What to Look for in a Ski Hire Service

Posted by snowpackplus on August 22nd, 2014

It’s easier than ever to find ski gear on the Internet, but finding a good ski hire service still requires some research. If you’re not sure how to proceed or can’t figure out what features to look for, keep the following information in mind. While these services may look the same, in truth their offerings vary.

What Equipment and Services are Available?

A good ski rental service should offer all the equipment you need, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced skier. To make things easier for you, the service should present their equipment in packs for beginners, children, teenagers, intermediate and advanced skiers. Second, the equipment must be first rate and can withstand constant use.

Third, the service should give you access to ski resorts so you don’t have to go to a separate site for booking. These days ski renting services provide online booking or search functions for ski resorts along with ski equipment hire.

Other Factors to Consider

The ski rent service should offer competitive prices, and take note that some companies offer savings of up to 50% on ski and snowboard equipment so there’s no need to settle for just 10% or 20%. In addition to cost savings, the ski hire has to be comprehensive and let you choose from hundreds of shops so you can decide which one is best.

In addition, the service should offer advice concerning the packs they’re offering. If you’re a first time skier, you probably aren’t too familiar with the ski rental gear being sold so the service personnel should explain them to you.

Another thing you have to remember is convenience. Ideally the shop should be near you so you can pick up the equipment easily and avoid standing in line. The best option though is to go to a ski equipment hire service online and have the items delivered to you.

While you’re choosing a rental service, make sure that the package includes all the equipment you’ll need such as boots, poles and skis. Helmets are also essential regardless of your experience level and should be included in the package. Finally, don’t forget to look over all the rental options so you can make the right choice.

Finally, a good ski rental service should have a well designed website so you can find all the relevant information you need such as the rates, contact information, privacy policies and links to relevant sites.

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