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Renting Equipment [Breckenridge in Feb]

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Hey guys and gals, hope everyone is having a great ski season so far. I know out west has been getting some pretty good snow since New Years, and I soon get to indulge in some of it myself. I will be in Breckenridge from Feb 12-16. I have a couple of different questions for the experts on the board.

 

1- Is there a particular place/company/shop that you recommend renting skis and boots from? If so, why?

 

2- As an intermediate/expert skier who enjoys a little bit of speed and control, what type of ski should I ask for when I go in? I generally don't go into the parks very much, and I don't do a ton of backcountry skiing due to the company I am generally with. I usually ask for demo skis and upgraded boots, but was wondering if there is something specific I should ask for.

 

3-Of the several mountains in Summit county, which ONE should we try to visit. We are staying in breck and plan on skiing it 2 of the 3 days.

 

Thanks everyone in advance for the help.

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1.  http://www.aracersedge.com/  In Breck downtown.   Short bus ride to the gondi. 

 

2. Conditions the day you ski will determine which ski type you would likely enjoy most.  Wait till you get there to pick the ski, knowing you can try several skis while there.

 

You are an intermediate/expert skier but do not own your own boots?  Rental boots are holding you back.  Get some good boots-they can last a decade or more.

 

3.  Depends on the snow.  Based on your post I would point you towards Keystone or perhaps A Basin.

 

Have fun.

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2- As an intermediate/expert skier .. . . . .  I usually ask for demo skis and upgraded boots,

 

This is a big disconnect.  SInce the progression is beginner->intermediate->advanced->expert, you're saying you're an advanced skier but you don't own your own boots?  Boots are way more important than skis.  If indeed you are an advanced skier you need to spend the time and money getting boots that fit you.  But since you'll be in Breckenridge, you're in luck because there is an excellent fitter there, Jeff Bergeron, 127 So. Main Street, www.bootfixation.com .  Call now and set up an appointment for as soon as you can after you get there.  Then you can worry about skis.

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