Snowberry
Ski Equipment
Hire

Your ski equipment is the most important part of your skiing holiday . . . .

Snowberry is widely regarded as one of the best ski hire shops in the World. With litterally 1000's of different models to choose from, our world renouned bootfitting service, a host of all inclusive extras, all topped of with some of the best technical staff in the ski industry - what more could you ask for!

And what's more we not only have the best gear in Val d'Isere, we also have by far the cheapest like-for-like prices.

Select Skis or Boards from -

Our Adult PREMIUM Skis / Boards

All new equipment this season for those that want to ski on the best.

Adult ECONOMY Skis / Boards

Our compromise price option.

'DEAL BREAKER PACKS' from €45 / 6 days

The cheapest prices in Val d'Isere while still offering way better choice and way younger equipment.

JUNIOR Skis / Boards

By far the best ranges, choices and quality of Junior gear available in Val

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and don't forget our 'FREE' Extras & Services

- Exclusive to Snowberry -

Overnight Ski Storage

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Free Damage Insurance

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Unlimited Changes

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Mid-week Servicing

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No-quibbles Refunds

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Unlimited Changes

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Mid-week Servicing

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No-quibbles Refunds

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Recommended by the following:

Our BOOTS & BOOTFITTING

For this reason we allow YOU to choose the age and the ability level of your equipment, and therefore YOU choose the price point!

Top Tip

We have almost 1000 pairs of brand new skis for the 2018 season, spread over more than 120 different models.

Our Analysis Process

EXCLUSIVE TO SNOWBERRY

Our Premium Gear is exclusive to Snowberry as we are the only shop that replaces all its skis and boards every year with NEW equipment.

We have almost 1000 pairs of brand new skis for the 2018 season, spread over more than 120 different models.

That's more new MODELS than a lot of shops buy skis in total!

You cannot compare prices from other websites with our Premium Range as it neither corresponds to the age, the levels or the model choice.

BOOTS & BOOTFITTING

Why bother buying boots, when rental boots can be this good?

There's no argument about it, your boots need to fit and there's a lot more to that than just "what's your shoe size?" We've always been fanatical about rental bootfitting but in the last couple of years we've taken our bootfitting to a whole new level.

  • - every foot is personally measured and analysed -
  • - boot model is individually selected for optimum fit -
  • - over 60 different models to choose from -
  • - every boot is fitted with an orthotic footbed -
  • - we use 3 different types of orthotic -
  • - each boot is personally fitted -
  • - we educate eeach skier on ski boot protocol -
more about Snowberry Bootfitting

ANALYSIS PROCESS

Why bother buying boots, when rental boots can be this good?

There's no argument about it, your boots need to fit and there's a lot more to that than just "what's your shoe size?" We've always been fanatical about rental bootfitting but in the last couple of years we've taken our bootfitting to a whole new level.

Read more . . . .

MODEL SELECTION

Proper boot-fitting starts by stabilizing the foot and limiting the dynamic mobility of the foot which is the main limiting factor when trying to fit boots correctly. To do this we put orthotics in every boot – free of charge!

It is absolutely correct to say that you cannot fit a ski boot correctly unless you first stabilize the foot using an orthotic. It just cannot be done.

Read more . . . .

SKIER ORTHOTICS

Proper boot-fitting starts by stabilizing the foot and limiting the dynamic mobility of the foot which is the main limiting factor when trying to fit boots correctly. To do this we put orthotics in every boot – free of charge!

It is absolutely correct to say that you cannot fit a ski boot correctly unless you first stabilize the foot using an orthotic. It just cannot be done.

Read more . . . .

Our ADULT SKIS

We have 5 different ability levels of adult skis available from beginner to special expert. So you choose your ability level and then the age and price point of your skis by selecting Premium, Economy or Budget ranges. We won't fob you off with 8 year old stock that really should have gone to in the bin years ago!

Top Tip

Always rent the newest equipment that you can get hold of. It makes a huge difference to your skiing. Equipment that is more than 3 seasons old is past its sell by date, will have lost its liveliness, the edges will be blunt and the bindings are potentially dangerous!

Ski age matters . . . .

Special Expert

EXCLUSIVE TO SNOWBERRY

Our Specialist Expert skis really are the very best of the very best out there, these are what the real pros ski on. To give you plenty of choice, we have very wide range of models but we don't have many in each size so if you want these skis get in quickly - you won't find them in other shops!

