Christchurch's Premium Ski Hire
We are Canterbury’s largest ski hire department conveniently located just outside of Christchurch on the way to Mt Hutt, Porters, as well as all the Canterbury club fields. We are situated on highway 73 in Darfield, making it easy and hassle-free to stop off to collect your ski hire. While you are in Darfield you can fill up on fuel, grab a pie, and that all important early morning caffeine fix.
Our ski hire department is heavily armed with experienced staff to deal with high volumes of skiers and boarders. This means you will be kitted out fast and efficiently by staff that have been extensively trained.
We pride ourselves in having quality ski and board rental equipment from the major brands. We keep it well maintained and serviced daily to ensure a smooth day at the mountain.
Our ski hire rates are much cheaper than hiring on the mountain which is a major advantage for you.
We can add your details along with equipment sizes to our database. For future hires you can call ahead or book online and we can look up your sizes, making it extremely fast when collecting your ski or board hire as there is no need to try your gear on again.
We have a high reputation for custom ski boot fitting in our retail store and we try to bring this to our ski hire department. We offer a range of different fitting boots for all shaped feet, we can even supply a supportive footbed if required. We always measure skier’s feet and encourage skiing in the correct size boot. There’s no guessing or asking shoe size on our watch!
Take a tour of our ski rental department.
Three levels of ski hire
We offer three levels of ski hire: standard, performance and demo. Our ‘Standard’ is a basic carving ski that is great for beginner or intermediate skiers, while ‘Performance’ is a slightly wider all-mountain ski built for a skier who demands a little more from their skis. The ultimate is ‘Demo’, you can expect current seasons skis from our ski rack. This is the best option for high-end skiers or those looking to buy.
Our demo program, try before you buy, provides the perfect solution to confirming your investment in a new pair of skis. We demo nearly all the skis we stock for retail. This means you can narrow down your search easily. You can demo up to three skis, if you purchase a ski from us you will get the three demo hires credited against your purchase, so it hasn’t cost you a thing.
Touring ski rentals have become high-demand in the past few years. We have continued to invest heavily in this area so that we can provide high quality products with the latest technology. This year we have updated much of our touring hire with Fischer Ranger skis mounted with Fritschi Vipecs (tech bindings). This gives you the ultimate versatility for New Zealand touring.