When you take a ski vacation, there’s a lot to bring along. Between equipment, gear and bulky winter clothing, you’re likely packing a heavier load. Once you get to your destination, the last thing you want to think about is lugging everything around and finding storage. The extra space vacation rental homes offer can help everyone in your group spread out without losing space to gear. Here are five rental properties that even take it a step further with ski valet service to make your vacation smoother.
The Glacier Lodge - Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Steps from the base of Blackcomb Mountain, The Glacier Lodge offers hotel-style rooms, studios, and one- and two-bedroom condos with or without lofts. The on-site ski valet and rental shop for this property is run by Affinity Sports, whose store managers have been with the company for over 30 years and offer a wealth of local expertise. With complimentary slopeside storage and valets to prepare your skis in the mornings, you can lounge a little longer over breakfast.
Water House on Main Street - Breckenridge, Colorado
The spacious one- to four-bedroom condos at Water House provide plenty of room for everyone to fit their gear. The property is located just steps from the lifts and historic Main Street, and the on-site ski storage and valet service make getting out the door easier. Not to mention, there’s an on-site movie theater, fitness center, pool, and hot tubs, so you’ll have plenty of ways to spend the time you save prepping your equipment.
Dulany at the Gondola - Steamboat Springs, Colorado
These two- and three-bedroom condos are walking distance from the Steamboat ski school, making them a great choice for those honing their skills. They’re also adjacent to the Steamboat gondola, so those who are ready to go can grab their equipment from the ski valet and hit the slopes in no time. Newly remodeled outdoor hot tubs are perfect for soothing your muscles, which you’ll tire through runs instead of lugging around equipment.
Chateau Chamonix - Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Chateau Chamonix offers two- to four-bedroom condos with a prime ski-in/ski-out location on the slopes of the Steamboat Ski Area, near Gondola Square. Each morning, you can grab some fresh, hot coffee, cocoa and doughnuts from the front desk before heading out the door. The ski valet will have your skis ready and waiting for you on the slopes. When you’re done, ski into the property from the Stampede trail and the valet will store your gear until you’re ready to go again.
Lion Square Lodge at the Gondola - Vail, Colorado
Walk out the door of these rental suites and condos, and you’ll be ready to step into your skis and head to the Eagle Bahn Gondola. A number of expanded units even feature patios or balconies with stairs that offer direct access to the ski slopes. The property’s ski valet will prep and care for your equipment so it’s waiting for you, and when you’re ready for some apres-ski, the on-site restaurant is just the right place to go.