Dirty Secrets of the Car Rental Industry

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What’s one of the worst things about traveling? Besides the headaches of air travel, getting to your final destination can be just as stressful. You are faced with the decision of renting a car and paying an arm and a leg for it, or taking a shuttle from the airport to your destination.

It is important to consider when traveling through the Rocky Mountains in the winter, the weather can be incredibly unpredictable. It could be sunny one minute and dumping snow the next. For those drivers not used to driving in snowy conditions it can be quite uncomfortable. By taking a shuttle, the driving is left up to our skilled drivers; you can sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful drive through the mountains.

 Peak 1 Express Shuttles are the best way to travel to the towns of Summit County, CO. which is home to four of Colorado’s premiere ski resorts; Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Copper. Once you are in Summit County there is no need for a car anyway. The county offers a fabulous free transportation system called the Summit Stage and local buses around most of the resorts. You can get virtually anywhere you need to go, and some buses even run until 1am in the morning.

Still not convinced that shuttles are the way to go?! Well consider all the factors that go into renting a car. First consider that our basic shuttle pricesBreckMainSt start at $49 a person, with drop off at a transfer station, or $64 a person with door to door drop-off. That equals the average price range PER day of an economy car rental. If you are coming on a ski vacation an economy car is definitely not going to fit all your equipment and luggage. The average SUV rental can cost you up to $120 a day. Factoring in gas costs, rental insurance against damages and the fact you have to return your car with a full tank of gas, makes rental cars a pretty pricey endeavor. So save some money for an extra lift ticket or some après ski fun, and book a shuttle with Peak 1 Express on your next vacation!