No More Schlepping SkisPosted by Kim Filler
You’ve had an epic day on the mountain but your body is aching and you are balancing not only your own skis on your shoulder, but your worn out kids stuff too and you are corralling everyone to catch the bus in ski boots. Sound familiar? If you are not renting slope side, then we have a few solutions to ease the pain.
Rent from Christy Sports and you can store your gear at their mountain location and rent a daily locker for anything you don’t want to carry around. Fleischer Sport by the base of One Steamboat Place will store your skis and boots for free every night. It might be pricier than some of the other on-mountain ski hire, but those heated boot dryers will make you happy you paid more.
Beneath the newly remodeled Timber and Torch is the Ski Corral, which offers overnight storage for $12 a-day and weekly ski storage for $60. Lockers are available in the gondola building for daily use from $7 per day. If you are happy to keep your skis, boards and boots but need a spot to leave your lunch or smaller items, the basket check or unlimited bins in the Thunderhead Lodge are great options, from $2 per day.
Ski and Sport have baskets from $3 per day and overnight storage for $5 per day or $28 for 7-days. The Sheraton Ski and Sport offers a small bin for $6 and a large bin for $10 per day.
If you’d rather save the money and need a helping hand schlepping gear, look out for the little red wagons that make the walk between the bus pick up and gondola building less strenuous. The novelty factor might even turn your weary skier into a pack mule for the short journey.