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Old 15.11.2009, 23:05
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Re: [Affoltern am Albis, ZH]Snowboard Rental

I'd just like to pass on a tip to anyone who's wanting to hire skis/boots/poles for the season......at a very reasonable price.
We took a trip to Laufen yesterday to www.sportshopkarrer.ch and got a fantastic deal. The staff were really helpful and friendly and most of them spoke English.

It cost us less to hire the whole lot from them for BOTH of us (for the season) than it would have cost for ONE of us at Intersport!

We took our car, but for anyone who doesn't have a car.......the shop's about 100yds from the railway station.
(One tip though......don't go on a Saturday if you can help it, it was packed with families all wanting to get kitted out.)

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Old 16.11.2009, 14:56
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

I would always recommend renting from a location that is convenient, especially if you have problems and need to have something exchanged. This should be included in the total rental costs.

This place does have much lower prices, but I would not travel that far to rent ski's. Especially as the only ski rental I do is for my son and generally he needs to be with me to hire the kit.

Therefore ideally you would rent at the ski location but this would be too costly (unlesss you get a season hire at the only resort you will ski at), so you take a small risk that you might have to do a one-day hire at the resort if something breaks.....
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Old 17.11.2009, 14:01
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

I agree.....obviously the closer the place to your house, the better, but the difference in price was so great (considering we were both hiring the whole kit) that it was still well worth it to travel the 40 mins it took us.....even if we have to go back to change something. Which we won't of course, since we were so well-fitted. (Says she.....crossing fingers and toes!)

And......from the amount of ZH registered cars in their carpark a lot of other people were prepared to travel that extra distance for the cheaper price. (And they can't ALL be Scottish!)
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Old 15.01.2011, 15:28
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

Anyone know of anywhere in thalwil or Nearby where we can hire kids skis for the season as someone told my wife of a good place but she can't remember the name of it. Not sure if it's the same place previously mentioned.
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

I've rented from this store on the main street in Thalwil for the season and it worked out great:
http://www.ski-rental.ch/
They have kids skis too. Enjoy!

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Old 17.01.2011, 19:23
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

Many thanks

I have also been told that migros sports just up the road from sihlcity also rent skis so I'll be checking them out too.
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

Can anyone tell me where I can hire (if anywhere) skis is Basel. I know that a Laufen shop has been posted before, but is there anywhere in the city?
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

Am interested too - want to hire cross-country skis and boots (and poles) for a season. And would prefer to skip the trip out to Laufen if possible.
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

Biff and Adrianlondon, the pistes of the Neuchatel Jura are now ready for you and so is your free B&B- it was a winter wonderland today
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

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Biff and Adrianlondon, the pistes of the Neuchatel Jura are now ready for you and so is your free B&B- it was a winter wonderland today
Too late, Biff's now been introduced to the delights of dowhill skiing in Engelberg. And she swears she'll work on Adrian over dinner tonight with a view to giving it another try

And I haven't even suggested the free B&B at our place yet...
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

Ahahaha no fight here. I love downhill too - been skiing since I was about 18 months old I took up snowboarding aged 50, and cross-country aged 60. Sadly my injured knee will never allow me to do telemark
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

This thread is being derailed. Like a beginner cross-country skier.

So ... season ski/boot hire in Basel. Anyone?
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

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This thread is being derailed. Like a beginner cross-country skier.

So ... season ski/boot hire in Basel. Anyone?
I think, given that I've never heard of anyone finding such a thing, and the lack of any answers here, that the answer is no. _Everyone_ I've known in Basel who rents for the season does so from the Laufen shop.
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

For comparison, and in case anybody in the Neuchatel area is looking too, here is the price list for Siberia shop in La Brévine. Excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly. She will do the half-day rate from 11.45 (instead of 14.00), and the pistes start opposite the shop, with a car park.

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Tél : 032.935.13.24
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½ jour 1 jour Par jour Suppl.
Semaine 7 jours
½ saison 2 mois
Saison 4 mois
Ski de fonds Randonnée
100-140 cm enfants 10.00 15.00 7.00 35.00 60.00 85.00
150-170 cm enfants 10.00 15.00 7.00 35.00 60.00 100.00 180-210 cm
adultes 15.00 25.00 10.00 60.00 100.00 150.00
Ski de fonds Skating Mini 8.00 12.00 5.00 30.00 60.00 90.00
Juniors 145 à 165 cm 20.00 30.00 10.00 75.00 90.00 150.00
Adultes 170 à 195 cm 25.00 35.00 15.00 110.00 180.00 250.00
Raquettes à neige
Adultes 10.00 5.00 35.00
Enfants (petites raquettes) 4.00 2.50 18.00
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

Hello all,
We want to get some skis and boots for the season, but cant work out wether to buy or rent. What is the quality and prices like when you rent??
We are sand beginners and not really sure where to start.....
Thank you
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We are sand beginners and not really sure where to start.....
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Quality of rentals usually very high, no need to worry, and you can rent for the season. Try intersport which is everywhere ...
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

Thank you, we have looked at buying but is looking at over 1500chf what would be the going rate for a seasons renting??
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Thank you, we have looked at buying but is looking at over 1500chf what would be the going rate for a seasons renting??
Anywhere from about 350 CHF to 650 CHF and beyond depending on whether you're hiring brand new gear or gear that's already been used for one season, and depending on the gear that you hire - beginners' gear is obviously cheaper.

We have got our children ski hire from Athleticum
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