"These guys are the kings of ski equipment - nobody in Europe or indeed in North America knows more about ski and boot rental than Jock & Susan Dun of Snowberry"

- Peter Hardy -

ski writer ( inc Sunday Telegraph ) and editor of “welove2ski.com”

SNOWBERRY

voted the BEST SKI SHOP IN EUROPE

Snowberry is widely regarded as one of the best
ski hire shops in the world . . . .

We specifically cater for 'English' speaking clients - all our 30 staff are native, we pride ourselves in our technical knowledge and our emphasis is to get you out on the correct gear so you can maximise your enjoyment of our sport.

Our prices offer unbeatable value for money whether you're looking for the newest and best kit or a cheap deal for a tight budget.

And our free extras combine to save you hours of valuable time and make us the most convenient shop for you and your family no matter where you're staying.

3 SIMPLE STEPS

to booking your ski hire

Renting your gear from SNOWBERRY could'nt be easier, all you need to do is -

STEP 1 - choose the age of the equipment you wish, either new this season, one season old or two seasons old ( by the way Snowberry are the only shop in Europe to offer you this choice as with most other shops it is pot luck how old your skis will be !!!! )

STEP 2 - choose the level of ski you wish - choices range from the most advanced skis available right down to those suitable for beginners.

STEP 3 - book your equipment using one of the 3 methods available. Every booking is personally dealt with by Susan so you can be assured of getting the right advice.

And thats it. Scroll down the website for all the relavent information or contact SUSAN for more info or advice.

STEP 1 - CHOOSE YOUR DISCOUNT

If you rent your ski equipment from SNOWBERRY you can get the best of all worlds - you can either choose the best quality and newest gear available in Val by choosing our PREMIUM RANGE - you can have a compromise by choosing our ECONOMY RANGE or you can choose the cheapest range available in available in Val by taking our BUDGET RANGE - its up to you but in each case the skis, boots and services are well above the standards offered by most other shops . . . .

PREMIUM GEAR

All Premium skis and boards are GUARANTEED brand new for the 2014/15 season, so whatever your level you’re getting the absolutely best available kit – at 25% discount all season long for advance bookings.

  • over 90 new models to choose from
  • all the latest technologies
  • guaranteed model choice
  • personalised boot-fitting
  • free SUPERFEET footbeds in every boot
  • free lift to rent your gear
  • free overnight gear storage
  • free end-of-stay equipment pick-up
  • free damage insurance
  • free junior helmets
  • no-quibbles refunds
  • open all day / every day

PLEASE NOTE - OUR PREMIUM RANGE IS OUR 'RAISON D'ETRE' AND IS EXCLUSIVE TO SNOWBERRY - NO OTHER SHOP OFFERS ANYTHING THAT COMES CLOSE TO THIS IN EITHER - RANGE, QUALITY, MODEL CHOCE, NEW EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE - DO NOT TRY TO COMPARE PRICES BETWEEN OUR PREMIUM RANGE AND SERVICE AND RANGES ON OFFER FROM ANY OTHER SHOP AS THEY ARE NOT COMPARABLE

ECONOMY GEAR

Our economy skis are last seasons PREMIUM SKIS, and are therefore guaranteed only one season old - properly and fully serviced after every rental and a great compromise in terms of price/performance.

  • over 90 new models to choose from
  • all the latest technologies
  • personalised boot-fitting
  • free SUPERFEET footbeds in every boot
  • free lift to rent your gear
  • free overnight gear storage
  • free end-of-stay equipment pick-up
  • free damage insurance
  • free junior helmets
  • no-quibbles refunds
  • open all day / every day

AS STATED ABOVE OUR ECONOMY RANGE IS LAST SEASONS PREMIUM GEAR AND HAS THEREFORE BEEN USED FOR NO MORE THAN ONE SEASON. THE SAME HUGE CHOICE OF MODELS IS THEREFORE THE SAME AND ALL OUR EXTRA EXCLUSIVE FREE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AS WITH PREMIUM

BUDGET SPORTS

BUDGET PERFORMANCE

BUDGET JUNIOR

Our budget skis are actually ONLY 2 SEASONS OLD and compare in age to the majority of other shops main ranges. So when comparing prices you will find that we are infact considerably cheaper for a far superior product range and service.

Watch out for "two for one" deals that are still much more expensive than our budget range, for way older skis.

