Gearing up at the Summit for Less
The Summit at Snoqualmie is one of Washington State’s premiere ski spots, located just a short distance from Seattle on I-90. There’s still no reason that your vacation here has to cost an arm and a leg. One key way to save money is to take advantage of Summit at Snoqualmie ski rentals. Flying with skis can be prohibitively expensive, so unless you’re driving to the Summit, renting is a great way to make your vacation dollar stretch. Here are some key tips on saving your money.
Gear for Less
If you’re looking to save the most money on your Summit at Snoqualmie ski rentals, make sure to plan as far in advance as you can. While this does require some planning, you can be assured that you’re going to reap the best discounts this way. As soon as you know you’re heading to the Summit, check with us. We cultivate relationships with the ski rental shops, so we can get you up to a 20 percent discount on all your gear. However, if you’re planning a last minute getaway, don’t worry. You can still save on your Summit at Snoqualmie ski rentals.
One major tip is to remember that you should never pay the walkup price at the resort. This price is going to be the highest you’re going to pay in the area. When you’re hitting the Summit, chances are you’re going to drive in from Seattle and head east on I-90. In North Bend, a half hour before you hit the slope, you’ll see Pro Ski and Mountain Service. They offer a basic ski package for only $30 for the first day and $15 for each additional day. This means a week of skiing will run you $120. Consider that the walkup price you’ll pay for your Summit at Snoqualmie ski rentals are $40 for each day. Stopping in at Pro Ski will net you a $160 savings per person on your gear.
Notes on Gear
One of the great things the Summit at Snoqualmie is famous for is its off-piste skiing. If you do decide to go experience the Alpental Back Bowls, make sure you have the proper gear. And by this, we mean an avalanche safety kit. At the minimum, you should have a probe, a shovel, and a beacon. You can rent safety kits or put together your own. Regardless, it’s imperative that you have a safety kit if you go off-piste. Another item that has become popular is the airbag pack.
While speaking of safety, you also want to make sure you’re wearing your helmet. Helmets don’t usually come with a standard ski package because so many skiers opt to buy their own. Considering that the average daily rental price for a helmet is $10 and a new helmet only costs about $150, it becomes a worthwhile investment. This becomes especially true if you’re going to be heading out on more than two weeks’ worth of ski vacations. Just remember that it doesn’t matter if you buy or rent a helmet; just get one on your noggin. Helmets save lives.