Are you 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 Lake Tahoe and Truckee’s winter wildlands.
Our wide selection of backcountry skis, splitboards, skimo, and nordic gear includes all the essentials for climbing, sliding, and striding. 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.
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.
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Our diverse alpine touring rental fleet can accommodate backcountry skiers and riders of all types. You can view in real-time a list of available winter rental gear and make a gear reservation on our gear rentals page.
We are excited to carry some of the best backcountry skis and splitboards on the market from brands like:
- Black Crows
- And more!
Need for Speed? Try out a pair of skimo skis. They’re the fast and light option for racing and fitness. Here’s what we have in our rental fleet:
- Dynafit PDG with Dynafit Speed Radical bindings
- Dynafit PDG with Black Diamond Helio 6 bindings
Our splitboard rental fleet is stocked with Weston Splitboards. We have a variety of shapes and sizes from 145cm to 167cm with a couple of wide options available as well.
If you’re new to splitboarding, here’s a helpful video that explains how to switch between tour mode and ride mode:
If you’re heading into the backcountry on skis or a snowboard, don’t forget to rent avalanche safety equipment and learn how to use it. We rent avalanche safety packages for $15 per day which includes a beacon, shovel, and probe. We also rent avalanche safety equipment with a backcountry ski backpack for $25 per day. This pack has specific compartments for your safety gear keeping it organized and accessible for when you need it. Click here to rent a beacon, shovel, and probe.
Backcountry ski boots, climbing skins, ski crampons, and boot crampons, canisters for avalanche airbag backpacks, ice axes, and backcountry backpacks are also available to rent.
The Fischer S-Bound 98 Crown is made for cruising forest roads and ungroomed trails. The metal edge and side cut give you good control on small descents while the Offtrack fish scale base gives you grip on the ascent. The 98mm width will help keep you on top of the snow. Enjoy long days exploring the Tahoe backcountry on these light weight, versatile skis.
Sizing: Nordic skis are sized by the skiers weight. If you are between sizes, we recommend choosing the shorter option if you are a beginner nordic skier and the longer option if you are an experienced nordic skier.
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.
Backcountry Ski Package – $60/day
A backcountry skiing package costs $60 per day and includes skis, boots, bindings, skins, and adjustable ski poles.
Splitboard Package – $60/day
A splitboard package costs $60 per day and includes board, bindings, skins, and fully collapsible splitboard poles. We have select sizes (men’s 9 – 12, your regular boots will work just fine though) of K2 Aspect Snowboard Boots available for rent too.
Cross Country Ski Package – $20/day
A cross country package costs $20 per day and includes skis, cross country ski poles, and boots.
Avy Gear Package – $15/day
An avalanche safety equipment package costs $15 per day and includes a beacon, shovel, and probe. For $25 per day, you can also add a backpack to this package.
All of our equipment is also available on its own, without a package. Check our gear rental page for up-to-date pricing and availability.
“Where should I go?”
Now you’ve got the gear and are eager to start exploring, but there’s one last piece to the puzzle – where should you go? The possibilities are really endless in the Truckee/Tahoe region, with all the accessible terrain.
We share some of our favorite places to go backcountry skiing or riding in this online guide.
Or if you want a physical guidebook, pick up the best guidebook for our area, Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes California, and start backcountry touring!