The Equipment Shop at American Alpine Institute

The AAI Equipment Shop rents many of the camping and climbing related items that you might need for your next outing. 

  • Valid drivers license and credit card required for all rentals.
  • Availability is subject to season, and our equipment needs for courses.
  • AAI Course Participants receive 15% off of their rental prices. Students with valid student ID and climbing club members with proof of membership receive 10% off rental prices.
  • 1 Day rates available for Monday - Thursday rental pick-ups.
  • 2-3 Day (Weekend) rate charged for Friday rental pick-ups.
  • Please note that our shop is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. After hours returns can be arranged with advanced notice.
  • An additional day will be charged for each day rental equipment is returned late.

Winter Travel

1 Day 2-3 Day (Weekend)

4-7 Day (Week)

Backcountry Ski Package (Skis, Boots, Poles, Skins)

Reserve a Rental Backcountry Ski Package

$55 $100

$210

Backcountry Splitboard Package (Board, Bindings, Skins, Poles)

Reserve a Rental Backcountry Splitboard Package

$55

$100

$210

Avalanche Kit (Beacon, Shovel, Probe)

Reserve a Rental Avalanche Kit

$32 $50 $70

Splitboard Bindings (Voile Lightrail)

$15

$20

$35

Splitboard / Ski Climbing Skins

$23

$30

$45

Trekking Poles (3-section collapsible)

$10

$12

$20

Snowshoes & Poles

Reserve Snowshoes & Poles

$23

$28

$45

Snowshoes Only

Reserve Snowshoes

$13 $16 $25

Kids Snowshoes

Reserve Kids Snowshoes

$7

$10

$15

30L Airbag Ski Pack (Mammut Ride R.A.S. 30L

*$20 Refill Fee if airbag is deployed

$35

$70 $120

45L Airbag Ski Pack (Mammut  Pro P.A.S 45L) 

*$20 Refill Fee if airbag is deployed

$45 $90 $155

Mammut Airbag Canister Only 

*$20 Refill Fee if canister is used
$10 $15 $25

Avalanche Beacon

$20

$35

$48

Snow Shovel

$9

$12

$19

Avalanche Probe

$11

$15

$22

Climbing Gear
1 Day
2-3 Day (Weekend)
4-7 Day

Helmet

$12

$17

$23

Ice Axe

$14

$19

$26

Ice Tool

$22

$26

$35

Glacier Crampons

$16

$19

$24

Ice Climbing Crampons

$21

$25

$32

Plastic Boots

$32

$42

$49

Ice Climbing Boots (Salewa Pro Vertical)

$35

$48

$56

Rock Shoes

$15

$19

$32

Camping Gear
1 Day
2-3 Day (Weekend)
4-7 Day

White Gas Stove

$14

$19

$25

Fuel & 20 oz Bottle

$4 ea

$4 ea

$4 ea

Large Pack (60L, 105L)

$29

$38

$56

Tent (1 Person Hilleberg Unna)

$31

$48

$54

Tent (2 Person Hilleberg Nallo 2)

$36

$55

$80

Tent (3 Person Hilleberg Nallo 3)

$48

$56

$77

Sleeping Pad (Closed Cell Foam)

$6

$9

$12

Sleeping Pad (Inflatable)

$8

$12

$16

Sleeping Bag (20 deg. F. Down)

$26

$33

$46

Sleeping Bag (0 deg. F. Down)

$33 $46 $68

Bear Canister (SM 440 cu. in / LG 700 cu. in)

$10 / $13

$13 / $15

$17 / $24

Try before you buy!

If you rent an item from our shop, and decide that you want to make a purchase of an equivalent item, we will credit up to 50% of your rental rate (up to 4-7 day rate) towards your purchase. Contact us for details, some exclusions do apply.

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