Vail brings in almost 6 million visitors per year, and it's easy to see why. Beautiful mountains, amazing skiing, and a great atmosphere all make Vail a wonderful ski destination.
Preparing for your resort vacation in Vail will bring an important question: should you bring your own or rent ski equipment? Ski rentals used to have a bad reputation of being lower quality and heavy. That's not the case though at Bridge Street Ski Haus, which offers the newest and best ski equipment you can get.
Let's go through some of the major benefits of renting ski equipment for your next skiing getaway.
You'll be saving time and hassle by renting with us because of our location at the base of the gondola in Vail Village. You won't have to carry any equipment from your hotel to the mountain and your boots will be warm and your skiis will be perfectly tuned.
Reserving your gear ahead of time will ensure the best selection and pricing.
Having your own equipment will become outdated as technology advances and you will have to take it to get tuned and maintained at a shop anyways. Ski technology is constantly evolving: new skis (shapes, sizes, materials, design, etc.), poles, and boots are made each year to keep the equipment innovative and high-quality. Choosing to rent ski equipment will give you the opportunity to try out the best equipment the industry has to offer.
Another great reason to rent is that it gives you the chance to try out the latest and greatest new equipment so you know what you like when you are ready to buy. You can try out all different brands, types of skis and poles, boot sizes, and even different colors, in order to see what you love. This way you can actually take them out and see how they perform on the diverse and challenging terrain at Vail.
Skis are bulky and can be a burden to carry place to place, especially in wintery conditions. Renting at Bridge Street Ski Haus will make things much more convenient for you and your family on your next skiing vacation.
Whether you are flying or driving to Vail for a ski vacation, renting will remove the hassle of transporting multiple pairs of skis, boots, and poles.
If you are flying, you'll have to check your ski equipment. This can be costly; most airlines charge for every checked bag, and for each person's equipment you would be checking a minimum of two bags. And since skis are quite large and bulky, you might face extra fees to check them.
If you're driving, you won't necessarily have to spend extra money to transport skis you own. However, you would need a somewhat larger car, or at least a compartment on the top of your car, to fit all of the equipment as well as your luggage.
By choosing to rent ski equipment, these dilemmas would disappear. You would be able to arrive in Vail, go directly to your hotel and when you are ready to ski your equipment will be ready for you to pick up at the base.
Besides travel, if you bring your own equipment, you have to think about how to get your skis to and from the mountain. This would likely involve long walks with your skis and boots. At the end of the day when you're tired and hungry, you're not going to want to walk all the way back to your hotel to drop off your equipment before having an aprés ski cocktail or snack.
By renting, you won't have to worry about any of that. You'll be able to show up at the mountain, pick up your perfectly tuned skis and warm boots and head straight to the gondola less than 50 feet away. At the end of the day, simply drop off your equipment and take your time getting back to your accommodations.
Renting equipment doesn't have to be a hassle. With online reservations, you can save time and money making it very easy. By reserving ahead of time, you can breeze in and your equipment will be ready to go with the exception of a few minor adjustments to the bindings allowing you to avoid long lines or headaches.
Keeping all of your equipment in a hotel room can get cluttered, not to mention all of the cold, wet snow you would be dragging in. You're in luck though, as Bridge Street Ski Haus offers either overnight storage for your equipment or your rental equipment. Ask us about storage if you decide to bring your own.
This will make your life much simpler; you won't have to worry about where your equipment is. All you have to worry about is whether to hit the double blacks or not. Click here to reserve your storage.
It's no secret that skiing is an expensive sport. Between clothing, skis, boots, poles, helmets, and goggles, buying your own equipment can cost you thousands of dollars. It will be especially expensive if you're buying equipment for your whole family.
If you decide to rent ski equipment, you'll be charged per day for boots, skis, and poles. The cost per day will depend on the quality and brand of the equipment you choose, but it will cost you less than buying everything yourself.
Unless you are an avid skier, dropping thousands of dollars on equipment for only a couple weeks of vacation might not be the best call.
Getting equipment for your next Vail adventure doesn't have to be extremely expensive or stressful. You can suit up with the latest, coolest equipment while enjoying the luxe convenience of picking it up at the base of the gondola.
Renting equipment is easy and it will make your life simpler, allowing you to enjoy your amazing vacation in beautiful Vail.
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