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Rental Car/Van/Vehicle suggestions-pretty please!

post #1 of 4
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Hello everyone!

I am heading out to Breck in February with my family and we need to accommodate 7 people/skis.  Do rental cars have ski racks or should we go for an SUV/Van or both?  Also I have seen a WIDE variety of rates-->any suggestions on WHERE to rent a car would also be appreciated! beercheer.gif

post #2 of 4
Well, you can get racks on any rental car. Some companies charge an extra fee for a ski rack and some don't. An extra twist is that sometimes you can order a ski rack, but when you arrive to pick up the vehicle, they have run out... I usually rent my vehicles from the airport that I am flying into. I tend to bite the bullet and pay a little more for a four wheel drive or all wheel drive vehicle -- if you are lucky enough to get a lot of snow, you will appreciate the extra safety... There are many that will disagree and just rent the (cheaper) sedans. I usually start my search for a rental car by looking at one of the search sites -- Orbitz usually gets me as good a price as anywhere, but sometimes the companies' websites echoes the price on Orbitz... I have learned the hard way to stick to one of the bigger rental companies -- you pay a little more perhaps, but I have been burned by smaller outfits, especially if my arrival was late at night. Another pointer is to check for prices often -- I have had the experience of seeing a price drop over a period of time. In terms of renting multiple vehicles vs one large vehicle, you just have to run the numbers. Hope this helps.
post #3 of 4
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Thank you for the response, and yes that helped!  It just seems like a crap shoot on the ski rack which bugs me...but I guess I'll just hope for the best.  And praying for tons of the WHITE STUFF! snowfalling.gifsnowfalling.gifsnowfalling.gif

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Seems to me that with 7 people and baggage and skis, you would need at least full size van, which may bring up questions of availability. Is two cars a possibility?

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