Where is the Best Val Thorens Ski Hire?

If you’re thinking of renting ski and snowboard equipment on your next ski trip to Valtho, here’s a round-up of all the different options to choose from. Stores also may rent out additional gear, like snowshoes, helmets, and toboggans.

Snowboard Rental Val Thorens

Frequently, you’ll only see rental stores offering ‘ski hire’ or ‘ski equipment’. Don’t worry. Whilst skiing is the dominant sport, all stores will offer snowboard rental too. That means you’ll also get given boots and a helmet. The team in store will be on hand to properly fit your equipment, regardless of whether it’s skiing or snowboarding you’re doing.

Choose from the following ski rental shops:

Gold Goes to Our Partner: Skiset Rental in Val Thorens

Hear us out! We’ve picked it as the best Val Thorens ski hire store because we love the service Skiset provides our customers.

We particularly love the use of 3D model-generating technology that creates images of your feet. This means that boot fitters can better understand your feet, your range of motion, and the requirements you have for a great fitting boot.

Skiset has been doing its thing for 20 years; finding experts who love the mountain to help you find excellent equipment that will give you a safe and optimal ride.

Skiset has five stores in Val Thorens:

  • Goitschel Sport 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Snowberry

Skiset stores are available in a multitude of destinations across Europe and the USA. There are 800 stores, with at least one found in each destination that we currently can build trips for. This means that when you create your own trip, you can easily choose from a wide selection of options available from Skiset. The entire booking is made easy, and you’ll be sent details of your ski rental just before your trip.

Coming in Second: Chamois Sport Val Thorens

One of two very close runners-up for as the best Val Thorens ski hire shop is Chamois Sport store. The store has been running for 25 years. Christophe heads a team of gear specialists who can help you out with renting or purchasing kit. 

You can rent the following items at the store:

  • Back Protection
  • Helmets
  • Ski Boots
  • Ski Poles
  • Skis
  • Sleds (Toboggans)
  • Snowboard Boots
  • Snowboards
  • Snowshoes

You can purchase the following items at the Chamois store:

  • Back, wrist, and knee protections
  • Gloves
  • Goggles
  • Hats
  • Helmets
  • Ski poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Technical Underwear (made of technical synthetic materials for warmth and comfort)

The store also offers a workshop space where you can wax and sharpen your skis or snowboard. Ski waxing starts at €10 euros and snowboard waxing starts at €12.

Call or email Chamois Sport for more information: +33 (0) 4 79 00 21 21 

info@chamoissport.com. Find them at Rue du Soleil, Chamois d’Or Residence, 73440 Val-Thorens.

Book your gear online now for discounts of between 20% and 55%. The store offers a lowest price guarantee for rental in Val Thorens. If you find skis cheaper elsewhere, they will refund the difference. Not bad at all.

Bronze Goes to: Sport 2000

Renting with Sport 2000 gives you the opportunity to really tailor your ski rental to all the different styles and levels of ski.

The rental shop provides different skis for the following age groups:

  • Babies. For babes aged 3-6 and up to 3.95ft who are just starting out.
  • Juniors. For children between 3.95ft and 5.25ft who are brand new to the sport, or have a few years under their belt.
  • Teens. If you child is aged between 14 and 17 and does the Alpine trails pretty well, Sport 2000 can provide a variety of different gear options.
  • Adult beginners (blues). Equipment is designed to help you turn and stop with ease.
  • Adult intermediates (reds). For adults that are confident on the slopes, this level of equipment is designed to help reduce effort of the skiers or boarder and perform smoothly.
  • Adult intermediate to advanced (blacks). This equipment is very technical, allowing for intermediates to continue to master their skills with equipment designed to boost performance. Choose between narrow or all mountain skis.
  • Adult expert (blacks). Choose from a variety of skis for your needs including competition and off-piste.

Sport 2000 promise an easy collection and drop off service, as well as professional industry advice on what’s best to rent. They encourage trying out equipment through their store, rather than buying something that doesn’t quite fit.

