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.

Here Comes Labor Day!

Kick Back and Relax with Easy Camping Rentals

Here comes Labor Day! Labor Day is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. And we celebrate it by not working! So relax and go camping! We take the labor out of camping, making it as easy as we can for you. We rent top of the line tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, coolers, lanterns, stoves, backpacks, and more. Convenient packages at affordable prices. You can reserve by phone, email us at tsr@theskirenters.com, or just drop by. Why buy when you can rent?

When is the Perfect Time for Camping?

Enjoy the Perfect Weather in Less Crowded Parks!

School has started for most of the Valley, now. The weather is still nice, but the parks and trails aren’t quite as crowded, so it’s a good time go camping. We take the stress out of camping and make it as easy as we can for you. Convenient packages at affordable prices. We rent top of the line, tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, coolers, lanterns, stoves, backpacks, and more. You can reserve by phone, email us at tsr@theskirenters.com, or just drop by. Why buy when you can rent?