It goes without saying that when you go skiing at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, you’re going to need ski equipment. The choice then comes down to buy or rent. For most people, the fiscally sound option is to rent, especially when it comes to equipment cost. Still, just because you’re renting, doesn’t mean you have to pay a high price. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your dollar when it comes to getting Schweitzer Mountain Resort ski rentals.

Gear for Less

One of the keys to getting your Schweitzer Mountain Resort ski rentals for less is to make your plans early. As soon as you realize you’re going skiing, check with us. We have relationships with the rental shops so we can make sure you save up to 20 percent on all your gear rentals. But don’t think that saving money stops there. If you’re an advanced skier and willing to rent off-site, you can save a bundle there too.

While the prices for basic ski packages are similar at both the resorts and the smaller ski rental shops, the real savings can be found in the demo rentals. Sandpoint Sports offers this year’s Head ski models in a demo package for only $40 per day, while Schweitzer’s demo package daily rate is $55. Over the course of a week, the total possible savings is over $100 per person. While your Schweitzer Mountain Resort ski rentals do have the benefit of being onsite, that savings can more than pay for the inconvenience of porting your skis a short distance.

Two Things to Keep in Mind

When you get your Schweitzer Mountain Resort ski rentals, there are two things that you are going to need that aren’t included in your standard rental package but you definitely need. The first is a good helmet. In skiing, just like any other sport, helmets save lives. Some skiers choose to buy a helmet to save money in the end. The cost of a good helmet is about $150 and the daily rental fee averages at $10. So, if you plan to ski more than a couple of weeks in your life, it makes fiscal sense to buy one. Just remember that whether you choose to buy or rent, just wear your helmet.

The second thing you’ll want when you ski is a good pair of ski socks. Don’t make the mistake of using traditional cotton athletic socks. They’re too thick, so your boots won’t fit properly and they don’t wick away sweat well. A pair of synthetic or merino wool socks is thin enough to allow a proper fitting and keep your feet warm and dry. Trust us on this. Your feet will thank you at the end of a long day on the slopes.

Top Companies for Idaho Ski Rentals

Sandpoint Sports

Alpine Shop/Alpine Ski