Founded in 2005 by Roman Kolodziej, Black Tie Ski Rentals quickly became the premier place to rent skis in the Crested Butte Area. Our quick and easy ski delivery service brings our top of the line gear straight to your hotel so you don’t have to worry about waiting in line at a ski shop.
When you rent your skis or snowboard from Black Tie Ski Rentals of Crested Butte you not only receive some of the best equipment available tuned to perfection every time, you also receive our award winning ski rental concierge service; Black Tie Ski Rentals won Ski.com’s award for Best Customer Service in 2005.
Once you book your equipment rental reservation either online or by calling our company directly, our fully certified ski rental technicians hand select equipment from our own stock based on your ability, physical traits, and snow conditions. We then deliver and custom fit the equipment at your Crested Butte lodging property at a time that is convenient to you. If something doesn’t fit there’s no need to worry; we carry plenty of extra equipment in our delivery vans to ensure a proper fit. Once you’re on the mountain enjoying your ski vacation, our Slope-Side Guarantee means there’s no standing in line if you need to switch your equipment. We are a phone call away to meet you on the slopes or you may visit our base area location in the Axtel Building to switch out your equipment. When you are finished with your gear we even pick it all up.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort, on Mount Crested Butte, has a well-deserved reputation for combining wonderful, diverse skiing opportunities with a lively, small-town atmosphere. It manages to keep a genuine Rocky Mountain vibe quite different from the resorts further north. Crested Butte draws people that want to just get away from it all, ski all day and then celebrate life into the night.
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!
Black Tie Ski Rentals of Crested Butte, Colorado
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Located at the base of the West Wall Lift, the West Wall Lodge is Crested Butte’s finest ski-in, ski-out property. Romantic studios and two to four bedroom penthouses accommodate nearly every lodging need. Celebrities and VIP’s have taken advantage of the WestWall’s fine finishes, heated pool, workout facility, and in-house ski valet service (provided by Black Tie Ski Rentals). Every West Wall unit includes a full kitchen.
The staff at Alpine Getaways offers multi-family homes for the most discerning renter. From CB South to Mount Crested Butte, Alpine Getaways staff is available to help you chose the right home for your ski vacation in Crested Butte.
From luxury ski-in, ski-out WestWall Lodge condos to high-end homes on the mountain and in the town of Crested Butte, Kimberley Barefield provides her guests with concierge-style service and a beautiful vacation homes that meets their needs.
Steve and Jennifer Ryan have taken fine home rentals to the next level. Their user-friendly website allows customers to explore only the best homes in the Upper Gunnison Valley. Homeowners trust their most expensive possession to Ironhorse knowing that it will be take care of and renters trust that Steve and Jennifer will steer them to the perfect home in which to enjoy their best vacation ever. They are also available to transport you to and from the airport in their full leather Chevy Suburban.
Offering short-term and long-term rentals, home management services, and real estate expertise, Peak Property Management is an excellent choice for one-stop shopping. Peak Property staff manages a diverse list of short-term listings from simple condominiums to 5+ bedroom homes.
The San Moritz, a multi-building property located at the edge of the ski area, has just completed a very major renovation. Property updates included new roofs, re-skinning the siding, replacing chimney rock work, and redoing every walkway and deck surface. Individual unit owners have joined the effort and units continue to be brought to contemporary standards. The San Mortiz staff is there to assist you during your stay at this Crested Butte classic property.
CB Limo offers private rides to and from the airport, out of town, or to and from dinner. Call 970.901.6400 and use coupon code BLKTIE for 10% off.
Dolly’s Mountain Shuttle
Dolly’s Mountain Shuttle offers transportation with two 10 passenger vans and a Yukon Denali. Available for transport to and from the airport as well as prearranged in town trips. 970.209.9757.
Alpine Express has a diverse fleet of vehicles, from 10 passenger vans to large buses. 970. 641.5074.
Specialty Services offers grocery delivery, gift baskets, custom vacation planning, and a whole lot more. Visit them online to submit your grocery list before you arrive to have your fridge stocked upon arrival. Whether you require gift baskets, floral arrangements, private chefs, or surprise parties, Specialty Services can accommodate nearly any request or time frame. 970.279.1109.
