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Demo the Best

Ages 13+

Whether you want to try all the top-of-the-line gear or just grab the perfect set-up for the conditions, Mountain Center Demo shop has you covered. With several convenient on-hill locations offering a full selection of the latest gear, you'll be able to exchange your gear any time, at any shop location, so you don't have to skip out on ski time to try something new.

Demo Ski Only rental includes skis and poles (no boots). Your skis will be adjusted to your own boots at pick-up. Demo Ski Package includes skis, boots, and poles. Demo skis are recommended for intermediate to expert skiers.

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Rental Perks

  • Free overnight storage
  • Exchange and return your gear at any base lodge
  • Swap equipment type (skis for snowboard or vice versa)

Reservation Pick-up Times

  • For morning pick-up, please check in at your designated rental location 1:00 PM–3:00 PM the day prior, or between 8:00 AM–10:00 AM on the first day you will ski or snowboard.
  • If taking a lesson, please check in at least one hour prior to your lesson start.

Availability of day-use lockers will be limited, please plan accordingly.

Do you rent helmets?
Yes, all of our rental shops offer helmets for all ages. Helmets are required for all children 14 and under enrolled in Ski and Snowboard School lessons. Helmets can also be purchased at all rental locations.

Can I rent boots only?
Yes, we rent standard-level ski or snowboard boots at all rental locations or try the latest ski or snowboard boots from any of our demo shops. When renting ski boots only, remember to bring your skis so that we can ensure your bindings are properly adjusted. Please be aware that we may not be able to adjust older model ski bindings.

Do you rent winter clothing?
Clothing rentals are not available. Winter outerwear and under-layers are available for purchase at all Mammoth Sports locations at each base lodge, as well as Mammoth Sports in the Village.

Can I pick up my skis at one location and drop them off at another?
Yes, at any of our on-hill locations: Main, Canyon and Eagle Lodges, and Mountain Center at The Village.

Can I exchange my ski rental for a snowboard rental?
Yes, you may exchange your skis for a snowboard or your snowboard for skis. You can also upgrade your gear at any time – just pay the price adjustment for the changes.

Can I reserve a specific item to demo?
We do our best to accommodate any specific equipment requests you have during your demo rental, but because we allow equipment exchanges and returns at any time in any of our shops, we do not guarantee specific items in advance. We tailor our demo equipment recommendations to your riding style, snow conditions, and any goals or feedback you give us in order to find the best gear for you.

What do I do with my skis at the end of the day if I am skiing the next day?
For your convenience, all on-hill rental shops provide a complimentary overnight gear check. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How long will it take to get my equipment?
We recommend that you arrive at the rental shop at least 1 hour before hitting the slopes or before your lesson time.

Do you offer a rental + lift ticket package?
No. We do offer lesson packages for kids or adults that include discounted rentals and lift tickets.

Do you offer rental discounts?
Yes, we offer advance purchase, multi-day, and pass holder discounts.

  • Save 15% on single-day rentals when you reserve 14+ days in advance and 10% when you reserve 7-13 days in advance.
  • The longer you rent, the more you save – you can save up to 36% on multi-day rentals.
  • Ikon Pass holders save 15% and Ikon Base Pass holders save 10% on demo rentals only (cannot be combined with advance booking discount).

Discounts are subject to change and blackout dates may apply.

Do you carry demos in child sizes?
We offer a limited selection of demo equipment for children – skis only.

When will I pay for my rentals?
Total payment is required at the time of booking for advance reservations, or at the time of purchase if renting day-of or day prior in person at the rental shop or by calling 800.MAMMOTH.

What if I cannot decide how many days I will be renting?
If you did not pre-book a multi-day rental, you will need to return your equipment at the day's end and come back each following day you would like to rent. Should you decide that you would like to rent for a longer period of time, then inform the rental shop when you return your equipment and they will accommodate your request if able (depending on rental inventory during that time frame). Multi-day discounts will not apply.

When should I return my skis/snowboard rentals?
If only renting for 1 day, please return at day's end. If renting for multiple days, please return your rental equipment at the end of your last day.

What happens if I return my equipment early?
No refunds or credit vouchers will be issued due to wind, weather, or snow conditions.

How can I speed up the rental process?
Save time and money by planning ahead so you can take advantage of advance purchase and multi-day discounts – reserve at least 14+ days ahead online.

Before you reserve your rentals or arrive at the rental shop, know the weight, height, and shoe sizes of all people needing to rent equipment. Don't know everyone's shoe size? Print out our foot sizer (TIP: be sure to set your printer to actual size).

Plan to arrive for rental pick-up at least one hour before hitting the slopes.

If you're taking a lesson, arrive at the rental shop at 8:00 AM, or at least one hour prior to the lesson start.

Take care of your fitting the day before. Early rental pick-up is available 1:00 PM–3:00 PM at the location you select in your reservation.

Make sure you have your reservation barcode ready at check-in. We recommend taking a screenshot of your barcode as data coverage may vary in the mountains.

Make sure you have signed a digital liability waiver for each renter prior to arrival. You will receive an email from with instructions to complete and submit prior to your rental date.

What else can I purchase at rental shops?
Lessons and ski necessities such as helmets, goggles, gloves, sunscreen, lip balm, neck gators, and hand warmers are all available for purchase at all rental locations.

23/24 Demo Rental Equipment

Stay tuned for more details about demo rentals for the 23/24 season. Available products will include skis, ski boots, snowboards, snowboard boots, and snowboard bindings.

Demos may be exchanged at any of our shops, and do shift based on usage. Inventory and availability are not guaranteed per location. Items are available on a first-come basis. Please email with questions or to check the current inventory. Used demo sale items are only available for purchase in-person at Mammoth Demo locations during our end-of-season sale; inventory changes daily.

Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass discounts cannot be combined with advance purchase discounts, so savings are only applied within 14 days.

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