When you picture yourself skiing at Vail, what comes to mind? Do you think of gorgeous white snow, exquisite scenery, and the excitement of gliding down a newly discovered trail (or an old favorite)? You probably don’t want to think about digging your ski equipment out of storage, lugging it to and around Vail, waxing and tuning skis, and then putting it all away again after your trip.
And guess what? You don’t have to do all of that either. Renting your skis is a convenient, cost-effective way to avoid these hassles and make your vacation truly feel like one. Read on to find out if renting skis is the best choice for your Vail adventure.
For most people, air travel is a required part of the ski trip experience. Why make it any more difficult than it needs to be? When you opt not to fly with gear, you can avoid:
Even if you travel solely by car, renting skis will help you avoid the annoyance of extra packing and unpacking, as well as figuring out how to fit your skis in or on your vehicle along with everything else you need to bring along.
When you want the ability to fully customize your skiing experience, renting is much easier. When you rent, you get to use current models of top-brand skis or snowboards, but without the commitment of buying. If you don’t love the skis/board you choose, they can be swapped out quickly.
The ability to swap out your skis is invaluable when snow conditions change. Having the correct skis for current snow conditions has the potential to make or break your experience, especially when the famed Vail powder shows up for your trip and you want to experience their legendary back bowls.
Whether you travel from afar or live near Vail, your skiing experience should always be fun and leisurely. One of the most valuable advantages of renting your skis is that everything other than skiing itself is taken care of for you!
Here at Bridge Street Ski Haus in Vail, Colorado, our rental process, from beginning to end, is a perfect example of just how easy your ski trip can be.
Online reservations are the most convenient way to reserve your skis. You can take your time deciding before you even leave home. Then you can rest assured that you’ll get exactly what you want when you arrive.
Your reserved equipment is stored in the most convenient location possible - only steps away from the Gondola 1 lift! Storage lockers for your other gear are also available on site for a small fee. As an added bonus, you can enjoy complimentary coffee, cocoa, and cookies before heading out onto the mountain.
At the end of your ski day, all you have to do is drop off your equipment and the rest is handled for you. Ski boots are warmed and dried overnight, skis get a fresh coat of wax, and you can continue on with your evening - without having to lug skis back to your hotel or condo first!
If you have kids, renting their skis can save you time, money, and stress. We all know that kids outgrow gear quickly. Purchasing new skis every year or two gets expensive. Considering also the cost of maintenance and travel, renting is often more economical.
Renting can also save you the time and stress involved in taking kids shopping for and trying on skis.
The costs of ski ownership really adds up over time. Considering all the expenses, renting often works out to cost less as well as saving you time and hassle. Quality skis and equipment can be expensive, whether purchased new or used.
Skis require maintenance. Waxing and tuning needs to be done frequently to keep your gear performing well. Whether you buy the supplies and do maintenance yourself, or have your skis serviced at a shop, there is still a monetary (and time) cost to keeping them in good shape for your best days on the mountain.
If you are flying with skis, appropriate luggage and airline baggage fees for extra, heavy, or odd-sized bags need to be factored into your vacation cost. And you still need to figure out how to get skis to and from the airport!
Skiing in Vail should feel like a vacation (even if you live here!). Renting your skis outsources the aspects of skiing that feel like work, so that you can spend more time enjoying the fun and beauty that Vail has to offer.
To get started planning your skiing adventure, please contact us today. We would love to take care of the “work” so you can have the relaxing ski trip of your dreams!
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