Winter Rentals

photo of woman skiing in Whislter doing a turn in powder on fresh snow

Wanting to test before you buy? We have several different rental options for you, no matter what your favourite way to play in the snow is. You’ll love testing out top of the line gear from our demo fleet with brands such as DPS, Atomic, Arc’teryx, and Black Diamond. Check out all the goods below.  

Demo Skis

Photo of rental skis from Escape Route in Whistler and Squamish

Explore the best of the Coast Mountains with our touring and resort skiing gear. Our ski tour specific setups come in various styles, with hybrid or tech bindings depending on the ski. We also carry skis with alpine bindings, ideal for the resort. With varying widths from DPS, Dynafit, Atomic, and Black Diamond, you can pick what suits your style and the snow pack. Rental includes skins and poles, and are available from our Alpine Demo Centre in Whistler and Squamish.  

Demo Splitboards

Splitboard being set up for a customer at Escape Route in Whistler, BC.

Whether your goals are big mountain lines or beginner terrain in the slack country, you’ll be able to demo some of the best splitboards on the market from Arbor and Spline. We carry several styles of splitboards for both men and women, with bindings to match. Available at our Alpine Demo Centre in Whistler.  


Explore the trails of Whistler and Squamish this Winter on a pair of snowshoes. Our different styles from Atlas snowshoes are the perfect companions to tackle varying terrain around the valley and in the alpine. Available at our Alpine Demo Centre in Whistler.  

Avalanche Safety Gear

Whether you’re experienced in the backcountry and here visiting, or you’re brand new and need gear for your AST course, we have what you need to stay safe. You can rent the entire package, with probe, shovel, and transceiver included, or individually. Both our Alpine Demo Centre in Whistler and Squamish store carry avalanche safety gear for rent. 

Ski Boots

close shot of dynafit boots

If your feet aren’t happy, then you won’t be either. Our premium ski tour specific boots from Scarpa and Dynafit provide the fit and performance you’re looking for. We have various styles available to suit your needs at our Alpine Demo Centre in Whistler. 

Ski Touring Packs

Whether you’ve had to travel to Whistler without your pack or you want to test out a new one for ski touring, we have packs from Black Diamond and Osprey that are male and female specific. Packs are available in 25, 30, or 35 liters from our Alpine Demo Centre in Whistler.

Ski Jackets

Photo of arc'teryx ski jacket being used in the Whistler and Squamish mountain range

We proudly carry Arc’teryx jackets for men and women to rent from our Alpine Demo Centre in Whistler. Whether you need a Gore-tex shell or a high tech mid-layer (or both), we’ve got you covered.

Camping Gear

Explore the path less travelled and take in the beautiful Sea to Sky vistas via camping. Whether you are just missing a couple of items to make your camping dream come true, or you need the entire kit and caboodle, we have you covered. You’ll love the options and quality gear we have to offer at our Whistler and Squamish locations. 

Climbing Gear

The Coast Mountains offer endless terrain to explore, but you’ll need the gear to experience it. With ice axes, climbing tools, and crampons available for rent, we can outfit your mountaineering adventures. Perfect for locals to try before you buy, or for visitors unable to travel with their entire setup. Available at our Alpine Demo Centre in Whistler.

Now for the nitty gritty. Here is all the information you need to know before booking your rental online:

Reservations, Payments, and ID

  • Rental charges must be paid in full at the time of reservation
  • Type of cards accepted – Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, and Discover online

Pick Up and Returns

  • Early Pick Ups: Gear can be picked up the night before your booking date, after 6pm. Please call Alpine Demo Centre (604-962-3228) for more details.
  • Return – Gear should be returned by 6pm on your last day of booking 

Cancellations and Rescheduling

  • Cancellation policy: No charge for cancellations up to 48 hrs before booking date. Cancellations within 48 hrs are non-refundable. In case of no-show, 100 percent of the total amount paid will be charged. Please contact the Alpine Demo Centre (ADC) with any questions regarding this. 
  • Rescheduling can be done by our staff, customers need to call or email ADC

Security Deposits and Identification

Photo identification and a signed and approved credit card authorization is required for the security deposit of the rented equipment. You can also leave equivalent cash for the value of the equipment if you don’t have a credit card. If the equipment is not returned or is returned damaged, this deposit may be used to replace/repair the equipment.

Late, Damaged, or Lost Gear

Rental fees are based on the number of days the equipment is in the renter’s possession. Charges for the additional day commence after 6pm on the last day of the original booking. Weather conditions and the lack of use of the equipment rented will not change the rental fee in any way.

You can purchase Damage Insurance that covers damage of equipment through normal use. It does not cover loss, theft, personal injury or ski poles. Loss or Theft will be billed at the retail rate.