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Long term ski equipment rental

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Arlington, Texas
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Long term ski equipment rental

I have the good fortune of staying in Whistler for five weeks in January and February. Because of travel plans before and after that it isn't realistic for me to travel with ski equipment. (And I don't currently own any anyway). Are there long term rental equipment options available that are affordable? Other suggestions?

Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: Long term ski equipment rental

I think for that length of time, you should just buy some used gear.

Toronto
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2. Re: Long term ski equipment rental

I suspect buying will be cheaper than renting for five weeks.

If you have time, look for equipment in Vancouver as prices will be higher in Whistler, even for used equipment. You should be able to take advantage of post-Christmas sales.

Used skis are fine. However, if you're skiing for five weeks a good pair (comfortable) of ski boots will be worth the investment.

Vancouver, Canada
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3. Re: Long term ski equipment rental

Buy some used gear and sell it when you leave.

Vancouver
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for San Jose del Cabo
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4. Re: Long term ski equipment rental

Check out Cheapskates in Vancouver for used sports equipment.

http://cheapskatesvancouver.ca/

Edited: 2:43 am, November 02, 2013
Vancouver
Destination Expert
for San Jose del Cabo
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5. Re: Long term ski equipment rental

Even Better. Sports Junkies.

http://sportsjunkies.com/

Vancouver, BC
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6. Re: Long term ski equipment rental

I'll reiterate the "buy your gear here" idea, but it does mean that now you'll be travelling with significant luggage unless you plan to sell it all on craigslist or consign it before you leave. Try the used places:

http://www.nvansportsswap.ca/

http://sportsjunkies.com/

plus craigslist

(cheapskates no longer carries any ski equipment)

I would also suggest level nine sports online. Spend most of your $ on new boots. Do some "showrooming" and you can even get your boots from level nine (ensure exact same model, size, and year). If you're looking for completely recreational "low performance" equipment then Sportchek is also worth a look.

If you need any binding adjustments or maintenance then contact the Core Shop in Whistler (Blackcomb Daylodge, Carleton Lodge, Creekside) 6049052251. Also, if you buy all-mountain skis, then visit the demo tent on either mountain to test drive a pair of fat skis on a powder day or a tuned slalom ski on a boilerplate day - 1½ hr limit, no charge.

I also suggest you buy a full privilege, restricted mid-week pass, or 15 day pass.

whistlerblackcomb.com/en/…index.aspx

Burlington, Canada
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7. Re: Long term ski equipment rental

If you are staying for 5 weeks and planning on skiing everyday go out and buy new gear. Used gear, unless it's almost brand new, isn't something I'd want if I had the chance to spend 5 weeks in Whistler.

Vancouver
Destination Expert
for San Jose del Cabo
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reviews: 34
8. Re: Long term ski equipment rental

Great suggestions.....and hey.....you could just ship your stuff home at the end.

Penticton, Canada
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9. Re: Long term ski equipment rental

hi

before you go shopping for used equipment you can do some comparison shopping at this rental site at Whistler http://www.affinityrentals.com/

Vancouver, Canada
Destination Expert
for Vancouver
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10. Re: Long term ski equipment rental

I would buy and then sell or buy used