A big storm is set to finally dump some snow on Washington’s mountains this week, and Uber is offering a new way to get skiers and snowboarders to the good stuff. The ride-hailing company announced this week that Uber Ski is coming.
The new feature in the Uber app will allow users to request a vehicle with a rack or extra space that can get riders and their gear to ski resorts.
Uber Ski will launch on Tuesday in 23 U.S. markets, including Anchorage, Boise, Boston, Colorado Springs, Denver, Eastern Washington, Flagstaff, Fort Collins, Grand Rapids, Green Bay, Lehigh Valley, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New Hampshire, Portland (Oregon and Maine), the Colorado Rockies, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Upstate New York, Vermont, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Worcester, and Wyoming.
Go from the city to the slopes with Uber Ski. A new option available in select cities across the US to help transfer you and your ski gear this season⛷🏂 pic.twitter.com/Pa0k9jJ5hF
— Uber (@Uber) December 11, 2019
“Alleviating the hassle of transporting gear to and from the slopes, Uber Ski is a great way to get to your destination safely and quickly so you can enjoy more time on mountain and less time worrying about the shlep,” Laura Jones, global head of product marketing at Uber, told Travel + Leisure.
Like other rides in the app, Uber Ski will show the charge upfront.
Lyft offers a similar service, according to KING 5, but not in Washington. It is available in Colorado, Utah, and the Lake Tahoe Region.