Unfortunately they really stick it to you at the mountain if you end up renting the gear and getting a lift ticket, on the order of about $100 a person, even kids. This begs the question, do you really need all that gear? It seemed to be a bit excessive, and I’m all for safety. We have helmets, we have gloves, would it be enough to bring out own stuff and just buy the lift ticket? I need to investigate this a big more.
In the meantime, we’ll stick with the skate park and BMX bikes. It’s free, and it still has the big cool factor.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Mirko Banfi for the pic.