Breckenridge Ski Rentals
Breckenridge is one of the most popular ski resorts in Colorado, nay, the world, and with north of 2 million people skiing here last season, you will find no shortage of places to rent skis. But you probably want to know which place is cheapest, has the best selection, newest skis, or closest to the hill. Below, we have a few discounts and deals if you book online, and then more information below if you still have questions.
Discounts on Ski Rentals in Breckenridge
Christy Sports Ski Rentals – 20% Discount
Christy Sports has 7 rental shop locations in Breckenridge and 11 in the immediate area. Skiers and snowboarders can save 20% by booking your equipment rentals online. Demo ski packages are available for rent here. Jr ski packages with boots and equipment are also available. Click on the blue button to check rates and make your reservations.
Breeze Ski Rentals – 20% dicscount
The Breeze ski rental store location in Breckenridge in in the Village at Breckenridge hotel and condominiums. Skiers and snowboarders can walk to the Peak 9 ski lifts from here. If you are unhappy with your equipment, you can just ski down the mountain to this store and exchange for new equipment. Ski and snowboard rentals can be made online through the link below.
Breckenridge Sports/Rentskis.com – 20% Discount
There is a total of 7 Breckenridge Sports locations that offer ski/snowboard rental equipment in this town. There are store locations at The Beaver Run Resort and The Village at Breckenridge Condominiums. All of the rental stores are located within walking distance of the ski slopes. This company also runs a local ski delivery service.
Breckenridge Ski Rental Locations
Here is a comprehensive list of all the Breckenridge Ski Rental locations. New ones seem to pop up all the time, so we might have missed a few. Don’t be mad. Nearly every rental place is open 7 Days/week from 800a to 5/600p
Christy Sports – 213 N Main St – Breckenridge Gondola at Ski Country Resorts
Christy Sports – 555 South Park Avenue Unit B-1 – Breckenridge Village/Base of Quicksilver Lift
Christy Sports – 75 Snowflake Dr – Breckenridge/Grand Timber Lodge
Christy Sports – 505 S. Main St. @ The Hyatt – Breckenridge/Hyatt-Pioneer Club
Christy Sports – 505 S. Main St – Breckenridge/Main Street Station
Christy Sports – 350 4 O’Clock Rd – Breckenridge/Pine Ridge Condominiums
Christy Sports – 110 S Park Ave – Lone Star Sports- Breckenridge
Breeze – Breckenridge – 645 S. Park Ave.
Rentskis – 575 S. Park Ave – Breckenridge Sports The Maggie
Rentskis – 535 S. Park Ave – Breckenridge Sports The Village
Rentskis – 550 Village Rd – Breckenridge Sports Doubletree by Hilton
Rentskis – 620 Village Rd – Breckenridge Sports Beaver Run & Snowboard Store
Rentskis – Breckenridge Sports Peak 8
Rentskis – Breckenridge Sports Peak 7 Crystal Peak
Rentskis – 127 South Main St – Breckenridge Sports Main St
Blue River Sports – 600 S. Park St. Peak 9 Base Area
Avalanche Sports – South Breck Store – 540 South Main
Avalanche Sports – North Breck Store – 315 North Main
Base Mountain Sports – Breckenridge – 500 South Park Avenue
Main Street Sports – 401 S Main St
Kingdom Sports – 11072 Hwy 9 Breckenridge
Mountain Wave Snowboards – 600 South Park Ave
Breeze Antlers – Frisco – 908 North Summit Blvd. Frisco, CO. 80443
Breeze – Mountain Sports Outlet – 167 Meraly Way, Silverthorne, CO 80498
Virgin Islands Ski Rentals – 241 Summit Place, Silverthorne, CO 80498
Breck Ski Rental Advice
Everyone is a little different, so we don’t want to just give broad advice that works for us and how we see things and miss most of the skiing world. So we have a few slices of ski rental wisdom, and we hope something here hits close to your sweet spot.
Cheapest Breckenridge Ski/Snowboard Rental Shops. If you want cheap, there are only two answers: rent online in advance (such as with Christy or Breeze) or rent as far from the resort as you can. Look it, just rent 24 hours in advance and you will just find a whole universe of savings. If you can’t or just forget, then rent in Denver. There is a great shop at Colorado Mills: 14371 W Colfax Ave Lakewood, CO 80401, right off I-70. Everything is more expensive up in the mountains, and you can sometimes pay twice what you would have paid down in Denver. Better still, with Christy, you can pick up in Denver and drop off at any one of their locations anywhere. And there are 7 Christy locations in Breck.
The Best Ski Rentals for Breck. If you want the best skis or board or package, ask for “demo” skis. These are skis that were demoed that year or the previous year, so they are the newest to the market and they will have the least wear on them. Demo also means that you can buy them if you like. They are more expensive, but it’s like when you order a small drink at the theater and it’s 25 cents extra for the keg. You get a lot more ski for the money.
What is the Most Important Piece of Equipment? Boots. 100%. Even if you aren’t a great skier and especially if you are a beginner, try to get the most expensive package that you can afford, because this ski rental package will come with better, newer boots. Boots have to be pretty tight so that you can become one with your skis, and if the padding is worn down, your feet and shins and calves are going to be screaming the second half of the day. So do not skimp here.
What is the Biggest Waste of Money? Most people would say poles, since the difference between bad poles and great poles is very small. But we say helmet. Most places charge $10-12/day for a ski rental helmet. If you ski four days, you practically have it paid for. If you are a family of four, you just bought 4 helmets and didn’t get to keep any. Plus, nobody wants someone else’s hair grease on their own hair. And you can use this helmet for other things in your life that aren’t skiing.
Where NOT to Rent Skis for Breck. Don’t rent anywhere that doesn’t have a shop at the Breckenridge base, and here’s why. Sometimes your boots are too tight or you break a pole or your bindings get all cattywhampussed. You need to be able to go back to the shop and get fixed up quickly, at no extra cost. You don’t want to waste half a day of skiing, which is around $60 of lift ticket in Breck, just trying to get your gear back together. Take Sports Authority. It’s a good shop with cheap gear, but it’s a hike back to town to get boots that are the right size. So make sure wherever you rent that there is a place close to the Breck base.
Should I get the insurance? Typically, the insurance is $2/day for the whole package. If you are renting directly at the base area, it could be higher than this. Unless you are an actuary, I would just get it, and I say this because ski trips are expensive. Breck is expensive. If you break something and add an unforeseen expense, it can really dial up the scowl on those cost-hawking fathers and mothers. And that can just ruin a trip. So I try to calculate not just the cost of the replacement, but the blow to morale if something unlikely happens. And here’s this, if you use our online discounts or you book early, you will more than cover the insurance with the money you save. Done.
Buy Ski Gear Online
Would you rather buy your equipment now rather than wait to rent your ski gear at the resort? Check out the list of the best online ski stores or view our ski equipment section. If you are curious as to when you should consider buying your equipment and flying with it vs continuing to rent, here is a piece on whether to Buy or Rent Skis that you might find helpful.