Chances are if you are preparing for your first family ski trip, you'll be renting gear. In fact, unless you are skiing a lot, I'm a big advocate of renting gear as a rule! You always get up-to-date technology, avoid the airline baggage fees and you don't have to lug all that gear.
Getting your children geared up the first time out can be overwhelming, but the mountain actually does a great job at making it easier.
If your children are bound for Signature 3 or Signature 5 this is what you need to know.
If your lil's are going to be in Sig 3, I have good news… ski boots, helmets, and gear and lessons are all in the same place. Plan to arrive a little early enough to get them situated and plan for 10-15 minutes of paperwork to get them signed in. You'll need their weight and height, but there is a scale and ruler, so it's just a matter of doing it.
Once you arrive at the base of the mountain ask one of the friendly mountain ambassadors for directions to Signature 3. You can look it up on a map, but every time we've arrived at the base, asking has been easier!
Signature 5 kids will need to get their rental gear from Legacy Lodge (in the basement) before they go to signature 5 for their lessons. This isn't complicated or far, but it does require extra time (about 20 minutes), so be sure to budget accordingly.
Time Saving tip - You can make your reservations online and fill out your forms before your trip, saving you precious time in the morning.
If your kids are not in lessons, you can also rent their equipment from the mountain at Legacy Lodge. The procedure is exactly the same as above.
Back-saving Bonus: When you rent your gear from Legacy they offer free ski valet at the base of Pay Day… so no gear lugging.
If you want to reserve your child's gear ahead of time and have it dropped off at your hotel or condo… a ski valet might be right for you. No lugging to and from the airport. Check out Park City Ski Valet - http://parkcityskivalet.com/why-ski-park-city.php
LASTLY - Don't forget - you need to bring goggles! To my knowledge none of the rental options include googles.
As you can see… no matter what your preference - there are many options to easily get your child geared up and ready to ski Park City Mountain Resort!
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