Rental & Demo Policies

Skier Type Classification

Your skier type, height, weight, age, and boot sole length are used by the rental or demo shop technician to determine the release and retention settings for your bindings. Consult the descriptions below to select your classification. Be sure to provide accurate information, as errors may increase your risk of injury.

Type I: Cautious skiing on smooth slopes of gentle to moderate pitch

Skiers who designate themselves as Type I receive lower than average release/retention settings. This corresponds to an increased risk of inadvertent binding release in order to promote a release in case of a fall. This type also applies to entry-level skiers uncertain of their classification. 

Type II: Skiers not classified as Type I or III 

Skiers who designate themselves as Type II receive average release/retention settings appropriate for most recreational skiing. 

Type III: Fast skiing on slopes of moderate or steep pitch

Skiers who designate themselves as Type III receive higher than average release/retention settings. This corresponds to decreased release-ability in a fall in order to gain a decreased risk of inadvertent binding release. This classification is not recommended for skiers under 45lbs. 

Rental & Demo FAQs

  • Yes, we encourage you to save time in the morning by picking your gear up between 2-4 p.m. the day prior to your start date. If those times don't work for you, you can also have your gear delivered straight to your door with Rental Delivery.

  • While we plan for high volume days, due to inventory capacity we recommend pre-purchasing online in advance to get the size and type of equipment you want to make the most of your experience. We will do our best to accommodate all walk-in guests, but during some time periods, we may only be able to serve guests who have pre-purchased their rentals.

  • Multi-day rentals are for consecutive dates. You may add a skip day during online checkout for a small fee, and we'll hold your gear in our rental or demo shop for that day. We only offer one skip day per booking.

  • The standard ski package is suited for entry-level skiers to intermediate cruisers and carvers. The warm and comfortable standard Head BYS boot is paired with the Head BYS ski, which is an easy-turning, soft-flexing ski.

    The high-performance package is better suited to aggressive carving and ungroomed performance. The Head Kore 90  is a good all-mountain ski, paired with the performance-fitting Head Next Edge 80 boot.

    The standard snowboard package includes the Burton LTR is a very forgiving board to learn and cruise on with its catch-free edge design. The high-performance Burton Progression board has a more aggressive edge hold on firm snow and is rockered for powder performance.

  • We have multiple models from Armada, Atomic, Blizzard, Head, Nordica, Rossignol, Salomon, Stöckli, and Völkl. To find out if we carry a specific model of ski, please call us.

  • Yes, poles are complimentary with all ski rentals and demos.

  • Yes, you can switch rental gear within the same package (performance or standard) during your rental reservation. There is no fee for switching.

  • We offer full coverage insurance which covers bases, sidewalls, and edges.

  • Complimentary Ski Valet is available to everyone who rents from us! Ski Valet is conveniently located in the Mountain Village Base area in between the Ramcharger and Swiftcurrent chairlifts.

  • We do sell some but not all of our skis during the last week of the winter season. Many models are held over into the next season and are not available for sale.

  • Yes, we can apply up to two days of credit towards the purchase of any new skis available in the Big Sky Sports retail shop or at another shop in our network.

Rental Cancellation Policy

We understand that sometimes your plans change after you’ve purchased your rentals or demos. Our credit policy allows you to receive credit for your purchase in the form of an eVoucher that may be used towards another online purchase. The full dollar amount for change requests and cancellations will go onto a voucher. To cancel contact the Big Sky Sports Rental Office.

To use your credit, log into the Big Sky Online Store to see voucher codes and use them to purchase online products for a future visit. Vouchers generated during the 23-24 ski season will expire on May 1, 2025. If there is a difference in price, you will be required to pay that difference for the new product. If you do not use all of your credit in one transaction, the remaining balance will remain available on the same voucher for another purchase until the expiration of May 1, 2025. Voucher credits must be redeemed online.

  • Need help? Contact us Icon
    Need help? Contact us
    (406) 995-5574