In 1980 I left Michigan (Go Sparty!) and moved to Colorado to find a new and rewarding life. Everyone thought I was crazy and would be home in 30 days. Now 39 years later, I’m still here and the sole owner of Blue Sky Ski Rental and Repair since 1986!
I was very fortunate to be hired by Blue Sky Adventures as their GM back in 1983. Blue Sky Adventures, at that time, offered white water river rafting during the summer and ski rentals during the winter. I was involved with both businesses. In 1986 I purchased the ski rental program and became the sole owner of Blue Sky Ski Rental and Repair.
As you can imagine I’ve met and become good friends with numerous people over the years. Some family’s, I’m proud to say, are 3rd generation customers. I pride myself on listening to each customer, understanding their needs and advising expert or fun advice. One of my best qualities may be remembering you as a past customer. I may not know your name, but I’ll try real hard to remember something about you. With this personal touch, I pride myself on all the return business, of so many customers, year after year.
During the summer months I’m the GM at Glenwood Springs Golf Club, which also happens to be the #1 nine hole golf course in Colorado. Here I use the same customer relationships to always provide a fun and memorable outing.
As you can see, I work with and manage a lot of people through out the year. Both jobs are very rewarding and give me a chance to be very committed to the sport and each season they represent.
I hope you will choose Blue Sky Ski Rental for all your ski and vacation plans. Give me a chance to meet you, plus a chance to meet you again.
We are committed to achieving total customer satisfaction by continually acting with dignity, trust, and integrity in order to provide customers with a safe and fun ski trip experience.
We promise to provide and listen to your needs while offering timely and exceptional customer service along with safe and expert advice.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Unfortunately we don’t, as we feel more comfortable providing personalized service when you visit the shop. Just “COME IN” and “SKI” us!
Yes! We realize that our guests don’t always have the proper clothing, so we rent winter coats, bibs and pants for all sizes. All rental clothing is available on a first-come-first serve basis but we have a very large inventory and rarely run out.
Yes, we rent helmets for $5/day.
Children ages 12 and under.
Yes! We have ample customer parking in front of our building for equipment pick up/drop off and shopping.
Shop Opens: December 1st
Shop Closes: April 1st
Days: Monday – Sunday
Hours: 8 am – 6 pm (including all holidays)
This is a tricky question because the answer largely depends on the time & season of your visit along with the size of your group. We aim to get people in and out as quickly as possible so you can get out and enjoy the slopes, but we don’t ever want to sacrifice quick turn around time for your comfort & safety. In general each person takes about 10-15 minutes to fit with gear.
Pro Tip: If your schedule permits, come in the day before and get fitted, so when you arrive to pick up your ski package the next day, you’ll be ready for your mountain!
We charge by the day, however we know your schedule may change and we are more than happy to accommodate any changes.
Absolutely! It’s easier for you and us to be fitted the day before, as we highly encourage you to pick up your rentals the night before to avoid the morning rush. You can do this anytime between 2 pm-6 pm. If available, you can take the equipment with you or we can store overnight at the shop at no extra charge.
Our expert technicians take into account all the information you provide us in advance and select the equipment that we feel with be the very best for you. We also measure your foot & speak with you about your experience level before fitting you with ski gear.
You can return all of the equipment on your return date during normal business hours of 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week. We will also accept returns the beginning of the next business day at no charge until 10 am.
The Ski Swim Stay Package is a winter promotion offered by many local businesses to help you save money when you book all three. Check with your hotel whether they offer Glenwood Springs’ Ski Swim Stay Package.
You’ll just have to stop in, say hi and find out!