Planning your winter ski weekend can pose any number of questions: Which region should you visit? Where should you make reservations? How much time can you get away from work? And how soon after arriving can you hit the slopes?

With so much to plan, figuring out a ski weekend can be a tough task, but makes it a bit easier. As North America’s largest rental provider, they offer a quick and efficient rental process with high-quality customer service and some of the industry’s biggest brands at nearly 20 premier resorts throughout the United States and Canada.

So whether you’re hitting the slopes in British Columbia, California, Vermont, or somewhere in between, here’s how can make your weekend a little less stressful—and a lot more enjoyable.

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1. Top Brands

You don’t want to put your day on the slopes in the hands of shoddy skis from second-rate brands. That’s why offers skis, snowboards, and equipment from the industry’s leading brands, including Salomon, Blizzard, Rossignol, K2, Völkl, Nordica, and Burton. Plus, if you rent a pair of demo skis or snowboards, you’ll enjoy the newest and best equipment they carry.

Experts at all rental shops will ensure you get set up with the perfect gear for your skill level and the conditions.

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2. Rental Returns at Any Location

Do you want to pick your skis up on the way to the resort and return them slopeside? Rent from one resort and return to another? With, you can. No matter what your itinerary looks like, you can rent skis at one location and drop them off at another.

3. Resorts throughout the United States and Canada

With more than 75 slopeside locations and 90 pick-up locations throughout the United States and Canada, chances are good you’ll find at your favorite resort. They rent skis at Aspen Snowmass, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Telluride, Vail, Heavenly, Park City, Whistler-Blackcomb, and more. At each resort, you’ll find rental shops conveniently located in lodges and near lifts for added convenience. That way, you’re not hauling gear all over town before and after hitting the slopes.

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4. Excellent Customer Service

Whatever your need,’s technicians and customer service staff strive to make your day on the slopes a memorable one. The shops keep equipment maintained and tuned to current snow conditions, offer professional fittings, and provide expert advice for novices and experts alike. If you’re unsure about which ski length to rent, for instance, shop techs will offer fittings in the store and suggest equipment suited to your ability, age, height, weight, and shoe size.

If you’re visiting with a group, has a dedicated in-resort group sales manager who offers logistical support, meets the group upon arrival, and provides personal service as long as you’re around the resort.

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5. A Wide Variety of Great Gear

It doesn’t matter whether you’re enjoying short lift lines or a bluebird day on the slopes, good gear is what makes the experience. offers the right skis and snowboards to meet your needs and abilities. Here’s a rundown:

  • Demo skis and snowboards: Choose from the newest and best skis and snowboards with all-mountain, women-specific, and powder skis, as well as freeride, freestyle, or women-specific boards.

  • Performance skis: Beginners and intermediate skiers looking for a stiffer ski can opt for a performance ski, which performs well at higher speeds.

  • Sport skis and snowboards: Sport skis and snowboards deliver a softer, more forgiving flex, which is ideal for newbies looking to build confidence and improve their skills.

  • Junior skis and snowboards: Rentals for the whole family—and that includes your little ones, as well.

Worthy of note, you can rent ski boots up to size 16 and snowboard boots up to size 15. These larger sizes tend to rent out often, so make a reservation early to ensure availability in your size.

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6. Ski Valet and Overnight Storage Services

You don’t want to worry about where to store your equipment after getting off the slopes. So when you’re done for the day, stop by the rental facility and ask a staff member to assist with overnight storage. Overnight ski storage and ski valet services offer secure storage in convenient locations for total peace of mind. (Some locations will even store some gear while you’re skiing.)

At many resorts, when you rent your equipment through, you can have your gear delivered right to you in your hotel room or slopeside.

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7. Ski and Snowboard Delivery

Skip the lines, and save the hassle: offers free rental delivery at many of your favorite resorts, including Aspen Snowmass, Heavenly, Northstar, and Breckenridge. Even better, you can schedule an in-room fitting whenever it’s most convenient for you.

8. Flexible Scheduling to Suit Your Needs

Your schedule can be unpredictable. Maybe traffic was heavy getting out of town, your plane was delayed, or maybe you even arrive earlier than expected. Whatever the reason, will work with your schedule to ensure a smooth rental experience.

If you arrive to grab your gear after 3 pm (or 4 pm at Heavenly Mountain Resort), you won’t be charged for that day. That way, even with a busy schedule, you can immediately hit the slopes the next day and put the heavy traffic and plane delays behind you.

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Written by Matt Wastradowski for Matcha in partnership with Rent Skis.

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