Ski Hire in Val d'Isere
There are approximately 20 different ski hire shops in Val d'Isere ranging from budget options through to big, well-stocked shops. There are also ski hire equipment delivery options in Val d'Isere whereby your chosen ski or snowboard kit is delivered (and picked up at the end of the week) directly to your chalet or hotel.
Another great service on offer is a chauffeured pick up and return service which is run by ski hire shops like Snowberry Slopeside (see below). Simply give them a call when you are ready and they will take you to their shop and return you and kit when you are done. Please note that these delivery/pick up services will be a more expensive option but might be a more practical option.
If you are staying in a catered chalet your chalet staff may well will 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 on option there is always the very efficient resort free bus service which will get you around Val d'Isere.
Arranging ski hire in Val d'Isere - the various options
1. Snowberry 'slopeside'
Snowberry 'Slopeside' The original Snowberry outlet located at the Rond Point des Pistes (where the buses turn around after exiting the tunnel under the pistes) offers a fabulous range of top quality, new this season kit and excellent customer service. Snowberry also offer a driver service in one of their Landrovers to pick you up from your accommodation and return you after your equipment hire is completed (simply telephone 06 16 28 50 08 when in resort). Quote our promo code: 227AAZ for a 25% discount.
Snowberry consider ski hire as a top quality customer service rather than a low cost commodity. So if you like to talk to people who really know their stuff and you appreciate excellent in-shop service from boot fitting to advice on equipment then we recommend them highly. They are not the cheapest ski hire provider in Val d'Isere but they do offer the best all round ski hire experience.
2. Snowberry 'streetside'
Snowberry 'Streetside' is their latest store and offers devotees of the Snowberry brand an outlet on the main street of Val d'Isere (located next to the Hotel Kandahar). Our clients can enjoy the range of top quality, 'new this season' kit, excellent customer service and also a more budget range of skis. The Snowberry Streetside store also features a section especially dedicated to off-piste skiing and ski touring including all the safety kit (airbags, beeps, shovels, harnesses and ice axes). Quote our promo code: 227AAZ for a 25% discount. So long as you have not rented the cheapest cateogory of skis from the 'Streetside' store you can use the overnight storage service at the 'Slopeside' store if you wish.
Snowberry Boot Test Centre Launched December 2018 this is a dedicated ski boot store and totally takes the risk out of buying ski boots. Customers will have a full consultation and analysis just as they would in one of the very few specialist sales boot labs left these days, but will then be able to ski in the recommended boots to make 100% sure they are making the right decision.
Oxygene offer an in-chalet fitting service and also a fleet of 7 seater vans to ensure your group can shop together. Their well-stocked ski hire shop is on the main street of Val d'Isere in the Galerie des Cimes. Oxygene offer skis with a variety of brands and models, including this season's latest kit. You therefore have the luxury of swapping your gear whenever you want and to suit your mood, your plans and/or the snow conditions. Furthermore all their rental equipment is serviced after each return.
Mention Alpine Answers for an online discount. The Oxygene ski hire shop is also used as a booking office for the Oxygene Ski School - so it's easy to combine all your skiing or snowboarding needs in one place.
4. Tignes Spirit
Tignes Spirit operate in both Tignes and Val d'Isere and offer a high quality equipment delivery/pick up service to your accommodation. They have one base in Tignes Le Lavachet which they work out of but deliver the equipment to any of the resorts in Tignes as well as Val d'Isere. If you need to change any equipment during your week they drive to your accommodation with replacement kit. Tignes Spirit is especially good for snowboard rental with higher standard kit than other shops. They also have an extremely large range of powder and ski touring equipment (for both skiing and snowboarding). Book online for a 30% discount and quote our promo code: Alpine Answers for best price.
Whitestorm offer an equipment delivery/pick up and mobile service (within the hour response time). Established in 1998 they have a strong presence in the Tarentaise Valley area and in Val d'Isere they have a partner ski hire shop which clients can visit if there are any problems with the equipment. Quote our promo code: ALPINEANSWERS for a 35% online discount.
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.
The online booking process is very easy with no need for 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 with pdf voucher which you print and take to any SKISET shop in resort.
For each 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 to match your ability, preferred ski terrain (piste, park or off-piste) and the prevailing snow conditions.
Your ski hire voucher can be used at the following SKISET stores. See map below:
- Killy Sport: Next to the Tourist Office in the very centre of Val d'Isere. One of the best shops in the resort.
- Hotel Aigle de Neige: Situated in the 'Val Village' development. Close to the slopes and in the resort centre.
- SKISET La Daille: Situated at the entrance to the resort. Handy if you are staying in a chalet located in La Daille.
- Millet Expert Sport: On the high street just moments from the Tourist Office.
- Proshop Killy Hotel Avenue Lodge: Located under the 5 star Hotel Avenue Lodge on the high street.
Extended ski hire for 7 or more daysIf you wish to hire for 7 or more days 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 in larger resorts for those that have to have the best no matter the extra cost.
Skiset Ski and Snowboard Prices in Val d'Isere
|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||£61||£77||£93||£108|
|Skis, Poles & Boots||£82||£102||£124||£144|
|Snowboard & Boots||N/A||£102||£124||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||£40||£40||£53|
|Skis, Poles & Boots||£53||£53||£70|
|Snowboard & Boots||N/A||N/A||£70|
Location of Skiset stores
- Cable Car
- Chair lift
- Drag lift