Sport 2000 hold great brands like Atomic, Salomon, Head, Dynastar, and Rossignol, meaning you’ll be trialling some of the latest equipment on the market. Discover them online to learn more.

All About The Best Fit: Zenith Ski Shop Val Thorens

Whilst every foot is different, its safe to say that every boot is not. Zenith Ski Shop are on a mission to fix that. They’ve been working on fitting boots for over 30 years, so if you’re looking to make a purchase in resort, head to Zenith for an excellent service.

Getting a good understanding of your foot is the first move that Zenith make, taking under analysis your length, width, arch, and strength of your foot. 

Choosing and fitting a boot doesn’t happen in one go; Zenith encourage you to come back after your first few runs to help fine tune your fit.

It’s not just their own boots they can help you out with. The store takes pride in problem-solving ill-fitting or uncomfortable boots purchased anywhere. They will help you sort out the soles of your skis and make sure you’ve got technical socks that allow your foot to breathe and move just the right amount. 

Visit them if you’re experiencing issues like:

  • Cramps
  • Pain in the medial malleolus
  • Knee pain
  • Shin pains or shin friction
  • Pain in the metatarsal heads
  • Cold feet or poor circulation
  • Friction burn
  • Bulbs, bunions, or calluses on the soles or sides of your feet

We Also Like: Intersport Val Thorens

Book your ski or snowboard rental in advance before heading down to Intersport in Val Thorens. Whether you are at beginner, intermediate, or expert level, Intersport guarantees to find the correct gear that provides a comfortable fit. The store also offers up to 50% off typical prices in Val Thorens when you book online.

You can also rent heated slippers and the shop offers a great maintenance service for gear.

Intersport’s ski shop Cheval Blanc operates from 8:30am to 8:30pm daily and the team, run by Sacha, can be contacted on + 33(0)479000744.

Rent the following equipment from Intersport Valtho:

  • Skis
  • Snowboards
  • Miniskis
  • Sledges
  • Boots (for both ski and snowboard, adults and children)
  • Heated slippers(!)

We’d Also Recommend: Ski Technic Val Thorens

This store prides itself on a quick and easy turn around; no long questionnaires and stacks of paperwork. Instead, Ski Technic focus on fitting you up and sending you on to the mountain asap.

They offer gear rental for both ski and snowboard. All rental packages come with helmet and boots as standard.

Additionally, you can rent out snowshoes, snow blades, and sledges.

Find it on Level -1 one of the gorgeous Fahrenheit Seven hotel. For help, email them at skiboutique@fahrenheitseven.com.

For Fantastic Customer Service: Skimium

Skimium prides itself on having a network of 350 stores across 250 resorts in the Alps, Pyrenees, and the Massif Central. They aim to stock the latest premium brands and equipment, and have partnered with some of the best. They also offer discounts to holders of Decathlon cards.

The rental chain has 4 stores:

  • Oh Shop
  • Skiloc 2300
  • Peclet Ski Service
  • Altiloc 2300

The different stores offer a range of services including:

  • Gear rental
  • Sledge hire
  • A repair and servicing station for gear
  • Lockers
  • Back-country gear rental
  • Bootfitting

Book online via their website to save up to 60% on rental this season.

For Excellent Value Gear: Ski Republic

Benefit from free cancellation with Ski Republic, if you cancel up to 24 hours before the start time of your rental (though be careful, some fees cannot be refunded).

The stores for Ski Republic in Val Thorens are:

  • The newly opened Peclet Ski Republic
  • The Ski Republic Chamois Sport partnership store 

Ski Republic sells:

  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Technical clothing

Check out a range of great deals including group discounts and early bird reservation.

Whatever You Choose, Book In Advance to Lock in A Good Deal

We’ve picked out the Best Val Thorens ski hire stores we think you should head to, but we get there’s quite a few to choose from. Whoever you go for, booking as far in advance as possible can save you big bucks.

For an easy solution to all this, you can individually select and rent gear for each person when you create and book any trip with WeSki online. Discover more on our website now.

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