IFS has been actively involved in the winter sports industry for over ten years, with a focus on equipment dedicated to the operation of Alpine Ski areas in the United States and Canada.
As skiers ourselves, our working knowledge of the industry allows us to offer very aggressive rates and terms, and also helps us approve non-traditional transactions within the industry. IFS has relationships in place with many of the top equipment manufacturers and dealers, and we have completed transactions from Tennessee to Alaska!
We offer both operating and capital leases on new and used equipment for:
- Snow cats & snow groomers
- Automated snow making equipment
- Chair lifts & tow ropes
- RFID Ticketing
- Point of Sale equipment
- Furniture and fixtures
- Temporary structures
- Inventory financing
We often offer our clients seasonal payments, designing the optimum payment plan to match seasonal cash flow. Many of our clients choose to make five to six payments per year during their busiest times, and make no payments the remainder of the year. This cash flow freedom gives owners and operators peace of mind during those hot summer months.
Some of our resorts are a full year operation, and we have financed and leased mountain coasters, zip lines, and water parks, all with seasonal payments.
IFS is a proud member of The National Ski Areas Association. (NSAA) NSAA represents 325 alpine resorts that account for more than 90 percent of the skier/snowboarder visits nationwide. Additionally, it has 472 supplier members who provide equipment, goods and services to the mountain resort industry.