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Anyone know of a Ski Resort that rents overnight/Seasonal Ski Lockers?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I'm heading to Vail next month and staying slightly off site, and I was saying to my husband, wouldn't it be nice if they had some kind of Ski locker room where you could rent a locker for the week and not carry skis and boots back and fourth? Then we could just shuttle to resort each morning and grab them. I'd pay a fair price for this as I'm sure many pass holders would tag on to a pass not to drag out skis each time for themselves and kids. So...are any resorts doing this sort of thing?
post #2 of 16
Stowe does that seasonally at least. I'm sure others do as well.
post #3 of 16
Most ski areas that I know of have seasonal locker rentals, at least the ones around here do

I had one in high school pre-license to drive, it was great. I had all my gear in my locker (even boots and gloves sometimes, that started to smell). I would pack my pants and socks with me to school, after school I'd take the school bus right to the ski area. Parents would pick me up later at night (5 minutes from home). Good times.

Also made a convenient stash space if need be. I remember this one time when I was ~15, the cops came up to the hill about stolen gear or something. This one kid had two cans of beer, well not really it was Beast. He freaked and asked if he could stash them in my locker. I guarded those two cans of beast for about a week and a half like they were gold. Looking back, I was probably guarding about 75 cents worth of beer, but to us that was like gold. Ahhh youth.

As I got older, tuned more and traveled further to ski, the locker became more of a hassle than a convenience. Last minute day trips to other mountains are kinda tough when you have to wait for the mountain to open to get your skis. They gotta be great for families with small kids though.

I'd say that more smaller, season pass driven bump hills would be more likely to have seasonal than major resorts. My current bump has so many locker holders they built a separate "bubble" thing with just lockers in it.

I don't think I've ever seen a full size ski locker available for day use.
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Well good to know there's some for season's pass holders. I never thought of it when I was a pass holder, but even when I taught skiing, going to the hill to grab the skis before heading out somewhere, could be a pain, but less pain then taking 4 pairs with me everyday. I think week long rentals for off site vacationers might do really well at some of the larger resorts, with lots of near by off site accommodation.
post #5 of 16
Full size lockers at 7-Springs here in PA for both seasonal rental and for day use. Day lockers use tokens just like the smaller boot lockers. Two tokens ($1 each) for the ski ones and one for the boot ones. I use the boot ones all of the time and sometimes the ski ones if I want to ski more than one pair of skis in a day and don't want to hike back up to the car.

Mike
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by lady_Salina View Post
I think week long rentals for off site vacationers might do really well at some of the larger resorts, with lots of near by off site accommodation.
X2, then again I think a lot of these places have ski valets/checks which is pretty much the same concept.
post #7 of 16
I'm not sure where but I'm pretty sure there are ski lockers in Vail that you can rent by the night
post #8 of 16
There is an overnight check in at Winter Park. Copper has seasonal rentals. However I thought that thier seasonal rates were astronomical at $329 for season pass holders. I may be a miser but I'll hike to the truck a lot for that kind of coin.
post #9 of 16
Bachelor has them for a mere $249. I had one one year and dumped it when they banned waxing in the room.
post #10 of 16
Most ski areas have seasonal lockers for rent.

Most destination resorts have a ski-valet service where you can leave your skis & boots overnight for a fee ($5 bucks is typical from what I've seen, but it's probably more in Vail). If there wasn't such a service in Vail I'd be shocked.
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
Well, thanks for the information. I'll be sure and phone Vail and ask if they have a ski valet service we can use for the week we're out their. It would be much nicer then bringing them on a shuttle each morning or having to bring the car with us and face the parking lot.
post #12 of 16
I remember ESA II at Snowbird had a locked outside area with locked ski storage 'bins" --- it looked like a bank of pigeon coops. Cost was minimal as I remember, so we hefted skis the first day and home again at the end. Took them one night to get waxed at the ski shop right at the base---saved daily storage fee so the wax for 2 pair was like 4 bucks cheaper in my mind!
post #13 of 16
Valet service sounds fancy but I think I'd prefer a locker I could access without waiting for someone to wait on me. I've rented a ski locker for the season at Liberty Mountain and for a week at Jackson Hole. I brought alpine skis, telemark skis and a snowboard to JH with me, so it was almost like having enough gear for a family (5 boards and 4 boots, one pair of boots doing double duty, alpine ski/snowboard). Boots were brought home to the condo to insure thorough drying, wouldn't you know I left them there on the powder morning.
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
ouch on forgetting your boots. I was thinking the same about Valet over a locker. A locker would be nice because i'd have the key and grab my skis, but i'll face a valet line rather then haul them with me. I do tend to be out on the hill before the crowds to make the most of my vacation......most ski time in.
post #15 of 16
I want to say Aspen does, but maybe I'm thinking of the shuttle service where they'll take your gear to the other mountains for overnight.
post #16 of 16
Jackson Hole has lockers available for daily rental. Two pairs of skis fit easy, four can be managed. We take our boots with us, but many people keep theirs there overnight on top of the lockers, plus there's a big boot/glove drying apparatus in the room. I don't remember the cost.
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