Ski Equipment Hire
We stock a range of hire equipment for ski courses. These items can be ordered online during the booking process, or contact us asap before your trip.
Technical Touring Kit Hire
- Avalanche transceiver £8 daily hire or £40 weekly hire
- Shovel and probe set £4/day or £20/week
- Avalanche safety package (all items above) £12/day or £60/week
- Harness with sling and karabiner £4/day or £20/week
- Ice axe £4/day or £20/week
- Crampons £4/day or £20/week
- Full ski safety package (all items above) £20/day or £100/week
Ski and Boot Hire
Skis, bindings, skins and harscheisen/ski crampons (these usually come supplied as a package) and also boots can be hired if necessary. Please contact one of our recommended hire shops at your course base and order them well in advance – let them know your objectives plus your ski level, and they will advise the best setup for your needs. On a number of our trips to more out-of-the-way locations, no local hire is available – therefore, any ski rental equipment should be taken from home: see trip info sheets for more info. Expect to pay approx. 200 Euros per week to hire touring skis/bindings/skins/harscheisen/poles, or 250 Euros a week also including boots.
Braemar Mountain Sports For destinations where ski hire is not available locally, you can hire touring kit in the UK from Braemar Sports and they will courier it to you.
Sanglard Located next to Grand Montets cable car station, close to our hotel and the best place for Haute Route hire.
Objective Meije The best shop in La Grave, for BC weeks and ski touring courses.
Intersport Briancon Useful for Haute Durance and Val Claree – NB Ski Touring kit is in “Other” category!
Arbries – Queyras
Monnet Sports Possibility for Queyras and Monte Viso ski tours.
Loutou Sport The most convenient place for Queyras and Monte Viso ski tours.
Action Sports For Haute Maurienne ski trips.
Die Börse The best shop for all our Austrian ski trips.
Bayard Sport Convenient for Bernese Oberland and Tour Soleil ski trips – shop number +41 27 924 84 84
Follomi Sports – alternative for tours starting in Brig, Saas etc.
La Haute – as above, a bit nearer the station!
Ski At Home For Western Bernese Oberland/Wildstrubel area.
Willy Sport For Albula and Ortler ski trips.
Zurbriggen Sport The best choice for Swiss 4000m’s ski courses.
Sport Walter Useful as a Silvretta ski trip backup.
Tromso Outdoor Opening times 9.00-18.00 daily. NB If you plan to hire kit in Tromso, then you must arrange flights so that you arrive early enough to collect kit before the evening briefing, as there will not be time to pick hire kit up on Saturday morning (ie an early start is required!)