Weeks' experience: 20+ weeks' experience

Choose from:

  • Premium - all new skis for this season
  • Economy - our compromise price range
  • Budget - the cheapest ski hire in Val d'Isere

Please note:

You cannot compare prices from other websites with our Special Expert Ski Range as it neither corresponds to the age, the levels or the model choice.

Advanced Expert

FOR ACCOMPLISHED SKIERS

Our Specialist Expert skis really are the very best of the very best out there, these are what the real pros ski on. To give you plenty of choice, we have very wide range of models but we don't have many in each size so if you want these skis get in quickly - you won't find them in other shops!

Weeks' experience: 20+ weeks' experience

Choose from:

  • Premium - all new skis for this season
  • Economy - our compromise price range
  • Budget - the cheapest ski hire in Val d'Isere

Please note:

You cannot compare prices from other websites with our Special Expert Ski Range as it neither corresponds to the age, the levels or the model choice.

Intermediate Advanced

SKIING DEVELOPMENT PACKS

Our Specialist Expert skis really are the very best of the very best out there, these are what the real pros ski on. To give you plenty of choice, we have very wide range of models but we don't have many in each size so if you want these skis get in quickly - you won't find them in other shops!

Weeks' experience: 20+ weeks' experience

Choose from:

  • Premium - all new skis for this season
  • Economy - our compromise price range
  • Budget - the cheapest ski hire in Val d'Isere

Please note:

You cannot compare prices from other websites with our Special Expert Ski Range as it neither corresponds to the age, the levels or the model choice.

Lower Intermediate

SKI PROGRESSION PACKS

Our Specialist Expert skis really are the very best of the very best out there, these are what the real pros ski on. To give you plenty of choice, we have very wide range of models but we don't have many in each size so if you want these skis get in quickly - you won't find them in other shops!

Weeks' experience: 20+ weeks' experience

Choose from:

  • Premium - all new skis for this season
  • Economy - our compromise price range
  • Budget - the cheapest ski hire in Val d'Isere

Please note:

You cannot compare prices from other websites with our Special Expert Ski Range as it neither corresponds to the age, the levels or the model choice.

- Select from the following ability levels -

Piste Carving All Mountain Frontside Freestyle Park See the skis Prices

Beginner

LEARN-TO-SKI packs

Our Specialist Expert skis really are the very best of the very best out there, these are what the real pros ski on. To give you plenty of choice, we have very wide range of models but we don't have many in each size so if you want these skis get in quickly - you won't find them in other shops!

Weeks' experience: 20+ weeks' experience

Choose from:

  • Premium - all new skis for this season
  • Economy - our compromise price range
  • Budget - the cheapest ski hire in Val d'Isere

Please note:

You cannot compare prices from other websites with our Special Expert Ski Range as it neither corresponds to the age, the levels or the model choice.

- Select from the following ski types -

Piste Carving See the skis Prices

Our JUNIOR SKIS

For this reason we allow YOU to choose the age and the ability level of your equipment, and therefore YOU choose the price point!

Top Tip

We have almost 1000 pairs of brand new skis for the 2018 season, spread over more than 120 different models.

Advanced Expert

EXCLUSIVE TO SNOWBERRY

Our Specialist Expert skis really are the very best of the very best out there, these are what the real pros ski on. To give you plenty of choice, we have very wide range of models but we don't have many in each size so if you want these skis get in quickly - you won't find them in other shops!

Weeks' experience: 20+ weeks' experience

Please note:

You cannot compare prices from other websites with our Special Expert Ski Range as it neither corresponds to the age, the levels or the model choice.

Intermediate Advanced

EXCLUSIVE TO SNOWBERRY

Our Specialist Expert skis really are the very best of the very best out there, these are what the real pros ski on. To give you plenty of choice, we have very wide range of models but we don't have many in each size so if you want these skis get in quickly - you won't find them in other shops!

Weeks' experience: 20+ weeks' experience

Please note:

You cannot compare prices from other websites with our Special Expert Ski Range as it neither corresponds to the age, the levels or the model choice.

Beginner Intermediate

EXCLUSIVE TO SNOWBERRY

Our Specialist Expert skis really are the very best of the very best out there, these are what the real pros ski on. To give you plenty of choice, we have very wide range of models but we don't have many in each size so if you want these skis get in quickly - you won't find them in other shops!

Weeks' experience: 20+ weeks' experience

Please note:

You cannot compare prices from other websites with our Special Expert Ski Range as it neither corresponds to the age, the levels or the model choice.

