Participating in winter snow sports is a great way to stay active and keep positive throughout the chillier months, because let’s face it, nestling under the covers with your bae isn’t a realistic all-day, erryday activity.
Navigating the drive on snowy roads to a mountain resort can be costly and sometimes dangerous—not to mention the cost of gear, lift tickets, and food—but after a long day of grinding the slopes, the powder is always worth the effort. Luckily, getting from your bed to first chair is made easy when hitching a ride from Action Ski Rental and Rideshop.
Servicing Sunrise Park Resort, Arizona Snowbowl and Telluride Ski Resort, riding with Action Ski Rental and Rideshop is a chilled-out way to go. Leaving their Mesa location at 4:30 a.m. sharp—and then fast forward four to five hours—skiers and snowboarders will travel in a massive charter bus with reclined seats, TV entertainment and even stops for food.
Action Ski Rental and Rideshop offers a package deal for college students at $89, which includes both the ride up to the resort and the all-day lift ticket. For students who already have a season ski pass, the cost of the ride is $49. And before wondering if the deal is worth the bucks, a resort lift ticket will cost approximately $63, not including the price of gas to and from the resort. Just do the math!
The shop rents a charter bus, and with it comes one driver who’s eager to grind up those roads. The charter bus holds 53 customers, and one bus captain is assigned for the trip by Action Ski Rental and Rideshop, too. The captain ensures that all customer needs are looked after, and upon arrival, the captain dispenses the lift passes.
Action Ski Rental and Rideshop, located in Mesa, is a community shop that’s committed to being the one-stop shop for all things active.
“We do everything. We rent ski and snowboard stuff. We can fit a person from head to toe with hats, mittens, gloves, pants, etc. We rent bikes. We’re like a mini REI,” owner Josh Burrell says.
Burrell, the owner since 2005, says the shop originally opened in 1978 in Pinetop as a family-owned operation. Over time, the shop, the services offered and the locations throughout Arizona grew, which is why the shop is now located in Mesa. With all the gear necessary to suit your body for winter sports ahead, gear up! Sit back, relax and let the Action Ski Rental and Rideshop charter bus deliver you to the slopes this season.
Action Ski Rental and Rideshop, 1316 S. Gilbert Road, Mesa, 480.839.4772, actionrideshop.com