We are excited to share that The Ski Renter has been officially certified as a Green Business by the City of Cupertino and Santa Clara County. The Green Business program, or GreenBiz was developed through the Association of Bay Area Governments and is administered through local counties and cities. The program reviews all of a business’s operations, including energy use, water management, waste management, purchasing and other environmentally related activities and certifies businesses that meet minimum criteria in each of these areas. You can find out more information about GreenBiz at http://greenbiz.abag.ca.gov/. The Ski Renter is proud to be a green business. We believe that all of us have a responsibility to use our resources responsibly in order to protect and preserve the natural environment and to help ensure that all of us now and future generations can continue to thrive and prosper on a healthy planet.
Martin Luther King Weekend (MLK) is rapidly approaching (January 18, 19 and 20th). The snow has been a little weak the last couple of weeks, but some resorts are doing better than others. Heavenly Valley is reporting a 31” to 39” base, probably the best we have found, with 4” to 6” from this last snowfall this past weekend. Boreal reports a 30” to 34” base. Diamond Peak 20” to 30”. Sugar Bowl 16” to 30”. Soda Springs 24”. Northstar and Squaw Valley, both 18” to 22”. Other resorts are looking similar. We found some quotable quotes from recent skiers online: “Finally some fresh snow. Wasn’t a lot maybe 3-5 inches, but got some fresh turns finally.” Another one, this one from Alpine: “Not many people. Short-to-no line. Fresh new snow… great day for snowboarding and skiing.” And another: “Fresh powder snow and not too many people.” That was this last weekend, of course. Who knows what the weather will be like next weekend (certainly not the weatherman), but there is snow, and most likely Spring Skiing conditions, so dig out your favorite Aloha shirt and lather on the sun screen! What the heck; if we are having Spring in January, maybe we will have Winter in February! Kind of a repeat of last year… maybe. And just to add to the fun, we will reduce our pricing by 10% all this week, through the 20th, in honor of the Reverend King. It’s the least we can do!
See you soon, and as always, Think Snow!
RESOLVE TO HIT THE SLOPES!
The Ski Renter is here to help you fulfill your New Years resolutions. Resolving to travel or get outside more? Grab one of our great rental packages for any season and visit one of the many beautiful places in California. Resolving to spend more time with the family? Check out our great family packages and youth rental prices! No matter what your plans are, we’re excited to start the new year with you!