Rent Backcountry Touring Gear – Skis, Splitboards, Snowshoes, Cross Country Skis, and More.
Looking to rent winter gear for backcountry skiing? How about cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or splitboarding? Look no further. We have everything you need to adventure in the white wilderness surrounding Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Click here to go directly to our backcountry gear rental page, or keep reading to learn more about all the winter gear we have for rent.
Our wide selection of alpine touring skis and nordic gear includes all the essentials for climbing, sliding, and striding. We even have telemark ski rentals for those who prefer to drop a knee on the way down, and backcountry snowboarding gear for those who would rather stand sideways. If you’re seeking a slower pace, swing by our shop in Truckee and grab a pair of the best snowshoes for walking on all types of terrain. For endurance athletes or those just looking for a quick workout walking up the ski resort’s groomed terrain, we rent skimo skis ideal for ski running and mountain racing.
Winter gear should be durable and easy to use, so we only rent out equipment that we believe in. All backcountry ski and splitboard rentals come with climbing skins and poles. Most skis and boards come with G3 skins or Black Diamond skins, although our Dynafit rental fleet includes Dynafit skins, which are trimmed to precisely fit Dynafit touring skis. As for collapsible poles, most are made by Black Diamond or MSR (Mountain Safety Research) and are fully adjustable to any height.
Our AT ski rental fleet is diverse to accommodate backcountry skiers of all types. Here’s a list of our touring skis and bindings for rent:
Blizzard Zero G 95 (178 cm) with G3 ION bindings
Blizzard Zero G 108 (185 cm) with G3 ION bindings
Dynafit Beast 108 (181 cm) with G3 ION bindings
Dynafit Sphinx 96 (163 cm) with Dynafit Radical bindings
G3 100 (164 cm) with Marker Kingpin bindings
G3 Synapse 92 (170 cm) with G3 ION 12 bindings
Salomon Stella 101 (158 cm) with Marker Kingpin bindings
Black Diamond Helio 95 (163 cm) with G3 ION bindings
Black Diamond Helio 95 (173 cm) with G3 ION bindings
Black Diamond Helio 105 (175 cm) with Dynafit Radical ST bindings
Black Crows Camox Freebird 97 (183 cm) with G3 ION 12 bindings
This list is constantly changing because we add skis or sell off older setups all the time. If you have a specific request, its best to call and let us know or indicate your selection on your reservation.
Tele skis for rent:
K2 Coomback 104 (174 cm) with Twenty Two Designs AXL (large) bindings
K2 Talkback 88 (153 cm) with Twenty Two Designs AXL (small) bindings
Skimo skis for rent:
Dynafit PDG 65 (161 cm) with Dynafit Speed Radical bindings
If you want to rent a splitboard, we have demo boards from Weston Backcountry and Voile. Specifically, the Weston Backwoods splitboard (163 cm) and the Voile Spartan splitboard (154 cm and 158 cm). Splitboard bindings are from Spark R&D (model: Arc) and Voile (model: Lightrail).
A splitboarding package costs $55 per day, with board, bindings, skins, and poles. Click here to rent splitboarding equipment.
If you’re new to splitboarding, here’s a helpful video that explains how to switch between tour mode and ride mode:
Rent a Backcountry Touring Package
A backcountry skiing package costs $55 per day. That package includes skis or board, bindings, skins, and poles. Click here to rent backcountry skiing equipment.
All of our equipment is also available on its own, without a package. Skis and skins are $40/day, Avalanche Beacon/shovel/probe packages are $15/day and we also have plenty of boots, packs, crampons, ice axes and all the rest.
For XC skiing, we rent the Salomon Snowscape 7 with Salomon SNS Pilot cross-country bindings. Boots are also made by Salomon, including the Siam Pilot 7 and the Escape 7 Pilot. These are very comfortable Nordic skiing boots that can be worn all day without issue. Click here to rent cross country skiing equipment.
We chose to fill our snowshoe rental fleet with the MSR EVO Ascent because it comes equipped with heel risers to provide leg relief when walking uphill, and offers great traction for traversing slopes and hiking off-trail. If you’d like poles with your snowshoes, we’ll gladly include those for no extra charge. Click here to rent snowshoes.
Avalanche safety equipment rentals cost $15 per day, including a beacon, shovel, and probe. If you already have a beacon and probe, rent just a beacon (aka transceiver) for $10/day. Click here to rent a beacon, shovel, and probe.
We also rent AT ski boots, climbing skins, ski crampons and boot crampons, canisters for avalanche airbag backpacks, ice axes, and backcountry backpacks. Click here to rent any of these items.
If you have any questions about Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Rentals, Cross Country Gear or Snowshoes give us a call or stop by Tahoe Mountain Sports in Truckee and we’d be happy to help you out!
Before heading out into the Backcountry we recommend you check out the Sierra Avalanche Center Advisory Report and get educated on Avalanche Hazards.
Check out the book Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes California for ideas of where you can go once you ready to start backcountry touring!