The Villages at Beaver Creek are home to a dozen or so ski shops. All these ski shops cater to beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. What most visitors do is rent their Beaver Creek ski gear online so when they show up, all their information is previously filled out. This saves a lot of time and money.
Here are some tips for renting Beaver Creek ski gear.
First, when selecting Beaver
Creek ski rentals and equipment, you need to sort out what type of terrain you will be skiing. Are you planning on carving up the blue and green runs, or do you want to duck into the trees for some glade skiing? You also need to factor in the current conditions. Beaver Creek gets a lot of snow so chances are you will experience a powder day or two. These factors will determine a number of things when it comes to fitting your gear.
As most avid skiers know, today’s equipment is far superior to yesterdays gear. With the advancement in technology, your choices for ski and snowboard gear can seem overwhelming. Here are some more fitting tips for Beaver Creek ski rentals.
Ski and Snowboard Boots
In order to rip up the terrain of the Birds of Prey, it is imperative to rent boots that support your feet securely. 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 or snowboard. This will maximize your sensitivity to the terrain and increase your control.
Ski rental shops in Beaver Creek, Colorado 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 bumps of Grouse Mountain, 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
1)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.
2)What’s up with Powder Skis vs. Groomer Skis?
Getting knee deep in powder off the Larkspur or Rose Bowl is what a ski vacation to Beaver Creek 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.
3)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.
4)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.