In depth information about demos & rentals at the Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival along with off site rental options.

March 13-15, 2020

A gathering in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for backcountry skiers & riders of all abilities.

Demos & Rentals at the Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival

There will be backcountry equipment available for demo and rental at the festival, but it's "first come first served" and subject to availability. Certain sizes and types of gear are limited. Unless noted otherwise in course descriptions, having the appropriate gear is the responsibility of the participant. At this time, demos will not be available on Friday. Participants will need their own equipment or rent from a rental provider in advance.

On Site Demos

The following sponsors/vendors will have backcountry equipment available for demo at the festival. Demo gear is available to participants who register at the Weekend Pass level or above.

The North Face

Outdoor Gear Exchange (ski/binding combos includes skins)

  • G3 ROAMr 100 skis (172, 177, 182 cm) w/ ION 12 bindings
  • G3 ROAMr 100 ELLE skis (157, 167 cm) w/ ION 10 bindings
  • Dynafit Tour 88 skis (158, 166, 174, 182 cm) w/ ST Rotation 10 bindings
  • Salomon X-ALP skis (158, 164, 170 cm) w/ MTN bindings
  • Black Crows Camox Freebird skis (160, 166, 172, 178, 183, 188 cm) w/ Dynamit FT Rotation 12 bindings
  • Black Diamond Helio Recon 105 skis (165, 175, 185 cm) w/ Helio bindings
  • Blizzard Rustler 10 skis (172, 180, 188 cm) w/ Marker F12 bindings
  • Blizzard Sheeva 10 skis (156, 164 cm) w/ Marker F10 bindings
  • Fischer Ranger 98 skis (156, 164, 174, 181, 188 cm) w/ Marker Baron bindings
  • Dynafit TLT 7 Performance boots (23.5, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29.5)
  • Salomon MTN Explore boots (men: 25, 2x 26, 2x 27, 28, 29 and women: 22, 23, 2x 24, 25, 26)
  • Scott Cosmos 3 boots (25, 2x 26, 2x 27, 2x 28, 29, 30)
  • Scott Celeste 3 women's boots (23, 2x 24, 2x 25, 26)


  • splitboard demo fleet complete w/ bindings, skins, poles, packs

Weston Backcountry

Never Summer Industries

Backcountry Access

  • avalanche transceivers, shovels, and probes
  • Stash packs
  • BC Link Two Way Radios

Genuine Guide Gear (availability pending)

MAMMUT (no longer available)

SCARPA (no longer available)

Black Diamond (no longer available)

On Site Rentals

The following sponsor will have backcountry equipment available for rent at the festival.

Ski The Whites

Off Site Rentals

If you would like to rent in advance and make sure you have the necessary equipment, please check with the following resources in the Northeast. Please note that while we've researched these resources at some point, the info may be out of date and some of these providers may not allow taking gear out of their local area. Contact us if you know of another rental resource or if you have any feedback on the following locations.

Local to Festival

  • International Mountain Equipment - North Conway, NH (rents avalanche safety and mountaineering/climbing equipment, new and used backcountry equipment for sale)
  • mtnGear - Glen, NH (avalanche safety and mountaineering/climbing equipment)
  • REI - North Conway (please contact REI for current rental situation)

New Hampshire


  • MIT Outing Club - Cambridge, MA (non-MIT people can be a member for $40 annually; rents a variety of backcountry skiing, mountaineering, climbing, and camping gear)


New York