Our SNOWBOARDS

For this reason we allow YOU to choose the age and the ability level of your equipment, and therefore YOU choose the price point!

Top Tip

We have almost 1000 pairs of brand new skis for the 2018 season, spread over more than 120 different models.

Intermediate Advanced

EXCLUSIVE TO SNOWBERRY

Our Specialist Expert skis really are the very best of the very best out there, these are what the real pros ski on. To give you plenty of choice, we have very wide range of models but we don't have many in each size so if you want these skis get in quickly - you won't find them in other shops!

Weeks' experience: 20+ weeks' experience

Choose from:

  • Premium - all new skis for this season
  • Economy - our compromise price range

Please note:

You cannot compare prices from other websites with our Special Expert Ski Range as it neither corresponds to the age, the levels or the model choice.

- Select from the following ski types -

All Mountain Freestyle See the boards Prices

Beginner Intermediate

EXCLUSIVE TO SNOWBERRY

Our Specialist Expert skis really are the very best of the very best out there, these are what the real pros ski on. To give you plenty of choice, we have very wide range of models but we don't have many in each size so if you want these skis get in quickly - you won't find them in other shops!

Weeks' experience: 20+ weeks' experience

Choose from:

  • Premium - all new skis for this season
  • Economy - our compromise price range

Please note:

You cannot compare prices from other websites with our Special Expert Ski Range as it neither corresponds to the age, the levels or the model choice.

- Select from the following ability levels -

Freestyle See the skis Prices

Junior Boards

EXCLUSIVE TO SNOWBERRY

Our Specialist Expert skis really are the very best of the very best out there, these are what the real pros ski on. To give you plenty of choice, we have very wide range of models but we don't have many in each size so if you want these skis get in quickly - you won't find them in other shops!

Weeks' experience: 20+ weeks' experience

Please note:

You cannot compare prices from other websites with our Special Expert Ski Range as it neither corresponds to the age, the levels or the model choice.

- Select from the following ski types -

Freestyle See the skis Prices

Kids Boards

EXCLUSIVE TO SNOWBERRY

Our Specialist Expert skis really are the very best of the very best out there, these are what the real pros ski on. To give you plenty of choice, we have very wide range of models but we don't have many in each size so if you want these skis get in quickly - you won't find them in other shops!

Weeks' experience: 0 weeks' experience

Please note:

You cannot compare prices from other websites with our Special Expert Ski Range as it neither corresponds to the age, the levels or the model choice.

- Select from the following ability levels -

Standard See the skis Prices

Snowberry Streetside
Mon - Thurs: 8:30am - 12-30pm / 2.30pm - 7.00pm
Fri: 8:30am - 7:00pm and Sat - Sun: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm

Snowberry Slopeside:
Mon - Thurs: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm and Sat - Sun: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm

CONTACT US / LOCATION

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Example - Kastle FX 95 HP - but we have over 120 other models to choose from

2018 Premium Skis / Boards - 'EXCLUSIVE' TO SNOWBERRY

Snowberry are the only shop that we know of that replaces ALL its equipment every year to create a whole NEW park - all skis, boards and boots. No other shop, certainly in Val comes even close to this.

It makes such a difference to ski on new eqiupment. With skis and boards the newer it is the better it responds, the more life it has and the sharper the edges will be. And most importantly your bindingd will be safer - the springs are newer and more accurate and the binding will not rip out forcing you to walk down the mountain and miss a days skiing.

Models available

over 120 Models

EQUIPMENT AGE

ALL NEW FOR 2018

Ability Levels
  • Special Expert
  • Advanced Expert
  • Intermediate Advanced
  • Lower Intermediate
  • Beginner
  • Model name

    2018 Premium Skis / Boards

    Snowberry are the only shop that we know of that replaces ALL its equipment every year to create a whole NEW park - all skis, boards and boots. No other shop, certainly in Val comes even close to this.

    It makes such a difference to ski on new eqiupment. With skis and boards the newer it is the better it responds, the motre life it has and the sharper the edges will be. With boots the firt is snigger and the flex is responsive. With bindings they are safer, the springs are newer and mors accurate and the binding will not rip out forcing you to walk down the mountain and miss a days skiing.

    Ski types available:

  • Special Slalom Skis
  • Special Giant Slalom Skis
  • Special Piste Racecarve Skis
  • Frontside All Mountain Skis
  • 50/50 All Mountain Skis
  • Backside All Mountain Skis
  • Specialist Off Piste Skis (upto 108mm)
  • Model name

    2018 Premium Skis / Boards

    Snowberry are the only shop that we know of that replaces ALL its equipment every year to create a whole NEW park - all skis, boards and boots. No other shop, certainly in Val comes even close to this.

