Ski vacations can get expensive quickly, between lift tickets, cost of lodging, and travel to and from the resort. However, there are ways a money smart skier can save money when hitting the slopes at 49 Degrees North. One of these is by renting their ski gear instead of buying. Renting is less expensive, especially when you factor in the cost of flying with skis. Here are a couple of tips on how to save on your 49 Degrees North ski rentals.

Skiing For Less

The best way to save money on your 49 Degrees North ski rentals is to reserve your gear as early as possible. This means that as soon as you know you’re going skiing, check with us. With our help, you can save up to 20 percent on all your gear rentals. Put our relationships with the resort to work for you and save your hard-earned money.

Another way to save money is to skip renting at the resort altogether. Offsite rental shops are more than happy to help and their gear is just as good as the gear you’ll find at the resort. Their prices, however, will be a lot better. As an example, the daily rate for 40 Degrees North ski rentals is $33. At Sports Authority at Spokane, the daily rate is only $20. For just a short stop on your way to the slopes, you’re going to save almost a hundred bucks per week. This is why you should never pay the walkup rate at the resorts. They’re banking on you just wanting to get out on the slopes and your willingness to pay whatever you need to.

Other Gear to Think About

While you’re thinking about what else you need to make your vacation great, don’t forget your helmet and your socks. You might think that your regular cotton athletic socks will work for skiing, but they won’t. Because of their thickness, cotton socks interfere with the proper fit of your ski boot. They also don’t wick sweat away, so your socks just get wet and frozen, making for a miserable experience. Get a couple of pairs of merino wool ski socks. These will keep your feet dry and warm. You might think they’re too thin, but trust us; you don’t need thick socks for ski boots unless you have narrow feet.

Helmets are another necessity. You’re going to have to rent your helmet separately because they don’t usually come as part of the standard 49 Degrees North ski rentals. This is because many skiers opt to buy a helmet rather than rent one. Helmet rentals average out to be about $10 per day, where a new helmet only costs about $150. If you’re going to ski enough to make the initial investment of a helmet worthwhile, there’s no reason not to make that plunge. Just remember that helmets save lives and you need one, no matter if you choose to rent or buy.

Top Companies for Washington Ski Rentals

Winter Sport Ski and Board

Sports Authority in Spokane

Spokane Alpine Haus