Denver, Colo., Winter, 2009-10—The debut of baggage fees last season on most major airlines for almost all luggage on flights into ski destinations was not great news for skiers and snowboarders who love their annual destination ski trips. However, savvy skiers and riders did the math and discovered that renting equipment at their chosen destination allowed them to avoid the excess baggage fees and the hassle of packing and paying to transport their gear. Instead, with the ease and convenience of online booking through www.rentskis.com, visitors could “test-drive” the latest demo equipment. The online service offers top-of-the-line demo equipment as well as intermediate Performance and Sport packages while providing an appealing alternative to dragging equipment through busy airports, from distant satellite parking lots, and across icy pavement. Skiers and riders can reserve their equipment in advance and their gear is ready and waiting at one of the dozens of major resorts in the western United States.
About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading of mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties at the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, the Heavenly Ski Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.