“Here’s to a deep winter-and as always, pray for snow!”
-Roman Kolodziej

I’m originally from northern Virginia, but moved to Colorado in 1996. After I earned my tourism degree from Colorado State University, I moved to Steamboat where I got really serious about skiing. Steamboat was also where I first came across a new ski and snowboard rental delivery service called Black Tie Ski Rentals.

After two years of working for Black Tie co-founders Ian Prichard and Joe Sternberg, I decided to open up my own Black Tie Ski Rentals branch. The first time I visited Crested Butte in 2005 I knew it was the place I wanted to put down roots. I loved its small size, welcoming community, seemingly endless open space and tremendous skiing and riding opportunities.

I opened the doors of Black Tie Ski Rentals in the winter of 2005 and from Day One my staff and I have continually tried to win over winter vacationers by delivering ski and snowboard rentals efficiently and at a fair price. Our customer service focus continues as we start our 11th year in operation here in Crested Butte.

Since vacations are getting shorter and Crested Butte base area ski and snowboard rental options are shrinking, let Black Tie save you time on your next vacation to the Upper Gunnison Valley by delivering and fitting your ski and snowboard rental equipment to you in the comfort of your lodging.

We look forward to serving you and your family on your next vacation to Crested Butte. Here’s to a deep winter-and as always, pray for snow!

Roman Kolodziej
Black Tie Ski Rentals of Crested Butte, Colorado


719 4th St., Unit A Crested Butte, CO 81224


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