How To Choose Ski Rental And Hire: Interview With George From BanskoSkiMania

Mar 19, 2010 No Comments by

“Bansko Ski Mania the hire company are literally at the bottom of the slopes, friendly staff, excellent well serviced equipment. Lift passes were ready for us when we arrived and we could even pick them up the day before so no delays on our first day of skiing! Also an excellent saving on the prices we saw in resort! Thank you once again!” — Simon Froggatt (UK)”

Ski and snowboard hire is one of those things that for many us is an absolutely necessary expense. There is no avoiding that we need the gear. I’ve been working with George booking ski hire and instruction for the season, so I persuaded the ever upbeat George to give our end of season rental businesses a big boost.  He’s knocked a whopping total of 25% off ski hire and 20% off instruction!! All off very competitive rates. Deal done. However it’s when you’re dog tired from an early morning flight–  or a late night out on the first night, is when we need to be sure we have booked a reliable place to hire our gear from.

What Makes A Good Hire Shop?

There are plenty of hire shops  to choose from,  so I asked, an initially, camera shy George; “Exactly what should skiiers and boarders should be looking out for when renting in Bansko?” check out the video for  George explaining how:

  1. the rental shop needs to be very close to the gondola lift – and in my experience trekking any further than necessary with ski boots whilst carrying yours, and possibly your children’s, skis is not such a brilliant idea.
  2. the skis and boards need to be no older than two years old. George explains how to examine the ski and assess for damage.
  3. the skis must be fully serviced before hire. Fresh wax and sharp edges are essential (I service mine every four days)

What Makes A Good Instructor?

  1. fully qualified
  2. possesses a ski instructor card
  3. speaks good English to be able to explain clearly
  4. a good reputation

Special Offer End Of Season Offers

Only prepay through BanskoBlog,  BanskoSkiMania is offering a full 25% off ski hire. Just 7 EUR per day for ski and sticks or 50 EUR for 6 days.

Group Instruction:  just 32 EUR for 2 hours!! Or if you are a beginner requiring a week’s lessons then 132 Eur for 6 x half days!!

Register for your hire quote form. Absolutely no spam and your email address is never sold or shared.

Tip Of The Day

Try the excellent new “By The Way” bar, turn left after Victoria restaurant. Not smoky, mellow music, open till late.

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