Top 5 Ski & Snowboard Rental Shops in South Lake Tahoe

By: Karin Sharon

Skiing and Snowboarding at Heavenly Mountain Resort At Lake Tahoe
Skiing and Snowboarding at Heavenly Mountain Resort At Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is always prepared to help skiers and snowboarders of any skill level, experience or age find the right rentals and equipment for some endless winter fun. Specialists are waiting in shops to accommodate guests and provide top-quality gear. Ski and snowboard rentals are a great option both for visitors and locals who want to hit the slopes for a period of time without committing to a full season. Here are the best shops offering high-performance equipment and ski and snowboard rental services.

Heavenly Sports:

Winter gear and ski rentals in South Lake Tahoe at Heavenly Sports
Heavenly Sports at Cecil’s Plaza

With 9 slope-side rental locations around Heavenly Mountain Resort, Heavenly Sports offers high-performance ski and snowboard rental equipment. Specialists help guests of any skill level and experience find the right skis, boards, and boots that will ensure fun and safety on the slopes. Rental services include full-service ski and snowboard tuning; complimentary in-shop storage for all rentals; group services and free delivery. Heavenly Sports also features a Junior Trade-In program where young skiers and snowboarders can exchange used equipment for a new ski or board package for 50% off.

Powder House Pro Snow:

Winter gear and snowboard rentals at Powder House Boot & Demo Ski Store
Powder House Boot & Demo Ski Store

Out of their 8 stores, Powder House’s newest location offers top of the line demo skis and boots for sale. This shop specializes in boot fittings and boasts a “Try Before You Buy” program where individuals can test out different pairs before buying. Located in Heavenly Village, Powder House carries top brands such as K2, Marker, Volkl and Rossignol, as well as hosting a Wintersteiger tuning system.

Shoreline of Tahoe:

Winter gear and snowboard rentals at Shoreline of Tahoe
Shoreline of Tahoe Snowboards

For visitors who are unsure about the duration of their stay in Lake Tahoe or are stuck with unpredictable weather, Shoreline’s ski and snowboard rentals are a great fit. The hassle free policy allows guests to reserve first day rentals, keep the gear for as long as needed and then settle when the gear is returned. This shop offers different rental packages based on skill level with options of Recreational, Demo, Performance and Children rentals.

Sports LTD:

Winter Gear and South Lake Tahoe snowboard rentals at Sports LTD
Sports Ltd at South Lake Tahoe

Looking for snowboard rentals or ski rentals in South Lake Tahoe with a wide variety for everyone in the family? Now the largest sports store at Lake Tahoe, Sports LTD has been a local favorite since 1982, meeting the needs of both the community and visitors. There are various rental packages fit to accommodate any skier and snowboarder, as well as a “Try Before You Buy” policy. Guests can also rent out specific gear elements such as boots and poles.

WattaBike n’Snow:

Winter Gear at Watta Bike n'Snow
Watta Bike n’Snow

WattaBike n’Snow has every aspect covered in order to have a safe and successful day on the slopes. Services include easy-turning skis and snowboard rentals for beginners or high-performance equipment for more experienced users. This shop also provides helmet and snowshoe rentals. WattaBike n’Snow sells retail and consignment snowboards, skis and boots, as well as gloves, helmets, goggles and more.

As always, we want to hear from you! Are you a skier or snowboarder? Which resort is your favorite? Let us know your picks for the best snowboard rentals / ski rentals in South Lake Tahoe!

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