More than 20,000 children and adults have hit the slopes with ski and snowboard gear through various leasing options at Alpin Haus

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. – Alpin Haus, one of the northeast’s largest, family-owned outdoor recreation retailers, will be offering new and returning winter sports enthusiasts an economical way to enjoy the lifetime sport of skiing with the return of its annual ski lease packages for children and adults.

The Alpin Haus ski lease offerings include free leases for skiers five and under while supplies last; junior ski and snowboard leases starting at $99; and adult ski leasing packages. Each leasing package includes guaranteed sizing throughout the season, while supplies last.

Alpin Haus will host its Ski Lease Weekend on Friday, September 17 to Sunday, September 19 at its ski shop locations in Amsterdam and Clifton Park, NY. The event will also feature attractive deals on skis, outer wear and footwear with a sidewalk clearance sale at each location.

The three-day event arrives just days before the fall equinox which signifies temperatures will soon begin to creep toward snowmaking weather in the Capital Region. The numerous leasing options available at Alpin Haus have allowed more than 20,000 children and adults to hit the slopes to enjoy the thrill of outdoor recreation.

“The winter season will be here before we know it and now is the perfect time to gear up for all the great skiing opportunities that are available across the Northeast,” 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.”

Alpin Haus continues to experience growing interest in its Kids Ski for Free program, which is designed to introduce children to the sport of skiing. The program provides children ages five and under with free use of skis, bindings, and boots for the winter.

Alpin Haus founder Bud Heck pioneered the Kids Ski for Free program to provide as many children as possible with an opportunity to try the sport. Since its inception in 2014, the initiative has provided more than 4,000 free seasonal rentals to local children.

The Kids Ski for Free program is an economical option for the parents of young skiers who might outgrow their equipment during the season.

The Alpin Haus Ski Lease Weekend will take place at Alpin Haus ski shops, located at 4850 Route 30 in Amsterdam and 22 Clifton Country Road in Clifton Park.

Amsterdam ski shop hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Clifton Park ski shop hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Those attending Ski Lease Weekend will be fitted on a first-come, first-served basis; however, leasing packages will continue to be available throughout the year. Following the weekend event, those interested in leasing equipment for the upcoming winter season can make an appointment to be measured at Alpin Haus ski shops in Clifton Park and Amsterdam.

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. For more information, visit

About Alpin Haus

For more than 50 years, Alpin Haus has served as the one of the Northeast’s largest outdoor recreation retailers. With six store locations in the Capital Region, Hudson Valley and Northern New Jersey, Alpin Haus features a full-line of RVs, boats & personal watercraft, skis and snowboards, pools, spas, patio furniture & grills, and snowmobiles. Alpin Haus is one of America’s largest RV dealers and has been named a Top 5 dealer by RV Business Magazine, as well as being selected as the Top Quality RV Dealer of the Year – a once in a lifetime honor.  In addition, Alpin Haus has received other industry awards including Ski-Doo District Dealer of the Year, Tracker Marine Top 25 Dealer, Marine Industry CSI Dealer Award for Excellence in Dealer Sales for Chaparral Boats, and Snow Sports Retailer of the Year. As a company, Alpin Haus has been named multiple years by the Albany Business Review as one of the region’s Healthiest Employers and selected as Best Place to Work several years. For more information, visit

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