PLEASE NOTE - OUR BUDGET RANGE IS JUST THAT A BUDGET RANGE - IT DOES NOT INCLUDE MANY OF THE FREE SERVICES THAT ARE ATTACHED TO OUR PREMIUM AND ECONOMY PACKAGES SUCH AS TRANSPORT, OVERNIGHT STORAGE AND END OF STAY PICK-UPS

TEST SKIS

A very exclusive range of skis that you won't find elsewhere, the best specialist piste carving and race skis and big off piste skis available. Join our test programme and learn all about the different ski technologies and try as many different skis out as you wish during your rental period. Fill in test reports if you wish and become an affiliated member of our test team. Our test reports are used by the manufacturers and the main stream press for writing up ski reviews. Our test programme is really only suitable for very good skiers or those that are very interested in ski technology.

  • over 90 new models to choose from
  • all the latest technologies
  • guaranteed model choice
  • personalised boot-fitting
  • free SUPERFEET footbeds in every boot
  • free lift to rent your gear
  • free overnight gear storage
  • free end-of-stay equipment pick-up
  • free damage insurance
  • free junior helmets
  • no-quibbles refunds
  • open all day / every day

STEP 2 - CHOOSE YOUR SKIING / RIDING LEVEL

Next all you need to do is choose the level of skis you want by assessing your skiing ability.

TEST SKIS

For strong expert skiers, our TEST range consists of the top, top skis available. Here you’ll find specialist models, niche brands and the best of the best that you’ve read about but never found in a ski hire shop – until now! Our test programme is ideal for skiers interested in ski technology where you can swap between skis at your leisure - skis include race, piste carving and specialist off-piste skis.

ADVANCED / EXPERT

The best of the best of the new models for the 2015 season, with options for out and out racers, piste carve skis, more versatile all-mountain models for a bit of piste and a bit of off-piste and freestyle skis for park and pipe.

Whether you consider yourself an expert or think you're not quite there yet but want the skis to give you that final push, these are the skis for you.

INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED

Always our most popular range, all our PREMIUM advanced skis are brand new for the current season and ideal both for true advanced skiers and for those who are possibly not quite there yet, but want are keen to push themselves and want a better. Also suitable for more technically advanced skiers who like to take things easy.

INTERMEDIATE

If you’ve mastered the basics and are serious about skiing and improving you need to get off beginners’ skis and onto something to help you develop your technique and learn to carve instead of skid.

That's where our intermediate skis come in - stiffer than beginner's models, they will support your weight through the turn at faster speeds. They're also designed to carve instead of skid, while still being forgiving enough to let you break out of the turn when you need to.

BEGINNER

Beginner skier need beginner' skis, not older, more advanced models which have been downgraded to the lowest price point!

Our beginner skis are proper beginners’ skis for beginner skiers, designed to help you get through the early stages and develop the basic skills. Easy to manoeuvre, light and easy turning, easy to skid and slide at low speeds.

JUNIOR PRO

New for the 2015 season, we've introduced proper race skis for advanced junior skiers or those who have grown up on skis. The 2V Race Junior is based on the adult version and is for GS style piste skiing or racing. We also have junior off-piste skis.

JUNIOR PERFORMANCE

A scaled-down version of Head’s adult race carving skis, for good intermediate to advanced junior skiers skiing on piste. For children up to 12.

JUNIOR SPORTS

Great fun, easy to use and forgiving ski for beginner and intermediate children. Street-cred with the racy graphics too!

KID

Light, easy turning and easy to manoever, the Salomon 24 Hours Junior XS comes down as short as 70 cms for children as young as 2 or 3 taking their first steps on snow.

STEP 3 - BOOK YOUR GEAR HERE - 3 DIFFERENT WAYS

THE BEST GEAR IN VAL OR THE CHEAPEST GEAR IN VAL

We offer you three different ways to book, hopefully covering everyones individual requirements.

We aim to make your booking as quick and easy as possible for you, while at the same time making sure we get all the info we need to check everything and prepare your order.

The information that we require is the minimal amount required to accurately choose and reserve the correct, and most suitable equipment for each individual. Any less info and we would be guessing and you may end up with equipment that is not ideal.

Remember that you are coming on a SKIING holiday and the correct equipment will allow you to enjoy your skiing and improve rapidly while incorrect equipment may ruin it.

PLEASE NOTE:

If you are having trouble downloading the booking form this is probably to do with the security settings on your web browser and you may need to click under the url bar to allow the download or reduce the level of security.

SKI SCHOOL CENTRE

Three of the very best ski schools under one roof . . . .

