Ski Hire in Chatel
There are many different ski hire shops in Chatel ranging from good value on-line options with Ski Republic, Skimium, Sport 2000 and Intersport through to smaller independent stores such as Germain Sports and Charles Sports.
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 resort free bus service which will get you around Chatel easily enough. That said as Chatel and the adjoining resort of Chapelle-d'Abondance are strung out along the main road you should do your research carefully and choose a shop that is handy for where you are staying.
Ski or snowboard rental in Chatel
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(s).
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 stores (see map below):
- Charles Sports: Route de Thonon in the very centre of Chatel (see photo).
- Sport Evasion: Located at No.332 Route Pré la Joux right by the Linga lift station.
- Ski Services: Located at 1206 Route du Petit Chatel next to the Petit Chalet gondola station.
- La Bechinge Sports: Located in the Résidence MGM, Route de la Bechigne.
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 'Premium' category of rental equipmentThe top category of rental equipment available through any holiday company is the 'Excellence' category (which we price below). However, if you book directly through the SKISET website there is a more expensive 'Premium' category available for those that have to have the best no matter the extra cost. Brands featured in this category include: Lacroix, Black Crows, Kastle, Exonde and Blizzard.
Skiset Ski and Snowboard Prices in Chatel
|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||£46||£55||£68||£82|
|Skis, Poles & Boots||£61||£73||£91||£109|
|Snowboard & Boots||N/A||£73||£91||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||£29||£29||£37|
|Skis, Poles & Boots||£39||£39||£49|
|Snowboard & Boots||N/A||N/A||£49|
Location of Skiset stores
- Cable Car
- Chair lift
- Drag lift