (adults and kids). Skis are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and may kept for the whole season or just for the holidays (until Jan 3). Sign up and get your skis at the Pre-Season Party December 10 from 4pm to at the Nature Connection, 397 Miner’s Way in Hotchkiss. Call 970-872-5910 for details. If your skis are in need of a tune, you can drop them off at the same location from November 15 to 30 to get a wax and tuneup ($15-$25 donation).