Press Release


PARSIPPANY, N.J., November 4, 2008 - With the autumn chill here, winter snow is not far behind. Avis Rent A Car today announced that through April 30, 2009, customers can save $50 on a weekly rental of a sport utility vehicle. Customers also enjoy a free ski rack and features such as fully equipped, winterized vehicles, driving directions and emergency roadside assistance to ensure that they arrive at their winter sports destination safely.

Customers looking to rent smaller SUVs can enjoy $25 off weekly rentals or $20 off weekend rates. This offer also applies to mid-size through full-size vehicles, minivans and several other car classes. Visit for more information.

"Whether it's for skiing, snowboarding, or other outdoor recreational activities, our customers tell us that half the fun is driving to the mountains in a vehicle equipped to safely reach their destination," said Becky Alseth, senior vice president of marketing for Avis Budget Group, Inc., parent of Avis. "Offering a free ski rack is just the way that 'We Try Harder' to make winter travel more convenient and memorable."

This offer is valid at participating U.S. locations within California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming; and participating Avis Ski locations in Canada.

To make a reservation, customers can visit or call 1-888-SKI-1212 and mention Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number K448100. Weekly and weekend rates require a Saturday night. Offer is subject to availability. For complete details of the promotion, including terms and conditions, visit

Avis is also the official rental car company of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding.

About Avis
Avis Rent A Car System, LLC and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's leading car rental brands, providing business and leisure customers with a wide range of services at approximately 2,200 locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Latin American / Caribbean region. Avis is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty, as ranked in the 2008 Brand Keys« Customer Loyalty Engagement Index. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR). For more information, visit