When you’re going skiing at Kirkwood, you’re probably going to rent your gear. After all, with the prices that airlines are charging now to travel with skis, it just makes fiscal sense to rent on location. Even though you’re saving money by getting your gear through Kirkwood ski rentals, there’s no reason you can’t save a little more with some savvy tips.

Saving Money on Ski Rentals

If you want to save the most money on your gear, remember to reserve it as early as possible. When you know you’re going to be skiing at Kirkwood, check with us. We can help you get the best deals on Kirkwood ski rentals, and in most cases, save you up to 20 percent off your gear. And remember that by booking online, you also save time. No standing in lines waiting or hoping that they have your size. Just grab your gear and hit the slopes

It’s highly unlikely that Kirkwood is going to run out of skis for you to rent if you don’t book in advance. Still, paying the window rate for your Kirkwood ski rentals is just throwing your money away. After all, the daily rate for a basic ski package at Kirkwood is $43.20 per day. Chances are, if you’re flying in, you’re going to fly into Sacramento. Stop in at Sports Authority and a basic adult ski package is only $20 per day. That’s over half-off the resort price.

Equipment Differences             

You’re probably wondering why the Kirkwood ski rentals are more expensive than those at the local shops. It’s not because their gear is better. You’re paying for two things; one, the convenience of having the gear at the resort so you don’t have to carry it in, and two, you’re paying a premium for renting at the resort. After all, with Kirkwood’s remote location, there aren’t any real competitors within a reasonable driving distance, so once you’re there, you’re pretty much stuck.

While we’re talking about gear, remember to always wear a helmet. Most basic packages don’t come with one because a lot of people choose to buy their own. It makes sense, because if you go skiing more than two weeks in your life, buying is cheaper than renting. Helmets also travel well and can be tucked away in your luggage easily. Whatever you choose to do, be it rent or buy, remember to protect your head.

Top Companies for California Ski Rentals

Sports Authority