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Top Places To Rent Ski/Snowboard Gear In The Mountains

November 20, 2012 1:00 PM

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Colorado is known all over the world as a ski and snowboard destination. With 24 resorts from which to choose, you can explore this state and ride the mountain at the same time. However, buying ski and snowboarding gear can add up. If you are an occasional ski bunny or a novice boarder, you may want to rent your gear. Head to one of these rental shops near your chosen ski area and find the right equipment for your day on the slopes.

Base Mountain Sports
76 Avondale Lane
Beaver Creek, CO 81620
(970) 949-4327
www.basemountainsports.com

With various rental packages at different price points, Base Mountain Sports offers a great deal for anybody. Offering high-end equipment and safety gear, you can be sure that your experience will be the best possible. Employees at this shop are winter sports enthusiasts and they are friendly and very helpful. They will make sure that you leave the shop with proper equipment that fits comfortably. Base Mountain Sports also has a shop in Breckenridge, so if you are headed that way, stop by for all of your rental needs. Book in advance and save 20 percent.

Paragon Outdoors
213 W. Colorado Ave.
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 728-4581
www.paragontelluride.com

Since 1983, Paragon Outdoors has been selling and renting ski and snowboard equipment to Telluride visitors. The staff at this store includes outdoor enthusiasts and residents, so they can recommend the best runs for your ability and provide suggestions for other things you can do while in the area. With expert boot fitters on staff, rest assured that you will be safely equipped to ride the hills. Paragon also offers delivery services, so if you don’t want to trudge through the snow and lug your equipment back to where you’re staying, it can be delivered right to your door.

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Gene Taylors Sporting Goods
Building 54
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
(970) 923-4336
www.genetaylorsrentals.com

This shop has been providing alpine gear since 1958. With quality skis and boards at affordable prices, you can save your money for other things at the resort. Founded in Grand Junction, the store has since opened locations in Snowmass Village and Gunnison. Servicing the Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk, Highlands, Crested Butte and Monarch ski resorts, Gene Taylors makes it easy to book and pick up your rental equipment regardless of where you’re going. Staff members have over 30 years of experience and they will make sure that your equipment suits your needs.

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Ski Haus
1457 Pine Grove Road
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
(970) 879-0385
www.skihaussteamboat.com

With a full range of ski and snowboard gear from cross country skis to splitboards, you are bound to find what you need at this shop. Ski Haus’ rental rates follow a tiered structure much like lift tickets. You will pay a lower rate if you are renting for a longer period of time. Whether you are a novice or an expert, you will be able to find an equipment package that works. Ski Haus also offers a free shuttle from the shop to the slopes so you don’t have to lug your equipment.

Performance Sports
50827 US 550
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 828-1278
www.durangoskirentals.com

Performance Sports offers packages that are priced according to skill level. If you are looking for high-performance equipment, you will pay more than if you are just interested in equipment suitable for lessons. At this shop, you can rent a full range of sport and cold-weather gear, so if you happened to forget to pack something, you can pick it up here. With equipment from Volkl and K2, you can expect quality merchandise. Stop by if you are headed to Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort or one of the area’s smaller ski venues.

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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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