Forget the airlines, rent skiis


Most airlines charge extra fees for almost all luggage now. Just think what they’ll charge for your skiis and snowboards on flights to ski destinations.

The solution: forget the excess baggage fees and use the money to sample a variety of cutting edge demo equipment on the next trip to the slopes by opting for the convenience of

For the past few years, has offered top-of-the-line demo equipment onsite while providing an appealing alternative to dragging equipment through busy airports, from distant satellite parking lots, and across icy pavement. 

Skiers and riders can reserve their equipment in advance and their gear is ready and waiting at one of the dozens of major resorts in the western United States.

Renters select their equipment and then find the shop closest to their lodging.  Gear, including boots, can be reserved either online at or toll free at 800-544-6648.  Once they arrive at the resort, they simply go to the shop to sign their paperwork and get their reserved equipment fitted before heading out the door.

With many locations in Colorado, California, Utah, and the Rocky Mountain states, skiers and riders can now simplify their winter vacation.  Travelocity, Expedia, MountainReservations, Orbitz,, and all use as their preferred equipment provider. 

Most shops are slopeside for maximum convenience with additional locations in a variety of mountain communities as well as at metropolitan ski shops in DenverSalt Lake City and San Francisco. 

Rates vary on time of season and location. For every set of adult performance or demo equipment rented, a junior (age 12 or younger) gets a free rental for the same number of days at selected stores during non-peak periods.  Renters even have a guarantee–if the equipment isn’t satisfactory, they receive a refund for that day’s rental and can exchange their board(s) for another set-up.

Options range from the Sport Package for beginners through intermediates with rates ranging from $15-$47/day, the Performance Package for intermediate to advanced skiers with prices ranging from $18- $52/day, and Demos for the most cutting-edge equipment including popular skis from K2 and the most sought after models from Rossignol, Salomon, Volkl, and Dynastar ranging in price from $26 – $62/day. 

Advance reservations receive up to 20 percent off the regular, walk-in daily price so advance planning can save some cash.  Snowboarders can choose from Burton‘s entire line including their innovative Learn to Ride equipment or the selection from Salomon and Ride.             

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