Lyft Now Offers ‘Ski Rack’ To The Slopes

The rideshare company Lyft announced this week a new service for skiers. Lyft Ski Rack Mode gives skiers and boarders a new way to get to the slopes.

Lyft Now Offers 'Ski Rack' To The Slopes

Heading for a mountain vacation but don’t want to rent a car? That option is now more realistic for those who can’t rely on public transportation at seven regions in the United States.

Lyft now offers ski-rack–equipped ride services in Salt Lake City and in six Colorado mountain regions: Summit/Clear Creek, Vail, Aspen, Steamboat Springs, Telluride, and Winter Park.

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Lyft Ski Rack Mode: How It WorksLyft Now Offers 'Ski Rack' To The Slopes

Use Lyft Ski Rack Mode with the familiar rideshare app. Open Lyft on your phone and request a ride, selecting the ski rack ride from the list of available vehicles.

The Ski Rack Mode is an option when in participating locations. It adds $8 to the price of the ride, which follows standard Lyft pricing.

Lyft Sky Rack For Drivers

For drivers, this is an opportunity to put snow-ready vehicles to use and earn more fares as ski season picks up. To drive in Ski Rack Mode, drivers must meet the following criteria:

  • Drive in locations where Ski Rack Mode is available
  • Self-certify your vehicle as snow ready
  • Have a vehicle equipped with ski racks to hold up to four pairs of skis or two snowboards

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Managing Editor Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in Denver, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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