Downhill Ski Rentals

Rent downhill skis at the Outdoor Centre rental shop, located on the University of Calgary campus. Call our front desk at 403.220.5038 or come in to book your service. We have a 15-minute free parking zone for loading rental gear. All Outdoor Centre rentals, programs and services are open to the public.



Downhill skis - $16.00

Ski boots - $9.00

Poles - $2.00

Ski/snowboard helmet - $5.00


Junior skis (80 - 130 cm) - $9.00

Junior ski boots (up to size 5) - $5.00

Ski poles - $2.00

Junior downhill ski lease (skis, boots, poles) - $16.00

Junior downhill ski season lease - $192.00

How to rent downhill skis at the Outdoor Centre

Tell the staff what downhill ski rental items you need and for how long. You can book ahead by phone but the person using the rental skis must pick them up. Skiers under 18 must have a parent with them. Here are the steps you take before leaving with the gear.

Determine your skier type

Determine what type of skier you are by using the chart below or the one in our shop.

Fill out the Tyrolia form

The information on this form is used to set the bindings and can only be filled out by the person using the gear. Our staff are only certified to set HEAD Tyrolia bindings.

Try on boots

Staff can help you to choose the right size of boots, poles and helmet. If you are using your own boots, you must bring them with you. Staff will then set the bindings.

Sign the forms

Sign off on the Tyrolia form after you are satisfied that the gear was set to your specifications. You can then take the gear after signing the rental contract.

What type of skier are you?

Your Skier Type, height, weight, age, and boot sole length are used by the shop technician to determine the release/retention settings for your bindings. Consult these descriptions to select your classification. Be sure to provide accurate information. Errors may increase your risk of injury.

Type 1

TYPE 1: 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 gain releasability in a fall. This type also applies to entry-level skiers uncertain of their classification.

Type 11

TYPE 11: Skiers not classified as types 1 or 111.

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

type 111

TYPE 111: Fast skiing on slopes of moderate to steep pitch.

Skiers who designate themselves as Type lll 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.

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