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“Great service, awesome selection and renting conditions”
Review of Snowtips-Bactrax

Snowtips-Bactrax
Ranked #23 of 44 Outdoor Activities in Banff
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

Great experience...especially from Pat and Dave! They ask the right questions and get you on the right skis.

I took the high performance package and can't fault them on the well tuned equipment. They thoroughly checked the skis for damage on return...can't blame them: its the Rocky Mountains out there!! I would get the Insurance just in case.

They had a great range of skis from fats to carvers across a few different brands and they let me swap twice during the week because of new snow at no extra cost. Also , the wife and I had a rest day and didn't pay for it - they just pushed our rental period back a day.

Thanks Fellas.

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Reviewed 29 June 2012

We rented a pair of road bikes from Snowtips-bactrax for cycling the Bow Valley Parkway to/from Lake Louise. The bikes were clearly a few years old and had done significant distances but even after our thorough inspection, we couldn't fault them. Gears, brakes and steering were all adjusted perfectly and the tyres had been replaced from originals and were better quality more puncture-resilient versions with plenty of safe miles left. We'd brought our own but helmets, repair kits (spare tube, tyre levers and inflator/canister) and bike locks were included. They were significantly cheaper than the other shop renting road bikes.

2  Thank StevenC75
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

Hired some high performance skis for a week or so. Skis were always well tuned and waxed, with edges nice and sharp. The staff were great with recommending different skis to try out depending on the current snow conditions. It was free to switch out skis so I tried 5 or so different pairs, which I found was great to do if you are thinking about buying your own skis. Another bonus is that you don't need to pay if you take a day off - like soul ski shop down the street - just leave the gear in the shop for the day and they'll credit an extra day of hire. Great, friendly service, and very good quality equipment with marker bindings on all the skis!!

2  Thank voyageur203
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

We were in Banff for a short holiday and wanted to take advantage of a recent snow fall. We asked around and were told that this mom and pop business was the place to rent. We were not at all disappointed. The service was friendly and the price was great for two cross country ski rentals (about $30 USD for an entire day). We were in and out and had a great day skiing around the trails of Banff. Thanks guys!

2  Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

Hired ski gear from Snowtips for self, husband & teenage daughter. The staff were very attentive to our needs, checked out individual preferences, looked after fussy teenager when she wanted to change boots, & fussy husband who wanted to try different kinds of skis. All in all were very patient and an absolute pleasure to deal with. Oh - did I say the gear was good & in great condition? Highly recommended.

1  Thank zydeco57
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