Summer Rentals and Gear for Sale!

The Ski Renter Is Renting Limited Camping Equipment and Selling Used Camping Gear

LIMITED RENTALS: While we chose not to open for camping equipment rentals this summer, by request, we have been doing limited rentals by appointment only, renting 2-burner stoves, lanterns and bear canisters. The demand for Bear Canisters has been amazing. Apparently, there’s a shortage. Who knew!

USED CAMPING GEAR SALE: We are also selling used sleeping bags, sleeping pads, 3-person tents and 5-person tents. And we have a lot of retail items for sale, too!

Since we are not open for regular hours this summer, please email us at tsr@theskirenters.com to make a reservation or to arrange to look at the equipment we are selling and we will get back to you within an hour or two at the most to arrange a pickup day and time. Please make sure you are wearing your mask when entering the shop. Our staff will also be wearing masks and will be following all protocols for our customers’ safety and their own safety.

Remember – enjoy the great outdoors, but enjoy it safely.

The Ski Renter
10675 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014
408-255-9600  |  tsr@theskirenters.com

Looking to enjoy the outdoors?

The sun is shining and the weather is great, so this might be a good time to get out and go hiking and camping!

As of this writing, many parks and campgrounds are open, including Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Seacliff State Beach Campground, New Brighton State Beach, and many others. There is growing consensus that transmission risks are lower outdoors than inside. Hartford HealthCare rated camping as one of the lowest risk activities. However, due to the constant changing of openings and closings of parks, you will need to go online or contact the specific campground you plan to visit to find out if it is open to camping and/or hiking before you go.

And if you do go, go safe and be safe! Maintain proper social distancing, wear masks when in the company of others outside of your immediate family and wash your hands frequently.

The California State Parks has put out the following information:
The operations of the park system have been modified to provide an outdoor experience that reduces the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and modifications at each park may vary. Consequently, the public is advised to plan ahead—check the webpage of their local outdoor destination before leaving home to find out if it is open, what new guidelines are in effect and if parking is available.

The Ski Renter is doing limited rentals this summer season due to COVID-19, but would be happy to help you with rentals of 2-burner stoves, lanterns and bear canisters.

Since we do not have regular hours this summer, please email us at tsr@theskirenters.com to make a reservation and we will get back to you within an hour or two at the most to arrange a pickup day and time that is convenient for you. Please make sure you are wearing your mask when entering the shop. Our staff will also be wearing masks and will be following all protocols for our customers’ safety and their own safety.

Remember – enjoy the sun, but please enjoy it carefully!

The Ski Renter
10675 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014
408-255-9600  |  tsr@theskirenters.com

Timing Is Everything!

It’s the middle of June, and the forecast is 3″ of new snow at many of the Sierra ski resorts!

January and February snow this year was only so-so. Then we got the “shelter-in-place” directive in March, just about the same time the snow started seriously falling. And here it is almost June, and it’s still teasing us! In skiing and snowboarding, as in so many things, timing is everything!

We hope you are doing well! We at The Ski Renter, are busy prepping for next season; waxing, edging, re-calibrating bindings, adding new equipment, and sanitizing everything, all while social distancing!

We are also busy developing new health and safety protocols for ski and board renting so we can continue to offer the best rental equipment with the best service at the best prices while focusing on the health and safety of our customers and staff. Everything we are doing is based on the recommendations of the CDC, the Snow Sports Industry, and the National Retail Federation. Our overriding goal, as always, is to help make the coming season a good one for everyone.

Stay safe and stay healthy and we look forward to seeing you in the fall.

Thank you for your continuing support of The Ski Renter, a community-focused, green small business. And think snow!

George and Kathy Denise, Owners of The Ski Renter
10675 S. De Anza Blvd., St. 2, Cupertino, CA 95014
408-255-9600  |  www.theskirenters.com

The Ski Renter, Coronavirus, and You, Our Customer

The coronavirus is impacting all of our communities. As owners of The Ski Renter, we have done our best to comply with the recommendations, guidelines, and directives governing our business activities during this period. After a relatively dry January and February, it’s ironic that we finally got great snow at just about the same time that we were directed to shelter-in-place! However, at this time, it is far better to do what we can to slow the spread of this virus to keep from overwhelming our health services while they work to develop a vaccine and more effective treatment for those who are infected.

Please continue to shelter-in-place, go out as little as possible, and maintain social distancing. When you do go out, wear gloves and cover your face. Donate blood if you are able and wash your hands a lot! The Ski Renter is now closed for the season, along with all of the Sierra ski resorts, and most of the nonessential businesses in our communities.

Unbeknownst to us, GoFundMe, working with Yelp, launched a COVID-19 Small Business Relief initiative to help support small businesses. We did not initiate this, but we very much want to thank those of you who have contributed to this fund on our behalf, and would like you to know that those funds received will be distributed to our employees to help them during this period.

For over 40 years The Ski Renter has offered the best ski and snowboard rental inventory in Silicon Valley. Our goal is and always has been to provide quality service and quality equipment at competitive prices, and to be proud, contributing members of the Cupertino Community. We will get through this, and there will be another ski season next year.

Think snow! And be safe!
George and Kathy Denise, Owners of The Ski Renter of Cupertino

The Ski Renter is Temporarily Closed

The Ski Renter Will Be Closed Until April 7, Or Until the Current Shelter-In-Place Directive Is Lifted

Per the Shelter-In-Place directive from the County of Santa Clara, The Ski Renter will be temporarily closed until April 7, and/or when the directive is lifted.

For what it is worth, most, if not all, of the Northern California ski resorts are closed for at least the next few days, most through the end of March, a few for the season, due to a combination of winter storms expected over the next few days, coupled with the need to minimize spreading of the Coronavirus.

