Gear Up for Winter Sports with Xplorie

October 11, 2022

Choosing the right outdoor adventure gear is crucial for a carefree winter vacation. Sure, you can pack up all your own gear, schlepp it through airport crowds, and find the easiest way to get your bulky ski bags to your vacation rental – or you can travel smart, save money, and gear up for a vacation of world-class winter sports with complimentary ski and snowboard packages for the whole family with Xplorie.

We’re always looking for smarter, simpler, and more sustainable ways to redefine travel as well as offer guests the best experience possible during their stay in every destination. Renting your winter sports gear from a local sports shop takes away a huge amount of time spent planning a winter vacation with benefits that go way behind more time on the slopes!


Alleviate the Hassle: Getting your ski gear to the mountain is challenging, and not cheap. Lugging hefty, oversized ski bags through the airport, longer waits at baggage claim, arranging ski-friendly car rentals or ground transportation, and of course, the extra baggage fees involved. Alleviate the hassle and headache of traveling with winter gear, order your rental packages early online, and have everything delivered right to the door of your ski-in/ski-out vacation rental. Zero hassle and more time to play!

Gear For Every Age & Ability: Times have certainly changed over the years in the ski industry. Rental equipment used to primarily be for beginners, the gear available was outdated and chunky, the options were limited, and rental lines and wait times were long. Today, you’ll find top-notch winter sports gear for skiers and riders of every age and ability with options for cutting-edge equipment, the latest brands and demos, and family packages to outfit the whole crew.


Gear For Every Winter Activity: You can rent absolutely everything you need for epic adventures on the slopes, in the backcountry, or from the front door of your winter vacation retreat. Rent junior skis, sport skis, high-performance skis or snowboards (regular & goofy) for the slopes, cross-country skis and alpine touring gear for the backcountry, snowshoes to hike the winter trails, and sleds, tubes or snow discs for hours of family fun in your own backyard!

Top-Notch Gear & Service: Not only are you getting the best gear, you benefit from the expertise and advice of a professional – outfitting you with the right equipment customized for your age, skill level, and the local snow conditions. Hit the slopes with bindings tuned to your weight and ability, waxed edges to carve perfect turns, and heated boots that fit your feet.

Flexibility: We love the flexibility that renting winter gear affords! Renting ski and snowboard gear allows you to play around a little to find a good fit, experiment with different ski technology, or swap out the carvers for a pair of fat powder skis after a fresh snowfall! It’s also the ideal option for kids and first-timers still deciding between mastering the art of skiing or snowboarding. (Tip: skiing is easier to learn, harder to master!)

Save Money: Unless you live in a ski town or are skiing multiple days every season, renting winter sports gear for your vacation saves money, over and above the savings on airport baggage fees. Book in advance early for pre-season pricing on gear (and ski passes!), or vacation with a participating Xplorie partner and scoop the best winter sports gear packages for the whole family, for FREE!

Xplorie partners with the top lodging and activity providers in the best winter destinations in the US to take your vacation experience to the next level! Stay with a participating Xplorie partner and benefit from free winter adventure gear for each day of your stay. Here’s some vacation inspiration of where to stay and play this winter with Xplorie.


Winter Park, Colorado

Situated an easy hour drive from Denver in the upper peaks of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Winter Park is one of our favorite winter sports destinations. A classic Rocky Mountain resort town with seven unique ski areas ranging from beginner slopes to the infamous Mary Jane, cross-country ski trails, miles of backcountry wilderness, and endless activities off the slopes. However you plan to adventure outdoors in Winter Park, Epic Mountain Sports are the one-stop shop for all your outdoor winter gear rentals with customized packages for the whole crew and all the tips and tricks for an epic Winter Park vacation experience.


Park City, Utah

Ski and snowboard the slopes of three world-class luxury ski resorts only 32 miles from Salt Lake City. A quick flight in, pre-arranged rental gear, and you can be on the slopes of Park City Resort, Canyons Village, or the skiers-only Deer Valley Resort by lunchtime! Boasting a combined terrain total of 7,300 acres, classic alpine experiences off the slopes, vibey dining and après ski, and the convenience of top-notch Rossignol gear delivered to you by Ski Butlers, we love Park City for a hassle-free ski vacation. Find a ski-in/ski-out Park City vacation home with our Xplorie property partners and let Ski Butlers do the rest. Ski Butlers offer 15% off additional rentals added to your complimentary Xplorie package.


Salt Lake City, Utah

There are 11 ski resorts in Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range and 6 are within a short 30-45 minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. The Alta Ski Area and interconnected Snowbird Ski Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon and Brighton Ski Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon are famous for “The Greatest Snow on Earth” and worthy of every winter bucket list. Our Xplorie partner, Christy Sports, has locations in Salt Lake City and Snowbird Ski Resort with premium ski rental packages and all mountain snowboard rentals for juniors and adults of all skill levels.

Cascade Mountain Range

Bend & Sunriver, Oregon

The mountain towns of Bend and Sunriver place you within minutes of alpine adventures in the PNW Cascade Mountains and the family-friendly trails and parks at Mt. Bachelor, Oregon’s premier ski resort. With 3,700 acres of terrain, beginner-only adventure zones, and free and discounted lift tickets for beginners, Mt. Bachelor is a firm favorite for first-timers and families. You’ll find all the gear you need for adventures on and off the slopes at 4 Seasons Recreation in Sunriver. Rental packages include downhill skis, cross-country skis, snowshoe rentals for the trails, snow discs, sleds, and tubes for snow play.

Our winter gear packages are in high demand so don’t leave it to the last minute. Start planning your 2022 winter vacation with Xplorie today.

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