It’s here! 22 inches at Kirkwood, 18 inches at Dodge Ridge, 17 inches at Bear Valley, 16 inches at Boreal, 14 inches at Squaw, 13 inches at Northstar, and 12 inches at Heavenly. Another storm is expected next week! The experts are projecting anywhere from 11 inches (low projection for Mt. Rose) to 30 inches (high projection for Dodge Ridge and Squaw). It can always change, but that’s the current forecast for the next ten days.

We have 500 pairs of skis and 250 snowboards that are ready to get out on the slopes, along with almost everything else you might need to help ensure a great trip! All of our fitting technicians have just finished re-certifying for the season, so come in and let us set you up. After all, why buy when you can rent? And don’t forget to think snow!

Ski Resorts Are Opening Soon! Are You Ready?


Resorts Opening Soon

Heavenly and NorthStar have already started making snow! At this writing, both resorts plan to open on November 16th.

Limited Season Rentals

With a season rental, you have the skis or board, boots and poles already with you, ready to go. Just throw them in the car and go! You have them with you at your disposal from now until the end of the season. You can bring them in anytime during the season for buff wax, and if you want to try a different pair of skis or board, just bring the ones you have in and exchange them! What could be easier?

We only do a limited number of season rentals each year, so come on in and get your season rental now. Why buy when you can rent?

If you have your own board or skis in need an edge and wax, get this done soon so you’ll be ready when the snow falls. Don’t forget to keep thinking snow!

Join Our Team

Do you know anyone looking for part-time work? We’re hiring! We’re looking for a part-time team member to work over the Christmas holidays. Interested? Contact Kathy at 408-255-9600 or

Ski Season May Be Closer Than You Think!


Last Friday, Wolf Creek Ski Area in Southwestern Colorado opened for weekend operations. It was the resort’s second earliest opening of all time! Arapaho Basin, also in Colorado, is opening this Friday.

“With nearly two feet of natural snow combined with the low temperatures for snowmaking, we’ve been able to create a quality base for Friday’s opening,” said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin Chief Operating Officer. “We’re excited to get the ski season started.”

Hopefully this bodes well for our upcoming season here in California. Maybe it’s time to bring your skis and boards in for a pre-season wax and tune-up. We’re ready. At the very least, “Think Snow!”

Don’t Miss Our Sale! September 29th–October 7th

Used tents, lanterns, backpacks and lots more, all at great prices! Help us clear out our summer stock as we get ready for the upcoming winter season. We are discounting the last of last season’s roof racks for skis and snowboards. Lots of accessories are also on sale, as well as some summer t-shirts and winter jackets.

Don’t forget to stop by the store between September 29th and October 7th! Our hours are Monday–Wednesday 11am–7pm, Thursday–Friday 11am–9pm, and Saturday–Sunday 10am–5pm.

Do you know someone who is at least 18 and in college or unemployed looking for a fun place to work (part-time) for the winter? We are hiring, so if you do know someone or you are the one looking, call us at 408-255-9600 and ask for Kathy or email us at

Just looking to rent? Call us at 408-255-9600, email us at, or stop in to make a reservation. We’re located at 10675 S. D Anza Blvd., Ste. 2, Cupertino (close to Bollinger). Why buy when you can rent?

The Best Way to Spend Labor Day

How are you spending your Labor Day?

Labor Day is just around the corner! Camping is one of the best ways to spend the holiday—one of the many reasons we live in California! Don’t have the gear you need? The Ski Renterrents tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks, stoves, lanterns, and so much more! Call, email or come by and reserve your gear. Call 408-255-9600, or email, or drop in and do it in person at 10675 S. De Anza Blvd, Ste. 2, Cupertino. We are open 11:00 am–7:00 pm Mon–Wed; 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Fri, and 10:00 am–5:00 pm Sat–Sun. Why buy when you can rent?

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.