Getting away for a ski vacation may be just what the doctor ordered—fresh air, powder turns, family time. There’s nothing quite like it to lift the spirit. There are a lot of different things you can do to make your time away as stress-free and relaxing as possible. A big one is renting your skis before you go. Epic Mountain Rentals is North America’s largest rental provider and they offer more than just great gear with their rental packages—think free delivery, on-snow valet, heated boots, and experts who can help you plan the best day on (and off) the mountain for you and your family and friends.
Here are seven ways Epic Mountain Rentals will make your weekend a little less stressful—and a lot more enjoyable.
1. Top Brands
Epic Mountain Rentals has state-of-the-art skis, snowboards, and equipment from the industry’s leading brands, including Salomon, Blizzard, Rossignol, K2, Völkl, Nordica, and Burton. No matter your level, you will be put on the best set-up for your abilities. If you’re traveling, you won’t even miss your own gear. Rent a Demo package and ski/ride the best equipment for the terrain and conditions every day of your vacation. The biggest challenge here is not wanting to buy all new stuff when your trip is over.
2. Rentals at Your Favorite Resorts
Chances are good you’ll find Epic Mountain Rentals at your favorite resort; they have more than 100 pickup locations throughout the United States and Canada, including Vail, Breckenridge, Heavenly, and Whistler-Blackcomb to name just a few. At each resort, you’ll find shops conveniently located in lodges and hotels and near lifts for added convenience. They make it really easy to get on and off the mountain so you can focus on skiing and relaxing instead of hauling gear all over the place.
3. Excellent Service
Whatever your need, the team at Epic Mountain Rentals’ strives to make your day on the slopes a memorable one. Their expert fitters ensure that all equipment is maintained and tuned to current snow conditions and fit properly to each skier/rider. Many resorts offer one-to-one fittings so you can be sure that everything you are using for the day is set just how you need it. Expert fitters can all also provide local advice about the mountain—best runs, not-to-be-missed activities, and best spots for après.
4. Rental Packages for All Ability Levels
The best way to enjoy a day on the mountains is to ensure your equipment is well-fitted, comfortable, and suited to your ability. Epic Mountain Rentals has packages geared specifically toward different ability levels to help make sure you are getting exactly what you need, to have the best day possible on the hill. Here’s a rundown:
- Sport: Sport skis and snowboards are shorter and deliver a softer, more forgiving flex, which is ideal for first-timers looking to build confidence and improve skills.
- Performance: Great for intermediate skiers in need of stiffer ski. The gear in this package performs well at higher speeds.
- Demo: Choose from the newest and best skis and snowboards including all-mountain, women-specific, and powder skis, as well as freeride, freestyle, or women-specific boards.
- Junior: If you have any 12 or unders in your crew, this is the package for them!
5. Day and Overnight Storage Options
Worrying about where to store your stuff when you’re on the mountain is a thing of the past. When you rent gear through Epic Mountain Rentals, you’ll find many of their shops offer day storage for your shoes, lockers for all the other stuff you don’t want to carry with you, and overnight storage for your equipment so you don’t have to head back to your room before heading out on the town.
6. On-Snow Valet and Complimentary Delivery
Skip a stop and head straight to the slopes: Epic Mountain Rentals offers free rental delivery at many of your favorite resorts, including Vail, Heavenly, Northstar, and Breckenridge. Even better, you can schedule an in-room fitting whenever it’s most convenient for you. If your resort doesn’t have free delivery, check to see if they offer on-snow valet that lets you set a time to grab and drop-off your gear slopeside. If you’re picking your gear up at the shop, grab it after 3 PM the day you arrive instead of waiting until morning. It’s free and lets you start making memories on the slopes as early as you want the next morning.
7. Heated Boots
They offer these at many resorts. Yes, please!
It’s not often that you get time off to kick back and relax. Take advantage of all the amenities Epic Mountain Rentals has to offer to max your time on the mountain and make great memories with family and friends. You deserve it.
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