Winter sports and recreation are endlessly exciting, but difficult to suit up for. Each activity has its own set of equipment and attire, which is not only bulky but difficult to take with you, especially if you plan to undertake multiple mountainous adventures on one vacation. Your choices are typically to drive a vehicle with enough space to accommodate the load, rent equipment, or if you’re serious about this kind of stuff, moving to where they’re all accessible from home.
For anyone dedicated to the snowy sports and rugged undertakings of the mountains but not centrally located to such, the first option is standard because nobody wants to rent equipment. It’s typically designed for amateurs, is limited in function, and when safety is an issue nothing is better than a trusted familiar arrangement. Indeed, a staple of any mountain sport enthusiast is a trail ready 4×4 capable of hauling pounds of equipment across the country and beyond.
But this doesn’t have to be the case. If you can’t afford to move your whole house someplace where your favorite activities are readily available, why not look into finding such a place and permanently stowing your equipment there? There’s always warehouse space available even in the most remote of locations. If you make one trip in your big hauler, you can store your equipment and take a flight next time. That way you save precious time otherwise spent driving.
This includes urban areas. Calgary self storage facilities would be a great place to store equipment, especially if you’ve ever been there, because the winter sports possibilities are virtually endless when you’re 50 miles from the Rockies. If you can settle on one place in the world to keep your equipment for consistent future use, Calgary would be it. Flights to and from the United States are typically cheap, and renting a car big enough to stow the equipment that varies day to day is probably cheaper than driving around in your gas guzzler.
Leaving your equipment behind in a safe and secure storage facility is a great way to save money on travel costs and utilize your vacation time more efficiently. It sure beats denying yourself rear-view access for thousands of miles each way.