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Ski shop near Vevey?

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I want to buy, for my self and my girlfriend, ski equipment(skies and boots). Where can I find a good shop with good prices for this? We live in Vevey but I'm willing to go long way if it makes sense.

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Re: Ski shop

Ochsner Sport in the St Antoine center.

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...Where can I find a good shop with good prices for this?...
And where do you buy bread, milk and eggs in Switzerland...? Most probably where you also buy skis, namely at any shopping center. This country is easy, just open your eyes and you'll notice soon. Good luck, though!

If you're really willing to go a long way: Down town New York, Chicago, Toronto, by the end of the season, you'll do the best deals. You might think about ;-)
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And where do you buy bread, milk and eggs in Switzerland...? Most probably where you also buy skis, namely at any shopping center. This country is easy, just open your eyes and you'll notice soon. Good luck, though!

If you're really willing to go a long way: Down town New York, Chicago, Toronto, by the end of the season, you'll do the best deals. You might think about ;-)
Funny funny

Yes... some shops are close by, but what I learnt in Switzerland, especially, is that you have to look around a lot before you buy.

Going to US to buy them might not be an out of this world option if I combine it with a holiday

What I would like to get is good tips about "hidden" places where I could get better deals. I hope this makes it more clear now.

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Re: Ski shop

Is this your first ski season? I only ask because the advice is not to buy for the first season - apparently your ski requirements will change dramatically once you've got a few months' experience, so it's best to rent for at least the first season to get through the stage of using beginner skis.

I say 'apparently' because I don't personally yet know; we did our first season last winter so won't know what skis we're advised for another month or so!

Francois Sports in Bremblens (above Morges) are very helpful with rentals; not sure if they sell ski stuff too but would be astonished if they didn't.

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Is this your first ski season? I only ask because the advice is not to buy for the first season - apparently your ski requirements will change dramatically once you've got a few months' experience, so it's best to rent for at least the first season to get through the stage of using beginner skis

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Totally disagree with this unless you really have more money than sense. You can buy a set of leisure skis as opposed to sporty skis and boots that will see you through from day one until the end of season 2 or 3 or longer. By renting you will not get a set of skis designed for someone who has spent no time on skis, then followed by a set for someone with a weeks experience and so on and so forth. They will have beginner, learner, intemediate, sport, and high end at the very most, and most likely just 3 catagories is more realistic.
The perfect way to proceed is to find a shop that let's you try before you buy. You then pay nominal rental for the skis and boots and can try a few different types out. Then when you decide all the rental fees are deducted from the purchase price. Not everywhere does this, but someplaces do. Alternatively keep an eye out for test days of different manufacturers at different resorts. This of course is a more useful event when you have your first set of skis and are considering what to buy next.


Of course, you could always do the decent thing and forget this skiing mullarky and go be a man / dude / dudette and buy yourself a board....
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Re: Ski shop

This would be the first real season, I'm not a first time skier but i don't have more then 15 days of skiing.

Renting and then buying would be a good thing. I will try with Francois Sports, so thanks for that.

Regarding snowboarding... maybe next year
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Totally disagree with this unless you really have more money than sense. You can buy a set of leisure skis as opposed to sporty skis and boots that will see you through from day one until the end of season 2 or 3 or longer. By renting you will not get a set of skis designed for someone who has spent no time on skis, then followed by a set for someone with a weeks experience and so on and so forth. They will have beginner, learner, intemediate, sport, and high end at the very most, and most likely just 3 catagories is more realistic.
That's what I said, you get a beginner set to take you from nothing to the end of Season One (up to red runs, usually, assuming you live here and go fairly regularly). Then you need something with different flexibility, to help tighten up the parallel turns and so on. By Season 3 or longer, I don't intend to be skiing on the superbendy things designed to be good for slow speeds and snowploughs!

This is what I've been told by several people, 2 of whom are ex-ski instructors, and none of whom were trying to rent me skis at the time! And the ski hire shop certainly wanted to know our exact level of experience to make sure they matched us up with the right equipment.

Beginner/ intermediate/ advanced equipment sounds right to me - just saying that I was told that 'beginner' isn't the best place to buy. Anyone with tons of skiing experience want to chip in here..?

kodokan

Edit: not sure if it might make sense to buy boots, though. I know that the type of skis changes with ability, but unless you're skiing at a super high level, is there anything special about boots other than 'most comfortable'..?
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Re: Ski shop

Reds are ok for me. Not perfect from a technic perspective and I will get an instructor for that but I can handle them easily. I would say I'm a intermediate but with a lot to learn still . So buying something,at least some good boots is still a good option I think.

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Hi,

I want to buy, for my self and my girlfriend, ski equipment(skies and boots). Where can I find a good shop with good prices for this? We live in Vevey but I'm willing to go long way if it makes sense.

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Good thing you live in Vevey - go to Thonon-les-Bains on the other side of the lake. Au Vieux Campeur is a fabulous outdoor sports store with several shops around France. They really know their business because they're outdoor addicts themselves. I love them!

http://www.auvieuxcampeur.fr/
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Good thing you live in Vevey - go to Thonon-les-Bains on the other side of the lake. Au Vieux Campeur is a fabulous outdoor sports store with several shops around France. They really know their business because they're outdoor addicts themselves. I love them!

http://www.auvieuxcampeur.fr/
Thanks, this is exactly what I expect from this thread
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I want to buy, for my self and my girlfriend, ski equipment(skies and boots). Where can I find a good shop with good prices for this? We live in Vevey but I'm willing to go long way if it makes sense.

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You might want to try the guys at "One More Tandem" (onemoretandem.ch) in Lausanne. Its a second hand sport shop that has a good selection of skis in the winter. I think they should be bringing out the skis in the next couple of weeks.
It is located up behind the Olympic Museum at Ave de Montchoisi 49, Lausanne. Pierre and Jo both speak very good English (and French/German) and are very helpful.
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Thanks, I will try them too.
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...this is exactly what I expect from this thread ...
Well, in this case, there is DECATHLON, the largest sporting goods chain not only in France. The nearest one is however in Besançon.
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I would recommend SB Sports in Gland as having good choice and prices - just watch that you don't turn into the shop from the far side of the road and cross the solid white line or you could be fined.

Rent for the season if you are unsure and you can change them if they are not right. My son had brand new boots which we could then buy at the end of the season for a good price.
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Re: Ski shop near Vevey?

Try Moret Sports http://www.moretsports.ch/ in Martigny, for skis/boards etc – often cheaper than Verbier. I don’t know about renting clothes though.
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Ochsner Sport in the St Antoine center.

Altmann.
New to forum, and my first post.

Second recommendation for Altmann Sports in Vevey. We rented equipment the first couple of years, and when we found ones that we liked the best, we purchased at end of season for a discounted price. If you go earlier in season, you can ask for new and they can oftentimes provide. We found them very helpful, and they are happy to find someone who can speak English with you if you need.
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