An Update from The Ski Renter

We are so fortunate to be here after Covid-19 has shuttered so many small businesses. We’re making lemonade out of the lemons we’ve been handed, and are excited to introduce a new opportunity to our customers!

Starting next Monday, we are available for you to shop by appointment only. Are you looking to get outdoors but stay local? We have some used camping equipment for sale, including tents, two burner stoves, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads.

We’re expecting an extraordinary ski season this year. Are you ready? If not, we have used ski pants, jackets, snowboard boots, ski poles, and a limited number of skis available for purchase.

We’re always happy to see people getting out into nature, and we love helping you to gear up! If you’d like to make an appointment to see what we have for sale, please email us at tsr@theskirenters.com. In the mean time, don’t forget to think snow!

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

P.S. We’re hiring! If you are at least 16, available during the holiday season, and enjoy working with people, email us at tsr@theskirenters.com. We’ll get back to you quickly!

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

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