If you don’t have your own ski equipment we recommend you hire in Méribel rather than at home before you travel. Méribel has some of the best winter-sports shops in Europe, and you will have a much greater choice here in the resort. The staff in the ski shops are excellent at finding the equipment that is right for you and the perfect fit and size can make all the difference to your skiing, and importantly if you want or need to change any parts of your set-up you can do so easily.
If you are renting any equipment we can help you ensure that you get the best fit and service. We can reserve your ski equipment for you in advance of your arrival to reduce your time in the ski shop and maximise your time on the slopes. And if you have any particular request for a certain brand or type of equipment we can source this for you before your arrival.
We can arrange ski fitting in the chalet although we tend to find that visiting the shop gives you greater choice of kit. It is very helpful if you can give us as much detail as possible about your equipment requirements so that we can ensure the shop is ready for your arrival.
Typically they will need to know: height; weight; shoe size; ski ability level and age for children.
We do recommend that all children should have helmets – most of the ski school will insist on this for children age 13 and under. We are also seeing increasing numbers of adults wearing helmets – safer skiing can only be a good thing so we do recommend them for all.
Buying locally also makes sense. Most of the ski shops will let you test different skis free of charge if you then buy them. Boots are best bought mid week and custom fitted. With some shops you can go back for adjustments and refits for the natural life of the boot.
Let us know your ski equipment requirements and we will be only too happy to sort everything out for you in advance of your arrival.