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“Well-equipped (rental ski gear) and great service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tahoe Dave's Skis & Boards

Tahoe Dave's Skis & Boards
590 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
530-583-6415
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Ranked #4 of 12 activities in Tahoe City
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Owner description: Tahoe Dave's Skis & Boards is the locals choice for ski rentals since 1977. We have the largest fleet of demo and powder skis in North Lake Tahoe. Open late, rent the night before for free, 5th day is free, great customer service. Dave's employees care about you having fun!
NYC, NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Well-equipped (rental ski gear) and great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Ski shops staff can vary from incompetent to highly competent. We found Dave's ski rental and tuning staff HIGHLY competent. We came here ONLY to rent skis and poles. The equipment guy listened to our needs, our skill level, etc., asked one or two questions, and then made two recommendations; we chose one (Volkyl skis). The skis had sharp edges and excellent bases, which we found we needed as the conditions President's week were frozen groomers that corned up during the 60s daytime temps). They offered better quality poles than we expected. After four days of skiing, we found the skis were really excellent and performed great!

Two other shops in town offered better prices; one shop offered four or five-year old equipment, another shop offered nothing as everything was 'sold out'. You'll pay a little more at Dave's but we think you'll get more. Another shop's rental guy seemed almost fresh out of high school...a little unskilled, friendly, but could offer NO comments or recommendations about the skis they had available.

In terms of ski tuning, one of us had a pair of really terribly beaten-up mogul skis that were skied on 60 days or more and never saw a tune up. Dave's ski tuning guy downstairs offered information, knowledge and recommendations. The mogul-ski owner chose a limited tune (edges and base repair) and found his tuned skis' performance far improved the next day.

The downtown location (next to a coffee shop) was small and compact; well stocked with gear considering its size. We cannot offer comments in regards to clothing, etc.

We award 4-stars because there was GOOD rental equipment here. A tad pricey, but still reasonable. Strongly recommended.

Visited February 2012
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new jersey
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136 reviews 136 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“knowledgeable staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

they have a few locations around tahoe, went to the one in king`s beach, great equipment

Visited March 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Friendly, attentive associates and excellent recommendations!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

The staff took their time to ensure a safe and comfortable fit, appropriately accounted for skill level and demonstrated a commitment to providing the best experience for our group. The sell discounted passes to Homewood ski resort, which was less crowded and perfect for our level of proficiency!

Visited March 2012
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Lake tahoe
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Dave is the coolest! No dislikes. If u have any issue, ask for Dave, he will take care of it for u!

Visited December 2011
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Maitland, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Smart staff, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

When I complained last year that my boots were hurting me while skiing they suggested wider boots. Who knew such a thing existed. as such my time on the slopes was infinitely more enjoyable. Fun staff, reasonable prices, great selection. Always rent here. Always will

Visited January 2012
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