Daily Ski & Snowboard Rentals
Heading to Ellicottville? Stop by and see us for Ski & Snowboard Rentals. We're just around the corner from Holiday Valley and a few miles from HoliMont.
While we consider ourselves one of the best snowboard shops on the east coast, did you know that The Boardroom got its start as a ski rental business? In 1984, Mike and Jodie opened Barnyard Ski Rental -- and to this day, we continue to provide the same level of quality rental equipment, service and convenience. If you're coming to Ellicottville to go skiing/snowboarding at Holiday Valley or HoliMont, avoid the hassle of renting at the resorts and come see us.
We take great pride in providing quality rental equipment. There are a lot of variables when it comes to a ski/snowboard trip -- weather, money, lodging, screaming kids -- and we're of the attitude that renting equipment shouldn't be one of them. All of our ski equipment comes from Salomon, one of the most trusted brands in the game. Offering junior, adult and high-performance ski rentals, we try and update 1/3 of our fleet every season, meaning you're going to be using equipment that's new, clean and has all of the latest tech. For our snowboard rentals, we use Burton, Salomon and Mervin (Lib Tech, GNU and Roxy) boards, with Burton and Salomon boots. Just like with the skis, we bring in new equipment every year to keep our fleet fresh. To ensure it doesn't feel like you've got velcro attached to the bottom, we fully tune every piece of rental equipment multiple times a season.
Renting ski & snowboard equipment is a major part of the process of any ski/snowboard trip -- let's have some fun with it! Too often, a rental business will treat you like cattle. Shuffle you in, throw a pair of boots at you, take your money and send you on your way. Not us. We consider ourselves "The People's Choice," and we don't take that namesake lightly. Conversation and handshakes remain an integral part of our business, and we want to develop a relationship with you, all the while making the rental process go as smoothly as possible. It's your vacation! We're here to make sure you'll have the best time possible. That means a proper boot fitting, correctly sizing the skis/snowboards for your height/weight/ability level, and scheduling leniency. Disclaimer: If you come in wearing gear of a sports team we don't like, you are going to get some grief. (Looking at you, Maple Leaf fans)
As an independent business, we have the ability to bend the rules and tailor the rental as we see fit. Not sure if you want to ski or snowboard for one day or two? No problem. Keep them as long as you'd like, and we'll settle up when you bring them back. Paid for a 3-day but only kept them for two? You're getting some money back to you. Again, we want this process to be as easy on you as possible. Chances are high there will always be a parking spot for you (except on super busy days - then it gets to be kind of a tire fire in the parking lot), and most times, you'll be in and out within 15 minutes.
Come in, (you will ALWAYS be greeted by someone, or a beagle), head into the rental room
Fill out a rental form - small ones are for singles, larger ones (can fit 3) for families/multiples
Try some boots on
Converse with the guys as they fit your boots/skis/snowboards
Try a helmet on (we rent helmets as well)
Get a schedule hammered out
Take your rental equipment out to the car
Come back in, shop for whatever else you might need
Pay for said items/rentals
Have the best time on your trip!