Forget the long lines and dinged up, forced-to-fit equipment at traditional ski rental shops. Black Tie Ski Rental Delivery brings the good stuff right to you.
Created five years ago, the valet ski and snowboard delivery service now has 10 locations serving 21 resort areas in the western US and Canada. The personalized service, top-of-the-line equipment and convenience come at a price similar to or only slightly higher than that found at many resort-based rental shops.
Just sign up for the service at their web site, www.blacktieskis.com. Then place your reservation order online or over the phone. You pick the time and place for the delivery and one of the company’s distinct white vans with the double-diamond logo meets you at the pre-determined location.
Black Tie employees make sure the equipment fits properly and is the right package for your abilities. If not, they’ll get the right equipment for you and go through another fitting in the comfort and privacy of your hotel room, condo or leaning against your car in the resort parking lot. And if anything goes wrong, one phone call has Black Tie representatives meeting you at the slopes to make fixes or exchanges. Once you’re done with your fun, give the Black Tie folks a call and they’ll come pick up the gear.
Black Tie Ski Rental locations now include Aspen/Snowmass, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Keystone, Steamboat and Vail/Beaver Creek in Colorado; the Lake Tahoe area in California and Nevada; Big Sky/Moonlight Basin in Montana; Park City, Deer Valley/The Canyons in Utah and Whistler-Blackcomb in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The equipment selection includes skiing and snowboarding, with packages for every ability level. New this year is the junior performance skis category. It features twin-tip skis for the all-mountain use today’s teens seem to crave.
Also new this season is the expanded “Club Black Tie�? web site function that gives customers a fast secure way to make their reservations, keep user and equipment profiles, plan their trip and get some great discounts.
Now, just pray for lots of snow wherever you’re heading to ski.