Ski hire in Meribel
We know that the comfort of your feet is fundamental to the enjoyment of your holiday – and rental equipment really doesn't have to be a pain...
We recommend two companies in particular for their professional service, high quality equipment and exceptionally good value. In addition, both companies give Ski Basics' customers a substantial discount when booking online in advance.
At Ski Basics we strongly advise you to order your ski equipment prior to your holiday. Not only will this maximise your all-important ski time but also secure you substantial discounts of up to 35%.
However, if you do prefer to wait until you reach Meribel, your chalet manager will discuss your exact ski hire needs with you when you arrive in resort.
Renting equipment has long had the stigma of being ‘a hassle'. Staff at Freeski are trying to alter this impression. As a Ski Basics guest you will be offered a generous discount (from already very reasonable prices) if you pre-order online; for those who hire their equipment in-resort there are also significant reductions.
Whatever your level, the friendly English staff will tailor the gear to your exact needs. They stock a huge variety of equipment, from children's skis, boots and helmets to advanced ski and snowboard gear, with brands such as Scott, K2 and Salomon. Keen skiers and boarders themselves, they will always give helpful advice on current snow conditions and which equipment will best suit your style and ability.
The huge store (which also houses a great range of North Face clothing and accessories) is handily located in Meribel centre, however they will happily collect you from your chalet and return you there afterwards. Or, if you prefer to ski direct from the shop, they will drop you at the slopes and your shoes back to your chalet. That way you are guaranteed an excellent and hassle-free service, and you can get onto the snow as soon as possible! The staff also know that snow conditions change and people like to experiment. Not a problem! You're welcome to change rental equipment any number of times during your stay.
Freeride provides great service and a wide range of quality equipment at competitive prices. Ski Basics guests who choose to pre-order their equipment can save an extra 10% discount from their excellent online prices by using the special promotional code BASICS20. They also offer generous discounts for guests hiring in-resort.
Either collect your equipment from their shop conveniently located at La Chaudanne or for a hassle free service choose their mobile service which will deliver and fit your equipment in the comfort of your chalet at no extra charge. They will even collect your equipment again at the end of your holiday and you can swap equipment at any time during the week.
Freeride stocks a wide range of equipment from top brands like Dynastar, Head, Rossignol and Salomon. All equipment is checked and serviced after every rental. To ensure maximum performance skis and boards are serviced overnight using modern tuning robots and boots are disinfected and dried. For your safety Freeride also have a full range of adult and children's helmets.
Their professional team is at your service to advise you on your choice of equipment and to guide you through the range of accessories, hardware and skiwear and Freeride clients are entitled to a 10% discount on retail purchases.
Ski hire tips & advice
It is definitely worth considering hiring a ski locker for the duration of your holiday. You can avoid carrying your skis back to the chalet each evening, particularly useful if you are planning to do a spot of shopping in Meribel Centre after skiing!
Lockers are located under the Saulire bubble at La Chaudanne and can hold 3 sets of skis and boots. They are charged at around €45 per week and can be reserved in advance without a deposit.
I recently took a party of 10 to Meribel and had a slightly complicated situation where we arrived at different times over 2 days. I set this up with Gilles Vallee at Free Ski back in September. He was brilliant everything went like clockwork. We were all welcomed in the Impressive Shop like long lost friends, the expertise was excellent. The cream on the cake being. Freeski arrange to collect our Skis at the end of the week from the Chalet, which saved that horrible walk back to the Chalet in Ski Boots.Rob Lovesy – February 12, 2019
In 40 years I’ve never had such amazing service when hiring ski equipment. Bringing everything to the chalet is a such a fantastic idea. The equipment is superb, and in great condition. Nothing was too much trouble. Superb!Gaye Barraclough – February 25, 2018
Fabulous service having all the equipment ready when we arrived and also a member of staff came and doubled checked everything and altered my children’s boots.Samantha Taylor – December 23, 2018