This Calgary Company Rents Retro One-Piece Ski Suits

This winter, hit the slopes in style with a neon ski outfit hailing from the 1970s to 1990s from One Piece Ski Suit Rentals.

Photo courtesy of One Piece Ski Suit Rentals.

For some people, it doesn’t matter how tech-informed or well-researched today’s ski apparel is — nothing can replace the fashion of the “golden age of skiing” when skiers were decked out in neon from head-to-toe.

Sylvia Areny and her wife, Lise, are among those people. They’re the founders of the aptly-named One Piece Ski Suit Rentals, which rents retro ski gear to those looking to hit the slopes themselves and people hosting ski stagettes, bachelor parties, birthdays and even team-building corporate events.

After years of careful selection by Sylvia and hours of fine weaving and sewing by Lise, the pair have amassed a curated collection of more than 230 neon, one-piece suits and 150 jackets suitable for the slopes. There are also countless accessories for use as photo booth props like fanny packs, headbands, sunglasses, goggles, shot-skis and vintage skis. The one-piece suits range in size from kids to XXL and hail from the 1970s to the 1990s.

Standard suit rentals are $40 for up to five days while premium suits are $60 for a five-day rental (the 20 premium suits are extra bright and come in matching pairs and sets). All suit rentals require a deposit ($200 for standard suits and $300 for premium suits). Once customers have made a selection online, they contact One Piece by email to set up pick-up and drop-off appointments from the company’s Calgary location (or to arrange shipping outside of Calgary).

Finally, when donning your nostalgia-inducing neon number, there’s really only one rule to adhere to: make sure you don’t go near any campfires. Campfire smell, burn holes and other rips and tears will incur an additional fee. Propane fire pits are okay though, so après-ski drinks by a fire are still possible.

403-969-9261, onepieceskisuit.ca, @onepieceskisuit

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