If you're planning a ski holiday to the Alps, the getaway will probably involve a lot of time on the pistes, swishing down the slopes in your rental ski equipment and warmest clothing. But if you want to take a break from the winter sports for a little while, places like Alpe d'Huez in France offer plenty of other things to see and do, giving you a chance to learn about local history and culture.
This week sees Let's Be Guided come to Chamonix. The five-day event is the annual assembly of the Syndicat National des Guides de Montagne (SNGM) - a group of mountain guides. The week offers a variety of activities and learning opportunities, and there will also be plenty of time for networking and socialising.
It was recently announced that races originally planned for Beaver Creek in Colorado have been moved to France, following poor early-season conditions in the US.
This is actually the second World Cup racing event that's been affected by the warmer-than-expected autumn in North America. A competition in Alberta, Canada, at Lake Louise was also cancelled by the International Ski Federation.
A ski holiday can be a fabulous way to get out and enjoy some fresh air, while also enjoying the thrill of speeding downhill through fresh powder. But what if you want to become a better skier when you strap on your rental skis? Sure, practice makes perfect, but sometimes it takes a bit of extra hard work to see a real improvement in your skills and abilities.
A trip to the Alps in the winter can mean seeing some truly amazing athletes on the snow. World-class experts head to the mountains to train in their sports of choice - like skiing and snowboarding - but those aren't the only sporting events that take place at high altitudes.
For example, in January, Tignes will be hosting an indoor athletics competition. This event will bring together some of the world's biggest names in sprinting and jumping events, and is sure to provide some exciting moments.
For almost 20 years Skiset have been equipping skiers, thanks to its teams of professionals in European and North American ski resorts. Hiring ski equipment is quick and easy.
Choose your closest Skiset shop from 400 resorts within the Skiset network in:
France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Andorra, Spain, USA or Canada, by using our resort maps and then select the dates of your stay. Then choose your material from the array of state of the art skis and snowboards on offer, let us know your address and then pay.
Benefit from our well prepared, top of the range equipment and conveniently located shops – that's Skiset's commitment to you. For your next skiing holiday, don't hesitate in choosing the market leader.
It is also a partnership with the biggest accommodations brands such as Belambra, CGH, Goelia, Maeva, MMV, Pierre et Vacances, Pierre et Vacances Premium, VVF Villages and Odalys in the heart of the greatest ski areas in the world :
Trois Vallees - Espace Diamant - Espace Killy - Evasion Mont Blanc - Galibier - Thabor - Foret Blanche - Grand Domaine - Grand Massif - Grand Serre Che - Grandes Rousses - Portes du Soleil - Sybelles - Paradiski - San Bernardo - Tourmalet - Voie Lactee
Winter holidays approaching? Don't delay, hire your skis online! You wills save up to 50% on in-resort prices, depending on your dates. We have shops throughout Europe and North America – and our 800 ski rental shops can be found in 400 resorts. For each resort, a detailed map will indicate precisely where the Skiset shops are located. Trust in the professionals for the rental of your ski equipment and get onto the slopes without a fuss.
For ski rental in France, we recommend the following resorts:
St Anton - Val Thorens - Orcières Merlette - Courchevel 1850 - Arc 1950 - Les Ménuires - Méribel Centre - Les Deux Alpes - Serre Chevalier - Risoul - Montalbert - Megève - Tignes - Avoriaz - Morzine - Méribel Mottaret - Les Saisies - Valmeinier - Arcs 1800 - Alpe d'Huez - La Clusaz - Valmorel - Plagne Bellecote
For your rental SkiSet takes care of everything. Reservation is quick and easy. We pass your order on to the shop who will prepare your order in advance. Whether you want to order skis or a snowboard, we offer both adult and child packs. Skiset is made up of 800 rental shops in 400 resorts in Europe and the USA, so there's bound to be one near to your accommodation.
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At Skiset you will be welcomed by professionals who are passionate about the mountains. Renowned skiers or instructors, our advisors are best able to advise you according to your preferences, your level and also the snow conditions in resort. Located in the most convenient areas of the resorts, our shops are dedicated to the enjoyment of skiing. Depending on the range of equipment you choose to hire, you may also change your skis or try a snowboard during your stay, without any additional charge.
An accompaniment to all events and to the preparation of skiers, that's the Skiset mindset.
By choosing your skis online at skiset.co.uk, you will benefit from the best price.
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