Good news: The ski rental experience of your childhood is officially a thing of the past. Gone are the days when you’d have to arrive at the rental shop super early to wait in long, stuffy lines. No more squeezing into uncomfortable boots that have seen better decades.
Rent Skis has taken the headache out of renting ski and snowboard equipment. Its delivery service makes it easier than ever to hit the slopes with no hassle. Plus, you can choose a rental package from top brands that suits your needs and the weather. If you’ve never gotten equipment through Rent Skis before, here’s everything you should know about their services.
Rent Skis boasts a vast selection of high-quality rental gear, so no more ill-fitting boots that cause painful blisters. When you reserve your equipment with Rent Skis, you can expect brands like Salomon, Burton, K2, Volkl, and more, all in a variety of sizes and styles.
Plus, rental packages are available in several configurations. Do you just need boots? No problem. Maybe you only want to rent skis or a snowboard. That’s fine too. Or, perhaps you need all of the essentials to hit the slopes. Rent Skis has you covered no matter what you prefer. If you’re an experienced skier or snowboarder and you’ve had your eye on a specific model you’d like to test, Rent Skis can set that up as well.
Delivery to Your Resort
With more than 75 slopeside locations all over the country, Rent Skis is the largest rental supplier in North America. You can have your ski or snowboard package delivered to your lodging, and experts will personally fit you with your gear. The delivery option is available to skiers visiting the following nine resorts in the United States and Canada: Aspen, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Heavenly, Northstar, Park City, Telluride, Vail, and Whistler Blackcomb. Equipment delivery isn’t just available to guests staying on-site at those resorts.
Professional Fitting at Your Room or Condo
When you choose the Rent Skis delivery option for your rental equipment, you’ll get a professional quality fitting in the comfort of your hotel room or condo. You’ll choose a time for someone to come directly to you and they’ll ensure you have the correct fit for your foot size and ability level. Your expert fitter will make sure you end up with your bindings on the right DIN setting and ensure that your helmet fits properly. Pro tip: If you choose a fitting time after 3 p.m. the day before you plan to begin skiing, you won’t be charged for your rental that day.
No Need to Schlep Gear
Do you know what’s a real pain? Tromping down a flight of stairs or squeezing into an elevator while lugging skis or a snowboard, poles, boots and a helmet. Then you still have to schlep it all across the parking area—the least fun part of a day on the slopes. Fortunately, Rent Skis delivery service eliminates that burden. There’s almost always an option to store your gear at a rental shop overnight. In the morning, you can swing in to pick up your equipment as you’re heading to the lifts.
Just because you start the day with specific gear doesn’t mean you’re unable to get assistance or swap your gear when you want. Rent Skis is committed to making sure you are happy with all aspects of your rental. So, it’s no problem for you to swap out gear during your visit. Each of the nine resorts that offer rental delivery has at least one on-site Rent Skis shop. So, you can stop in after a few runs and exchange items that aren’t meeting your needs.
An Affordable Option
Having your gear delivered is not only super convenient, but also very affordable. There’s no charge for the delivery option, and there are no hidden fees. When you reserve your equipment online, you’ll also receive a 20% discount on the cost of your rental (with only a few exceptions for extremely popular days, in which case you will still receive a 10% discount).
It’s incredible how much the skiing and snowboarding experience has evolved in recent years. New technologies and product designs have made it easier than ever to pick up these activities and excel quickly. Even the rental experience has undergone a remarkable change. In the past, getting outfitted was often an annoying part of a trip to the slopes. But now, thanks to Rent Skis, gearing up is a breeze.
Written by Emma Walker for Matcha in partnership with Rent Skis.
Featured image provided by © Vail Resorts