The Health & Fitness Center offers a FREE gear rental program for students and the Valdez community. The Ski for Free program is sponsored by SWAN of Valdez and PWSC. Gear Available Year-Round: Gaiters Headlamps Trekking Poles Gear Available For Winter Activities (Ski For Free): Skate Skis Classic Skis Ski Boots Ski Poles Snowshoes Checking out gear through Ski for Free is easy! Please call our front desk and a staff member will assist you with checking out equipment (907-834-1684). We are no longer allowing walk-ins for gear check out due to COVID-19 protocols.