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Whistler Ski Rental Rundown: A Guide on Where to Rent Skis

With two mountains, more than 8,100 skiable acres, and 30-plus feet of snow in the winter, Whistler Blackcomb is a destination that should be on every skier’s bucket list. Located just 75 miles north of Vancouver, Whistler boasts 16 alpine bowls, world-class terrain parks, and more than 200 marked trails.

Whistler Blackcomb is very beginner-friendly, with nearly 20% of the resort dedicated to beginners and learn-to-ski areas. About 55% of the resort terrain is ideal for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The best place for beginners to start is at Magic Chair at the base of Blackcomb. From there, they can ride down the Yellow Brick Road. If you’re an advanced skier looking to test your endurance, make your way to the Peak Express chairlift. Ride it to the Peak-to-Creek Trail, and then descend 5,000 feet over seven miles. With a vertical drop like that, there’s plenty of challenging terrain, from powder bowls to the groomers on Dave Murray Downhill to steep glades in lower Blackcomb.

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Once you’ve challenged yourself on the mountain, treat yourself in Whistler’s pedestrian-only village. Take advantage of countless spas, luxury shopping, and plenty of slopeside après-ski activities. In the village and on the mountain, Whistler is known for its renowned customer service and top-notch accommodations. Thanks to Epic Mountain Rentals, you’ll enjoy that same high level of service when you rent skiing or snowboarding equipment. 

Operating at several locations on the mountain, Epic Mountain Rentals offers the latest equipment and best brands in specialized packages to suit different ability levels. It also provides convenient online reservations and delivery options. Some rental locations offer additional amenities, like storage and on-snow valet service. It’s easier than ever to spend less time on logistics and more time on the snow. To help you choose the perfect rental spot at Whistler, here’s a rundown of some locations and their amenities.

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Epic Mountain Rentals offers Demo packages for skiers who want to explore Whistler’s more challenging terrain.
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Can-Ski—Creekside

Can-Ski has rentals and a full range of ski equipment, clothing, and accessories, including a selection for kids. If you’re in Whistler Blackcomb, you’re likely to be near a Can-Ski as there are locations in town, the village, and slopeside. The Creekside location is slopeside near the Creekside Gondola, making it an easy way to pick up your gear and get right on the lifts. Take advantage of storage options and on-snow valet to make the most of your time on the mountain.

Can-Ski — Westin

Located slopeside in the Westin Resort & Spa, this Epic Mountain Rentals Can-Ski location makes for easy on and off the mountain. Schedule on-snow valet and have your skis delivered and picked up right to you on the slopes. You can also take advantage of day storage options for shoes as well as gear storage overnight. With a reputation built on its Superior Fit Bootfit Guarantee, Can-Ski is performance-focused to help you find the right set-up for your skiing ability.

G1 Rentals

Grab skis and snowboards for the whole family at G1 Rentals, which sits slopeside and close to the ski school making early morning transitions with kids easy. You can also just store your stuff at the shop so you don’t have to worry about finding a place for your bag in the lodge. G1 offers shoe storage for the day or you can grab a locker or basket for any other gear you don’t want to bring with you on the mountain. 

Whistler Blackcomb Rentals — Daylodge

This convenient slopeside location is perfect for easy on and off the mountain and it’s close proximity to the ski school makes it great if you are taking a lesson or dropping little ones off for the day. For added convenience, you can store your shoes and any other stuff you may not want on the mountain with you at the store all day or opt for on-snow valet so you can grab your gear and go easily and efficiently. 

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Summit Sport

Located in the Hilton Whistler Resort at the base of Whistler Mountain Summit Sport is a prime location for rentals. The shop is right next to the Whistler Gondola and across from Whistler Kids Ski School. Besides state-of-the-art skis and snowboards, the shop offers on-snow valet, shoe storage during the day, and overnight gear storage for your convenience. The team at Summit Sports works hard to make sure you have a memorable experience and will ensure you have everything you need before hitting the slopes. 

Essentially Blackcomb

This retail shop located in Carleton Lodge has everything you need for a fun day on the mountain. It’s convenient slopeside location and close proximity to the ski school make it easy for you if you just want to get on the mountain or if you or someone in your party is taking lessons. They have skis and snowboards for both adults and kids and offer on-snow valet so you can focus on getting more time on the mountain rather than schlepping gear everywhere. They have shoe storage for when you are on the mountain and you can rent a basket or locker for the rest of your gear you don’t feel like carrying all day.  

