Ski Hire in La Thuile
There are several different ski hire shops in La Thuile ranging from good value options with the likes of Ski Republic, Skimium and Intersport, through to smaller independent stores such as Bethod Sport (see below).
Bethod Sport have a shop selling clothes and ski equipment and they also have a rental outlet which they claim is the biggest and best stocked store in the entire Aosta Valley. Their tuning workshop is equipped with the latest "WINTERSTEIGER DISCOVERY S" ski tuning machine. With its Ceramic disc and self-adjusting stone it achieves a higher quality of fine tuning for every ski and snowboard giving you the best on-slope experience.
They also have an easy ski storage facility at the base of the main lifts. Clients can rent lockers that are warm and dry where they can store their skis and boots overnight. Finish skiing at the end of the day at the base of the lifts in La Thuile and simply leave your equipment right there - ready for the next day. There is no need to be carrying it around resort, or lug it backwards and forwards from your hotel.
If you are staying at one of the hotels in La Thuile it is highly likely that they will offer an in-resort shuttle service for their guests. It is therefore a simple exercise to visit the ski hire shop of your choice to pick up equipment on your arrival.
Ski or snowboard rental in La Thuile
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 store (see map below):
- Bethod Sport: They have a shop selling new kit located at 141 Frazione Entreves (opposite the main lifts of La Thuile) and their separate rental outlet which is found inside the main lift station - the DMC Les Suches gondola.
Extended ski hire for 7 or more daysIf you wish to hire for 7 or more days then please visit the SKISET website. Their online booking system will accept bookings of 7 days or more. 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 La Thuile
|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||£56||£75||£92||£118|
|Skis, Poles & Boots||£79||£92||£119||£141|
|Snowboard & Boots||N/A||£92||£119||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||£41||£41||N/A|
|Skis, Poles & Boots||£58||£58||N/A|
|Snowboard & Boots||N/A||N/A||£78|
Location of Skiset stores
- Cable Car
- Chair lift
- Drag lift