Taking a ski vacation in the winter has become an increasingly popular way to spend your hard-earned money and vacation time. However, rising costs in transportation have made traveling with your own skis extremely costly. Money smart skiers have learned to get around these costs by renting their gear at the resort. However, even with saving this much money, there are still ways to trim the fat even more when renting your Mt. Abram ski rentals. Here are a couple of tips on how to do this.

Renting For Less

The number one tip for saving money on your Mt Abram ski rentals is to avoid paying the walk up rate at the resort counter. Keep in mind that just like lift tickets, this is going to be the highest price in the area. And just like lift tickets, there’s no reason for you to pay that price. One primary way you can dodge the walkup price is by planning ahead. When you know you’re going skiing, check with us for the best prices and deals. With our relationships with the resorts, we can help you save up to 20 percent on all your Mt. Abram ski rentals.

Another way you can avoid paying the walkup rate is by renting offsite. There are multiple smaller ski shops in the area that will rent you the same gear that you will find at the resort or something comparable. For example, the walkup daily rate for basic Mt Abrams ski rentals comes in at $30, with a multiday discount bringing it down to $28 per day. In contrast, Bob and Terry’s Sports Outlet will rent you a similar package for only $20 per day. That’s about $60 per week per person that you can save. Make sure you check with us. We’ve got the inside scoop on where you can find the best deals offsite.

Don’t Forget Some Basics

There are two things that you should remember when you hit the slopes. Cover your head and your feet appropriately. When it comes to covering your head, always wear a helmet. Helmets aren’t a part of most standard ski packages and must be rented separately. This is because a lot of skiers choose to buy their own helmet. This makes good financial sense, considering that your average daily rate to rent a helmet is around $10, yet a brand new helmet only costs about $150. Helmets also travel well, fitting easily into your suitcase. Whether you choose to rent or purchase your own helmet, just make sure to wear on out on the slopes. A helmet can save your life.

At the other end of the spectrum (and your body) are your feet. While the proper ski socks aren’t really a pressing safety issue, they are an issue of comfort. Don’t think that your standard white cotton athletic socks are going to cut it when you’re out on the slopes. You’ll regret that decision for two reasons. The first reason has to do with their thickness. The fluffiness of the cotton will interfere with the fit of your boot, making it tempting to get the wrong size. The second reason is because cotton doesn’t wick moisture well. Your feet are going to be soaked by midday and frozen solid shortly after. Instead, get yourself a good pair of ski socks made of merino wool or a synthetic blend. They are thin enough so that your boots will fit well and they’ll keep your feet dry. At the end of a long day on the slopes, your feet will thank you.

Top Companies for Maine Ski Rentals

Great American Ski Renting Company

Bob and Terry’s Sports Outlet

Sport Thoma