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.
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.
Lyft Ski Rack Mode: How It Works
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