Renting your gear when you’re skiing at Heavenly is one of the best things you can do if you’re trying to be frugal. After all, flying with skis can cost over $200 round trip, which would just about cover the cost of a week of renting skis. Still, there are ways to save even more money when you’re renting. Here are some tips to making the most of your vacation dollar.

Getting Ski Rentals for Less

Heavenly is one of the best places to ski in California and located on the border with Nevada. It is a premiere resort and of course features premiere resort pricing. However, if you want to save money on your Heavenly ski rentals, make sure to plan ahead. By planning ahead you can be sure to get the best selection of equipment and the best pricing. Check with us when you know you’re going skiing to see the best pricing. Rent through us and let us help you save up to 20 percent on your gear. There are also other ways to save if you forget to reserve in advance.

One thing you don’t want to do is pay the walk-up prices at the resort window for your Heavenly ski rentals. That’s the highest price of any ski rental in the area; you’re paying the high price for the convenience of getting the equipment at the resort. As an example, at the Powder House in South Lake Tahoe, a basic ski package costs $28 per day and comes with a rent 3-days get the 4th free special. In contrast, Heavenly ski rentals run $47 per day at the window rate. Over a week, by renting off-site, you can save almost $150 per person. Not a bad price to pay for hauling your skis a mile or two.

Things To Keep In Mind

When you get your Heavenly ski rentals, there are two essential pieces of gear that aren’t included that you will need. The first are several pairs of ski socks. You don’t want to wear your typical cotton athletic sock when wearing a ski boot. Spring for a good pair of merino wool or synthetic ski socks and your feet will thank you at the end of the day. Proper ski socks will keep your feet warm and wick away moisture, ensuring they stay dry.

Secondly, you’re going to need a ski helmet. Helmet rentals usually run about $10 per day on average. However, if you’re going to be skiing more than a couple of weeks in your life, it can be a good investment to buy your ski helmet. A good helmet only runs about $100 to $150 and is a sound purchase to protect your head. Whether you rent or buy a helmet, just make sure you wear one when you’re on the slopes.

Top Companies for California Ski Rentals

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