    It makes such a difference to ski on new eqiupment. With skis and boards the newer it is the better it responds, the motre life it has and the sharper the edges will be. With boots the firt is snigger and the flex is responsive. With bindings they are safer, the springs are newer and mors accurate and the binding will not rip out forcing you to walk down the mountain and miss a days skiing.

    Ski types available:

  • Special Slalom Skis
  • Special Giant Slalom Skis
  • Special Piste Racecarve Skis
  • Frontside All Mountain Skis
  • 50/50 All Mountain Skis
  • Backside All Mountain Skis
  • Specialist Off Piste Skis (upto 108mm)
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  • Beginner - Learn 2 Ski

    Soft flexing skis designed specifically for beginners make it easy to tip the ski over on the edge to initiate a turn and collapse easily into a skid or plough, also giving you plenty of time to correct your mistakes before they react. Watch out for other shops putting beginner skiers on old downgraded advanced skis - it's downright dangerous.

    Weeks' experience: for 0-2 weeks' experience

    Ski types available:

  • Piste Carving Skis
  • Lower Intermediate

    Once you reach the stage where you are happy for a few hours on your own, without an instructor, you need to step your skis up a level too. Our lower intermediate skis are shaped to encourage the transition from skid to carve yet still allow you to break out of the end of the turn when you need to and are soft enough to let you get away with the inevitable wobbles.

    Weeks' experience: for 1-8 weeks' experience

    Ski types available:

  • Piste Carving Skis
  • Frontside All Mountain Skis
  • Intermediate Advanced

    At intermediate advanced level, skis are designed to engage quickly in the turn and hold on to the carve but at the same time they will allow you a bit of a skid where you still need it, especially at the end of the turn. These are the skis to push you to perfect your carving technique.

    Weeks' experience: for 6-15 weeks' experience

    Ski types available:

  • Piste Carve Skis
  • Frontside All Mountain Skis
  • 50/50 All Mountain Skis
  • Advanced Expert

    Advanced/Expert level is where skiing really starts to become fun and the different disciplines separate quite distinctly, with skis to match. High end piste skis hold on to the carve for grim death while at the other end of the range All Mountain Backside skis are wide, soft and floaty for plenty of flotation in softer, deeper snow or long and stiff as befits a crud-charger.

    Weeks' experience: for 12+ weeks' experience

    Ski types available:

  • Slalom Skis
  • Giant Slalom Skis
  • Piste Racecarve Skis
  • Frontside All Mountain Skis
  • 50/50 All Mountain Skis
  • Backside All Mountain Skis
  • Special Expert

    Our Specialist Expert skis really are the very best of the very best out there, these are what the real pros ski on. To give you plenty of choice, we have very wide range of models but we don't have many in each size so if you want these skis get in quickly - you won't find them in other shops!

    Weeks' experience: 20+ weeks' experience

    Ski types available:

  • Special Slalom Skis
  • Special Giant Slalom Skis
  • Special Piste Racecarve Skis
  • Frontside All Mountain Skis
  • 50/50 All Mountain Skis
  • Backside All Mountain Skis
  • Specialist Off Piste Skis (upto 108mm)
  • 2018 Premium Skis / Boards

    Snowberry are the only shop that we know of that replaces ALL its equipment every year to create a whole NEW park - all skis, boards and boots. No other shop, certainly in Val comes even close to this.

    It makes such a difference to ski on new eqiupment. With skis and boards the newer it is the better it responds, the motre life it has and the sharper the edges will be. With boots the firt is snigger and the flex is responsive. With bindings they are safer, the springs are newer and mors accurate and the binding will not rip out forcing you to walk down the mountain and miss a days skiing.

    Ski types available:

  • Special Slalom Skis
  • Special Giant Slalom Skis
  • Special Piste Racecarve Skis
  • Frontside All Mountain Skis
  • 50/50 All Mountain Skis
  • Backside All Mountain Skis
  • Specialist Off Piste Skis (upto 108mm)
  • Ski types available:

  • Piste Slalom Skis
  • Piste Giant Slalom Skis
  • Piste Racecarve Skis
  • Frontside All Mountain Skis
  • 50/50 All Mountain Skis
  • Backside All Mountain Skis
  • Specialist Off Piste Skis
  • Ski types available:

  • Piste Slalom Skis
  • Piste Giant Slalom Skis
  • Piste Racecarve Skis
  • Frontside All Mountain Skis
  • 50/50 All Mountain Skis
  • Backside All Mountain Skis
  • Specialist Off Piste Skis
  • A new era in ski rental

    WHY SNOWBERRY?

