Lighten Your Load And Save On Airline Baggage Fees

Passengers Pick Up Winter Sport Equipment

Renting Lowers Travel Costs and Reduces Baggage


According to an article in the Steamboat Springs, Colorado newspaper, Steamboat Pilot & Today, airline baggage fees are helping improve the bottom line of ski and snowboard rental businesses.

With baggage fees adding to the cost of transporting items to and from a resort, many ski vacationers are opting to leave their bulky items at home and to rent winter sports equipment for their stay at a big mountain.

The article quotes Michael Berry, president of the National Ski Areas Association, as saying “The growth of (rentals of) high-end demos has been huge,” Berry said. “We’ll rent you the right ski for the right day, and not only that, we’ll deliver it to your condominium. You’ll never have to touch them except when you drag them out to the snow.”

Ski RentalBerry said skiers and snowboarders turn to rentals for several reasons. In addition to eliminating the cost of hauling personal equipment to a destination resort, renters also can sample newer equipment than they might currently own. Rental customers also have the flexibility of swapping out equipment to adapt to changing snow conditions. Whether you are planning a trip to Taos NM, Lake Tahoe, Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley & Blue Ridge Mountains, or one of Colorado’s ski resort areas like Breckenridge & Aspen, few vacationers know with certainty whether they’ll experience groomed slopes or deep powder during their resort visit.

View Steamboat Springs, CO Vacation Rentals on Rent It Today, if you are planing a ski vacation and preparing to enjoy the champagne snow filled slopes in Steamboat.

About Bob Schrichte

Robert Bob Schrichte is a graduate of Ohio State University with a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in Communications. Bob’s background is in both sales and writing. He enjoys spoiling a good walk in the woods by bringing along his golf bag. Follow Bob Schrichte on Google+


I think that besides saving on your air travel, you will save yourself a little stress by renting. I personally am a fan of skiing but I am far from professional. I love my personal set of skis and boots but I get stressed when I have to carry them the entire way through the airport and make sure I don't leave them somewhere.