New ski rental system boosts quality: Noleggio Skiverleih Walter, Wolkenstein in Gröden
Back in the 1990s, Walter Perathoner started a small ski rental business that comprised 50 m2 of rental space and 50 m2 of workshop. In 2017, the successful entrepreneur obtained planning permission for a new 2-story building, which he had built about 100 m from his existing premises. Perathoner wanted to use his new business to improve the quality situation in Wolkenstein, so teamed up with WINTERSTEIGER to create a leading ski rental company that puts quality and customer convenience above everything else. For the ski rental side of the business, Walter Perathoner opted for Easystore Flex rental racks and store furniture in a warm timber finish, while for the ski depot the linear design of the functional Easystore lockers fitted the bill.
Open Sesame: One card for every door.
To further improve quality and convenience for his customers, Walter Perathoner decided to install an electronic access system that would control access to the ski rental area, the ski depot, and all the rest of the building. Every door is equipped with an electronic lock. Both staff and customers use a card to access the relevant building or room. All this is made possible by the Easyrent rental software, which has an interface to connect it to the access system.
Walter Perathoner also introduced the Easyrent online check-in, which accelerates the rental process and is much appreciated by customers. An additional convenience feature here is that guests do not have to drag all their gear up the stairs – they can take the lift from the basement and the ski depot with its 150 spaces up to the first floor.
Project completed in record time.
Building and kitting out, including moving the WINTERSTEIGER ski service machines, took from the end of June to the end of November – just 5 months. WINTERSTEIGER actively supported Perathoner throughout the project, for example, by organizing the purchase and laying of the flooring in the ski depot. As of this season, WINTERSTEIGER
has been working with Inform, an architectural practice based in Vorarlberg. Inform has developed a modern and practical line of products for store and rental furniture; one of its first projects was Noleggio Skiverleih Walter. WINTERSTEIGER will in future be working closely with Inform in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy in the planning, isualization, and implementation of projects.