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Beacon Rental?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Does anyone have a line on a place that will rent beacons....actually several beacons?

I have contacted a person who will give a Level 1 Av class but does not have extra beacons. There are no backcountry ski shops even close to where we are. We are also looking for a source for the book 'Snow Sense'......we will need 8-10 copies.

Thanks!
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by anjinsan View Post
There are no backcountry ski shops even close to where we are.
Thanks!
...and we are WHERE?
post #3 of 13
If you're anywhere near Hailey, ID, the Elephant's Perch is a great shop and they do transceiver rentals:

http://www.elephantsperch.com/Winter...entalEquipment

If they can't help you, google is your friend. Don't know where you live but googling "Avalanche Beacon Rental" got me this:

http://www.acadiamountainguides.com/home/rent.html
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Geez, yeah, you are right, I guess I could have posted an area. I am in NE WY. Not much for shops around here. I went to the local mtn the other day with a pair of Dynastar XXL's with Duke bindings. I needed a small adjustment so I went down to the techies in the rental shop. You should have seen their eyes bug out when I showed them how the heel released and came up!!! Holy Krap you'd thought I showed them fire!!!....got to admit it is pretty cool!
post #5 of 13
Don't get out much do they?
Of course, we're kinda sick about gear, eh?
post #6 of 13
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Don't get out much do they?
Of course, we're kinda sick about gear, eh?
Siiiiiiiiiick, man.

Had an amazing weekend - over the knee powder in beautifully spaced 28-degree aspens.

Ya should have been there...
post #7 of 13
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Found 'em!!!!!!......the Bent Gate out of Golden CO rents bulk numbers of transceivers....yahoo! Great help too....nice bunch of guys down there. Apparently they rent to relatively large groups who ski hut to hut in CO.
post #8 of 13
How about Jackson Hole? I'll be heading out there with a few friends in early March and we're definitely interested in exploring some of the sidecountry off the main resort. So if anybody knows of a place that rents transcievers in JH, please let me know.
Thanks in advance
post #9 of 13
I can understand a beacon rental fleet if you are taking a class & do not want to commit to a specific decision yet. (anywhere near Sheridan - there used to be an OK store there...likewise Billings...?)

But frankly a bunch of folks renting beacons they have not practiced with & hopping into Teton sidecountry = not-so-good-an-idea.

Seriously, if you have no avy training & do not have a full set of avy gear that you know how to use and a beacon you have practiced with, you probably have no business playing there without a hired guide who can set you up appropriately & steer you in the right direction. Heck, JHMR lost a restaurant this year. Inbounds...
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by JPskier View Post
How about Jackson Hole? I'll be heading out there with a few friends in early March and we're definitely interested in exploring some of the sidecountry off the main resort. So if anybody knows of a place that rents transcievers in JH, please let me know.
Thanks in advance
I haven't asked any of the shops this year, but last year none of them would rent beacons - for exactly the reasons Spindrift expressed.

The shops in Jackson Hole are:

Teton Village Sports
Wildernest Sports
Jackson Hole Sports
Pepi Stiegler Sports
Jack Dennis Sports
Hoback Sports
Wilson Backcountry Sports
Skinny Skis
Teton Mountaineering

The last three specialize in backcountry skiing but all of them sell backcountry gear. Google will get you phone numbers for all of them. It can't hurt to ask, I guess.
post #11 of 13
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Seriously, if you have no avy training & do not have a full set of avy gear that you know how to use and a beacon you have practiced with, you probably have no business playing there without a hired guide who can set you up appropriately & steer you in the right direction. Heck, JHMR lost a restaurant this year. Inbounds...
Point taken, yes, we do have some avi training, having worked with guides on other trips. Will consider a guide for JH. Any recommendations? Also - alot will depend on conditions in early March, as determinate whether we're content to stay in-bounds or want to venture off-piste.
Thanks again
post #12 of 13
The side country here can be very serious, or not so much depending on current conditions and where you choose to go. All of the resort affiliated guides are great. There are a lot of really talented people here and only a very limited amount of guiding positions. You can bet the people holding them are the best. If I was paying, I really like Dave Miller or Jeff Zell.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by spindrift View Post
I can understand a beacon rental fleet if you are taking a class & do not want to commit to a specific decision yet.

But frankly a bunch of folks renting beacons they have not practiced with & hopping into Teton sidecountry = not-so-good-an-idea.
That was the first thing that I thought when I read this. It's analogous to someone renting a bunch of hunting rifles so a group of guys can go on a hunting trip... scary.
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