Originally Posted by cio457
Looking for best spot to pick up demos for Lake Tahoe trip. Staying at Embassy Suites near gondola. Will have a car and driving up from Reno. Looking for 05 Atomics. Any info would be appreciated.
heavenly itself deals atomic and should have demos of the new skis. at moment - i think only the CA base lodge has the demos - pretty pricey - like $50 a day or something - but skis right now in really good shape. Atomic has had a rental hut on the nevada side by the dipper lodge but it isn't there yet this year. They were renting for 5 bucks an hour or something like that for the current skis. If you keep the rental receipts you can use them, up to a point, to discount the skis if you buy them.
There are a couple of places which rent atomics on ski-run boulevard right near the intersection with main drag, that are less expensive, but I dunno if they have the 05's yet. There is another heavenly rental shop like walking distance from the embassy, but I don't remember seeing current year skis there. Same thing for this place called "powderhouse", very near the gondola, very good rental skis - but usually a year or so old.
Its real convenient to rent at the resort cuz they let you trade it in for different ones if you don't like the brand or length and stuff like that.