Skiing at Mammoth Mountain makes for a vacation of a lifetime. As with any vacation, there has to be a balance between finances and fun. One key focus area is often the choice to buy or rent ski equipment. Unless you live close enough to drive, renting is the obvious choice to save money, especially with airline surcharges to travel with skis. But renting doesn’t mean you have to pay exorbitant fees either. Here are some ways to save money while renting

Renting for Less               

The best way to make sure you don’t spend a lot of money when you get your Mammoth Mountain ski rentals is to plan. As soon as you know you’re going skiing, get online and check with us. We can help you save up to 20 percent off your Mammoth Mountain ski rentals. And by reserving early online, you’re not just going to save money, you get to save time as well. Skip the lines and have your gear waiting for you to pick up so you can get right to the slopes.

Another great way to save some money on Mammoth Mountain ski rentals is to explore your options at off-site rentals. This is a great option if you haven’t reserved your gear with us beforehand. The counter rate at Mammoth for a basic ski package is $164 for a five-day rental period. In contrast, in nearby Mammoth Lakes, the Ski Renter offers a premium package for five days for only $114. That’s a flat fifty dollars you save per person just for renting off site.

Differences in Equipment

What about the gear? Is there a difference in what the local rental shops offer versus what is offered at the resorts? No, there isn’t. The gear is very similar in all instances. In the case of the Ski Renter, the gear they are offering is actually a bit better than the stock gear offered in the basic ski package you get from Mammoth Mountain ski rentals. In any case, you’re going to have a wide range of options to select from, no matter what your needs.

In any case, remember to wear your helmet. Helmets can save your life in every sport, and skiing is no exception. Helmets usually don’t come with ski rental packages, so it’s something you’ll need to consider in your rental. A lot of skiers choose to purchase their own helmets, given the long term cost of renting vs. buying. Whatever you choose to do, remember to cover your noggin.

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