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Ski and Snowboard Rental

Our ski and snowboard hire centre is the largest in Christchurch. We update our hire equipment each snow season, providing high quality gear at the lowest prices. We have a large range of hire equipment, clothing and accessories for all ages, sizes and abilities.

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Are you keen to shred with some quality gear from our rental fleet? You can download our complete rental price schedule here and check out some FAQ's below.

RENTAL PRICE SCHEDULES

There are several models of ski and board boots, something to fit every type of foot shape and size, leaving you with a comfortable experience! We are conveniently located in Darfield on the way to Mt Hutt & Porters when coming from Christchurch.

1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days 6 Days 7 Days
STANDARD
$45
$83
$116
$145
$174
$204
$233
PERFORMANCE
$55
$102
$141
$177
$213
$249
$285
DEMO
$65
$120
$167
$209
$252
$294
$336
TOURING
$79
$146
$203
$255
$306
$357
$409
CHILD (aged 5-6)
$29
$54
$75
$93
$112
$131
$150
PRESCHOOL (aged 1-4)
$19
$35
$49
$61
$74
$86
$98
CHILD PERFORMANCE
$39
$72
$100
$126
$151
$176
$202

Part sets available, see full Price Schedule here.

1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days 6 Days 7 Days
STANDARD
$43
$80
$111
$139
$167
$194
$222
PERFORMANCE
$55
$102
$141
$177
$213
$249
$285
CHILD (aged 0-16)
$29
$54
$75
$93
$112
$131
$150

Part sets available, see full Price Schedule here.

1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days 6 Days 7 Days
ADULT
$39
$72
$100
$126
$151
$176
$202
CHILD (aged 0-16)
$29
$54
$75
$93
$112
$131
$150

Part sets available, see full Price Schedule here.

1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days 6 Days 7 Days
SNOWCHAINS – Car
$25
$46
$64
$81
$97
$113
$129
SNOWCHAINS — 4WD
$30
$56
$77
$97
$116
$136
$155
HELMET
$12
$22
$31
$39
$46
$54
$62
AVALANCHE KIT
$30
$56
$77
$97
$116
$136
$155
ROPE TOW PACK
$15
$28
$39
$48
$58
$68
$78
DAMAGE INSURANCE
$2
$4
$6
$8
$10
$12
$14

Part sets available, see full Price Schedule here.

THE GEAR

We pride ourselves on offering the latest rental equipment in excellent condition and at very competitive prices. If there’s anything below that you don’t see, get in touch and we’ll see if we can help you out.

Standard

Aimed at beginner and intermediate skiers. Our standard hire skis are super easy to turn with good sidecut and softer flex helping you progress to the next level.

Performance

For the high-end intermediate to advanced skier looking for a ski with more performance in a greater variety of snow conditions.

Demo

Our demo range offers everything from on-piste carvers to fat powder skis and everything in between. Great if you are looking to buy.

Touring

We offer both tech/pin bindings (Fritschi Vipec) and framed bindings (for if you have your own boots with no tech fittings). Skis are all-mountain freeride skis.

Child

Children's skis for ages 5-16, modern light-weight carving skis that are easy to manage across the entire mountain. Your kids will be away in no time!

Preschool

Preschoolers will be doing the best pizza and french fries on this gear. Mini skis starting from 67cm and boots from 16cm we have it all covered.

Standard

For beginner and intermediate riders, our standard boards are easy to turn with good sidecut and softer flex helping you progress to the next level.

Performance

For the boarder demanding more performance out of their snowboard. The whole mountain is in your grasp with these quality snowboards.

FAQ's

You may find the answer to your question below (or above). If not, get on the blower (03 318 8433) or flick us an email – info@gnomes.co.nz – we’ll be happy to assist you.

We are on the main Alpine Highway 73 in Darfield. We are enroute from Christchurch to all Canterbury ski areas including Mt Hutt and Porters Ski Area. Find us here.

A 1 day rental is from 7am to 6:30pm or part thereof. It is not a 24hr period because the equipment or clothing needs to be serviced overnight before it can be used the following day for other customers.

Yes, you can collect your rental after 2pm the day before without extra charge.

Everything except your undies! Skis, boots, poles, snowboards, snow chains, clothing, goggles, helmets, avalanche kits, nutcracker packs, toboggans, touring gear, roof racks and more.

We carry a wide range ski boots to accommodate different foot shapes. We even have supportive insoles that can be added to make the boot more conformable. Obviously, it’s never going to feel like a custom-fitted boot off the shelf, but we’ll help you get the best fit possible.

Although we have the largest range of ski and board rental equipment in Canterbury, on busy weekends we can still run out of some gear. It is always advisable to book in advance to save any disappointment.

7am until 6:30pm, 7 days a week during the ski season (typically late June till mid October).

Yes, if you have a group of 10 or more please contact us directly and we can give you a quote.

Yes, no problems. If you want to exchange your skis, boots or any other piece of equipment, just head back to the store and we can swap it over for you. If you upgrade there may be extra charges.

Our multiday rates are extremely good value and do account for a rest day. Hiring skis is like hiring a car, while it’s in your posession, the rental gear is charged for.

Yes, check out our full price list here.

You pay on collection. If you return early or late the difference will be sorted on the return.

Yes! Please call the store to inform us. Depending on the item this should be fine but occasionally the item could be booked for another customer the following day, so it’s important that you check in with us.

Damage Insurance covers you against accidental damage to the skis or boards on your hire contract. It does not cover loss, theft or excessive damage from misuse. We strongly recommend you take damage insurance at $2 per day per set as it could save you thousands in replacement cost.

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Our ski and snowboard hire centre is the largest in Christchurch. We update our hire equipment each snow season, providing high quality gear at the lowest prices.