Snow!

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!

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.

This weekend’s forecast: snow and a sale

Ah, winter! It just keeps going. And the snow keeps blowing.

This year, the season started off slow, but we are now having a “Miracle March.” 85 inches at the base of Squaw, 148 inches on top, and with more on the way! This latest storm only dropped a few inches, but we should see considerably more tonight and tomorrow. Then clearing Friday, light snows Saturday, and clear again on Sunday. Temperatures are dropping, so conditions should be good.

Need gear? Come see us at The Ski Renter in Cupertino. We rent: skis, snowboards, snowshoes, cross country skis, helmets and clothes. If you need accessories, we are having a sale on all of our retail, with up to 40% off on some items: helmets, gloves, goggles, socks, jackets, etc. And yes, we also carry camping gear! Keep thinking snow, and come see us this weekend!

Snow News: Recent Snowfall and Blue Bird Conditions!

In the last 72 hours, resorts in the Lake Tahoe area have received between 2 ft. and 5.5 ft. of fresh snow!

Boreal Mountain Resort has 65″ of new snow, Soda Springs has 59″ and Squaw Valley has 55″. We’re looking at Blue Bird conditions on the hills today and a decent week ahead!

So grab your skis… or better yet, rent ours! (That’s kind of what we do, here.) We rent skis and snow boards and all the other stuff that goes with it: boots, poles, snowshoes, parkas, pants, and helmets. We also sell everything else you might want: socks, gloves, goggles, beanies, thermals, helmets, neck gaiters, balaclavas, and more!

Visit our shop in Cupertino at 10675 S. De Anza Blvd., Ste. 2. And don’t forget to think snow!

Snow Report: Temperatures are Dropping!

We just had some friends return from Northstar. They said the snow is slushy at the bottom in the afternoon, but very good up on top. And the snow-making machines are hard at work every night making more.

Even though it is in the 50’s during the day, it has been down to below freezing at night over the next week the temperatures are going to start dropping even more. Great conditions for the snow makers, and a chance for you to get in a little early spring skiing before the temperatures drop further and the next snows arrive. Take advantage of the hills not being too crowded and get out there and enjoy the slopes!

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and while we are always “thinking snow”, we are doing so even more this time of year! From our family to yours, we wish you a very happy holiday season.

Our hope for you is that you’re able to spend quality time with loved ones and maybe even hit the slopes for a truly White Christmas. Here’s some information on a few of the resorts:

Think of The Ski Renter if you’re needing rental gear before you head out of town. Also remember that we have some pretty great stocking stuffers: thermals, ski socks, beanies (even infant beanies), googles, sunglasses, gloves and more! Stay safe, enjoy the season, and think snow!

Make the most of your winter break!

It is cold and crisp and… there is snow. While not a lot of it has fallen in the last week, all of the ski hills are busy making their own, adding to the base they already established, and aided by very cold temperatures. Below is information on a few of the resorts:

So, pack up your ski clothes or come rent them from us. Avoid the long lines at the resorts and rent skis, snowboards, cross country skis, or ski blades from us for a fun winter break!

Need a new beanie, new gloves or a new ski jacket? We have all the new gear in stock! Need stocking stuffers? We have all sorts of great items for that, too.

Give Thanks for Early Snow this Thanksgiving!

The Ski Renter is Open for Snow Season Shopping!

Give Thanks for Snow!

Thanksgiving is coming soon, but the snow is already here!

If you don’t want to deal with the Black Friday crowds, come see us at The Ski Renter. Looking for stocking stuffers or gifts for the snow obsessed? Come see us at The Ski Renter. Want to go skiing or snowboarding over Thanksgiving but don’t want to wait in the long lines or pay the high prices for rental equipment there? Need clothes and gear for your growing kids? Come rent from The Ski Renter!

Friendly, green certified, family-owned. We are open every day at 10 AM! Why buy when you can rent?

SNOW IS HERE!

The Ski Renter is Ready for Snow Season, are You?

Snow Season is Just Around the Corner!

Winter is heading our way! Lake Tahoe has already had some snow and more is coming! This is a great time to beat the crowds and come in to The Ski Renter in Cupertino to set up a lease for the season. This is a first-come, first-serve basis and we do have a maximum, so come on in as soon as possible. Equipment will be due back in April and if you lease for your kids and they grow during the season (big surprise!), come on in and we can refit them for boots and skis/snowboards to fit their growing bodies. Ready for the season to start? We are! Come on in and see us!

Winter Snow Season is on its Way!

Beat the Snow Season Crowds with The Ski Renter!

Snow Season is Just Around the Corner!

Winter is heading our way! Lake Tahoe has already had some snow and more is coming! This is a great time to beat the crowds and come in to The Ski Renter in Cupertino to set up a lease for the season. This is a first-come, first-serve basis and we do have a maximum, so come on in as soon as possible. Equipment will be due back in April and if you lease for your kids and they grow during the season (big surprise!), come on in and we can refit them for boots and skis/snowboards to fit their growing bodies. Ready for the season to start? We are! Come on in and see us!