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    Ski Shop Recs: Verb & Cham

    Need to rent skis. Starting in Verbier, then moving down to Cham. Googling brings me to shit websites offering packages including snow pants & helmets...I'm not schlepping my skis from LA but will have my boots so I just need a sweet set of snowblades & poles....

    Any recs? TIA.

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    Absent any hard recommendations I will say this -
    Most Euros do not own their own skis. There will be lots of shops to
    rent skis at. With a myriad of style choices at different price points.
    But poles ? Rental poles the world over are rental poles. I bring a set of
    3 piece collapsible poles (BlackDiamond) that I can fit in a large wheeled duffle I use.

    Have fun.
    Last edited by Ski220; 11-23-2022 at 08:34 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski220 View Post
    Most Euros do not own their own skies.
    They could start with their own skis and then shoot for the stars. Then again, maybe the sky is the limit.

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    How can start? The solution for you when participating in that game every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m31a1b View Post
    How can start? The solution for you when participating in that game every day.
    I have bought crypto cheap. Now I can sell viagra online!
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

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    All the shops in Verbier are good (and expensive). Mountain Air, Number 1 and Ski Service are all up near Medran and have a good range. Here’s my 20% discount link for ski service. They give me a 10% kick back on top so I can give you a few tips if you want if you PM me.
    https://www.skiservice.com/rental/en/home/0/OLYMPIA31

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer28 View Post
    Need to rent skis. Starting in Verbier, then moving down to Cham. Googling brings me to shit websites offering is packages including snow pants & helmets...I'm not schlepping my skis from LA but will have my boots so I just need a sweet set of snowblades & poles....

    Any recs? TIA.
    Cham: I suppose that it depends on what you’re planning to ski there when you go but I had good success with Concept Pro Shop at the base of MIDI the last couple of times that I went. Was last there in 2015 so it’s been a minute and I am sure I didn’t see every shop because there are a lot, but I did a good amount of research at the time and Concept was the spot. Good selection of demo free ride/pow skis.
    Last edited by jonzo; 11-22-2022 at 09:04 PM. Reason: Clarity

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    Ha I actually own that bag. Going to Paris, Cannes and stop in Italy first so yea, I’m not dragging that shit around the world with me. Family also in tow so not exactly a fast and light trip…

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    preserving KIrby's epic post count

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    Concept Pro and INTERSPORT - ARGENTIERE (small, roadside shop before Grand Montets) both have served us well


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    As others have said. For Chamonix go to Concept Pro. It's between the Aiguille du Midi Tram and the mountainside. Walk towards the big parking lot, just next to the underpass. For buying cheap stuff. Decathlon in the middle of town and Technique Extreme.

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    Also agree with the Verbier recommendations of Mountain air (Very good but expensive) and Number 1.

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    Not much to add to the Cham recommendations above; in Verbier on a traveling light trip we rented skis and poles at Evasion Sports since I wanted to be on Stoechli skis.

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