You might want to give Ski Butlers a try, if you don't want schlep your gear with you when you travel to a Colorado winter resort - remember those onerous baggage fees the airlines are asking for now - or don't want to wait in a line while picking up equipment at the hill's rental shop.
This innovative program, started four years ago in Park City, Utah, will fit you for boots, skis and/or snowboards in your room at the inn, and then pick them up when you are ready to head for home.
Ski Butlers has a wide array of gear to choose from - Rossignol, Roxy, Volkl, Nordica, and Marker are among the top brand names - in three different categories for men, women, and children: sport, high performance, and high performance plus. The company also rents out helmets, boot dryers, and two-way radios, and sells accessories such as gloves, sunglasses, goggles, hats, and the like.
The program has a user-friendly reservation system that allows customers to create accounts and store their information online from vacation to vacation and from resort to resort, as an added convenience.
New this year is Ski Butlers' expansion into Telluride, giving the company a presence in 12 Colorado resorts (others include the Aspen complex and Vail Ski Corp.).
Visit skibutlers.com to get yourself started on a hassle-free vacation.