Mountain Threads Rescues Victims of Lost Luggage

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With hectic holiday travel and the possibility of losing luggage, Mountain Threads, a ski clothing rental company, offers skiers and snowboarders an alternative to checking bags.

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Time and time again, we receive calls from upset passengers at the airport. When they figure out what we have to offer, their situation quickly brightens up.

The holidays are right around the corner, and airport employees are gearing up for a busy holiday travel season. With that comes a mental preparation for the impatient passengers whose luggage fails to meet them at baggage claim. While airlines do a good job statistically, that’s no consolation when you’re the one watching an empty baggage carousel spin round and round. With Mountain Threads’ ski clothing rental service, skiers and snowboarders traveling to Colorado have the opportunity to avoid baggage fees, skip baggage claim and head straight for the slopes.

An infographic titled “Lost Luggage” created by, a credit card comparison site, revealed staggering luggage-related statistics. In the first half of 2011, baggage fees collected by U.S. airlines exceeded $1.6 billion. For holiday skiers checking bags full of bulky ski wear, the cost can add up quickly. Even more disheartening, the lost luggage report exposed the number of mishandled baggage reports filed by each airline—a shocking 45 million in the month of September alone. Increased travel will likely push these numbers up for December.

For travelers who are planning to ski the same day or the day after they land, lost luggage can be a nightmare. “Losing a bag full of ski gear can ruin the start of a vacation,” says Julie Petty, founder of Mountain Threads. By providing lost luggage victims with the option to rent ski wear packages, Mountain Threads acts as a back-up plan for airlines and a rescue team for passengers. Airlines do their best to make things right by reimbursing the full cost of rentals, in most cases, until luggage arrives.

“Time and time again, we receive calls from upset passengers at the airport. When they learn what we have to offer, their situation quickly brightens up,” says Petty. But to avoid luggage woes altogether when traveling this holiday season, make sure to pack as light as possible. Stick to a carry-on and let Mountain Threads handle your ski clothing needs.

About Mountain Threads
Mountain Threads is a ski clothing rental company based in Golden, CO. Carrying high-performance gear from reputable brands, Mountain Threads helps assure a warm and dry experience on the slopes. With convenient delivery options, customers may arrange to have orders waiting for them at their resort accommodations. Learn more at


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