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Old 22.01.2008, 17:00
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season]

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I just went for the first time last weekend, i rented at the hill (sorenberg) boots and skis for 53chf, poles were included too, i was also curious, as there was no previous mention of them.

I checked out one of the places in zurich, the place near the hubertus stop, they were out of skis for season rental, but would rent you new ones for the season, for half of the cost new. this would have been around 300chf, plus boots. If you want to look around, you can probably find cheaper places, and i've heard of many doing rent-to-own.

I think it also depends on how much you like lugging ski equipment around, if you go 5-6 times, maybe rental at the hill costs a bit more, but you don't have to travel with them.

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Do you remember the name of the shop? The only ones I have heard of are the ones on the Flumserberg website, which are:

Swissrent a Sport (Tannenbodenalp)
Intersport Prodalp
Intersport Tannenheim
Sport-Shop Nadig (also Tannenheim)
Intersport Gassner (Tannenboden)
Ski Service Chruz (Bergrestaurant Chruz)

The intersport ones seem to come in at slightly more than 53CHF (although did you get a snow and rail ticket to get discount?). I'd be interested to save myself a few francs if not!
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Old 22.01.2008, 19:44
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season]

If you have a halbtax or GA, and sign up for the free www.mobilbonus.ch website, which is SBB I think, you can download a voucher for 10CHF/15CHF (halbtax/GA) for Swissrent shops.

Many Railaway offers (Snow 'n Rail) offer 15% discount on ski/snowboard rental at the competitor chain, i.e., InterSport.

I have a question too. I have never rented before, do these types of stores generally include:
  • poles?
  • ski goggles (sunglasses?)
  • helmet?
I am assuming poles always come with skis, but sunglasses do not, and that a helmet costs extra. Is this correct?

And can you generally hire anti-avalanche things too? LSV these maybe called?
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Old 22.01.2008, 20:35
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I have a question too. I have never rented before, do these types of stores generally include:
  • poles?
  • ski goggles (sunglasses?)
  • helmet?
I am assuming poles always come with skis, but sunglasses do not, and that a helmet costs extra. Is this correct?
As far as I know poles come with the ski's Helmets do not and some places do provide helmets for rental too.
I don't think anywhere provides sunglasses or goggles for rental you are going to have to bring/buy your own.

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I And can you generally hire anti-avalanche things too? LSV these maybe called?
An LVS is not required unless you are leaving the marked and controlled runs. If you are a beginner then you will not be doing this.

Also you have to be aware and LVS is not an "anti-avalanche" thing. It does nothing to protect against an avalanche. It just allows you to be found sooner should you be caught in one. Taking an avalanche course is just as important as buying the safety equipment if you plan to venture outside the marked and controlled areas. Switzerland is much more dangerous in terms of Avalanche risk then many places in North America or Canada as there is less salt/moisture content in the precipitation. This doesn't allow the snow to bond together as well as in places closer to the ocean and thus allows it to slide easier.

Oh and all the avalanche safety equipment is available for rent, but usually from mountain guide offices and such rather then from your local ski rental place at the foot of the mountain.
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Old 22.01.2008, 20:50
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season]

this idea of hiring them for a season is new to me....

i prefer to buy my own board, boots and bindings, and since then they normally last me about 5 years, seems like an ok trade to have my own stuff.

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Do you remember the name of the shop? The only ones I have heard of are the ones on the Flumserberg website, which are:

Swissrent a Sport (Tannenbodenalp)
Intersport Prodalp
Intersport Tannenheim
Sport-Shop Nadig (also Tannenheim)
Intersport Gassner (Tannenboden)
Ski Service Chruz (Bergrestaurant Chruz)

The intersport ones seem to come in at slightly more than 53CHF (although did you get a snow and rail ticket to get discount?). I'd be interested to save myself a few francs if not!
I did do the snow and rail, its definitely worth it. I did a reservation online for intersport (you don't pay, just make a booking), that could be the difference, also, when i bought a snow'n'rail, i received a coupon for 15% discount, but i think it was already applied from the online reso.

