Our customers learn that we are their ski industry partner all season long, not just the day they pick up their equipment. We are passionate about our industry and want our customers to have a great experience so they stay involved year after year. We season rent thousands more skis than we sell and we believe these are some of the main reasons why!
1) Renting newer skis and boots makes skiing more fun
2) Buyer’s remorse on used (or new) gear
If you buy used equipment there are no guarantees.
What if the skis have issues like edge problems or delamination that are tough to catch?
What if the binding is not indemnified by the manufacturer anymore?
What if the boot is not compatible with the binding or you find out the ski has been mounted too many times to hold a new binding?
What if the ski ends up being too short or too long?
What if your skill level greatly improves during the season and both your boot and ski are holding you back?
Season renting helps you avoid all these concerns.
3) Renting saves money for most skiers
Season renting saving money compared to buying new equipment is obvious, but in most cases it also saves money, or is at least a better value from buying quality used equipment.
Do the math on renting a new demo ski, upgraded boot, and composite poles for only $199, plus add in a monthly tune for 4-5 months. Then look online for the best deal on the same gear and tuning services.
In most cases you’d have to rent 3-4 years in a row to pay for that equipment which would be 5-6 years old and outdated by the time it made sense to buy.
4) If you are determined to buy gear, why not buy ours AFTER you make sure you love it
We can sell anything and anything is for sale. Our prices are better than online retailers plus we are not charging for freight. If you truly believe buying gear is best for you why not make sure you love the equipment all season with a rental rate up front, then buy it from us at the end of the season?
We still sell many skis each year, and sometimes it makes sense, but most times season renting is definitely the way to go!
5) Free tuning all season
6) Have the right size for kids all season
Kids grow fast, even mid-season – We make exchanges every year for kids who grew faster than they expected. We also make changes for kids who went from beginner status to intermediate and need a longer ski, or stiffer ski, or wider ski.
An increased charge may apply for higher end equipment, but life is short and we feel making the most of every ski day is important.
7) Inappropriate equipment can hold back your skill level
8) Renting saves wasteful manufacturing and protects natural resources
Most skiers are familiar with aging & outdated equipment taking up space in their garage. Nothing happens with it year after year until the binding are no longer covered by the manufacturer and technology has greatly improved making the equipment useless. You feel guilty buying new gear, but you also have no desire to use THAT equipment.
Using the right equipment for the actual time you need it not only saves money, it is better for the planet.
9) Season renters get discounts on gear all season long
10) Season renting ensures safety steps are taken
It is easy to cut corners or make guesses on settings when buying used equipment. Especially when passing equipment to friends or multiple children.
Do you know if the binding is covered by the manufacturer?
Is it within your DIN range? Has it been tested in the last few months?
Is it compatible with your exact boot sole?
Is it really set correctly to your height, weight, and skiing ability?