Why You Should Rent Your Ski Gear Early

Ski at Mountain House

When you finally get to Keystone after a long drive or a long flight, the last thing you want to deal with is long lines. Fortunately, you’re already ahead of the curve if you’ve booked with us. Our 24/7 hassle-free check-in ensures no long lines to get your keycard. Now all you need is your ski gear. And there’s no need to stand around waiting for that either.

We recommend reserving your ski gear early. Not only will you save money by doing this, you’ll also eliminate the risk of not getting the gear you need, and, in most cases, you’ll spend less time waiting and more time doing the things you actually want to do.

You have a lot of options for ski rentals in Keystone, but we recommend Mountain View Sports and Ski Butlers.


First, all of our guests get a discount with both companies.

Second, both of these ski rental companies are geared to meet your needs.

Mountain View Sports

Mountain View Sports features rental rates that are drastically lower than other area ski shops. On top of that you get the benefit of having lifelong pros help you get the right equipment. The owner of Summit County Mountain Retreats says, “[They’re] the only place I trust to rent ski equipment from.” On top of all that, Mountain View Sports is located right next door to our office. That means our guests that are stopping by our office to pick up their keycard via our 24/7 hassle-free check-in lockbox can then immediately head over to Mountain View Sports for their ski gear. Step outside to the shuttle stop where you can take the Keystone Resort Shuttle directly to your lodging and you’ve got the makings of a smooth start to your vacation.

Mountain View Sports offers all of our guests a 25% discount on ski and snowboard rentals. If you booked with us you received a Reservation Confirmation email with information regarding discounts, including a link to how to get your 25% savings with Mountain View Sports. Didn’t book with us? No worries. You can still save by booking online at least 2 days in advance.

Ski Butlers

Ski Butlers features 12 locations across the western half of the United States and their claim to fame is convenience. Their website is easy to use and when you’re ready to be fitted for your ski gear they come to you. That’s right. They come to you in the comfort of your lodging accommodations. They even bring extra boot sizes to ensure the perfect fit. And, if you have a problem with your gear while out on the slopes, they’ll meet you at the base of the mountain to fix that problem. And, for all this, they don’t nickel and dime you. There’s no delivery fees, no cancellation fees, and they allow you to switch from ski gear to snowboarding and vice versa as much you want (dependent upon availability).

Ski Butlers offers all of our guests a 20% discount on ski and snowboard rentals. If you booked with us you received a Reservation Confirmation email with information regarding discounts, including a link on how to get your 20% savings with Ski Butlers. Can’t find that email? No worries. Just book using this link.

Whoever you choose for ski gear, our number one suggestion is to always rent early. You don’t want to be left out in the cold–at least not without ski gear!

2 comments on “Why You Should Rent Your Ski Gear Early

    • Summit County Mountain Retreats says:

      If you’re comfortable with your plans you can always rent your ski gear now! It’s better to rent too early than too late. Generally 4-6 weeks out would be a good time. And, in case it’s an issue, Ski Butlers has no extra fees for cancellations and Mountain View Sports has a small fee ($2/person).


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