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Ski and Snowboard hire [season/short-term]

In Zurich, I believe this store near Hubertus tramstop will rent skis and snowboards for the season: www.skirental-zueri.ch

There is a place not far from Basel which also does this (in Laufen) - www.sportshopkarrer.ch - I've used them before and they're very good.

Any other recommendations? Season hire is usually excellent value and you have the option to either return the skis or buy them out after a period.
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Old 16.11.2006, 11:00
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season]

Time Out in Uster by the Greifensee (post code 8610) is also very good with helpful staff, many of them English-speaking. You can rent for the entire season.

http://www.sportshop-timeout.ch/miete.html

They are also open till 8pm every Friday, from 15th November to 15th March.
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season]

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In Zurich, I believe this store near Hubertus tramstop will rent skis and snowboards for the season: www.skirental-zueri.ch

There is a place not far from Basel which also does this (in Laufen) - www.sportshopkarrer.ch - I've used them before and they're very good.

Any other recommendations? Season hire is usually excellent value and you have the option to either return the skis or buy them out after a period.
Hey Lob

Thanks for the tip. Am I understanding it correctly from their english price list that i can rent skies and boots for the season (one week after easter) for less than 300 franc? (Promotion Ski 198CHF and Comfort Boot 100CHF)
http://www.skirental-zueri.ch/557.html

That seems like really good value. I think i'll take this up for my first season of skiing over here.
Also what happens if a ski or boots breaks (somehow) whilst during the season. are you insured against this?

Cheers
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Old 16.11.2006, 13:46
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season]

I rented about 3 year old skis (but still decent) for CHF150 and brand new boots for CHF110 at SportsXX (downstairs in the Migros) on the 13 tram line. Insurance against breakage, loss, theft, etc. was an extra 10%. I thought it was a nice value.
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ski hire in Basel

My son is going on a ski-ing trip with his school in Jan '07.As he has not been before I am not willing to spend lots of money kitting him out.Is there anywhere in Basel/Basel land that I can hire stuff from? It will be for 2.5 days. Also could anyone tell me if these places hire everything or just skis and poles. And,lastly when should we get it sorted?

By the way we don't have a car.

Thank you for any help

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Re: ski hire in Basel

Karrer are near you, see the first post in this thread
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Re: ski hire in Basel

Thank you for that. That will teach me not to try and do too many things at once! Will they kit you out with everthing or just the "hardware" so to speak? Sorry if these are very stupid questions but trying to get my son shopping is worse than going to the dentist.
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Re: ski hire in Basel

I know they rent boots and skis and do have clothes too; it's quite a big place.
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Re: ski hire in Basel

Thank you for the info, looks like I am spending Saturday shopping woo-hoo!!
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Old 29.11.2006, 17:49
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season]

If you're heading to a resort for a few days, consider finding out the name of the sports shops at the resort before you go, then call ahead and book the kit in advance: you'd be surprised how affordable the shops there can be. Outside the cities prices are lower and most people already have their own ski gear. Often last seasons styles are massively reduced. Particularly reasonable are the small shops often found below or above a ski-lift, and the local knowledge on conditions, routes, bars(!) etc. can be invaluable. And you're contributing to the local economy

For those in ZH, there's a place at the end of the Oberdorf near the Jazz Baragge, diagonally across from our friendly Armani store, who do good waxings, service etc. Can't remember their name but they're a friendly and affordable crew.
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season]

I will remember that for when I am brave enough to take to the slopes. As he is going with his school everything has to hired before hand. I didn't know if I have left it too late - If he has so wear pink skis than so be it!

Thanks for the info though.
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season]

Sport Trend Hinwil
Closed Monday, So if you pick up the skis Fri Eve for 1 day rent (Sat) take them back Tue morning 3 days rent for 1. As for kids hire a lot of shops do very good deals for the season,

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ski hire in Zurich

Does anyone know where i can hire skis, preferably for the whole season, in Zurich?
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Old 20.11.2007, 23:07
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Re: ski hire in Zurich

This is rare. There is shop in Gotthardstrasse Thalwil (the main shopping street) that does this. The business is in the cellar of clothes shop...
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Re: ski hire in Zurich

I have no connection to this place, and in fact know nothing about it or its service, but would be interested to know if anyone else does have experience with the shop. It is located in Zurich (8003).

http://www.skirental-zueri.ch/
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Re: ski hire in Zurich

If you're willing to catch a train out to the outskirts, Ochsner Sport have a ski/snowboard rental place out at Regensdorf.

Price-list and address on this PDF - sorry, looks like its just in German.
http://www.ochsnersport.ch/modules/h...ski_german.jpg

I used them last year for my season's snowboard rental, and got pretty decent service and advice from them, which was quite useful for me as a complete beginner.
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Does anyone know where i can hire skis, preferably for the whole season, in Zurich?
If you have a particular ski resort in mind the hire shops in resort will usually rent you whatever equipment you need for the whole season at a considerable discount from the daily rate. They'll also store and maintain it for you.
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season]

I'm going to go skiing for the first time soon, probably at Flumserberg and have read on their website about the numerous places to rent gear. From what I can work out it would be approx 39CHF for skis (doesn't mention poles?) and 19CHF for boots for the day - so 60CHF total. I don't think this is too bad, but does anyone have an opinion? Are there much cheaper places in town?

Given that the first time I go will be the first weekend in Feb, and I will maybe go 5-6 times between now and easter (going to try every weekend) I'm not 100% sure on the season rental. Do they discount the season rental for hiring part way through?

Also, I know at the Intersport near Flums they do discounts for hiring for several days? Presumably these are consecutive days only. It would be great to arrange to hire for 5 times, and then do 5 Saturdays running (for example) - but I'm presuming nobody offers this?

Any advice? Thanks.
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season]

I rented skis for the season from the place AbFab mentioned - It's called Ski Rental Thalwil, and it's within easy walking distance from the Thalwil bahnhof. About daily rental, their website shows for two days it's 50 CHF for skis (poles are included) and 25 CHF for boots. I don't know if they do just one day.

If you go or call, ask for Jo - He's a nice guy and also speaks good English You could ask him about the possibility of partial season rental.

Have fun!
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Re: Ski and Snowboard hire [season]

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I'm going to go skiing for the first time soon, probably at Flumserberg and have read on their website about the numerous places to rent gear. From what I can work out it would be approx 39CHF for skis (doesn't mention poles?) and 19CHF for boots for the day - so 60CHF total. I don't think this is too bad, but does anyone have an opinion? Are there much cheaper places in town?

Given that the first time I go will be the first weekend in Feb, and I will maybe go 5-6 times between now and easter (going to try every weekend) I'm not 100% sure on the season rental. Do they discount the season rental for hiring part way through?

Also, I know at the Intersport near Flums they do discounts for hiring for several days? Presumably these are consecutive days only. It would be great to arrange to hire for 5 times, and then do 5 Saturdays running (for example) - but I'm presuming nobody offers this?

Any advice? Thanks.

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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