Renting Ski Equipment
You’ve decided renting is the way to go. Great! Here are some tips to get you in and out with the best fitting, most reliable gear for you.
WHEN TO HEAD TO THE RENTAL SHOP
Head to the rental shop before your first day on the hill. Try and go either in the morning or early afternoon when crowds are going to be lightest. Don’t forget to bring your I.D as it is a requirement for renting ski equipment.
ANSWER THEIR QUESTIONS. HONESTLY.
Discuss your skiing experience with the technician. If you’ve never been on skis, make sure you tell them this. If you tried to teach yourself and failed, admit it. You’ll be happiest on the hill when your settings match your skill level.
Be truthful about your weight, height, age and skier type (Beginners are “Type I”). These factors determine your DIN (Deutsch Industrial Norm) setting on the bindings. DIN numbers correspond to the torque needed to jar a ski boot out of the binding’s toe piece. The technician doesn’t care what you weigh or how old you are, but he or she needs to know these accurate numbers to set your binding properly.
Read the fine print of the agreement. It will tell you you’re responsible for damages or stolen equipment. Some shops allow you to exchange equipment for better fitting gear or a refund. Make sure to ask about it!