We will be in Steamboat late February skiing 4 days. It is the first trip for the kids (5&7) so I want to make sure their gear fits. Plus my wife and I have not been skiing in almost 10 years since we were in our early 20s (and never out west) so I expect there are lots of changes.
Our last trip was to SnowShoe, WV. There you basically walked through a line and they said what size shoe do you wear and handed you a pair of boots. How tall are you? here are your skis, Have fun.
I noticed some of the kids rent free deals from the rental shops require 5 day rentals, but if you go directly through Steamboat for their rentals it applies if you rent for more than 3 days. Is it worth the extra money to rent from one of the shops like Fleischer (where it appears I will have to pay for the kids rentals) to get better boots, service, etc or is the equipment and service from Steamboat Ski & Sport just as good? Also do they take the time to make sure the boots fit properly as I have read so much on here about how boot fit can make or break the trip.
We are staying at the Snowflower and I am sure I will be the one lugging everyones gear so location is also a concern.
I want to make this a great trip so hopefully after this trip we will start making it an annual trip.