Fitting ski on ski bootsHiring ski equipment is ideal for inexperienced skiers. It’s also wise for those who don’t ski very often to hire rather than purchase. Moreover, this option offers much convenience as you don’t have to worry about transporting or dragging large and oddly shaped items along as you travel from one destination to another.

Where to get ski equipment

There should be ski hire outlets at the resort or, at least, in the town close to where you’re staying. You can either pre-book your equipment and ensure it’s all reserved by the time your ski holiday starts, or you can wait until you get there and then go scope out the equipment first-hand.

What you’ll need to ski

There are a number of pieces that you simply cannot go without. Even though equipment hire may appear to be costly, rather make sure you have everything you need to ensure your safety. It’s more expensive to try and repair injuries that could’ve been prevented. Apart from this, it’s important that you’re comfortable, as this could have a remarkable impact on how you perceive your entire skiing experience. Apart from clothing, some of the essentials include:

  • Skis
  • Ski poles
  • Ski boots
  • Helmets (these are compulsory for children)
  • Goggles or sunglasses

Other tips

Your equipment needs will change as you progress in your abilities. For instance, there are different types of skis that are specifically made for various types of levels as well as terrains, so you can change your ski equipment hire as your needs or plans progress.


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