Planning your winter vacation to Colorado can be costly and ultimately stressful. Wouldn’t you rather be sliding down the mountain feeling confident about all the money you saved on your top-notch equipment? Below are five ways you can save on your next ski and snowboard equipment rentals.
1. Booking Early
This not only saves you money, but it saves you time, too. Booking multiple days at a time can also help you get a package deal on your equipment. Walk-in’s are not always guaranteed to have the right fitting gear readily available to you and you may end up paying more than necessary. This is also the prime time for deals to be running. If you book last minute, the liklihood of you getting a discount is slim. At Breckenridge Ski and Sport, you can save 30% on your ski and snowboard rentals if you pre-book.
2. Find the Right Mountain
Buying your lift tickets for multiple days will also save you money instead of purchasing them day by day. Many resorts in Colorado this year are requiring reservations for your ski days, so make sure you reserve those days right away. If you’re trying to avoid the more crowded resorts, Colorado is home to plenty smaller, local spots.
Some Colorado Ski Resorts
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Loveland Ski Area
Vail Ski Resort
Breckenridge Ski Resort
3. Book as a Large Group
More often than not, larger groups come with a discount. If you can rally some friends and family together and get all the information you need for your equipment rentals, you may be able to get a group discount.
4. Avoid Private Ski Lessons
The more people you bring the more you can save on group lessons. If you have some newbies in your group, this can be a wonderful bonding opportunity for you and your family all while keeping your checkbook satisfied. Group lessons are also beneficial for making new friends from all over the world. This year looks a bit different, but skiing makes social distancing easy, and masks are a part of your ski fit already.
5. Smart Traveling
Are you from a state where it never snows? Driving through the mountains of Colorado can be intimidating because of our unpredictable weather. Consider a shuttle service over renting a car or catching a potentially unreliable Uber or Lyft. Peak 1 Express offers top quality shuttle services that can save you money as well as peace of mind. Once you get up to your mountain town destination, public transportation is most of the time free to get around while you’re visiting.
Planning ahead can make a huge impact on how smooth your Colorado ski vacation goes this year. Keep these five tips in mind when booking your trip this year, and call Breckenridge Ski & Sport today for any equipment rental needs.