If you'd like to put your athletic skills to the test, then there are a number of competitions that take place every summer in the Alps. One such event is the Reebok Spartan Race. This obstacle course is held in locations around the globe, including Morzine.
A holiday in the Swiss Alps doesn't need to be all about extreme sports and reconnecting with nature. While a mountaintop might be the perfect spot for activities like skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and climbing, it's also a wonderful place to relax and unwind - and in Zermatt, you'll find plenty of places to go for some of that all-important me time.
La Grave may be a small off-piste ski area in Alpe d'Huez, but it's also very popular among expert skiers thanks to its exhilarating mountain routes and uncrowded nature. But the future of the resort has been under threat for the past few years, as the old lift operator had decided not to renew its lease.
Recently, a crowd-funding campaign was started in a bid to keep the lift operating, but it has now been announced that SATA, the main lift operator in Alpe d'Huez, will be taking over the operation of La Grave's lifts from June.
If you're planning a holiday in the Alps, one destination you might be considering is Val d'Isere. This French resort is popular in the winter for skiing, snowboarding, while summer visitors love hiking, climbing, mountain biking and just enjoying the beautiful views and fresh air.
The winter months and cold weather mean that snow across the Alps is prevalent, but as the temperatures start to rise and the year progresses into the summer, many of the resorts have to close to skiers and snowboarders. But the good news for those who love winter sports is that there is actually quite a lot of glacier skiing available throughout the summer in the Alps. You just need to know where to look.
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.
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.
Check our Group of resorts pages:
Aime 2000 La Plagne | Alpbach | Alpe d'Huez | Anzère | Aosta | Arabba | Arc 1600 | Arc 1800 | Arc 1950 | Arc 2000 | Argentière | Arinsal | Arosa | Auris en Oisans | Auron | Avoriaz | Bad Gastein | Bansko | Baqueira-Beret | Bardonecchia | Belle Plagne | Borovets | Briançon | Campitello - Val di Fassa | Canazei - Val di Fassa | Cervinia | Chamonix | Chamonix-Le Tour | Champagny | Champéry | Champoluc - Monterosa Ski | Chatel | Combloux | Cortina d'Ampezzo | Corvara | Courchevel 1300 - Le Praz | Courchevel 1550 | Courchevel 1650 | Courchevel 1850 | Courmayeur - Plan Chécrouit | Crans-Montana | El Tarter | Ellmau | Engelberg | Filzmoos | Flachau | Flaine | Flims - Waldhaus | Grimentz | Grindelwald | Hinterglemm | Ischgl | Isola 2000 | Kaprun | Kirchberg | Kitzbühel | Kranjska Gora | La Clusaz | La Molina | La Rosière | La Rosière / Eucherts | La Tania | La Thuile | La Tzoumaz | Le Corbier | Le Grand Bornand | Les Carroz | Les Coches | Les Collons | Les Deux Alpes | Les Gets | Les Houches | Les Ménuires | Les Saisies | Leysin | Livigno | Madonna di Campiglio | Maria Alm | Mayrhofen im Zillertal | Megève | Méribel Centre - Les Allues | Méribel Mottaret | Méribel Village | Montalbert | Montchavin | Montgenèvre | Morgins | Morillon | Morzine | Nendaz | Niederau | Obergurgl - Hochgurgl | Obertauern | Oz en Oisans | Pas de la Case | Passo Tonale | Plagne 1800 | Plagne Bellecôte | Plagne Centre | Plagne la Roche | Plagne Soleil / Plagne Village | Praz sur Arly | Puy St Vincent | Saalbach | Saas Fee | Saint Gervais | Saint Jean d'Aulps | Saint Martin de Belleville | Sainte Foy en Tarentaise | Samoëns | San Cassiano | Santa Cristina | Sauze d'Oulx | Scheffau | Schladming | Seefeld | Selva Gardena - Wolkenstein | Serre Chevalier | Sestrière | Sierra Nevada | Sölden - Hochsölden | Soldeu | Söll | St. Anton | St. Johann in Tirol | Thollon Les Mémises | Tignes | Tignes 1800 - les Boisses | Tignes Brevières | Val Cenis | Val d'Isère | Val d'Isère La Daille | Val Thorens | Vallandry | Valmeinier | Valmorel | Valtournenche | Vaujany | Verbier | Veysonnaz | Villars-sur-Ollon | Wengen | Westendorf | Zell am See | Zermatt |
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