More than 550 children are using free ski equipment this season, bringing the total to almost 2,000 leases since 2014

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – Alpin Haus, one of the northeast’s largest, family-owned outdoor recreation retailers, is continuing to experience interest in its Kids Ski for Free program, which is designed to introduce children to the lifetime sport of skiing.

The Kids Ski for Free program provides children ages five and under with free use of skis, bindings, and boots for the winter. Alpin Haus has enrolled more than 550 kids in the 2017-18 edition of the program since it returned in August.

Alpin Haus founder Bud Heck pioneered the Kids Ski for Free program with the vision of giving every child the ability to try the sport. Since its inception in 2014, the initiative has provided nearly 2,000 free seasonal rentals to local children.

“We are proud to continue the tradition of giving children the supplies they need to visit the mountains and create lasting memories which could spark a passion for winter sports,” said Alpin Haus President Andy Heck. “Whether you’re a longtime enthusiast or want to lease skis to try the sport for the first time, Alpin Haus is committed to helping Capital Region families prepare for the ultimate ski season experience.”

The Kids Ski for Free program is an economical option for young skiers who might outgrow their equipment during the season. The lease guarantees perfect fit and supplies all winter and requires no purchase. Individuals who register for the Kids Ski for Free program also receive a coupon book containing special promotions at Alpin Haus, including complimentary tune-ups.

Winter sports enthusiasts can also take advantage of similar ski and snowboard lease packages for children over the age of five starting at $99. Alpin Haus’ ski stores offer equipment by K2, Line, Atomic, Volkl and Nordica, as well as a full line of snowboards, boots and winter apparel.

Interested individuals can register for the Kids Ski for Free program at all Alpin Haus ski shops, including Clifton Park and Amsterdam. For more information, visit

About Alpin Haus

For more than 50 years in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley, Alpin Haus has grown into an outdoor recreation powerhouse with five store locations in Amsterdam, Saratoga, Clifton Park and Port Jervis, featuring a full-line of RVs, snowmobiles, skis, boats, pools, and spas. Alpin Haus is one of America’s largest RV dealers and has received the Caldera Spas Best Showroom Design Award; Caldera Spa’s Best New Dealer of the Year; Snow Sports Retailer of the Year; National Top Quality RV Dealer of the Year; Ski-Doo District Dealer of the Year; and has been selected multiple times as one of the Best Places to Work by Capital District Business Review. For more information, visit

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