PROGRESSION SKI SCHOOL

EVOLUTION 2 SKI SCHOOL

THE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

OUR MANUFACTURERS

OUR PREMIUM SKI SELECTION 2015

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SKI SERVICING

ANOTHER POINT TO TAKE NOTE OF

Your SNOWBERRY skis are properly and fully serviced before EVERY rental. this includes base repair, edge sharpening, structuring, waxing and detuning. The difference that a good service makes to the skiability of a ski is massive. A poorly serviced or unserviced ski will litterly ruin your skiing and often skiers are unaware that there is a problem with the skis and it is not just 'their skiing'. Again SNOWBERRY is one of the few shops in Val that does this, sone shop even boasts that it services its skis 'once a month!!!'.

SAVE TIME - LESS HASSLE - MORE CONVENIENT - MORE COMFORTABLE

Think about it. We come and get you at your chalet and bring you to the shop so you don’t have to walk to us or stand in a queue for ages waiting for a bus. Once you’ve got your kit you leave it all with us – we’re just across the road from the slopes so it’s a lot easier than lugging it to and from your hotel every day. And at the end of your stay, we come and collect everything from your chalet saving you another walk, a wait in a queue and a walk back again. It’s pretty much like having a ski shop on your front door. And thats not all - our boot-fitting is legendary - and we are located right next to the slopes so ccollecting or changing kit is so convenient. And its all free . . . .

PERSONALISED BOOT-FITTING

THIS MAKES SO MUCH DIFFERENCE TO YOUR SKIING

We strongly believe in taking the time and trouble to measure and analyse your feet, selecting the boot from our range of over 60 models that is most suited to the 3D shape of your feet and then fitting the boot properly and adjusting or customising as necessary. This is the only way to get your boots right. You would be horrified how many other shops just hand you a pair of boots.

SUPERFEET FOOTBEDS

A WORLD FIRST FOR SNOWBERRY

To complete our 3D bootfitting, we equip ALL of our rental boots free of charge with Superfeet Skier Orthotics which support and stabilise your foot inside the boot, and make a massive difference to both comfort and performance. WE ARE THE ONLY SKI SHOP IN THE WORLD TO OFFER THIS

OVERNIGHT STORAGE

SO CONVENIENT AND PRACTICAL

Even if you’re staying in the centre of town, you’ll still face a longish uphill walk to the main lifts in the morning. Far easier to leave everything with us just across from the nursery slopes every evening, and pick it up in the morning. Free for people renting from SNOWBERRY DIRECT or group members with their own skis and the ONLY service of its kind in Val.

SNOWBERRY TRANSPORT

SAVE TIME AND HASSLE

Way the easiest way to get to your ski hire shop, wherever you’re staying. Give us a ring, we’ll come and get you, then we’ll take you and all the kit back to your door afterwards. Save yourself a whole load of time and hassle.

END OF STAY GEAR PICK-UPS

ITS YOUR HOLIDAY - ENJOY IT

At the end of your stay, no need to join the masses lugging everything back to the shop and queuing out of the shop to return it. We’ll come and get it, so you can make the most of your last few hours.

FREE KIDS HELMETS

THIS ONES A NO-BRAINER

Watch out for cheap deals that don’t look so cheap when your realise the helmet for your child isn’t included or, even worse, which promise a “free helmet” only to tell you when you turn up there are none left – what is your child supposed to do then? Rent SNOWBERRY Premium or Economy junior skis and we guarantee not only to give you their helmet free of charge, but we guarantee to supply one too.

FREE DAMAGE INSURANCE

DON'T GET CONNED BY THE SMALL PRINT

Skis do get damaged, it’s nobody’s fault, so we don’t think it’s fair for shops to charge you for what’s more or less just wear and tear. Some of them make you pay more than the skis even cost them in the first place! All Snowberry rental includes free damage insurance, with no excess at all. You break our skis, we give you another pair. Simple as that.

NO QUIBBLES REFUNDS

INJURY, ILLNESS, WHATEVER

If you rent from SNOWBERRY and return your hired equipment early for any reason whatsoever (even that you just don’t like skiing after all), we will give you a full refund for the unused rental period. No conditions, no small print, no admin fee, no medical report needed. If only other shops were as honest . . . .

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Contact Us

Feel free to contact us at any time, best way is by email, however if it is urgent just give the shop a ring and ask for Susan, she will do her best to handle any enquiry what ever big or small. Have a great holiday in Vald'Isere and look forward to seeing you - from everyone at Snowberry . . . .

Address

Rond Point des Pistes, FRANCE

Enqueries: 0033 (0) 4 79 41 10 61

Email: SUSAN

Shop Hours

Mon. - Thurs. 8.30am to 7.00pm

Fri 8.30am to 7.30pm

Sat - Sun 8.30am to 8.00pm