Summit County Ski Rentals

If you’re planning a ski vacation to Summit County, Colorado, you can save time and money by reserving your Summit County ski rentals online. Once you’ve booked your flight and lodging, browse ski rental companies online and find the best deal for your trip. We recommend a number of trusted ski rental outfitters on our website that offer great rates and personalized service.

Browse the newest ski equipment and accessories, find a deal or coupon, and book Summit County ski rentals directly online. Quick and easy, you’ll save money and receive perks like free delivery and complimentary fittings. It’s a perfect way to alleviate your travel stress and get ready for an amazing time on the mountain slopes.

You're going to need some solid gear to conquer the skiing and snowboarding challenges of Summit County, Colorado.
You’re going to need some solid gear to conquer the skiing and snowboarding challenges of Summit County, Colorado.

Getting There

Summit County is only about a two-hour drive (or less) from Denver along Interstate 70. Arapahoe Basin is along Highway 6 off of I-70, and you turn before the Eisenhower Tunnel. Keystone is located further south along Highway 6, and is also accessible from the Dillon exit at Interstate 70. Breckenridge is accessible via Highway 9 at Frisco, and Copper Mountain is at the Highway 91 exit along Interstate 70.

Why ski Summit County?

There are four big reasons to ski Summit County: Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Keystone. With four world-class ski resorts in one county, there’s no secret why it’s one of the most popular ski destinations in North America.

Arapaho Basin is the gateway to Summit County. Known as “A-Basin,” the resort is conveniently located about two hours drive west of Denver, south on Highway 6 (before the Eisenhower Tunnel). There’s plenty of snow, with more than 367 inches per year, so the resort stays open longer than others because of its high elevation. (Sometimes until early June.) The mountain has a vertical drop of 2,257 feet and is the highest peak in the county. The resort offers great skiing, including steep chutes and runs, two top terrain parks and a popular half-pipe. A vast majority of the runs, about 45 percent, are for intermediate-level skiers and snowboarders. About 20 percent of the trails are for advanced skiers, and another 20 percent are double-black-diamond (expert) rated. Beginner and novice runs account for the remaining 15 percent.

Keystone is about 20 miles from Arapahoe Basin, and offers the only night skiing in Colorado. Skiers and riders love the Area 51 terrain park that is consistently rated as on the nation’s best. Keystone boasts a vertical drop of 3,128 feet, with about 230 inches of snow per year. Keystone is a great family-friendly resort with plenty to room to grow as a skier. The resort has wide, well-groomed trails that are perfect for beginners. Expert riders love the snowcat tours to Bergman, Erickson and Independence Bowls. About 40 percent of the runs are rated expert, while 45 percent are intermediate. About 15 percent are for beginner or novice skiers and riders.

Copper Mountain and Breckenridge

The family-friendly and all-inclusive Copper Mountain offers 46 percent of its runs to beginner and intermediate skiers and riders, making it one of the best resorts for newbies. It is the largest ski resort in Colorado. Vacationers love the novice and intermediate terrain and features at Playground Park. For expert big thrills, test your mettle at epic Woodward Central Park. The resort receives about 280 inches of natural snowfall annually, so there’s plenty of fresh powder.

You'll love the epic skiing in Breckenridge during the day, and the dining and nightlife options in town every evening.
You’ll love the epic skiing in Breckenridge during the day, and the dining and nightlife options in town every evening.

Epic skiing awaits at Breckenridge, where more than half of the ski runs are rated expert. In fact, 85 percent of Breck is rated either intermediate or advanced (only about 15 percent is for beginners). The resort has more than 2,300 acres of skiing, with a vertical drop over 3,300 feet.  The resort receives about 300 inches of snow annually. Riders rave about the Freeway Terrain Park, while intermediate skiers can’t get enough of the Country Boy Terrain Park. Eldorado is a popular park for beginners.

All four ski areas are owned by Vail Resorts and there are lift ticket packages available that allow you to ski or ride wherever you like. Look into spending a few days at one resort and then finishing up at another, or try to hit all four destinations for a truly epic experience.

Exploring the area

In addition to the unparalleled skiing in Summit County, vacationers love the wealth of arts, culture, sightseeing, shopping, dining and nightlife. The great thing is, you won’t have to travel far to experience it all. All four resorts are only a short drive away from each other.

On the social tip, be sure to slot some time to visit the nearby mountain towns. There’s Frisco, Dillon and Breckenridge, all with their own unique mountain culture, restaurants, events and festivals. Or head to Silverthorne for a day trip full of retail shopping at a bevy of outlet stores.

Ski Rental Deals

Looking for big savings on ski and snowboard rentals? Any one of these great local shops provides personalized equipment rental service. You can also book online. Shops with Summit County ski rentals offering deals on this site have easy links to click to below! When planning your trip to Summit County, take a closer look at these outfitters:

Tips, Tricks and More

  • Check websites like ours for specials and deals during the planning stage. It’s OK to plan a vacation around a killer deal or special.
  • Have your skis delivered to your resort, and schedule pick-up for the day you leave.
  • Know your ski level. If you’re planning to ski or snowboard, be realistic about your ability. It’s best to choose a resort that fits your skier level. Beginners should try Breckenridge because it’s big, roomy and has a litany of runs for those just getting their feet under them. Expert riders should head to A-Basin for the steep hills, challenging moguls and spine-tingling bowl runs. (Over time, you’ll progress naturally, so you’ll eventually be able to ski them all.)
  • Make sure your boots are comfy. You don’t want to have sore feet or worse … blisters! Make sure your boots fit. If you feel discomfort, reach out to your retailer immediately, and they can help you.
  • Ask your ski rental outfitter about high-performance gear. If you’re looking to step up your game, ask them what’s new. It’s amazing what a new set of skis, poles, bindings or a fresh board can improve your status on the hill.