Beacon rentals in Colorado

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jplaut
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Beacon rentals in Colorado

Post by jplaut » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:37 pm

We needed beacons for our hut trip and I got several helpful replies - see below if you need to rent one!
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jplaut
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Here are some beacon rental ideas

Post by jplaut » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:42 pm

Thanks to some helpful emails, we rented an avalanche kit (beacon, probe, shovel) at Sawatch Backcountry in Leadville. They are at 460 Harrison Ave Leadville, CO 80461, telly 719-486-2271. It was $40 for a Friday-Monday rental.

Someone also suggested The Trailhead in Buena Vista, CO but I was unable to get in touch with them, so I can't provide any info on them!

Closer to Vail, I was told that "Wilderness Sports in Silverthorne rents beacons, probes and shovels. Maybe AlpineQuest in Edwards too." I didn't try to contact those places, but they both have websites I think.

Hope this helps out anyone else looking for safety equipment!

bruceharris
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Re: Beacon rentals in Colorado

Post by bruceharris » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:15 pm

Some more info here:

Wilderness Sports has 3 locations
266 Summit Dr, Silverthorne - (970) 262-3874
701 Anemone Trl, Dillon - (970) 468-5687
400 Main St, Frisco - (970) 668-8804
Dillon and Frisco stores rent gear, open 8-8 every day
Avy kit (beacon/shovel/probe) $20/day
Skins BD Ascension 80mm $7/day

kparks
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Re: Beacon rentals in Colorado

Post by kparks » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:42 pm

Alpenglow (HW93 & Washington) in Golden rents full av kit for $20/day.

jaymtb
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Re: Beacon rentals Colo. +Ski Gear Leadville Sawatch Backcountry

Post by jaymtb » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:50 am

Hi,
Sawatch Backcountry in Leadville rents Beacons, Avy gear, Tele/AT/Bcackountry ski gear and more.

They have a well stocked store and can fit boots, mount bindings, etc.

They are located close to huts, are very flexible and helpful.

The staff can provide local info on conditions-often by looking out the window, or by relaying reports from locals.


460 Harrison Ave Leadville, CO 80461
Phone 719-486-2427

info@sawatchbackcountry.com

Regards,
Jay

EESCHMan
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Re: Beacon rentals in Colorado

Post by EESCHMan » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:43 pm

Ute Mountaineer in Aspen rents avy gear.
beacon $10/day
probe $3/day
shovel $3/day

SHA
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Re: Beacon rentals in Colorado

Post by SHA » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:58 am

Just remember, a beacon is NOT a magic bullet. If you don't know how to use it it is, if it lulls you into a sense of false security, if anything, worse than useless. I used to work in a mountaineering store and we refused to rent beacons becuase we thought it unwise to rent beacons to people who didn't know how to use them and thought that a quick demonstration in the store was all they needed. Lots of practice is crucial! Same with probes, there is technique involved and believe it or not, there is a right (faster, more efficient) and wrong (slower more exhausting) way to shovel.

Not to lecture and maybe the folks you are talking about renting gear for do know how to use it, but I really worry about folks who rent saftey gear and then assume they are well prepared. I highly suggest owning the proper safety gear and being instructed and practiced in its proper use.

james700
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Re: Beacon rentals in Colorado

Post by james700 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:12 am

Hi,
Sawatch Backcountry in Leadville rents Beacons, Avy gear, Tele/AT/Bcackountry ski gear and more.

They have a well stocked store and can fit boots, mount bindings, etc.

They are located close to huts, are very flexible and helpful.

The staff can provide local info on conditions-often by looking out the window, or by relaying reports from locals.


460 Harrison Ave Leadville, CO 80461

Thanks for sharing this topic.

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