Ski Hire in Chamonix (Les Houches)
There are several different ski hire shops in Les Houches ranging from good value options with the likes of Ski Republic, Skimium and Intersport, through to smaller independent stores such as Serge Cachat Sports. back in the 1970's Serge was a famous extreme skier. These days he runs his ski hire shop which is located next to the Bellevue cable-car station.
At the other main lift station in Les Houches, the Prarion gondola, there is Battendier Sports rental store which was fist established in 1972. This store gives our clients preferential rates and also will arrange storage of equipment at their shop (no more carrying skis or walking in ski boots!). The shop can also arrange for the delivery of equipment to where you are staying. Battendier Sports has a great selection of high grade equipment from brands such as Stockli, Black Crows, Blizzard and many more.
If you are staying in a catered chalet the staff may drive you to and from your chosen ski hire shop at the beginning and end of your holiday so that you can pick up and drop off your equipment. If there is no driver service available there is always the bus.
Ski or snowboard rental in Les Houches
For the best prices (up to 45% discount from the walk-in price) and a wide range of equipment please use our online ski hire booking service. For this we have teamed up with SKISET who have the largest network of ski hire outlets across the Alps. Select your accommodation from the drop down list (see map below) to show where you are staying in relation to their store.
The online booking process is as easy as pie. There is no need to enter your shoe size, weight or height. Simply choose your 1st ski day (usually the day after you arrive in resort), the number of days you wish to hire for and what category of equipment you wish to book. On booking you will receive an email receipt for your booking with an attached voucher. Please print this voucher and present at any SKISET store in your resort.
For each quality category there are many different makes and models of skis and snowboards to choose from. The shop staff in resort will help you select the best equipment from the category you booked to match your ability, preferred ski terrain (piste, park or off-piste) and the prevailing ski/snowboarding conditions.
Your ski hire voucher can be used at the following SKISET store (see map below):
- Serge Cachat Sports: This is a small, independent store located in the Place du Telepherique - next door to the Bellevue cable-car station.
Extended ski hire for 7 or more daysIf you wish to hire for 7 or more days (perhaps you are self-driving or taking the overnight Eurostar service) then please visit the SKISET website. Their online booking system will accept bookings of 7 days or more. If you are booking in a French resort the price for 7 days hire is the same as 6 days so you can enjoy 7 days hire for the price of 6. Use this link to benefit from special rates for Alpine Answers clients: Hire periods of 7 or more days.
Skiset Ski and Snowboard Prices in Chamonix (Les Houches)
|Equipment||Economy For those who are skiing on a budget and want the cheapest kit.||Evolution Suitable for slower green and blue run skiers with 1 – 5 weeks experience.||Performance For strong, fast intermediate skiers with 5+ weeks experience. Equipment max 2 yrs (or 80 rental days) old.||Excellence For skiers who want the newest skis who enjoy high performance skiing/snowboarding. Equipment max 1 yr (or 45 rental days) old.|
|Skis & Poles||£54||£67||£81||£94|
|Skis, Poles & Boots||£71||£89||£108||£125|
|Snowboard & Boots||N/A||£89||£108||N/A|
|Equipment||Mini Kid For young beginner children who are 4 or 5 years old.||Kid For children 6 – 12 years old.||Rider Junior For experienced younger children (beyond ESF Level 3). Also for 12 and 13 year olds in France & Austria (regardless of ability).|
|Skis & Poles||£35||£35||£46|
|Skis, Poles & Boots||£46||£46||£61|
|Snowboard & Boots||N/A||N/A||£61|
Location of Skiset stores
- Cable Car
- Chair lift
- Drag lift