Elk Avenue Prime
Curtis Higgins recently acquired Maxwell’s Steakhouse and re-branded it Elk Avenue Prime. But they didn’t stop there. He decided it was time to dress up the ambiance, do some needed construction projects, and tweak the menu. The menu now includes dry aged beef, much of it dried in house. The vast wine selection still exists at Prime, so you know you can pare the right wine with your dry aged steak. 970.349.1221
“The Brick” is Crested Butte’s place for pizza and socializing. 24 beers are served on the Upper Gunnison Valley’s finest delivery system. Light beers, dark beers, and everything in between. The Brick serves up some Crested Butte flavor. Reservations are not taken, but considered, for large groups. Mention Black Tie to receive a complimentary non-specialty draft or pizza topping. 970.349.5044
Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle
If you are looking for the best Italian food in town, Marchitelli’s is the place to go. Michael wanted to create a place where delicious dining met a family atmosphere, and combined with recipes handed down for generations, and he’s achieved his goal. From creamy pasta’s to exquisite veal dishes, Marchitelli’s has it all. 970.349.7401
Montanya’s Rum Distillery
Makers of fine aged rums in the Colorado mountains. Colorado rum, high altitude rum, female owned, female distilled, made from only four ingredients (Colorado mountain water, yeast, sugar cane, and a tiny touch of Colorado mountain honey that they caramelize themselves.) The busy rum bar in Crested Butte offers 22 rum cocktails, distillery tours, free tastings, live music, and more. Montanya Distillers also has an excellent selection of Après ski appetizers to match with their drinks. Reservations are not taken. 970.799.3206
Classic French cuisine, fine wines, and some of the best service in Crested Butte is what you’ll find here. Their quaint, eight table, restaurant is intended for quiet visitation and celebration as you enjoy the creations of Chef Jason. Reservations expected. Mention Black Tie to receive a complimentary sparkling wine. 970.349.5448.
The Last Steep
The Steep has been around for a while. Traditional bar favorites, creative Steep fare, and some Kansas City influenced entrees are complimented by award winning food and drinks like their burger and make your own Bloody Mary Bar (multi-year winners). Reservations are not taken. Mention Black Tie and you will receive a complimentary draft beer. 970.349.7007 “We’ll Meet Ya At The Steep!”
By drinking Acli-Mate before you travel to Crested Butte and during your stay here, you can help prevent two things that can wreck you ski vacation; dehydration and Altitude Sickness. Dehydration is a common occurrence at high altitude, especially when skiing all day. Altitude sickness is another threat. Don’t let them happen to you. Acli-mate helps to support healthy adrenal function, optimal hydration, energy production and red blood cell integrity.
The Adaptive Sports Center improves the quality of life of people with disabilities through outdoor adventure activities. The programs they offer are inclusive to families and friends, empower their participants in their daily lives, and have an enduring impact on their health, self-confidence, and well-being. Visit their site to learn more about their programs or to donate to their cause.
J.C. Leacock Photo Gallery
JC has been artistically documenting the town of Crested Butte, its many characters and events, and its wildlife and landscapes for years. You probably have seen his photos depicting life in Crested Butte in magazines and advertisements. His unique eye is worth appreciating. Black Tie customers may receive a complimentary photo gift card.
Sean is a plein air painter. The inherent difficulty in this practice limits the time in which to paint, only making his creations more impressive. You’ve seen him painting outside in the middle of winter. Now it’s time to see his finished pieces of art. Black Tie customers may receive a complimentary photo card.
Brandon Snyder (Ski Instructor)
Brandon lives the life. Fly fishing guide in the summer and ski instructor in the winter. His enjoyment of the skiing lifestyle, cache of instruction tools, and patience make him very popular as an instructor. Brandon builds life long relationships with his clients, receiving some of the most lesson ski instruction “requests” in Crested Butte. Because of this, it’s recommended that you make your private, or group private, lesson reservations far in advance. Call Ski School at 970.349.2251 to request Brandon specifically.
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