When you’re going skiing in Idaho, if you don’t own your own equipment, then you’ll need to rent skis. Resorts will line up to rent to you from their counters, but before you pay resort prices, know that there are some reliable ways to save money on your Idaho ski rentals.

Saving Money in Idaho

As with anything vacation related, the best way to save money on Idaho ski rentals is to plan well in advance. Walk up prices at the resort are the highest rates that you will ever pay for equipment. Let us help you with your rentals and we can get you savings of up to 20 percent. Booking at least a week in advance will help you to secure the best discount. Booking in advance means that you don’t have to wait in lines to get your gear. Just swing by the rental shop, pick up the gear, and hit the slopes.

As an example of how much you can save on rentals, consider Bogus Basin. The full day rate for alpine skis is $23. In nearby Boise, Greenwood’s Ski Haus offers a full day rental for $19 per day. While the savings is only four dollars per day, over the course of a week, it is equal to a free day’s rental. Likewise, in Sun Valley, don’t limit your comparison shopping to the Sun Valley Village, not when there’s also several local options in the adjacent town of Ketchum.

Resort vs. Store Equipment

You may wonder how the gear from a rental shop and the gear you get from a resort differ. After all, if the store is charging less, is their equipment substandard? The answer is no. The resort is charging a premium for convenience. Furthermore, most people would be hard pressed to tell the difference between one set of skis and another.

Most rental locations have several tiers of rental equipment, so when you become a good enough skier to want skis with less flex, they will be able to fit your needs. Likewise, it’s important to make sure you provide accurate sizing and equipment preferences when you make your reservation. So while there are a few basic choices to make for rentals, the difference between the resort and store equipment is not about the product quality.

Idaho Ski Rentals

Greenwoods Ski Haus

Ridgeline Specialty Sports

Alpine Shop

Sandpoint Sports

Sturtos Hailey

Paul Kenney’s

Door 2 Door Ski Rental

Hayden Ski Shack

Follet’s Sports