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I'm looking to rent skis and poles from the D.C. area for a trip.  The rental period would be one week (fri-fri).  I have been recommended skicenter in D.C. and princeton sports in columbia.  According to their websites, it would be ~$110 for 7 days from skicenter, whereas princeton sports is only $60 for 10 days.  I'm just wondering if this is a "get what you pay for" sort of deal, or if skicenter is more expensive mostly due to location.  Feedback on these 2 options would be much appreciated, as well as any other worthy alternatives.

 

Thanks!

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Depending on where you are going, you may get more appropriate equipment at your destination.  If you're heading to any western US or Canada resorts, rent skis there because they will skis that are better for their conditions.  Also, if you're flying most of the airlines charge extra for skis and they need to be well protected from the baggage maulers.

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Depending on where you are going, you may get more appropriate equipment at your destination.  If you're heading to any western US or Canada resorts, rent skis there because they will skis that are better for their conditions.  Also, if you're flying most of the airlines charge extra for skis and they need to be well protected from the baggage maulers.

Mont Tremblant ( so east canada).  I'm going with the ski club at my university so we're taking a bus.

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Have you checked rental prices at Tremblant?  Main advantage of renting at the mountain is being able to swap out a few times during the week.  Usually no charge for the same level ski.  So it's one way to check out various options.  Or to adjust for changing conditions.

 

Going to be a long bus ride.  Is the driving happening overnight?

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Mont Tremblant ( so east canada).  I'm going with the ski club at my university so we're taking a bus.

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$40 a day and, at least according to their site, they don't have any discounts for multiple days.  We'll be skiing 4 days so that would end up being ~$160.  I can try calling tomorrow to ask if it would be cheaper for multi-day, but they didn't even mention that they do that.

 

The bus will be departing College Park at 2AM on Sunday.  I think expected arrival at the condos is 2-4 PM.  St. Patty's day parties that evening and then skiing the next 4 days,

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Found out from a friend who is a regular at Tremblant that a few of the shops in the village rent skis.  But she thinks the price might be similar to resort's central rentals.  She mentioned the Salomon shop, the Magasin de Place and the Atomic shop.  The other places pretty much require a car.  So bringing skis from DC may be the way to go.

 

You might see if the folks at DCSki.com would answer your question about the two DC shops.

 

Hope you get some sleep on the way north. wink.gif

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Ski Center in DC is great -- been going there for years.  You'll get good skis and excellent service from them.

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