Demos & Rentals
In depth information about demos at the Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival along with off site rental options.
March 8-10, 2019
A gathering in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for backcountry skiers & riders of all abilities. Presented by The North Face.
There will be backcountry skiing and riding demo equipment at the festival, but it's "first come first served" and subject to availability. Certain sizes and types of gear are limited. Please don't count on being able to demo full backcountry setups or specific pieces of equipment. With that said, here is a list of demo equipment we expect to have on hand.
- Black Diamond - skis, binding, skins, poles
- Mammut - beacon park for practicing avalanche beacon skills
A limited amount of backcountry skiing/riding equipment will be available for rental at the festival, but we can't guarantee availability. If you would like to rent in advance and make sure you have the necessary equipment , please check with the following stores in the Northeast.
@ Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival
- Ski The Whites - Full rental fleet of backcountry skiing equipment (skis, bindings, boots, skins, poles, and more) exclusively available at discounted "onsite" rate.
- Ragged Mountain Equipment in Intervale, NH (no rentals, but sells a wide variety of backcountry skiing equipment)
- International Mountain Equipment - North Conway, NH
- Eastern Mountain Sports - North Conway, NH
- Andes Ski Shop - Bartlett, NH
- mtnGear - Glen, NH
- Village Ski & Snowboard - Lincoln, NH (mention the Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival and get $5 off backcountry rentals)
- Fire on the Mountain - Dover, NH (as of 2018, has one AT rental setup)
- MIT Outing Club - Cambridge, MA (members only, but any non-MIT people can be members for $25 annually)
- Mountain Ops - Stowe, VT
- Magic Mountain - Londonderry, VT
- Bolton Valley - Bolton Valley, VT
- Okemo - Ludlow, VT
- Basecamp Outfitters - Killington, VT
- Umiak Outdoor Outfitters - Stowe and Richmond, VT
- Outdoor Gear Exchange - Burlington, VT
- The Mountaineer - Keene Valley, NH