Need gear? Get it all in one place at Breck Sports

First thing, first. If you’re flying into Breckenridge for a ski vacation, considering the steep fees for checking bags, not to mention the pain of lugging bulky, heavy gear around, it might be better to leave your skis or boards behind and just rent. Or, if you have dinosaur equipment and faded outerwear, it might be time to replace it.

As you may notice, there are about as many ski and snowboard shops around Breck as there are casinos in Vegas. Much like navigating through flashing lights on slot machines, trying to decide where to buy or rent your gear can be dizzying.

If you are renting, of course you want to make sure you’re getting a good deal – but in so doing, not getting a pair of beat up skis that date back to the Bush administration. If you’re buying, you want a lot of options, because you want those things to last at least a couple of seasons.

Breck Sports is the ultimate one-stop-shop for buying or renting and has a whopping eight locations throughout Breck, including at the base of Peak 8, Peak 9 in Beaver Run Resort, in Great Divide Lodge, The DoubleTree by Hilton, The Village and The Maggie, plus an enormous store in the middle of Main Street.

Buying:

VailResorts_BRK6232_Jack_Affleck_HighResIn the market for a new jacket … something high-end and long-lasting from Patagonia, perhaps? Breck Sports is the place (the Patagonia store on Main Street, full of the brand’s latest outwear, clothes, shoes and bags, is a Breck Sports affiliate). Maybe you need a new pair of Smith goggles? And wait …  where did all this snow come from and why are your carvers sinking? Maybe you need some fatty powder skis. Breck Sports has a massive selection of anything and everything you could possibly be looking for – socks, gloves, helmets, pants, boards and skis. If your boards could use some love, the place is also a full-service tune shop. And let’s talk boots. Are you having problems with pressure points or need a specialist to guide you through the perfect fit? Make an appointment with a Breck Sports’ professional custom boot fitter. If you don’t love your boots after five days on the mountain, you can exchange them for a new pair.

Renting:

Women in BreckWhether you’re a first-timer and have never so much as seen a binding in your life or are a hardcore powder hound wanting to demo a specific pair of brand new killer sticks, there are a variety of rental packages from junior and sport-level skis and boards to performance skis and top-line demo skis and boards. Rental packages include boots and poles and if you make a reservation early, you can get up to a 20 percent discount on your rental. Oh yes, and this is huge … if you’re staying anywhere in Breckenridge, Breck Sports will deliver your rentals to your door and equipment can be returned at any location. Does your helmet take up too much space in your suitcase and have to stay home? Breck Sports rents every size of adult and children’s helmet for $12 a day.

To make a rental reservation or learn more, visit Breck Sports online today!

– Shauna Farnell

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