Showcase Snowboards

Showcase Snowboards is located just steps from the Whistler Village Gondola, and it’s one of the most recognizable retail brands in the area. It’s a focal point of Whistler’s snowboarding community, and it features the best in hardgoods and apparel. You’ll find expert boot fitters and the in-store Burton Test Ride Center. Schedule on-snow valet so you can get on and off the mountain as quickly and efficiently as possible. Showcase is also one of four rental locations at Whistler that offers overnight storage, so you don’t have to bring your equipment all the way back to your hotel after a day on the slopes. When you’ve finished your day, take your rental gear back to the shop, and they’ll hold onto it overnight. This is a snowboard-only location. 

Salomon — Whistler 

The Salomon shop is located in the Pan Pacific Mountainside Hotel, which is just steps from Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas. This is the largest Salomon store in North America and you can get anything you need for a comfortable day on the slopes—rental gear, outerwear, goggles, gloves, and helmets. When you rent your gear through Salomon you can schedule on-snow valet or pick your gear up and take advantage of shoe storage options at the shop for your time on the mountain.

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Four Seasons Mountain Products

When it comes to luxury accommodations at Whistler, you can’t beat the Four Seasons Resort and Residences located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. It features the area’s largest guest rooms, suites, and residences, and all of them come with a fireplace and balcony. You can expect the same level of service with ski rentals at Four Seasons Mountain Products, which features the newest equipment, overnight storage, and performance boots. It’s also one of the half-dozen options for rental equipment on the mountain that offers on-snow valet, which is the ultimate in convenience. 

When you reserve your equipment through Epic Mountain Rentals, the ski valet can give you advice on ski conditions and recommended runs. The valet will also ensure that your gear is delivered to you at the base of the mountains or ski school. While you’re out on the slopes, the valet will make sure your personal items are stored properly. Then, when you’re finished skiing or riding, they’ll store your gear overnight and prep it for the next day. If you’re staying at the resort, it’s an easy call to get your equipment here. 

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Fairmont Rentals

For guests of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler only, Fairmont Rentals is conveniently located slopeside at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and near the ski school. Guests can take advantage of on-snow valet and storage options—day storage for shoes and overnight storage for your gear.

WB Rentals — Blackcomb Spring Suites

This ski-in, ski-out site on Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler’s Upper Village. Get skis and  snowboards for the whole family here. Take advantage of their shoe storage option during the day and overnight gear storage. Both make it easier to get on the mountain faster and drop stuff off at the end of the day without having to go back to your room. Less time in the room means more time having après fun.  

WB Rentals — Aspens Lodge

Like Blackcomb Spring Suites, the Aspens are  also located on  Blackcomb Mountain  just a short ski away from Blackcomb’s Wizard Chair and a short walk to Whistler Village. The on-property rental shop makes it easy to grab your gear and go. Schedule an on-snow valet and leave your gear on the hill until you are ready to pick it up the next day. Their shoe day storage and overnight gear storage options make it easy for you to pop off the mountain and head right down to the village for food and drinks. No need to haul gear to and from your room. You can just keep the fun going.

WB Rentals — Delta Whistler Village Suites

Owned by Marriot, the Delta Whistler Village Suites are in the heart of Whistler and close to shops and restaurants. When you rent your gear from the WB Rentals located at the hotel, it’s very easy to head out on the town after a long day on the slopes. The shop has shoe storage during the day and overnight gear storage so you can drop your stuff off and head right out for drinks. To make things easier schedule on-snow valet for pick-up in the morning or drop off of gear in the afternoon. It’s all about maximizing your time on the mountain and having fun with family and friends.  

Rossignol Dynastar Lange Rental Lounge

Located at the Daylodge at the base of Blackcomb, the Rossignol Dynastar Lange Rental Lounge is a boutique rental experience that features an exclusive line of Rossignol, Dynastar, and Lange Products. Here you’ll find a wide selection of carving, all-mountain, powder, and touring skis. To take advantage of this rental option, choose the “Rossignol Lange Dynastar” location when booking your demo skis with Epic Mountain Rentals. In addition to the premier equipment, it also has overnight storage to make your experience easy. 

Whistler Blackcomb is one of North America’s top ski and snowboard areas. You want to be sure you have the right equipment to enjoy it to the fullest. With reservations through Epic Mountain Rentals, you can have everything you need waiting for you when you arrive—so you can spend more time on the slopes.


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