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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Last year we rented from inside the Cliff Lodge (in Snowbird). They had a limited amount of skis, but they were pretty new. Suggestions on where to rent skis for a week? Definitely looking for Demo skis.

Thanks!
post #2 of 16
Have had good experience with all the following:


Lift House at mouth of BCC
Alta Sports at 2nd Alta entrance
Alta Ski Shop at 1st Alta entrance (ticket office)
Deep Powder House at 1st Alta entrance (Goldminer's Daughter)
post #3 of 16
I know people who have had great experience with Canyon Sports.
there is one on the road out of BCC. Just keep heading into town, on the south side of the road.
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Yea canyon sports sounds pretty good. They claim to be voted #1 rental place.. who knows who gave them that rating.

what I like a lot about canyon sports is that I can pick up my skis at the sandy, UT location and the drop them off in downtown SLC (I think we are gonna hit up The Canyons resort on the last day). So, that is a definite advantage.
post #5 of 16
+1 vote for Canyon Sports.
post #6 of 16
The guys under the Peruvian did a Praxis mount for us last year (apparently they do a lot of DPs as well). They were very on the ball. While I was hanging around I observed their rental fleet & what they were putting people in/on. They struck me as a major cut above. In addition to the more typical rental fare, they had a large fleet of Pontoons which were very appropriate for the week. I liked the fact they had top notch techs on site. Apparently not all of the shops up in the Canyon do. There's a thread on trusted shops over at TGR - likely worth a look as even for rentals I prefer to deal with really on the ball people.
post #7 of 16

alta ski shop at collins/mountain hut

excellent choices.good prices. you can change demos on the mountain.
canyon sports has a lot of junk.
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
well here is one of the dillemnas: if we go skiing at Canyons the last day, that means we either have to rent new skis for that one day, or take the skis to canyons and drive all the way back up to Alta to return the skis. Our plan was to spend our last night at a friends house in Park City.

But i dunno, we are still working on details. Keep the recommendations coming!
post #9 of 16
In my experience - i have gotten the best skis at Utah Ski and Golf
in downtown. They have the biggest selection. Better than Canyon sports.
post #10 of 16
ski with your legs, not your skis
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
ok. any other suggestions? Any more votes for canyon sports or the other places mentioned here?
post #12 of 16
My last few times in Utah I rented. Like you, I rented demos from the shop in Snowbird's lodge, then we moved from our Alta house rental down to Sandy and skied Big Cottonwood so I returned the Snowbird rentals and got skis at Solitude - only because I didn't want to have to get back up to SBird to return. Worked out well as there was major dumpage and interlodge and it would have been near impossible to get back just to return skis.

Other time was just a quick trip to canyons and I rented there. They had a terrible selection and I was not at all happy with the skis I ended up with. This was about 5 years ago though so things may have changed there.
post #13 of 16
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The guys under the Peruvian did a Praxis mount for us last year (apparently they do a lot of DPs as well). They were very on the ball. While I was hanging around I observed their rental fleet & what they were putting people in/on. They struck me as a major cut above. In addition to the more typical rental fare, they had a large fleet of Pontoons which were very appropriate for the week. I liked the fact they had top notch techs on site. Apparently not all of the shops up in the Canyon do. There's a thread on trusted shops over at TGR - likely worth a look as even for rentals I prefer to deal with really on the ball people.
Thanks for that info. I'll be staying at the Peruvian in February. I was planning on bringing my Watea 84's, and renting on powder days. It's good to know I'll be able to get them right in the place I'm staying.
post #14 of 16
I second the Lift House at the base of BCC. I've rented from several places out there and the Lift House is my favorite.
post #15 of 16
I might be able to hook you up with BROs in Park City. There are definitely BROs avail. to demo at Solitude.

The Can. has a good demo center up top (Volkl, Rossi., Solomon). Ski Butler has volkls (unlimited) and Rossi (B-Squad), but are expensive. Coles rents nice stuff (Dynastar and Volkl).
post #16 of 16

Peruvian at Alta

I second that suggestion. as far as i could tell, their entire rental selection is top end. They also have a good selection of skis mounted with AT bindings. The shop is small, but unless you are looking for tele gear, they will have what you need.

Alta Sports rents top end tele gear, if that is what you want to do.
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