Renting Skis and Snowboards in Banff, Alberta
Banff National Park, Alberta
Spring is officially here. The days are stretching longer every evening and shorts are beginning to make an appearance on formerly thermalled legs. It is already possible to tackle some of the easier hikes without spikes. However, despite all of this, there is still some great skiing and snowboarding to be had. The Lake Louise ski area for example still has some superb snow and there is no better feeling than donning the sunglasses wearing only a hoody and storming down the slopes. So, if you are coming up to Banff or Lake Louise for a ski week, where to rent all the equipment?
As I have been too lazy to buy my own skis all season, I have pretty much rented in every single shop there is in town. I have cut the options down to the two best taking price, quality and friendliness of staff into account.
ShowCase – Cascade Mall
The staff in here is one of the main reasons I keep coming back. They actually care that you have the right fitting boots, skis and boards. They want you to have a good time out on the slopes even if they are bitter that they are working during a big dump of snow. Better again; their prices are cheap compared to the competition with full packages for as little as $25 a day.
Abominable Sports – 229 Banff Avenue
Second prize goes to Abominable Sports. Again the staff is super friendly and they have a very comprehensive ski and snowboard rental selection to choose from. Though a little more on the pricey side of things, there are some great deals to be found in here. Now all that’s left to do is book Banff Accommodation and start skiing!