If you are a small business owner running a convenience store, coffee shop, gas station or other similar operation, there are a lot of positives to having the lockers. They bring in people to your place of business and that can translate into sales. This is why 7-Eleven continues to increase the number of lockers the company hosts across the country.
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. Lockers Denver
The only other drawback is philosophical. Amazon Locker is a perfect example of the company’s incredible, and occasionally terrifying, ability to see a need and fill it, often at the expense of traditional jobs. This automation is ideal for busy people who don’t have time to waste, but for every little change that makes our lives easier, Amazon’s power is consolidated a little bit more. Does it sound hysterical to worry about a day when Amazon buys FedEx or controls the mail? I’m not so sure. Lockers Denver
Rebecca, I remember a previous post that a visitor found storage at the bus station, so I called to see if still available, and it is. Lockers are $3 for the first hour and $1 per hour after that. It's difficult to find storage short term because of security/liability, esp. since 9/11. If you are staying at a hotel, they will often keep your luggage for you short term. Lockers Denver