by Frank V. Persall
If you’re packing your bags and heading off to tackle the slopes at one of your favorite ski resorts, the chances are that you are going to need to hitch a ride. But grabbing a taxi isn’t always easy when you are armed with your ski equipment, but that’s where Uber Ski swoops in to save the day. But what is Uber Ski?
Uber ski is a service designed to give skiers a viable way to access the slopes with their ski equipment. Riders can request an Uber that is fitted with either a ski rack or a truck bed so that you don’t need to worry about how you’ll get your gear to the ski resort.
So, next time you’re thinking about hitching a ride, you know there is a service designed specifically for skiers. In this short introduction to the service, we will be giving you all the information you need, and it’s ‘uber’ simple!
Uber Ski operates on a seasonable basis, with drivers signing up to the program if they have a suitably equipped vehicle. You will find the service across the United States at some of the best ski resorts:
Uber Ski comes with a flat rate of $8 which you would not have to pay with other services such as UberX. However, after this, the journey is charged by the mile or minute in the same way as other services provided by Uber. The cost of your journey will be estimated within the app upon request.
UberXL is not bound to take skis although, for the most part, you should be able to fit your skis into a minivan or other large vehicle. UberXL is a service that provides seating for up to six people. That said, if you are traveling in groups of more than three, this service will likely not provide the room you need for all of your gear, depending on how much you have.
Uber ski is a fantastic service that is easy to use and aims to help skiers access ski resorts with their gear in a way that a regular ride service would not be able to owe to a lack of space. The service does come with an additional charge of $8 but everything is laid out clearly when you request the ride in the Uber ski app.
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About Frank V. Persall
Frank is originally from the UK, but he has a passion for skiing that knows no bounds. He has made it his life's mission to visit the best ski resorts across the USA and the World. Frank loves spending time with his wife and three children on ski slopes, as they all share his love for the activity.