Ski Base stocks the best demo skis for every level. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, we’ll have the equipment to make your day on Vail Mountain the perfect one. We carry a full line of boots, skis, and poles to compliment each ski or snowboard rental package we offer.
Our fleet of demos consists of this current season’s top of the line skis from Atomic, Black Crows, Blizzard, DPS, Dynastar, Elan, K2, Nordica, Rossignol, Salomon, and Völkl.
All ski & snowboard rentals include FREE STORAGE
Demo Skis and poles with our 25% off advanced reservation price runs $28.49 per day for 1 to 3 days. Vail’s best value on ski rentals for your trip.
Blizzard Black Pearl 98
If you are looking for a ski that can float through powder, bust through chopped up crud or carve on the groomers, the Black Pearl 98 is the ski for you. With a 98 mm waist and a women’s specific Carbon Flipcore W.S.D. construction, the Black Pearl 98 is light and easy with exceptional versatility and performance for any terrain or snow condition you can throw at it.
Length(cm): 152 , 159 , 166
Radius(m): 13.5 , 14.5 , 15.5
Introducing the all new Bonafide: made to attack the mountain with grace and precision. From crushing through crud, to laying it down on hard pack, to navigating your way through untouched pow in the trees, they’re the ultimate all-conditions daily driver for committed skiers. The new TrueBlend Woodcore specifically targets the flex throughout the ski, with a softer tip and tail that keep you nimble. Denser wood underfoot acts like a gas pedal, giving you the power and drive when you want to charge. Combined with a versatile sidecut and a reduced rocker profile, the Bonafide is the perfect blend of Austrian engineering and real-world testing that’ll keep you skiing confidently, even on those less-than-perfect days.
Lengths(cm): 165 , 177 , 183
Radius(m): 15 , 17 , 18.5
K2 Mindbender 99 Ti
The jack of all (freeride) trades introduces the Mindbender 99Ti — where a quick turn radius meets the effortless float of a 99mm waist. Strapped with Titanal Y-Beam Construction, and our All-Terrain Rocker profile The 99Ti boasts the most well-rounded skill set in the Mindbender collection. A gradual rise in the tip creates versatility in all conditions, and a low tail creates control in variable snow.
The Mindbender 99Ti boasts equal parts agility and versatility. With the hard charge you’d expect from a narrower ski, the Mindbender 99Ti utilizes its Y-Beam construction to remain maneuverable underfoot. This men’s freeride ski is the go-to model for confident ripping all over the mountain, and is loved by pros like Jonny Mosley and Greg Hope.
Lengths(cm): 170 , 177 , 184
Radius(m): 18.5m @ 184cm
K2 Mindbender 108 Ti
Like its Mindbender peers, the 108Ti men’s freeride ski delivers versatility at any speed, and in any conditions. Equipped with a mid-fat waist, long turn radius, and an All-Terrain Rocker profile the 108Ti comes together to create a stable, unflinching freeride experience.
Lengths(cm): 172 , 179, 186
Radius(m): 22.9m @ 186cm
Rossignol Sender 94
The true all mountain freeride ski. When fresh tracks beckon, the new Sender 94 Ti delivers a blend of lightweight agility and damp downhill performance to set you free to explore and ride inbounds and out. Its light swing weight courtesy of our iconic Air Tip technology keeps it playful while the lightweight paulownia wood core keeps your mind open to skin track and boot pack possibilities.
Sizes 156, 164, 172, 178, 186
Salomon Stance 96
The marquee ski in Salomon’s all-mountain Stance line, the 96 is unrivaled in strength-to-weight ratio. This all-mountain driver offers a butter-smooth ride at any speed. Two titanal plates run the length of the ski to provide impressive edge grip when the going gets firm, and release torsional stiffness for poppy, powerful turns.
Lengths(cm): 168 , 176 , 182, 188
Radius(m): 19m at 174cm
Völkl Kenja 88
If you don’t want to choose between piste and powder, between moguls and groomed carving slopes, then the Kenja 88 with its revised geometry is the perfect partner for every occasion. This all-mountain freerider with state-of-the-art build is suitable for female skiers who value performance but don’t want to be confined to piste or terrain. Its impressive carving performance is due to the three different radii in the 3D Radius Sidecut. Different parts of the ski are involved at different speeds and as the edges are engaged and disengaged, helping it manage different turns, terrains and forces perfectly. The tip and tail rocker makes initiating turns smoother and forgives mistakes on slopes deep with powder or crud. The centre radius is shorter by a metre, allowing the ski to be steered with noticeably less effort. With the Kenja 88 beneath your feet, you can take on everything the mountains have to offer.
Lengths(cm): 149 , 156 , 163, 19
Völkl Secret 96
A ski for demanding freeride girls who take things to the limits under any conditions and want a ski they can rely on all the way from the top of the mountain to the bottom of the valley – and which leaves them with enough left in the tank to party hard at the après ski.
Lengths(cm): 149 , 156 , 163, 170
Völkl Kendo 88
This is an all-mountain freerider with a state-of-the-art build that can be used for so many different things by experienced skiers who relish powerful turns on any terrain and on any piste. Like the new Mantra and Kenja, the Kendo 88 comes with revised geometry and a one metre shorter centre radius in its 3D Radius Sidecut. The key is that the three different radii combined in one ski make for enormously versatile cornering. The new 16 m radius in the middle further increases its radius variability. Thrills await if you love tight turns cut fully on the edge. This ski encourages a sporty, intuitive style on groomed slopes, but also provides the manoeuvrability you need to get through challenging terrain. Less force is required too, thanks to a shorter centre radius. This season, the Kendo 88 also features Tailored Carbon Tips and a Tailored Titanal Frame. So if it wasn’t clear already, there can now be no doubt that fun is the Kendo’s middle name.
Lengths(cm): 163 , 170 , 177 , 184
Völkl M5 Mantra
How do you improve a legend? You retain the features that made the ski famous and add the latest innovations, which allow progress where a year ago you couldn’t see any room for improvement. The new Mantra M6 again comes with a multilayer wood core and tip and tail rocker. But in the coming season, the newly designed ski body will, for the first time, be adapted to a 3D radius sidecut concept with a tailored Titanal frame. By adapting the Titanal components to the various ski lengths and thus to the skier’s proportions, not only can the tip and tail ends be weight-optimised, but the torsional stiffness can also be influenced, thereby improving the ride qualities. This retains the familiar stability of a Titanal ski while also making the Mantra M6 noticeably lighter and more agile to control. The new handling characteristics of the Mantra M6 are also enhanced by the tailored carbon tip. The dedicated positioning of the carbon fibres results in a precise tip response and vastly improves the ski’s torsional stiffness.
Lengths(cm): 163, 170 , 177 , 184
Volkl KANJO 84
With an 84 mm waist, the Kanjo offers a lively yet stable feel for cruising on piste thanks to its Titanal binding platform and new 3D radius sidecut. Its glass frame and tip and tail rocker design also give it an effortless surfing feel. The Kanjo is the perfect on-piste ski for off-piste skiers who dig piste skiing but never want to be regarded as on-piste skiers. If you’re a freeskier looking for an on-piste ski suitable for freeriding that offers fun and performance, the Kanjo is for you
Lengths(cm): 161 , 168 , 175