Equipment - Rentals

Please clearly label your child's equipment with their name whether it is owned or rented.  Duct tape and a permanent marker on poles, skis and boards will ensure that each child has the correct equipment when they leave the bus and avoid confusion later.  Please send me the serial number of your Viking-rented equipment as that ensures I can identify any swapped equipment easily. In addition, there may be a Corral for stowing your skis/boards during the day to avoid any misplacement or swapping that frequently occurs since there are so many rentals.  

“My child has their own ski or snowboard equipment.”

Bring it with you to the bus. There is room on the bus for everyone’s skis, snowboards, boots, and other clothing and equipment. Everything is brought to and from the ski area each week—there is no long term storage at the ski area.  Please ensure that personal equipment is clearly marked with the member's name.

“My child needs to rent equipment.”

We prefer that you rent your equipment for the entire season. Daily rentals from Wilmot delay class starts and take adults away from the supervision of the larger audience of members.

There are two options for equipment rental—daily rental, and season rental.

Daily Rental

Your child can rent equipment for the day at Wilmot.  The Wilmot Rental and Liability Release forms must both be completed in full, and scanned. Then send it to Blizzardskiclub@gmail.com  When you register before your Blizzard trip please ensure that the Blizzard Bus Supervisor knows that you will be renting at Wilmot. See additional information below.

These Wilmot forms must be filled out, scanned and sent back to blizzardskiclub@gmail.com prior to the trip. Rental is only an option prior to Thursday at 5 PM. The forms will be kept on file by us for recurring Wilmot rentals:

A Blizzard supervisor will accompany your child while they rent their equipment for the first time.  If you select "rent at Wilmot," your rental forms will be presented for completion. The rental fee will be added to your trip fee for added convenience.  I recommend the seasonal rental if you are going to attend more than three Saturdays with us.

Seasonal Rental

We recommend the following ski shops for seasonal rental:

  • Viking Ski Shop
    3422 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL or
    131 West NW Hwy, Barrington, IL
    www.vikingskishop.com
    (773) 276-1222 or (847) 381-1188


or you can rent from:

Please clearly label your child's equipment with their name whether it is owned or rented.  We will be providing weather-proof Blizzard stickers for your skis and poles, or duct tape and a permanent marker on poles, skis and boards will ensure that each child has the correct equipment when they leave the bus and avoid confusion later.

Please send me the serial number of your Viking-rented equipment as that ensures we can identify any swapped equipment easily.