Happy Independence Day!

July 4th is just around the corner! That’s when Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams, John Hancock, and more revolutionaries signed the Declaration of Independence. What better way to celebrate than with camping!

Are out of town friends coming to celebrate with you, but don’t have camping gear? Or maybe you need gear for yourself! We’ve got what you need and can reserve it for you right now; call The Ski Renter in Cupertino at 408-255-9600. We think Ole Ben would be pleased—why buy when you can rent?

Are you ready for summer camping?

School’s out! And this means great summer camping: trips to the mountains, trips to the seashore, trips to the delta, and trips to the lake.

Don’t have all the equipment you need, but don’t want to spend a fortune buying it? Why buy when you can rent? We have tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks, stoves, lanterns, coolers, and much more at The Ski Renter. Give us a call and we can reserve what you need.

Do you need help planning what to eat at camp? Are you tired of your usual camp meals? Take a look at some of these simple dutch oven recipes for camping.

Not sure where to get started? Explore these California local campgrounds or check out these first come first served spots.

Set up Camp for Memorial Day Weekend!

Spring has sprung and Memorial Day is just around the corner! Did you miss our sale because you were getting the last run of the season in the mountains? No sweat—we still have equipment for sale!

Camping season is now in full swing, so get outside with great summer gear rentals from The Ski Renter. We have everything you need for your backpacking and camping adventures! Don’t have time to stop by during the week? Just give us a call and we can reserve equipment for you.

Not sure where to get started? Explore these California local campgrounds or check out these first come first served spots.

We’re having a spring sale this weekend!

We’re having a sale this weekend! On Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd, from 10AM-5PM, we will be selling skis, snowboards, ski boots, snowboard boots, clothing, and poles. Both winter and summer retail will be on sale!

As the weather warms up, don’t forget that we also have summer rentals available!

Don’t hang up your skis yet!

Just when you were getting ready to hang up your skis for the season, more snow is coming!

Depending on the hill, and the elevation, it looks like we will see some rain Thursday and Friday, and snow late Friday night, with snow levels dropping to lake level by Saturday afternoon, delivering another 4” to 10” of new snow Saturday and Saturday night. Then another storm is expected Tuesday, which could deliver another foot of snow. And right behind that storm is another that could deliver an additional foot of snow! Looks like Spring skiing may last well into May.

Most of the resorts plan to be open for at least another few weeks. Squaw and Alpine plan to stay open until the end of May as of this writing, Heavenly will stay open until April 24 at this point and many of the other hills are staying open until April 17. Be sure to include sunscreen in your list of things to take, and be sure to use it! Take advantage of these Spring conditions. There’s room for a few more days on the hill enjoying the snow. And if you need to rent skis or snowboards, need accessories, or just need to pick up a tube of sunscreen, we’re here, ready to serve you.

This weekend’s forecast: snow and a sale

Ah, winter! It just keeps going. And the snow keeps blowing.

This year, the season started off slow, but we are now having a “Miracle March.” 85 inches at the base of Squaw, 148 inches on top, and with more on the way! This latest storm only dropped a few inches, but we should see considerably more tonight and tomorrow. Then clearing Friday, light snows Saturday, and clear again on Sunday. Temperatures are dropping, so conditions should be good.

Need gear? Come see us at The Ski Renter in Cupertino. We rent: skis, snowboards, snowshoes, cross country skis, helmets and clothes. If you need accessories, we are having a sale on all of our retail, with up to 40% off on some items: helmets, gloves, goggles, socks, jackets, etc. And yes, we also carry camping gear! Keep thinking snow, and come see us this weekend!

We’re Having a Sale!

10-40% off winter and summer gear!

Winter retail 10-40% off! Goggles, gloves, helmets, fleece, jackets and more! Ski season isn’t over yet—don’t miss our deal on Inno ski racks for 30% below MSRP.

Our summer gear is 30% off! Camelbaks, camp showers, Hydroflasks, Lifestraws and more. Let us help you get ready for camping season!

Snow News: Recent Snowfall and Blue Bird Conditions!

In the last 72 hours, resorts in the Lake Tahoe area have received between 2 ft. and 5.5 ft. of fresh snow!

Boreal Mountain Resort has 65″ of new snow, Soda Springs has 59″ and Squaw Valley has 55″. We’re looking at Blue Bird conditions on the hills today and a decent week ahead!

So grab your skis… or better yet, rent ours! (That’s kind of what we do, here.) We rent skis and snow boards and all the other stuff that goes with it: boots, poles, snowshoes, parkas, pants, and helmets. We also sell everything else you might want: socks, gloves, goggles, beanies, thermals, helmets, neck gaiters, balaclavas, and more!

Visit our shop in Cupertino at 10675 S. De Anza Blvd., Ste. 2. And don’t forget to think snow!

Snow Report: Temperatures are Dropping!

We just had some friends return from Northstar. They said the snow is slushy at the bottom in the afternoon, but very good up on top. And the snow-making machines are hard at work every night making more.

Even though it is in the 50’s during the day, it has been down to below freezing at night over the next week the temperatures are going to start dropping even more. Great conditions for the snow makers, and a chance for you to get in a little early spring skiing before the temperatures drop further and the next snows arrive. Take advantage of the hills not being too crowded and get out there and enjoy the slopes!

Wishing a Happy 2018 to you and yours, from The Ski Renter

To all of you, our friends and customers, Happy New Year from all of us at The Ski Renter. This is our 44th year in business, the Denise Family’s 24th year of affiliation with the business, and our 10th year as owners.

It has been a labor of love for us but none of it could have happened without you. You are the reason our business exists and we appreciate all that you do for us very much. Thank you! We hope that 2018 is everything you could hope for and that you keep thinking snow!