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“Where to rent skis in Vail Village? American Ski Exchange.”
-Ski Magazine

Location, Location, Location

We are located in heart of Vail Village steps away from the Gondola One & Vail Village ticket office.

Free Ski & Snowboard Storage

Complementary to our ski rental & snowboard rental customers. Additional boot and ski lockers available for seasonal and short term use.

Family Owned & Operated

As a locally owned and operated business for over 30 years, our customer service and experience is second to none. Enjoy an experience only a small, local shop can offer.


We carry the latest models from Rossignol, Atomic, Volkl, Salomon, Blizzard, Liberty, Burton, K2, Salomon, Hart, Never Summer, Gnu, Nordica, and Roxy.


We offer the best priced ski and snowboard packages in Vail Village. Why pay more for the same gear? Find rentals in Vail Village for less, we’ll take an additional 10% off.

Extended Hours

We are open 8am to 10pm from December 17th until April 6th. We can fit guests the evening before to ensure you will get first tracks in the morning.

American Ski Exchange: Your Snowboard and Ski Rental Shop in Vail

Located in Vail Village, American Ski Exchange has been the go to family run and operated ski shop in Vail, CO for 30 years. We are all about a great value and exceptional experience. Your vacation rides on us. Not only do we offer the latest in ski and snowboarding gear but our depth of knowledge and experience ensures you will get the most out of your time on and off the mountain.

We pride ourselves on customer service and enjoy getting to know each of our guests. We provide you with the best information on the latest skis and boards, where to find the best snow, and even a good place for après ski. Come see why people return to our shop for year after year. Welcome to our home!

Snowboard and Ski Rental Shop in Vail

Why Rent Skiing and Snowboarding Equipment?

Snow sports-related expenses can cost about $1,150 and over $10,000 for the extreme hobbyists, NerdWallet shares. These estimates are based on purchased gear, and likely to put a dent on your expenses.

Renting skis and snowboards in Vail is cheaper than buying your own. But it offers more than just opportunities for saving money on your winter vacation.

  • Convenient. You can avoid lugging heavy, bulky bags through airports, and paying for excess baggage charges.
  • Flexible options. If you buy equipment, you have to use that in any weather condition. With Vail ski rentals from American Ski Exchange, on the other hand, you choose the skis or snowboard suited to the snow conditions. At American Ski Exchange, we offer a premium range of equipment, which includes brands like K2, Rossignol, Salomon, Blizzard, Atomic, Hart, Burton, Never Summer, Gnu, and Roxy. So you can try out every ski or snowboarding gear from the top brands.
  • Maintenance-free. Having your own skiing or snowboarding equipment means you have to look after them. With rentals, on the other hand, there is no maintenance or care required. You simply rent and enjoy.

Beyond the convenience and flexibility, our expert staff will also help you select the sports ski and snowboard rental equipment in Vail that’s right for your style and ability. Whether you are a veteran who wants to try out the latest model before buying or a beginner on the slopes, we will get you fitted and set up with everything you need.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Michael Spivey

    Have been using this shop for several years now. They are fantastic, family owned and family focused. You can't find a better group of folks to take care of your equipment needs!

  • R. Stern

    This was our second season storing skis and boots while staying at the Willows. The facility is well run and kept very clean and orderly. The staff is great and always willing to help. My wife and daughter rented skis and they were well maintained, waxed, and ready to go. Highly recommend!

  • Amanda Austin

    Our luggage was delayed and thankfully American Ski Exchange was able to set us up quickly with ski gear (clothing and gear) to get us on the mountain. Hannah helped us out and was absolutely amazing! She was able to fit us quickly. We really appreciated her assistance and will definitely recommend ASE to our friends.

  • Phil Reed

    Best ski rental shop in all of Vail! Truly friendly, family run business. We've been renting there for years. Always friendly staff and top of the line, new equipment each season. I can't say enough about this business. Oh, wait, did I say the prices beat all other rental shops in Vail!

  • Samantha McKinzie

    If you are looking for the best customer service and price for ski rental equipment and storage lockers, this is where you need to go. Merrell, Jackson, Nollan, and Laura were incredible.

  • MattAustin, TX

    “Free ski storage, $1 lockers, new equipment, enthusiastic staff, and perfect location! What could be better? It’s family owned and operated!! This is a no brainer when in Vail, CO. Thanks ASE for 26 years!"

  • Juliette BChicago, IL

    “We rented equipment here during our stay in Vail, the guys were super friendly, very helpful, and did a great job prepping our rentals. The shop is very close to the lifts.”

  • JCGainesville, GA

    “One stop, local-owned, always a positive start to my day. This is a one-stop shop, great prices (for Vail) and a wonderful location. I have been renting here for 4 seasons now, would not go any place else and I am happy to support ‘the little guy’ in this Company Town.”

Best Ski Shop in Vail

The American Ski Exchange staff’s depth of experience with ski and snowboard technology, customer service, and local knowledge helps you get the most out of your vacation.

  • We provide you with the best value of ski and snow equipment for your ability.
  • Our friendly and knowledgable staff will quickly set you up and get on your way.
  • Years of living in Vail enable us to help you find the best places to enjoy on and off the mountain.

Why Us?

Guaranteed Lowest Ski Rental / Snowboard Rental Prices in Vail Village. We will beat any price by an additional 10% for comparable gear.

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    A Message from the Higgins Family

    The Higgins family welcomes you to American Ski Exchange, located in the heart of Vail Village. We have been providing knowledgeable, personalized service in the ski and snowboard industry since 1986. When you enter our shop we treat you as an extended member of our family. We are dedicated to making your experience the best! Whether you are looking for ski & snowboard rentals or to purchase, we will help you select the best option. Our ski and snowboard rental prices are the lowest in Vail Village. Give us the opportunity to make your vacation memorable and you will return year after year!

    Your Vacation Rides on Us,
    The Higgins Family