Aspen, Colorado is a world-class ski resort destination with four of the best ski mountains in the United States. Aspen Mountain rises directly out of town with some of the best bump skiing anywhere. Aspen Highlands has legendary steep terrain including what may be the longest most consistently steep ski runs in Colorado in Highlands Bowl. Snowmass is the size of Vail with terrain for all levels making this a great family mountain, while Buttermilk has great learning terrain combined with the half pipe and terrain park used in the ESPN X Games. Combined it is hard to beat the wide range of terrain that Aspen/Snowmass has to offer for your next ski trip. When you visit Aspen you should seriously consider renting skis instead of bringing your own or buying, read on and learn why,
The first reason is saving money, with the cost of traveling with skis today the cost of bringing your own can equal the cost of a couple days rental alone. Buying new skis every year is very expensive as well, renting is a fraction of the cost and keeps you skiing on the best skis available every year. Why shell out thousands of dollars to ski on the best new skis from top brands such as Kaestle and Dynastar when you can rent skis from an Aspen ski shop for a fraction of the price.
The second reason is convenience, lugging all that gear to an airport, onto a shuttle and into a cab then into your hotel can be a nightmare. In Aspen you can walk to the mountain from many hotels, but if you have your own skis you have to carry them several blocks. Instead go easy, grab a coffee, stroll though town then pick up your skis and boots at Miller Sports Aspen ski shop steps from the gondola and get busy making tracks. This shop also provides boot dryers so your boots are warm and dry the next when you come to pick them up. So why go to the trouble of bringing all that gear when you can pack a single bag and travel light when you rent your skis.
With Aspen’s four amazing mountains and varied terrain, and the changing conditions due to fresh snowfall and sunshine, one pair of skis can never accommodate all the demands you may have during one ski trip. When you rent skis from an Aspen ski shop you can rent a pair that is great for bumps on Aspen mountain, then the next day take out a pair of twin tips to go hit the park at Buttermilk. Then you may want to get a pair of big mountain skis that can handle the steep and fast terrain of highlands bowl, and then the next day take out a pair of carving skis for the perfect groom runs of Snowmass. With 300 plus inches of snowfall a year there is a good chance you will get a powder day on your next ski trip, in that case a pair of fat boards are in order for a day of face shots! Renting skis from an Aspen ski shop is the only way to get the variety of skis you may need during any given week during the ski season.
Lastly Aspen rental skis are tuned every night so when you come in in the morning your skis are going to be fast and the edges sharp, this is a free service when renting skis, why pay to have yours tuned when it is complimentary with ski rental.
So on your next ski trip stop into a ski rental shop and rent your skis from a knowledgeable staff and get the best demo gear available. Reserve ahead online and save through a web site and it makes it even more of a great deal.