Alpe d’Huez Ski Equipment Hire Overview
Alpe d’Huez is top ski destination in the French Alps ticking just about every box on a ski enthusiasts list. High altitude skiing, great weather conditions, extensive choice of pistes, party atmosphere and also fun activities for visiting families.
With up to 249 kilometres of pistes to explore, two large snow parks and several off-piste opportunities, Alpe d’Huez is an excellent ski destination that offers a lot of skiing opportunities for every ability level. It has a glacier and its pistes range between 1,860 metres to 3,330 metres altitude. From gentle slopes in the beginner areas outside the resort to La Sarenne, Europe's longest ski run at 16 kilometres, there is an abundance of skiing opportunities for everyone at Alpe d’Huez. The skiing atmosphere is also further enhanced by its sunny south facing slopes, with the resort often locally referred to as ‘l’Isle au Soleil’ which translates as “Sunny Island or Island in the Sun” as it receives 300 days of sunshine each year. With such a varying amount of ski terrain suited for all ski abilities, making sure that you have the right ski equipment, is the final piece of the jigsaw to ensure that you have an all-around memorable and enjoyable ski experience at Alpe d’Huez.
Over the past number of years, ski and snowboard equipment have been constantly modified to suit and cater to the myriad of ski terrain and rider ability level so when selecting ski equipment to hire, always consider your ski ability as well as what terrain you will most likely be encountering on the slopes. It's not as confusing as it sounds so don't worry if you seem to be unsure of what to go for, just be honest about your current ability levels and select the equipment that best suits it. We have addressed some of the most frequently asked questions regarding ski equipment hire in Alpe d’Huez below, feel free to contact us for any further information.
How much does it cost to hire ski equipment in Alpe d’Huez?All our ski hire prices are competitively set to reflect current ski hire rates in Alpe d Huez and the wider region. We always strive to ensure that our customers are receiving some of the best value for money offers for the ski equipment. The prices for the ski equipment can be found on our website on the ski extras page which comes up after the ski transfers page. After selecting ski hire under the ski extras page, the different pricing categories for the ski equipment will be displayed. The ski equipment is categorised according to the performance level of the products. They are put in these categories to reflect the ski ability levels of the products which are grouped as Evolution, Performance and Excellence. This is because ski equipment is generally manufactured to handle different ski terrain as well as suit the ability levels of the user; for example, the products labelled as Excellence are better suited to handle all types of ski terrain as well as deal with the sharp turns and manoeuvres of the user while the Evolution category is best suited to beginners on easy ski terrain. As such, the prices of the categories will differ to reflect the different levels mentioned above.
How to book ski & snowboard equipment in Alpe d’Huez?Ski and snowboarding equipment can be booked from any ski hire shop upon arrival at Alpe d’Huez. There are several ski hire shops dotted across the resort, from where you can secure your equipment, however, we will always recommend the easier option of booking your ski equipment directly from us as part of your holiday package. Read further for the simple steps on how to secure your ski equipment.
Can I book my ski equipment online, before my arrival to Alpe d’Huez?Sure. You can book your ski equipment online prior to your arrival at Alpe d’Huez. This is by far the easiest and most convenient method of securing your ski equipment hire. Whilst making your ski holiday booking, just simply select the ski equipment you require and add it to your order and it will be included in your overall package. That is all that is required. It is important to add that booking your ski equipment online eliminates all the time spent going from shop to shop upon arrival at Alpe d’Huez. With your equipment already secured, all you need to do is pick it up and head straight for the slopes.
Can I hire ski equipment for young children in Alpe d’Huez?Yes. You can hire ski equipment for young children at Alpe d’Huez. Ski equipment is available for young children from as early as 3 years old. If you are hiring your ski equipment through us as part of your holiday booking, the children’s products are located just under the adult equipment on the ski hire page. The prices are displayed just next to the products and the ordering process is the same as adults; simply select the required product and add it to the overall ski holiday package order.
Where do I pick up my ski equipment in Alpe d’Huez?
We have formed very trusted partnerships with very well reputed ski hire shops and operators not only in Alpe d’Huez but across the Alps. When you place your ski hire order with us, you will be given a voucher with a named ski hire shop. The voucher will have a QR code that contains the details of your order with us. Upon arrival at Alpe d'Huez, you can visit any branch of the ski shop stated on the voucher, present the voucher at the till or collection point and pick up your ski equipment.