Many vacation goers choose to leave their dusty “old school" skis at home and experience cutting edge technology while on their Breckenridge ski vacation. Simply stroll in to one of dozens of shops and get fitted for your ski rentals and snowboard equipment.
A popular option for renting ski and snowboard equipment is to purchase them online in advance. Simply go the internet and rent skis and snowboards for your trip to Colorado. This saves time and money. You'll provide your skier type, size and equipment preferences in advance which will save serious time in the ski shop of your choice.
First, when selecting Breckenridge ski rentals and equipment, you need to sort out what type of terrain you will be skiing, what are the current conditions like and the all important question “What type of skier are you"? These factors will determine a number of things when it comes to fitting your ski equipment.
As most avid skiers know, today's equipment is far superior to yesterdays gear. With this advancement in technology, renting the ideal ski gear can seem like a daunting task. You will most likely need to get fitted for boots, skis and poles. Some say, a proper fitting ski boot is the most important part of progressing in your skier ability.
In order to rip up the terrain of the Breckenridge Lake Chutes, it is imperative to rent boots that support every inch of your feet. You want to prevent having what is known as sloppy feet. Sloppy feet happens when there is too much room in your boots which will lesson the amount of “feel" you have with your skis. This will maximize your sensitivity to the terrain and increase your control.
Ski rental shops in Breckenridge will provide poles if you rent skis and boots. The ideal pole size changes with what type of terrain you prefer to ski. If you're a competent skier on groomed terrain then you need to get a standard sized pole. You can measure what size pole you need by turning the ski pole upside down and grabbing directly under the basket. If the pole is correctly fitted, you're arm should be bent at a 90 degree angle.
On the other hand, if you enjoy challenging the mogus of Devel's Crotch or the Burn, then make sure you get smaller poles so you can plant correctly while bashing those bumps. Get the poles to long and planting on the mogul will push your shoulders back which will cause you to either be kicked to the back seat or redirect your skis. Since you want your upper body to be “quiet", short poles will enable you to simply flick the top of the mogul while skiing through the line.
Common Ski Equipment Rental Questions
What size skis should I get?
Ski lengths will depend on your current skiing ability. If your standing up, ideal ski lengths for beginner to intermediate skiers tend to fall anywhere between your upper chest and nose. For advanced skiers who tend to seek powder stashes, skis are generally longer to support their body weight while in the deep snow.
What's up with Powder Skis vs. Groomer Skis?
Getting knee deep in powder off the new Imperial Superchair at Breckenridge is what a ski vacation is all about. In order to ski powder, it is essential you have skis wide enough to carry you on top of the snow. If you are on narrow racing skis, you will tend to sink too deep. On the other hand, if you're into carving flawless turns in Colorado corduroy, then you need to rent skis that are a little narrower which will hold the line tighter while leaning into your turns.
What does is the hour glass parabolic ski mean?
Parabolic skis have revolutionized the ski industry. They have enabled beginner skiers to advance to intermediate while intermediate skiers have enjoyed tackling advanced terrain. Basically, parabolic skis enable for quick edge to edge turning radius. Simply pivot your knees, put the skis on edge, and they do the rest of the work for you.
What's the difference between a flexible vs. stiff ski?
Stiff skis are great for holding an edge on hard packed snow. They also allow a skier to ski faster without the skis from loosing an edge. Flexible skis are great for blasting through the crud and blazing over moguls.
To book Breckenridge ski rentals contact the Colorado Travel Company at 970.372.4628. Breckenridge snowboard rentals can also be found online. Additionally, you can reserve your entireBreckenridge vacation over the internet.