However, if you need to return equipment to us, you can make reservations to do so with us by email.

For those of you who have season leases, that equipment is due back April 15, by which time this directive will hopefully have expired. If you need to return your equipment before then (for example, you are moving out of the area), again, please make reservations with us by email.

As ski resorts re-open and the CDC indicates it is OK to do so, we will resume normal operations according to the protocols recommended by CDC at that time.

We very much appreciate your business and are sorry for this disruption in services, especially since most of the ski hills are just receiving some of the best snow of the season! We do wish you the best of health and happiness, and we look forward to serving you again in the near future.

Keep thinking snow!
George and Kathy Denise, Owners of The Ski Renter of Cupertino
10675 S. De Anza Blvd. Email tsr@theskirenters.com or call 408-255-9600

Snow Is In the Forecast

We were getting worried!

It hasn’t snowed significantly in several weeks. There is still plenty of snow on the mountains… as of today at Squaw, for example, there is 35” at base and 83” on top. Still, it’s old snow, ice and slush. It’s OK where it’s groomed, but there hasn’t been much powder, if any. But don’t despair; the snow is back!

The mountains received several inches the past few days, with more predicted for this coming Saturday through Tuesday the 17th; 20 inches over the next week! The lines won’t be as long now that the big holidays are over, and the drive to and from the slopes should be much easier, too. So stop by, pick up some gear and head for the mountains!

Out of town visitors with no gear? Here on a temporary assignment and didn’t bring your equipment with you? In addition to skis and snowboards, we rent pants, jackets, after ski boots, cross-country skis and snowshoes—and really, pretty much anything else you might need. we try to be your one stop shop for snow sports! Why buy when you can rent?

Remember that when you rent from us, you are supporting a family-owned, green-certified business, with one of the largest inventories in the Valley. Our goal is to provide you great equipment and great service at competitive prices, just like we have been doing for the past 46 years. So come see us. We are The Ski Renter of Cupertino, 10675 S. De Anza Blvd. If you have been here in the last few years, we have your measurements on file. Just email us to make a reservation at tsr@theskirenters.com or call 408-255-9600. And remember — think snow!

The Mountains are Calling

Enjoy the snow this weekend!

Conditions are the best we’ve seen all year. There’s even snow on Mt. Hamilton. Wait a minute, snow on Mt. Hamilton? But that’s right here in Silicon Valley! Well, we do get several days of snow each year on the hills around the Valley, but it’s a walk-up — no lifts! It would be nice if we could ski on the hills around the Valley… but we can’t. The good news is that the mountains have snow in the forecast!

We’re expecting 8″ at Sugar Bowl, 7″ at Kirkwood, 7″ at Bear Valley, 7″ at Sierra-at-Tahoe, 6″ at Donner, and 6″ at Squaw. We have skis, snowboards, and more at The Ski Renter. Give us a call at (408) 255-9600, or better yet, visit us at 10675 De Anza Blvd., Cupertino. Let us help you gear up before heading east to start carving your favorite ski hill. Why buy when you can rent? And don’t forget to keep thinking snow!

Ski Season and a Sale are Upon Us!

Up to four feet of snow predicted over the next 5 days! Five feet over the next 10 days!

Ski season is upon us, and we are off to a great start! Are you ready? If you have your own equipment and your skis need waxing, edging, or a full tune-up, bring them in. That’s one of our specialties and we have the best pricing in the valley.

Not skiing or snowboarding, but going to the snow this weekend? The Ski Renter rents pants, jackets and after ski boots. Want to go sledding? We rent sleds, too! And, of course, as our name implies, we rent skis, snowboards, x-country skis, and snowshoes. Our new gear just arrived, is on the shelves and ready to go!

If you are thinking of leasing your equipment for the season, now’s the time. Come in this weekend and get it done!

Looking for some easy Christmas gifts? We just received a new order of some really cool beanies, socks, gloves and goggles. They make great stocking stuffers! We just expanded our Hydro Flask inventory, too. Hydro Flask is the top name in beverage containers. Check ‘em out!

We’re having a Black Friday sale—15% off all retail! Just head to The Ski Renter at 10675 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino. We’ll be open from 10am-3pm. Questions? Give us a call at 408-255-9600. We’re friendly, green-certified, and family owned. Keep thinking snow!

We Have What You Need for End-of-Summer Camping!

Well, the summer is winding down, but the weather is still great so why not go camping? You’ve gotta love California weather! And Labor Day is just around the corner—so go camping the two weekends before and avoid the crowds! Or, if your schedule only permits you to get away Labor Day weekend, find a nice campground and go for it!

Need Camping Equipment?

The Ski Renter rents tents (2-person, 3-person, 5-person, and 8-peron), sleeping bags, sleeping pads, stoves, backpacks and pretty much anything else you need. What we don’t rent, we sell! The Ski Renter is a family-owned, green certified business, in business and your neighbor for 45 years!

Don’t have time to stop by to make a reservation? Not a problem. Give us a call at 408-255-9600 or email us at tsr@theskirenters.com and we will reserve equipment for you. We are at 10675 S. De Anza Blvd., Ste. 2, Cupertino. Remember—why buy when you can rent?

We’re Hiring!

The Ski Renter in Cupertino is looking for part-time sales associates to work in their shop. Applicants must be friendly, courteous and patient. They must be at least 18 years old and available to work morning shifts and should have basic math and computer skills. Hours are flexible. Availability during major holidays, especially Christmas and February breaks, is a must.  No prior knowledge of camping or snow sports is required but would be helpful. The shop is a family-owned and operated green-certified business. For more information, please call Kathy at 408-255-9600 or email her at tsr@theskirenters.com.