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What Rental Skis are Right for Me: How to find the Ultimate Seattle Ski Rental


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As the days grow shorter and the air becomes crisp with changing seasons, we turn our attention from hiking, biking, and climbing to many of our favorite winter sports: skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. At Gearhouse, winter is an exciting time of year. As winter approaches, we ramp up our backcountry courses, plan group ski outings, and offer some of the best Seattle ski rental deals around. Finding the perfect pair of rental skis can be a daunting task. Ski rentals are a lot like the used car market. There are a lot of lemons out there, but if you look hard enough and go to the right places, you can find some gems. Whether you’re new to skiing or between skis, Gearhouse has you covered for Seattle ski rentals. If you’re gearing up for winter, continue reading below to find out What Rental Skis are Right for Me: How to find the Ultimate Seattle Ski Rental.


Finding the Right Ski Boots



Skiing in Washington

Rental ski boots can make or break your day on the mountain. Whether you’re looking for snowboard boots, ski boots, a touring setup, or split board compatible boots, Gearhouse has everything you need to head into the mountains with confidence. To Find the ideal boot rental, take an accurate measure of your foot to find your true size. Also, note whether you have narrow or wide feet. Try on multiple boots until one feels just right. Don’t settle for a boot because it’s size compatible on paper if it doesn’t feel right when you try it on. No one model of boot is superior for every skier. Find a boot that meets your comfort standards and matches your performance level. With Gearhouse’s convenient Capitol Hill location near Light Rail, it’s easy to stop by and confirm that one of our high-performance rental boots is a perfect fit for you.


Find the Perfect Seattle Ski Rental


Seattle Ski Rentals


Like ski boots, no one ski is going to work well for every skier. Shop for skis based on your height and weight, the terrain and snow conditions you plan on skiing, and your skill level. The determining factors to consider when selecting skis are the length and shape of the ski. For new and lower-level intermediate skiers, shop for shorter, softer, and more narrow skis that will allow you to learn fundamental techniques and turn with ease. For experienced skiers who plan to ski a variety of terrain at higher speeds, look for longer skis that are approximately eye level in length. If you plan to ski a lot of deep snow or are renting for a powder day, look for wider skis that will give you ample float in powder conditions. If you plan to stick to groomed trails and want to carve with confidence, look for narrow skis that will be highly responsive.


Unique Rental Inventory


cross country skiing


At Gearhouse, we’re more than just your go-to stop for Seattle ski rentals, we offer a wide range of rentals and programs to help you make the most out of the Washington outdoors. Whether you’re looking for ski rentals for a day at your favorite Washington mountain or to try a new ski touring setup, we have you covered. From split boarding and backcountry ski equipment to cross-country ski rentals, we have everything you need to make the most of this upcoming winter. Want to try a new sport this winter? Check out our event calendar to find Intro to Backcountry Skiing courses, group ski outings, and more.


Our holistic approach to rentals ensures you have all the essentials to enjoy your time outside – from daypacks for carrying your lunch and snacks to Jetboil stoves for preparing a quick hot cocoa to warm up, we do more than just ski rentals.


To find the gear you need for winter outdoors in the Pacific Northwest and a community to enjoy and explore the outdoors with, head to Gearhouse, Seattle’s only social club for the adventurous.



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