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 is 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.  The Corral costs $1 for the entire day (in/out privileges) and is included in the Wilmot Rental fee.

“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.”

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

Daily Rental

Your child can rent equipment for the day at Wilmot. Wilmot recently changed their rental policies and they must be followed explicitly to ensure that you get the Group Rate when you mention you are with Blizzard.  This is a bit complicated, but your rental includes your lift ticket.  When you register before your Blizzard trip please ensure that the Blizzard Bus Supervisor knows that you will be renting at Wilmot.  There is a two-step process that requires a stop at the Group Sales desk to exchange the ticket your Blizzard Supervisor gives you on the bus, with the ticket that associates you to an already registered rental at Wilmot.  See additional information below.

This Wilmot form must be filled out and will be kept on file by us for Wilmot recurring rentals:

Wilmot Rental Form

A Blizzard supervisor will accompany your child while they rent their equipment for the first time.  If you select "rent at Wilmot," your rental form will be presented for completion. The rental fee will be added to your trip fee for added convenience. Your child's equipment will be waiting for them at Wilmot streamling what would othrwise be an onerous process. I recommend the seasonal rental if you are going to attend more than three Saturdays with us.

Here are the seasonal discount coupons from Viking:

Viking Rental Coupons

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.