Vail Skis for All Skier Types

Many different skier types come to Vail, from those who want to relax to those who want to rock. Do you what kind of skier type you are? At Vista Bahn Ski Rentals (VBSR), we have a wide variety of Vail ski rentals and ski demos available for rental. Our friendly staff is ready to work with you to pick out the best skis for you and your family.

It helps us help you best when we know more about your skier profile. Details such as ability level and terrain preferences can help us suggest the best skis for your day. But we also like to know more about what you’re looking for in a day of Vail skiing. We’ve found that many people identify with one of three common skier types. Read on to see where you fit, or come tell us what gets you excited about Vail skiing instead.

Active Professionals

Skier types that fit within the active professionals category are usually adults in the age range of 25-35. Without kids, active professionals travel with friends, co-workers, or as couples. Travel motivations include adventure and sightseeing, and that’s where Vail skiing fits in. These skier types come to Vail looking for outdoor adventure on the slopes and for wide-open mountain views. On one hand, active professionals want to play when they’re not at work, so they’re keen to get outside and ski. But vacation time is also time to relax, so active professionals kick back and enjoy downtime, too.

Back Bowls of Vail, Colorado. Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts and Jack Affleck

Back Bowls of Vail, Colorado. Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts and Jack Affleck

When it comes to skis, active professionals tend to go for high-quality gear. They’ll often make purchases based on quality over price. And they also prefer to support brands and ski destinations that reflect their style.

VBSR Vail skiing tips and advice for active professionals:
When it comes to ski rentals, we help active professionals find gear that fits with the desire for quality and style. Use our overnight ski storage to go straight from the slopes and into town to explore Vail nightlife. Or ask us for recommendations about our favorite Vail spas, off-the-beaten path bars, and restaurants where you can relax.

Relaxing in Vail is sometimes just as important as ripping up the slopes.

Relaxing in Vail is sometimes just as important as ripping up the slopes. Photo credit: Ben Smith

Dynamic Family Skiers

Adults ranging in age from 35-54 who travel with children fit into the category of dynamic family skier types. A major travel motivation for this group involves spending time with family, which includes kid-friendly adventure and fun for all ages. Dynamic family skiers will love Vail’s on-mountain kid-friendly ski zones. And the variety of terrain options available at Vail is also appealing for families that ski together. Parents often hope to find some time for rest and relaxation amid a family ski holiday. Vail’s many spas and athletic centers make it possible to get away for a quick sauna session or for an afternoon massage.

Active family skier types tend to do research before taking a ski trip, so they often have knowledge about ski destinations. Once they find a good fit for their family, they’ll likely stick with it. Like active professionals, these skier types often make purchases based on quality over price and like to make gear choices that reflect their style.

A family vacation In Vail creates a love of winter and skiing. Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts and Jack Affleck.

A family vacation In Vail creates a love of winter and skiing. Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts and Jack Affleck.

VBSR Vail skiing tips and advice for dynamic family skiers:
VBSR is a family business, and we know what it’s like to have an adventurous vacation with active kids in the mix. We offer Vail ski rental packages for wee ones just getting started skiing. And we have ski rentals and demos for juniors and adults, too. We know that dynamic family skier types like to plan ahead, and at VBSR, you can reserve Vail rental skis in advance online.

Families may enjoy ice skating in Lionshead and Vail Village. Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts and Jack Affleck.

Families may enjoy ice skating in Lionshead and Vail Village. Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts and Jack Affleck.

Super Boomers

Super boomer skier types are adults in the range of 55-65 years old who go on ski vacations without kids. Rest and relaxation are top holiday goals, and Vail is a beautiful place to do just that. Skiing is a preferred activity for super boomers who like to spend time in nature. And desire for sightseeing can be met on chairlifts, gondola rides, or on a walk through Vail’s bustling town center.

When purchasing new ski gear, super boomer skier types like to work with knowledgeable salespeople. It’s often important for them to know about products and brands before buying. But like other skier types, super boomers tend to value quality over price.

VBSR Vail skiing tips and advice for super boomers:
VBSR’s knowledgeable staff is here to share decades of ski industry knowledge with super boomer skier types. We love it when people get interested in gear, and we’ll make sure you understand your ski rental options fully. Plus, with our demo ski packages, you can try several types of skis to find your best fit. To gain even more information in advance, super boomers can read up about ski types on our blog: “Understanding Different Ski Types and Styles.”

No matter your skier profile, we’re excited to share our passion for Vail skiing with you. VBSR is located just steps from Gondola One in Vail Village, so stop by for more skiing gear tips and advice. At VBSR, ski and snowboard rentals and demos are available on a walk-in basis, or you can reserve online to save time. Our overnight snowboard and Vail ski storage lets you stash your gear at the end of the day, whether you choose next to relax or explore.