9 ways to get cheap ski gear in Colorado for this winter

Ski season is here. Denver has recorded its first snowfall and Front Range hotels obtained 2 feet of snow in a week’s series of storms, with Arapahoe Basin and Loveland opening this weekend.

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Next up will be Keystone and Breckenridge on Nov. 9, together with Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Vail and Purgatory scheduled to open the next week. Some of those hotels could open even sooner if snowfall in the days that are coming is plentiful.

Labor Day ski sales have come and gonebut there are tons of ways for snowboarders and skiers to spend less on clothing and gear, particularly if you have small ones.

Ski swaps are one route, and some are scheduled next week. But in case you miss the swaps, rsquo & we;ve pulled together a listing of gear stores, daily clothing rental alternatives and season gear rentals for your kids around the Front Range.

Sales of used equipment

Play It Again Sam: This chain having eight Front Range places provides a vast array of used skis and boots for sale. You are able to walk from your door with a complete set-up of downhill gear for $225-$300, based on Lakewood store supervisor Nick Hulme. And, in case you’re seeking to sell, this is not a store. Bring in what you would like to sell and you will walk out with refinancing charge, or money, based on quality and state. Locations in Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs (2 ), Lakewood and Longmont.

Sports Plus: At the family-owned consignment store around Washington Park, which has been in business since 1980, you also can grab a full downhill set up for $200-$500, proprietor Zack Hope said. In addition they sell a few cross country and backcountry gear, along with clothing. 1055 S. Gaylord Street; Phone: 303-777-6613.

Wilderness Exchange: This can be a gear store selling used and new gear and clothing. Some of it is close-out products from producers (last season ’s gear, for instance ) at big discounts. There is also a section. 2401 15th Street; Phone: 303-964-0708.

Boulder Sports Recycler: In addition to downhill skis, this is a good spot to go for gear such as alpine touring gear, skins and telemark skis. 4949 N. Broadway, Boulder; Phone: 303-786-9940.

Clothing rentals

Loveland ski region: An adult could find a bundle of clothing for $40, or you may rent by the item. Bibs and jackets rent for gloves, goggles and $15 per year 8 per cent. For kids, prices are $10 per, $ 6 per cent for gloves and goggles for jackets and bibs, $25 to get the complete bundle. Loveland also includes a Day Tripper bundle, aimed mostly at out-to-town visitors, which includes lift ticket, equipment leasing and clothing rental for the day for $135 early season (opening day by Dec. 14), $145 normal season. Phone: 303-571-5580.

Colorado Sports Rent: This Westminster store, which transferred a mile east this summer, rents skis as well as clothing, snowboards, boots, sticks and goggles. Skis, boots and sticks for kids go for $19 for adults and $12 per day. Jacket rentals are around $2 per day, pants $8 and gloves 3 each. It’s located at 6755 W. 88th Ave. Phone: 303-467-0200.

Programs for children’s season rentals

Christy Sports: The Christy Kids app is a fantastic deal that equipment rentals for your season with season moves at five Front Range ski areas. As an instance, a gear rental and a season pass for Loveland or Arapahoe Basin for ages 6-14 charge only $199. The cost will be $299 for Copper Mountain and $329 at Winter Park for ages 5-12. There’s a price for Monarch. Notice: The deadline to evaluate those bargains is Nov. 18. In case you’re searching for season rentals prices begin at $109 for juniors and $169 for adults. Multiple Front Range places.

Epic Mountain Gear: Under the name Vail Resorts gave Colorado Ski & Golf this summer, Epic continues to provide its long-standing Junior Trade program. Parents may buy used or new gear and trade it in for a replacement at 50 percent off if the kids outgrow it. As an instance, new gear purchased this season ($199) could be traded for new gear in subsequent years for $99. Used gear prices $99 for your first year and $49 in following decades. Prices stay in effect provided that the child remains in youth or junior-sized gear.  Multiple Front Range places.

Breeze Ski Rentals: Junior season rentals (ages 12 and under) will probably cost $139.99 for skis, boots and sticks in the Lakewood and Frisco places. Boots-only rentals price $49.00, skis only $79.99. Adult season rentals will cost $179.99 for skis, boots and sticks. 11355 Sixth Ave., Lakewood; Phone: 303-232-2384.

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