As for the shop, i don't know the name, but its on Albisriederstrasse, near the Albisriederdörfli stop, and next to a UBS

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[Affoltern am Albis, ZH]Snowboard Rental

Does anyone know where you can rent a snowboard in the Affoltern am Albis area?

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Old 31.01.2008, 11:24
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Re: [Affoltern am Albis, ZH]Snowboard Rental

Inter Sport have a rental place, it's located on the left just past the turn off to Zwillekerstrasse (the one that goes under the railway bridge) if you are travelling from the Bahnhof to Kronenplatz. They have snowbords & boots for rent.
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Re: [Affoltern am Albis, ZH]Snowboard Rental

Thanks. I am not that familiar with the area we just moved to Bonstetten. I know the train station in Affoltern- by the Coop. Is it near there?
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Re: [Affoltern am Albis, ZH]Snowboard Rental

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Thanks. I am not that familiar with the area we just moved to Bonstetten. I know the train station in Affoltern- by the Coop. Is it near there?
Coming from Bonstetten you will take the first exit on the the first roundabout you come to (this is the roundabout with the car park beside it & the Angolo pizza restaurant at the other side, this area is Kronnenplatz), the road you will now be on is UntereBahnhofstrasse. The ski rental place is further up ths street on the right, there is a bike shop & garage directly opposite it. If you get to the station you will have gone too far.
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Re: [Affoltern am Albis, ZH]Snowboard Rental

We're off to try and find it. Thanks for your help
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Re: [Affoltern am Albis, ZH]Snowboard Rental

There is also the Snowboard garage in Thalwil. They are great, and cheap, very cheap. 57 Francs for 1 day board and boots.

Tip, if you hire a snowboard for 1 day, Saturday, they only expect you to bring it back on Monday. So you can go boarding on Saturday and Sunday. (at 57 francs for board and boots - two days, not bad)

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Re: [Affoltern am Albis, ZH]Snowboard Rental

If it's CHF57 for the day then why not rent for the season if you are going more than once? Renting skis, boots & poles for my son only cost CHF180 from December to April, I'm sure adults would be more expensive though.
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Hi does anyone know if there are any ski rental places near to Meilen, Looking for two adults ski's and setup and childrens snowboard and setup.
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If it's CHF57 for the day then why not rent for the season if you are going more than once? Renting skis, boots & poles for my son only cost CHF180 from December to April, I'm sure adults would be more expensive though.
Snowboard garage prices for the season are board: 350 , Boots: 150, total 500.
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Old 31.01.2008, 12:44
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Re: Ski rentals near Meilen

Why dont you have have alook on ebay or ricardo we got our skis and ski stuff of there latest models and really cheap also i think it would work out cheaper in the ong run if you own them and not have to rent them every year. Then of course you can re-sell them on e-bay or ricardo when the skis snow boards get to small for children. Happy ski-ing
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Re: Ski rentals near Meilen

Hi I've never been before!! a virgin to the ski's lol what equipment will I need to take with us? There are two adults (man and Woman) and 2 Children (1 snowboarding and 1 sledging). Cheers thank you.
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Ski Rental for the remaining season

is it possible to Rent skiis for the rest of this winter at a discounted price considering half of the season is already over. I will like to rent them for the rest of the season in one go but don't wanna pay the whole season rent. Any ideas?
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Re: Ski rentals near Meilen

If you have never been before i would advice private lessons or a ski school. You will need ski boots, skis, gloves, helmet, sunglasses, and dont forget thermal underwear under your ski outfit its very important you keep warm its not much fun if you get cold.
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

Why not check out e-bay or ricardo we bought our stuff off there really cheap and latest models we paid less for my husbands skis then you pay to rent them for the season and you can always re-sell them afterwards
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Re: [Affoltern am Albis, ZH]Snowboard Rental

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If it's CHF57 for the day then why not rent for the season if you are going more than once? Renting skis, boots & poles for my son only cost CHF180 from December to April, I'm sure adults would be more expensive though.
Thanks Lou. Will checkout the rental place you mentioned earlier. I own my own kit, but for the littleone where he needs to change the kit every year, I think it's simpler to rent, which also means if there is an issue with size etc.. you can go back and change the boots. etc..

Have to start thinking about our first trip soon

I'll be in Ischgl for my first day early December.
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