Winter Park Resort Ski Rentals
Looking to demo some skis? Want to spend a day trying out some of the latest and greatest skis on the market? Winter Park Base Rentals and the Mountain Adventure Center offer some great demo skis and rentals and are very conveniently located in the Winter Park Resort Base.
We recently tried out a couple of pairs from the MAC (Mountain Adventure Center) and the staff was knowledgeable and very friendly. Charles was the man who steered me to a pair of Volkl Bridges that just screamed thru the trees and bumps and asked for more. Next day there was a bunch of powder and we took out a pair of the Salomon Shoguns for some great fun and a rippen ski that floated in the powder.
Check out the demo ski selection that they have at the MAC. The staff must get to ski these skis because they knew exactly what ski would be best for that particular days snow conditions. My favorites so far this year are the Rossignol S86, the above mentioned Salomon Shogun and the Rossignol S3. all are great skis that want to rip up the mountain. The demo package is about $50 a day and is well worth it especially if you are looking to purchase a pair of skis. One of the best ways to do the demo package is take out a pair in the morning and at lunch come back down and try out another pair. The MAC will let you switch out the demos to get a feel for the some different skis.
The Mountain Adventure Center is conveniently located in the Zephyr Mountain Lodge Riverside building and steps from the Zephyr Express chairlift. The MAC offers the latest demo skis from Salomon, Rossignol, K2, Head and Nordica. Try before you buy – Try one or try them all, you can exchange between models all day long for no extra charge. Find something you like? Apply up to 2 days rental to the cost of a new pair of skis! Open daily from 8AM – 6PM.
It would be nice to own a pair of skis for each days snow conditions but that gets a bit expensive. Let Winter Park Base Rentals and the MAC keep you on the skis that work best for your day. My buddies ask when I’m going to fill my quiver with another new ski. No need with the Mountain Adventure Center keeping the best skis on hand.
Chris January 13th, 2011