I agree with the suggestion about shipping your skis and boots, especially if you are not going to be using them after the Vail portion of your trip. Are you staying in LA for awhile or just making a connection there? If you are staying at a hotel in LA perhaps you could talk to them about having your equipment shipped there and stored as most hotels do have some sort of luggage storage facility. Hikers on the Appalachian Trail often ship supplies to US post offices that are in towns easily accessible to the trail so they don't have to carry everything with them. A lot will depend on your actual itinerary and whether you are stopping over in LA or just making a connection. You'll likely need to do some research and maybe think outside the box. I know it's always much nicer to ski on equipment you are used to but renting might end up being your best bet and the least hassle.
The rental of the lockers and these Terms & Conditions are governed under and by the laws of the State of Washington. The parties consent and agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any dispute or claim relating to the rental and/or use of the lockers and/or locker facility, whether in contract, tort, or any other area of the law, shall be in Seattle, Washington.
Now that you’ve scored yourself some Denver luggage storage, the next thing on the list is finding things to do and places to explore. If it’s a Monday, a lot of the amazing indoor attractions and restaurants will be closed, but there is still plenty to do on any day of the week! See a concert at the Red Rock Amphitheatre, marvel at the beauty of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception or take a hike in the famous Rocky Mountains. You won’t regret it!
These things have been incredibly helpful; my daughter has used them for three years now and they keep working every year. I bought two as she has a tall locker, and these things certainly keep her organized. The paint hasn't flaked off the metal after this long, and nothing has come apart. Overall, this is the best locker shelf I've seen out there. Durable, long-lasting, and well worth the money!
Don't count on finding this kind of thing. Some silly people put bombs in there. Our Homeland Security people try to head those things off. In Europe, especially GB, you can't even find a trash can on the sidewalks for the same reason. A worker at the train station told us to just throw it on the floor, the people in the green jackets will pick it up. Really. What a world we live in.
Reserve your locker online and bring your confirmation email and valid state issued ID. When you’ve entered the festival, check in at the Festival Lockers tent located on the festival map. Once checked in, you will receive two wristbands with your locker combination. You can access your locker anytime you want throughout the show. Lockers are 12″ wide, 12″ tall, and 18″ deep, providing adequate room for all your stuff.
Bank size: It does not necessarily refer to the total number of compartments, but rather the number of compartments wide the entire cabinet is. So a bank of three may contain six lockers, for example, if they are two-tier lockers. In short, the total number of lockers is the bank size multiplied by the number of tiers. Sometimes the term "bay" is used instead of "bank", although "bank" appears to be the more standard term; on other occasions, "bay" refers to a single locker width within a bank, including all tiers of locker directly on top of each other.
There is a luggage storage service a short one minute walk from Union Station in downtown Denver - LUGDEN. You can make a reservation online - lugden.com, call - (303) 747-5600, or show up as a walk-in. They offer hourly, day, overnight and weekly bag storage. Great place to store your luggage if you're on a layover from Denver International Airport, or going to a concert, or headed to a Rockies game at Coors field and want to enjoy yourself without having to lug your bags around.
Terry, there are many storage unit places closer to the airport, but then of course you'd have to rent a car. DIA Self Storage, for example, is less than 10 miles away. You can google map Denver International Airport, then "search nearby" for "self storage units" if you think that's something you might want to do. http://www.coloradoselfstorage.com/
Wilderness Exchange is within walking distance of Union and they require you leave a bag with them when you go into the store, they may be willing to stash your bag for a few hours. No guarantee on that, but an option if you can't find anything else. They are only open 10am-6pm on Sundays, so you may have to wait around a bit or pick it up early depending on when you get there and will be leaving.
Tiers: may be specified as single-tier (full height), two-tier, three-tier, etc., meaning that the lockers are stacked on top of each other in layers two high, three high, etc. Tiers are commonly up to eight high; on occasion, even more tiers may be found, in the case of very small lockers for such purposes as storing laptop computers. The most common numbers of tiers found in lockers are, in order, one, two, and four; three-tier lockers are rather less common, and other numbers such as five, six, or eight even less common still - seven almost non-existent. Since locker cabinets are most commonly 6 feet (182.9 cm.) high (although there are exceptions), the height of individual lockers varies according to how many tiers are accommodated within the cabinet. The height of individual lockers is usually approximately 6 feet (182.9 cm.) divided by the number of tiers, so that two-tier lockers are about 3 feet (91.4 cm.) high, three-tier lockers 2 feet (61 cm.) high, four-tier lockers 1.5 feet (45.7 cm.) high, and so on. Standard features often vary according to the number of tiers: single-tier lockers usually include a shelf about a foot (roughly 30 cm.) from the top, and a hanging rail (sometimes with one or two hooks) immediately underneath that, at the top of the large compartment beneath the shelf; two- or three-tier lockers usually lack the shelf, but include the hanging rail; lockers with four or more tiers usually have none of these fittings, but consist of just the bare compartment.