When you go skiing in Maine, every resort has equipment that they will rent to you onsite. However, before you pay full resort pricing, keep in mind that you don’t have to pay those prices. There are several tips to saving money on equipment rental. After all, the less you spend on skis, the more you have to spend on other things.

Saving Money in Maine

It’s not exactly a secret that the easiest way to save money on your Maine ski rentals is to plan ahead. If you wait until the last minute and walk up to rent your gear, you’re going to pay the highest price possible. Book at least a month in advance to save the most money. Let us help you find the right Maine ski rentals, and all the equipment you may need for your next trip. We generally find online discounts of up to 20 percent on rentals.

Another advantage to booking in advance is you will save time as well. Once you reserve your equipment and provide some basic sizing information, you just have to swing by, pick up your gear and head to the slopes. Use our nifty online comparison-shopping, and you’re likely to save time during the booking process as well.

Remember that if you’re at the resort counter, renting equipment, you’re probably going to be paying the highest price possible. You’re not just paying a premium for being at the resort; you’re also paying a premium for the convenience. Even if you haven’t made a reservation, check in town for rental shops, you can still save significant money. For example, Sunday River ski resort offers a single day’s basic rental for $41. In nearby West Bethel, the Great American Ski Renting Company offers a similar package for only $26 per day. That’s a fifteen dollar per day savings, which definitely adds up over the course of a vacation.

Rental Shops vs. Resort Equipment

You may be wondering what the difference is between the equipment you get at a local rental store and what you’ll get at the resort. Generally speaking, there is no real difference between these two types of Maine ski rentals. You probably won’t notice the difference between a pair of Rossignol Pursuits and a set of K2 Amp 76’s. That said, one more thing to keep in mind is helmet rentals. The average cost for a daily helmet rental is $10. The cost of a brand new helmet is about $100. Thus, if you plan on skiing more than ten times in your life, investing in a new helmet definitely makes sense.

Maine Ski Rentals

The Great American Ski Renting Company

Bob and Terry’s Ski Outlet

Sports Haus Ski Shop

Powder Dreams Ski Shop: (207) 864-2100