Uberski Uber Utah

Forget putting chains on your tires, UberSki can get you to the mountain safely. Photo: Backcountry

If you’ve ever been caught in the unfortunate situation of wanting to drive to the closest ski resort to capitalize on a dumping winter storm, but have a car that isn’t the best at handling snow, you know how frustrating the experience can be.

Luckily for skiers and snowboarders in Utah, the ridesharing app Uber has introduced a new service called “UberSki” designed to get you to and from the mountain safely.

Launched on Saturday in conjunction with Backcountry.com, the service is available in Salt Lake City and Park City, and functions through Uber’s traditional interface, allowing you to order drivers to your location through its simple smart phone app.

But, with the new service, powderhounds can now request an “UberSki” which will bring you an all-wheel drive vehicle equipped with a ski and snowboard rack to hold your gear.

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The new service will charge a $4 surcharge to normal UberX and UberXL base fares, but allows users the freedom to request a ride at anytime without having to worry about bus schedules and get delivered to any resort on the Wasatch Front range (this includes Alta, Snowbird and Park City, among others).

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