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

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.

Renting at The Ski Renter is Green!

We have always operated The Ski Renter sustainably, and several years ago, we certified through the City of Cupertino’s Green Business Program, and we continue to renew it periodically.

What is a green business? In brief, it is a business that operates sustainably, conserving energy and other resources, minimizing waste, and reusing, recycling, and/or composting what we can no longer use. Our lamps are LED, using about one-fifth as much energy as the previous light use. We have a programable thermostat and we set it high in summer, low in winter. All of our faucets have flow restrictors, our toilets are high-efficiency flush, and our appliances are Energy Star. All of the wood used in the store comes from sustainably managed forests, certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). The paints we use are low toxicity, zero-VOC. The waxes are non-petroleum products and environmentally friendly and safe.

Renting ski and camping equipment instead of buying it is more sustainable, too! Think of The Ski Renter as skiing and camping equipment “pooling”, making The Ski Renter the “uber” of skiing and camping equipment. Rather than everyone buying their own equipment and then only using it occasionally, leaving it in a closet or the garage the rest of the year, our equipment is in constant use, being shared between hundreds of users every year!

We rent tents (all sizes), sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks, stoves, coolers, lanterns, bear canisters and pretty much anything else you might need for backpacking and camping all year round, and, of course, we rent snow ski and snow board equipment during the ski season. We have it all. So call us at 408-255-9600 to make a reservation, or email us at tsr@theskirenters.com. The Ski Renter, 10675 S. De Anza Blvd., Ste. 2, Cupertino, CA.

Why buy when you can rent? It’s the green thing to do!

Happy Independence Day!

July 4th is just around the corner! That’s when Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams, John Hancock, and all those other revolutionaries signed the Declaration of Independence. And what better way to celebrate than going camping! Out-of-town friends coming to celebrate with you, but don’t have camping gear? Or maybe you need gear for yourself! Give us a call; we’ve got what you need and can reserve it for you right now! The Ski Renter in Cupertino, 408-255-9600. (We think Ole Ben would be pleased!) Why buy when you can rent?

Happy 4th of July from The Ski Renter

The final line of the Declaration of Independence reads “we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

Many of those that signed the Declaration of Independence did sacrifice their lives and fortunes in America’s War for Independence. Because they did so, we now live in one of the freest and most successful nations on Earth. It is appropriate, therefore, that we celebrate Independence Day with friends and family, enjoying the freedoms they bequeathed us.

July 4th is just around the corner! If you haven’t already made reservations for camping equipment, give us a call. We rent tents (all sizes), sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks, stoves, coolers, lanterns, bear canisters and pretty much anything else you might need—and what we don’t rent, we sell. Need some backpacking food to throw in your backpack for that short trip on the 4th? We have that too. We have it all!

Do you need to reserve some gear for the holiday? Give us a call at 408-255-9600, email us at tsr@theskirenters.com, or visit us at 10675 S. De Anza Blvd., Ste. 2, Cupertino, CA.

Don’t forget—why buy when you can rent?

Summer Weather at Last!

Well, kind of! You can still go skiing at Squaw on weekends, or Mammoth every day. While we can still take care of your skiing or snowboarding needs, we’re also ready to help you prepare for summer hiking, backpacking and camping.

The Ski Renter rents tents (2, 3, 5 and 8-person), sleeping bags (0 degree-rated bags and 20 degree bags), sleeping pads, backpacks (five sizes; each size is adjustable), lanterns, backpacking stoves and two-burner car camping stoves, coolers, bear canisters, and more!

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 tsr@theskirenters.com, 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.