Demo Equipment

High Performance Demos

Located in the base lodge inside MTNside Shop, our Demo Center has the largest selection of ski equipment in Southern New England. We offer over 100 pairs of skis, intermediate and advanced boots, intermediate to expert snowboards, telemark skis and have recently expanded our inventory of backcountry AT skis with skins. We also offer a fleet of snowshoes, so you can explore winter though the hiking trails and woods of Wachusett Mountain State park!

Demo vs Rentals

Basic rental equipment is the right tool for a beginner or novice skier or rider to get out on snow for those first few days, but if your skills place you in a level above novice, and you don’t own your own equipment, or are looking to explore what is new in the market, the MTNside Demo center is where you want to land on your visit to Wachusett.

  • Equipment focused to a wider range of skiers and riders than the basic rental equipment 
  • Models with a wide variety for every skill level
  • Can accommodate guests with or without their own boots
  • We gain constant feedback about the personality of particular models from our staff who are out skiing and riding daily, from the dozens demo customers who help us refine our opinions, and from the comments collected from our Ride 'Em and Rank 'Em Test Crew.
  • We use this wealth of information to formulate a recommendation on which models to try that will deliver maximum enjoyment




Ski & Board Demos

Skis, Snowboards or Telemark Skis

Day or Night
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Half Day
Save $3 Online!


Skis or Snowboards w/ Boots

Day or Night
Save $3 Online!


Half Day
Save $3 Online!


Snowboard Boots Only

Day or Night


Alpine Boot Only
*Binding adjustment fee may be required with alpine boots

Day or Night


Snow Shoe Rentals

Day or Night


Half Day or Night


Take a hike around the mountain, on hiking trails. (non-ski trails)
To reserve, please call 978-464-2626


If you’re ready to buy, we’ll refund all demo session fees incurred during the two weeks previous to a ski or board purchase.

  • Demo reservations must be submitted by 7:00pm of the previous day.
  • Demo reservations can be made by phone at 978-464-2626.
  • All demo reservations must be paid in advance.
  • Demos must be picked up by 10:00am or demo fee will be forfeited.
  • Night Rate demos must be picked up by 6:00pm.
  • A valid credit card and driver’s license required to demo.