Presidents’ Weekend was so successful, we thought we would extend it and do it again – so we’re having Vice Presidents’ Weekend. After all, Elbridge Gerry, Hannibal Hamlin, Charles Fairbanks, and Schuyler Colfax, Vice Presidents all, were important too! The snow is good, the temperatures are dropping, and there is more snow predicted for later this week, so February 28 – March 2, are officially Vice Presidents’ Weekend at The Ski Renter! Read more
It looks like your Snow Dancing has begun to pay off! We’ve had two small snowfalls this past week totaling 6-8” for the higher resorts, and now the predictions are for one to three feet of new snow between now and Saturday. Read more
We are excited to share that The Ski Renter has been officially certified as a Green Business by the City of Cupertino and Santa Clara County. The Green Business program, or GreenBiz was developed through the Association of Bay Area Governments and is administered through local counties and cities. The program reviews all of a business’s operations, including energy use, water management, waste management, purchasing and other environmentally related activities and certifies businesses that meet minimum criteria in each of these areas. You can find out more information about GreenBiz at http://greenbiz.abag.ca.gov/. The Ski Renter is proud to be a green business. We believe that all of us have a responsibility to use our resources responsibly in order to protect and preserve the natural environment and to help ensure that all of us now and future generations can continue to thrive and prosper on a healthy planet.
Martin Luther King Weekend (MLK) is rapidly approaching (January 18, 19 and 20th). The snow has been a little weak the last couple of weeks, but some resorts are doing better than others. Heavenly Valley is reporting a 31” to 39” base, probably the best we have found, with 4” to 6” from this last snowfall this past weekend. Boreal reports a 30” to 34” base. Diamond Peak 20” to 30”. Sugar Bowl 16” to 30”. Soda Springs 24”. Northstar and Squaw Valley, both 18” to 22”. Other resorts are looking similar. We found some quotable quotes from recent skiers online: “Finally some fresh snow. Wasn’t a lot maybe 3-5 inches, but got some fresh turns finally.” Another one, this one from Alpine: “Not many people. Short-to-no line. Fresh new snow… great day for snowboarding and skiing.” And another: “Fresh powder snow and not too many people.” That was this last weekend, of course. Who knows what the weather will be like next weekend (certainly not the weatherman), but there is snow, and most likely Spring Skiing conditions, so dig out your favorite Aloha shirt and lather on the sun screen! What the heck; if we are having Spring in January, maybe we will have Winter in February! Kind of a repeat of last year… maybe. And just to add to the fun, we will reduce our pricing by 10% all this week, through the 20th, in honor of the Reverend King. It’s the least we can do!
See you soon, and as always, Think Snow!
RESOLVE TO HIT THE SLOPES!
The Ski Renter is here to help you fulfill your New Years resolutions. Resolving to travel or get outside more? Grab one of our great rental packages for any season and visit one of the many beautiful places in California. Resolving to spend more time with the family? Check out our great family packages and youth rental prices! No matter what your plans are, we’re excited to start the new year with you!
So far we have had two good snow storms in North Tahoe, and two good storms in South Tahoe and further south. All resorts are open, with snow depths anywhere from 1’ to 3’, with approximately 25% of all runs open in most resorts, and an 80% chance of snow again tomorrow, so keep your fingers crossed!
Thanks to all our customers who came by for our first annual Season Grand Opening! It was a great success, attended by almost 100 people. The hors d’oeuvres and wine were great, everyone enjoyed seeing our new equipment, and we received 87 presents for Toys for Tots, so thank you, all of you who contributed. This will definitely make Christmas a little merrier for some needy children who otherwise might not get much.
Congratulations, also, to our raffle winners. Charles S., Campbell M., Alex V., Dalal H. and John L. each won a free weekend rental ski package. Congratulations to each of you!
Just to keep the excitement going, we have decided to continue to raffle one weekend ski package daily from now until Christmas. Just come into the shop, “like” us on Facebook, and we will enter your name in our drawing. If you win, you get one free weekend ski package anytime this ski season. It’s that simple!
It’s getting close to Christmas, so for all of you going to the mountains, drive carefully and ski safely. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for you and yours!
And Think Snow!
The Ski Renter produces 31 tons of carbon equivalents each year (74% better than similar businesses), and we purchase renewable energy credits (RECs) to offset these 31 tons, effectively making The Ski Renter a “Carbon Neutral Business”.
You’re invited to our 1st annual Season Kick-Off Party and Fundraiser on December 5th!
Come celebrate our 6th season, check out our new equipment and help The Ski Renter, together with Toys for Tots, provide holiday gifts for less fortunate children in our community. All day we’ll be offering discounts to help you prepare for the season:
- Hand waxes for only $5
- 15% off all resale goods
- 30% off tune-ups
Join us from 4pm-9pm and:
- Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine or cider
- Catch a peek of Warren Miller’s ski and snowboard film: Like There Is No Tomorrow
- Hold your breath as The Ski Renter gives away 5 weekend rental packages*
* If you bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots, you will be entered in a drawing to win one of the 5 weekend rental packages we’ll be giving away!
See you soon, and as always, Think Snow!
Opening day for The Ski Renter is November 15th. Weather predictions for this season are cooler than average temperatures with higher than normal precipitation. And once again, we have expanded The Ski Renter’s inventory!
Cupertino – It’s November. We’ve already seen snow in the Sierra Nevada. The temperature has dropped. And we’re been busy getting The Ski Renter ready for another season. Ski season is almost here!
After two consecutive seasons of low snowfall, the predictions are looking up for this year. The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting above normal snowfall and below normal temperatures. So are several other sources of weather information.
To be sure, they don’t all agree, and while science is applied in predicting the weather, weather prediction is still more of an art than a science. So we just have to wait and see. Regardless, the ski season is almost on us and snow is on the way!