Guest Blog: Why You Should Use Ski Butlers For Your Ski Rentals
Skip the crowded rental shop, there's an easy way to get your rentals secured called Ski Butlers.
By Nicole Feliciano
As originally seen on Momtrends
Here's what a ski mama needs: Help with the gear. Aside from cost, what I hear most from families who ski and ride is that they struggle with the gear. Before I had kids, I found just managing my own gear to be a bit taxing. Add a kid, or two, or three and a ski or riding trip can become overwhelming. That's where Ski Butlers come in. They bring the gear to your condo or hotel and take the hassle out of the equation.
Founded in Park City, Utah in 2004, Ski Butlers is a full service, ski and snowboard rental delivery company. You set up a profile online, reserve your gear and then it's delivered to your ski condo or hotel when you are on holiday.
Your Ski Butlers are expert ski technicians who provide custom fittings for boots, ski and snowboard rentals in the comfort of your home. Squirmy kids can watch a video or have a snack while getting boots fitted. Mom can be sipping coffee instead of wrangling crabby kids and everyone can get out to the slopes faster.
During your ski trip, Ski Butlers can swap our gear. At the end of the trip, they will pick up all equipment on your final day.
WHERE SKI BUTLERS IS AVAILABLE
You can find Ski Butlers in 50 resorts including Europe. They just added service to Italy in Cortina d'Ampezzo & Val di Fassa.
Find Ski Butlers in France: Chamonix, Courchevel, La Plagne, La Rosiere, Les Arcs, Les Menuires, Meribel, Sainte Foy, Tignes, Val d'Isere and Val Thorens
Find Ski Butlers in Colorado: Aspen, Atelier Ski - Aspen, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Copper, Keystone, Snowmass, Steamboat, Telluride, The Gant Aspen and Vail
Find Ski Butlers in California: Heavenly, North Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley
Find Ski Butlers in Utah: Deer Valley Resort, Park City and Salt Lake
Where else? Sun Valley, Idaho, Big Sky, Montana, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Whistler, British Columbia
WHAT IS AVAILABLE?
All the gear is from Rossignol. They carry ski gear and boards, boots and helmets. All the gear is in excellent shape and they get the latest Rossi models. They do have high performance packages as well as gear for kids. For women, I could pick from the following.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
It depends on how many people in your family plan to ski and ride and for how many days. It gets cheaper per day the longer you rent. Prices are lower or comparable to on-mountain ski rentals. When I priced out a 4-day rental at Telluride (headed there on spring break), the cost was $264 for High Performance skis and poles.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE?
Filling out the forms will take about 10 minutes. You will need your shoe size, height and weight for every member of your family.
After the reservation is complete, you'll get an email confirmation. A day or so before your arrival you'll get a call from your local Ski Butler to lock in delivery time. They haul all the gear to you and from there, it's pretty seamless. If something doesn't fit or work, they will make it right.