Skis lined up

The Club owns a fantastic range of snowsports equipment at competitive prices that members can hire.

Our ski and snowboard equipment is renewed regularly, and kept in great condition. We also have a fully equipped ski servicing workshop available for member use.

Hire and workshop opening hours

Ski hire and the workshop is currently open for the season. Hire bookings for the season will open after the Annual General Meeting on a first-come, first-served basis.

Opening times: Thursday evenings, 7-9pm, once the season starts
Location: Club Rooms, 2 Howe Street

Book ski and snowboard equipment

Book in advance by email to make sure you get the equipment and sizes you require. Ski hire is for members only.

Rates

Our hire prices are extremely competitive. You will pay much less than the prices charged by regular ski hire shops in Scotland.

Equipment Weekend Week 2 weeks
Skis and poles £15 £30 £40
Skis, boots and poles £20 £35 £50
Boots (ski or snowboard) £5 £10 £15
Snowboard and boots £15 £25 £40
Touring skis (including transceiver and shovel pack)* £21 £40 £50
Touring skis and boots (including transceiver & shovel pack)* £26 £45 £60
Transciever, shovel & probe (including batteries)** £7 £12 £17
Radios (pair) £3 £6 £8
Kids skis, boots and poles £10 £20 £30
Bag £2 £4 £5
Poles Free Free Free
Ski and snowboard servicing (advanced booking required) Wax only for £5 Full service for £15

* As touring skis are mainly for off-piste use, the Club has decided on safety grounds that they will be hired out with a transceiver and shovel/probe pack. The only exception to this is if you have your own transceiver pack, or where you plan to use the touring skis on-piste only (for example for practicing with them); in this case charges for weekend hire and week hire will be waived.

** Transceiver hire includes batteries which will be replaced by Edinburgh Ski Club if they are below 90% when hired out.

Return of equipment

If you hire equipment, with exception of radios and transceivers, and do not use it, you will be charged 20% of the above specified prices only. If you return your equipment later than the agreed date, the 20% charge will be in respect of the period that you held the equipment.

Skis available to hire

We have a fantastic variety of skis for you to play with. Our skis suit all abilities, from beginner to the more advanced skier, and are very well rated for ease of use.

Salomon X-Wing Tornado

The X-Wing Tornado cruises over soft or cruddy snow and powers responsively on groomers. Full wood core balances ski stability at speed with dynamic rebound energy for a smooth ride with thrilling snap on exiting turns. Monocoque construction, employing a single-layer cap design, provides excellent response and manoeuvrability. Pulse pads over the edges absorb vibrations creating a smooth ride with consistent ski-to-snow contact even at high speeds. Full-width reinforcement adds torsional rigidity and instant edge responsiveness. P-tex 4000 graphite base ensures excellent wax absorption, perfect gliding and great abrasion resistance.

Salomon X-Wing Storm

The dynamic and well balanced Salomon X-Wing Storm is an all mountain ski that guarantees grip, stability and manoeuvrability for enthusiasts on the mountain. The X-Wing Storm has a wide enough platform to deal with some softer snow and crud but it is more designed for groomed surfaces. The X-Wing Storm’s wood core balances ski stability at speed with dynamic rebound energy for a smooth ride with thrilling snap on exiting turns.

Salomon Opal Origin

The Opal Origin + Z10 TI is designed to handle anything on the mountain from icy hard-pack to slushy late-spring crud. This ski is not the master of any one terrain or snow type but will still serve you well whether you are floating through powder or carving down a hard-packed groomed slope. With a narrow waist width this ski's design is more focused on excelling at carving down groomed slopes. The Opal Origin + Z10 TI performs similarly to a performance carving ski with quick edge to edge transitions and great edge grip but with a bit more versatility to travel off the groomers.

Fischer Koa

The Fischer KOA 78 is a great ski for the intermediate to advanced skier who will spend most of her time on the groomers but still venture on to the ungroomed terrain. The all mountain rocker of the KOA 78 gives the ski lots of versatility to float in powder, turn quickly on the groomers and motor through the crud. The sandwich sidewall construction gives you phenomenal edge hold on firm snow and makes the KOA 78 ski of great value to the intermediate.

Fischer Watea 84

Although part of the Watea range, the 84 doesn’t come with the same base shaping as the fatter big-mountain version in the Watea range. The 84 is actually very different with a lighter construction and a more conventional shape for all mountain versatility. The 84 feels like a true all-mountain ski, very happy to perform whether it is on or off piste. In deep conditions it has enough float to keep most skiers happy and the shape lays out nice smooth arcs. On piste the ski feels grippy and reactive and most skiers will not feel short-changed by its performance. If you’re looking to ride big faces in deep powder this is probably not the first choice but for all mountain versatility it’s hard to fault.

Nordica Fire Arrow

Skis in Nordica's Fire Arrow range are designed to "bring the fun back to the frontside" as the brand says. Fire Arrow skis are fully cambered which tends to promote fast, energetic turn initiation and maximum edge contact throughout the turn. The Nordica Fire Arrow 80 Ti XBI CT features a relatively tight side-cut for quick turns, a turned-up tail for all-mountain versatility and park capability and a binding designed to help you regain balance and maintain edge pressure no matter where your center of mass happens to be.

Nordica Hot Rod

The Nordica Hot Rod Igniter is a perfect ski for the aggressive intermediate who likes to spend most of their time on the groomers and hard snow. A full sidewall and traditional camber gives the Igniter great edge grip on the ice and firm snow. Made with a full twin V active titanium core this ski has lots of torsional rigidity and a damp and powerful feel which makes it perfect for flying down a steep, firm groomer. The all mountain side-cut and a 76mm waist give the Igniter good capabilities for attacking the hard pack when the snow is not the best while still being quick edge to edge.

Atomic Cloud 9 Arc

Now an iconic ski in the women's piste sector, the Cloud 9 Arc is a confidence inspiring, fun and lively ski that is perfect for the good intermediate skier looking to spend most of her time on groomed runs. The ski uses Atomic's step down sidewall to maximise edge grip on the harder slopes and a women's specific v-shape to aid turn initiation.

Atomic Nomad Radon Ti

The Nomad Radon Ti comes from the Nomad S series which is aimed at the skier who wants to spend most of their time on the piste. The ski uses ARC technology to ensure a true natural flex underfoot which improves the edge hold of the ski on icy runs. It also has titanium running throughout the core which gives the ski loads of power through the turn and plenty of kick on the way out add this to the step down sidewall and you've got a ski that grips and rips.