Well, I'm probably not the one to ask, but: I went to Kitzbuhel with my family of four last year, flying into Munich; after looking at rental rates we decided to bring our skis. It was much cheaper (free bags on int'l flights), and the same thing, not sure we could get anything wider than 70, and we were planning on skiing a lot off piste. How many days are you planning on, and is it one family or individuals? (ie, $60 a day x 3 days for 1 person isn't as jaw dropping as $60/dayx 3 days x 4 people.) So, I reserved a van, so that we could transport everything around Germany and Austria.
When we got to the airport, there were no vans. Anywhere. I discovered we had arrived on the day that Europe's version of SIA was starting. There were groups of skiers dragging gear all over the car agencies at MUC, and no vans left. We ended up having to rent TWO cars to transport our gear, so it did end up costing about the same as if we had hired skis. Plus gas, so probably a bit more. But we got to use our own skis, which was kind of nice.
Anyway, I have gone to Europe to ski three times, and taken skis twice. If you are renting a car, it's really not that bad to haul the skis around. (As long as the car is big enough.) If you are on the train, yeah, sounds like a pain.