(Last Updated On: September 18, 2014)

There I was, ready to go, cozy in my ski pants, jacket and boots, carrying my helmet, skis and poles … and then my kids ask for help carrying their helmets, goggles and poles. As if that’s not enough, I end up waiting in line at the rental shop where I have to fit their boots and remember their heights and weights amid a typically crowded scene of rental chaos. I’m sweating just thinking about it.

That’s why I turned to Black Tie Ski Rental. Black Tie is one of a number of delivery services in Breckenridge that rent ski and snowboard packages and bring everything right to your house, condo or hotel room. All I had to do was make a call, schedule a time for them to show up at my rental home, and then go back to my chicken pot pie while the kids got professionally fitted by experienced ski techs.

Ski rental delivery services take a lot of stress out of your family ski vacation. Simply call a week or two before your trip to make a reservation. They’ll ask you a few questions about your skiing/boarding style and your height and weight, and then they’ll bring the equipment to your location at the agreed-upon time.

There are options from affordable beginner packages to premium packages with the year’s latest ski and board equipment. Even better for families, many of these services offer free rentals for kids when an adult package is purchased.

Ski rental delivery services come equipped with various styles and sizes.The delivery service will show up at your door in a van stocked with equipment of various sizes and brands. Technicians spend time with each person in your family to make sure everyone finds the right fit. If anything is not perfect, or if you just want to try another type of ski or board, they will come back any time to swap out your equipment. Most will even meet you on the mountain in the middle of the day. My husband started out with the Atomic Smoke but knew after a few runs he needed the Atomic Blackeye. One call, and the van arrived that very night. When your vacation is over, they come back to pick up the equipment.

I loved the convenience and comfort of having our ski equipment delivered to us. And the employees knew the Breckenridge area and offered suggestions for the best trails to ski, the best places to eat, and the must-see sights in town. I like to ask every person I encounter for their recommendations, and cull all that info from the locals.

On your next ski vacation to Breck, take a look at these convenient rental delivery services, and save your time and energy for the slopes!

Shannon Entin is a family travel writer and homeschooling mom who loves observing, learning and growing through travel. Passionate about road trips, her goal is to drive through all 50 states in America, chronicling her adventures at 100 Routes Across America.