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 figuring out your ski rental before you go. Epic Mountain Rentals is North America’s largest rental provider and offers more than just great gear with their ski rental packages. We’re talking complimentary delivery right to your door, slope-side ski and snowboard valet, heated boots and experts who can help you plan the best day on (and off) the mountain during your trip. Here are 7 ways Epic Mountain Rentals will make your ski rental (and 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. We know your equipment can make or break your day. While other destinations might put you on old boards or skis, we prefer to put everyone on a setup tailored specifically to their skill and comfort level. Luckily, each expert outfitter has seen every age and ability of skier/rider, making it easy for them to determine which gear to put you on. We’ll focus on getting you the right gear so you can focus on making the most of your time on the mountain.
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. Expert staff ensures 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. Ski Rental Packages for Every Age and Ability
The best way to enjoy a day on the mountains is to ensure your equipment is well-fitted, comfortable, and suited to your ability. Whether you’re sliding down the bunny hill or ripping through the trees and dropping cliffs, Epic Mountain Rentals has the right gear for everyone in your group – guaranteed. From shorter, more maneuverable skis for beginners to more aggressive shapes and styles for experts, the options are endless. Here’s a quick rundown:
- Sport: Sport skis and snowboards are forgiving and flexible, which make them a great option if you’re just beginning and building confidence on the mountain.
- Performance: Offers more stability for intermediate skiers. Consider these if you want to carve smoother turns.
- Demo: Choose from the latest premium skis and snowboards for any ability level. A great option if you’re skiing in varying conditions.
- Junior: If you have any 12 or unders in your crew, this is the package for them!
5. Gear Storage – Day and Night
Taking a break to grab lunch? We’ll hold onto your gear. Done for the day? We’ll hold onto your gear. Having a little too much fun at aprés? We’ll hold onto your gear and have it waiting for you whether it’s for first chair or a casual afternoon cruise. Better yet, we’ll keep your shoes close by so you don’t have to do the infamous robot-walk in ski/snowboard boots at the beginning of the day or stay in them once you’re done for the day.
6. Complimentary Delivery and On-Mountain Gear Valet
Skip the rental shop and head straight to the slopes. We’ve got you covered. Epic Mountain Rentals offers complimentary ski rental delivery at many of your favorite resorts, including Vail, Heavenly, Northstar, and Breckenridge. We’ll bring everything right to your door upon your arrival, store it for you at the base of the mountain each day, and then take it off your hands before you head out of town. Does it get any easier than that?
7. Two Words: HEATED BOOTS
If you’ve never experienced it, you haven’t lived. Ok that might be a little dramatic, but there is truly nothing better than sliding into pre-heated ski or snowboard boots at the beginning of your day. They offer these at many resorts. Yes, please!
Not sold yet? Just think about all of the time and money you’ll save by not having to worry about oversized ski-friendly car shares, rentals, and shuttles, extra fees and waiting at the airport, kids trying to (and inevitably failing at) carrying and keeping track of their gear, and lugging snowy gear to and from the mountain each day. If that’s not enough, just remember when you reserve your rental gear online, you’ll save an additional 20% off the best price with your Epic Pass or Epic Day Pass through Epic Mountain Rewards – adding even more value to your worry-free winter vacation.
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