Are you looking to rent winter gear for backcountry skiing? How about cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or splitboarding? Look no further. We have everything you need to adventure in Lake Tahoe and Truckee’s winter wildlands.
Our wide selection of backcountry skis, splitboards, skimo, and nordic gear includes all the essentials for climbing, sliding, and striding. If you’re seeking a slower pace, swing by our shop in Truckee and grab a pair of the best snowshoes for walking on all types of terrain.
Winter gear should be durable and easy to use, so we only rent out equipment that we believe in. All backcountry ski and splitboard rentals come with climbing skins and poles.
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Our diverse alpine touring rental fleet can accommodate backcountry skiers and riders of all types. You can view in real-time a list of available winter rental gear and make a gear reservation on our gear rentals page.
We are excited to carry some of the best backcountry skis and splitboards on the market from brands like:
- Black Crows
- And more!
Need for Speed? Try out a pair of skimo skis. They’re the fast and light option for racing and fitness. Here’s what we have in our rental fleet:
- Dynafit PDG with Dynafit Speed Radical bindings
- Dynafit PDG with Black Diamond Helio 6 bindings
Our splitboard rental fleet underwent a complete overhaul in winter 2020, all boards were replaced with brand new K2 Mauraders ranging in size from 151 cm to 163 cm.
If you’re new to splitboarding, here’s a helpful video that explains how to switch between tour mode and ride mode:
If you’re heading into the backcountry on skis or a snowboard, don’t forget to rent avalanche safety equipment and learn how to use it. We rent avalanche safety packages for $15 per day which includes a beacon, shovel, and probe. We also rent avalanche safety equipment with a backcountry ski backpack for $25 per day. This pack has specific compartments for your safety gear keeping it organized and accessible for when you need it. If you already have a beacon and probe, rent just a beacon (aka transceiver) for $10/day. Click here to rent a beacon, shovel, and probe.
Backcountry ski boots, climbing skins, ski crampons and boot crampons, canisters for avalanche airbag backpacks, ice axes, and backcountry backpacks are also available to rent.
For cross country skiing, we rent the Salomon Snowscape 7 with Salomon SNS Pilot cross-country bindings. Boots are also made by Salomon, including the Siam Pilot 7 and the Escape 7 Pilot. These are very comfortable Nordic skiing boots that can be worn all day without issue.
We chose to fill our snowshoe rental fleet with the MSR EVO Ascent because it comes equipped with heel risers to provide leg relief when walking uphill and offers great traction for traversing slopes and hiking off-trail. If you’d like poles with your snowshoes, we’ll gladly include those for no extra charge.
Backcountry Ski Package – $55/day
A backcountry skiing package costs $55 per day and includes skis, boots, bindings, skins, and adjustable ski poles.
Splitboard Package – $55/day
A splitboard package costs $55 per day and includes board, bindings, skins, and fully collapsible splitboard poles. *Please note, we do not rent snowboarding boots.
Cross Country Ski Package – $20/day
A cross country package costs $20 per day and includes skis, cross country ski poles, and boots.
Avy Gear Package – $15/day
An avalanche safety equipment package costs $15 per day and includes a beacon, shovel, and probe.
All of our equipment is also available on its own, without a package. Check our gear rental page for up to date pricing and availability.
“Where should I go?”
Now you’ve got the gear and are eager to start exploring, but there’s one last piece to the puzzle – where should you go? The possibilities are really endless in the Truckee/Tahoe region, with all the accessible terrain.
We share some of our favorite places to go backcountry skiing or riding in this online guide.
Or if you want a physical guidebook, pick up the best guidebook for our area, Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes California, and start backcountry touring!