    Our ski choice is just one area where we do it totally differently from everyone else.

    Elsewhere you pay the same price whether you're one of the lucky ones who gets one of the very few pairs of new skis or one of the unlucky ones who gets kit that's a long way past its sell by date. We don't think that's fair!

    We believe if you want new skis you should be able to book them and be guaranteed to get them, and if you are prepared to compromise on older skis you should get a cheaper price - so that's the way we do it.

    Likewise, with boots and bootfitting, we're horrified how little importance (none!) other shops place on getting it right. It's quite simple, if your boots are wrong you might as well forget it! With other shops, if you're lucky they just might measure the length of your feet but many don't even bother with that.

    At Snowberry we carry out a full eight point, four dimensional foot analysis, and that's before we use our expertise to select not just the right size but the right shape as well from our range of over 60 different boot models.

    On top of that there's our fantastic staff (almost 400 season's of experience between us), our two huge and superbly-located shops and all of our unique, innovative and exclusive "Snowberry Extras" designed to make your ski hire experience - and your whole holiday - as perfect as possible.

    Ski shops are NOT all the same.


    A new era in ski rental

    RENTAL DONE RIGHT

    Who said ski hire should consist of:

  • waiting at a freezing cold bus stop to get to the hire shop
  • standing in a long queue waiting half an hour or more before anyone even approaches you and then not understanding a word they say
  • feeling disappointed and a bit cheated when you're handed a scratched up pair of skis that aren’t really what you wanted and have obviously seen better days
  • being asked your size and handed a pair of boots as if you were at the local bowling alley
  • being told it's a busy week so your 5 year old can't have a helmet
  • hardly being able to ski at all because the boots you are given are actually 2 sizes bigger than your feet
  • asking to change your skis and being told that will cost 15 euros extra, or even worse just that they have no skis left so you can't change at all
  • being served by a spotty 18 year old who seems to know a lot less about skis and skiing than you do
  • Not at Snowberry!

    We've looked at all of this, and everything else, that's wrong with the way ski hire has "traditionally" been done and then looked at how it SHOULD be done. And that's what you will find at Snowberry.


    Excusive

    OUR GEAR

    Of course our equipment is what it's really all about, and we certainly believe that it's our job and our responsibility to make sure you get the very best and most suitable equipment for your time on the slopes.

    Once again we've bought way more rental kit than any other shop in town - in fact probably more than most of them put together.

    We don't buy cheap rental versions. We don't put intermediate skis in our advanced categories to keep our costs down. We don't window dress with a few shiny, new skis which hardly anyone is ever going to get. And we don't buy second rate brands that no-one every heard of or chain store own brand models either.

    Nor do we mislead you by telling you our skis are "top quality", "recent", "high end" or whatever. And we certainly don't con you by showing you pictures of the latest models and hiding "or similar" in the small print only for you to find that the "similar" model you are give on arrival is nothing like the ski you hoped for in style, quality or age. Ok, it has a bendy bit at the front and a bit you stick your feet in the middle, but that's where the similarity ends!

    Rent from Snowberry and we give you the choice of this season's new skis, last season's ones or our two season old budget kit - STILL newer and in better condition than the stuff you will end up with from a lot of shops in town. YOU choose how old your skis are, and the price of course matches!


    Exclusive

    BOOTS AND BOOTFITTING

    Boots and bootfitting has been one of our specialties for more than 25 years.

    Horrified by the traditional approach to rental boots - "What size are your feet? There you go!" - we have taken it upon ourselves to show the industry how it SHOULD be done.

    Our rental bootfitting procedure, systems and expertise now put most sales bootfitters to shame. Actually, why shouldn't they? Whoever decided that although they would spend time and effort (sometimes hours) fitting boots for people who wanted to buy, rental was just a question of getting a pair of boots on your feet and getting you out of the shop?

    The way we look at it is that whether you're renting or buying your boots, they're going to be doing exactly the same thing, so they need to fit in exactly the same way.

    Over the years we have been developing and fine-tuning our rental bootfitting process to the level it is at now. Far from more or less throwing boots at people which sadly is what far too many shops do, we have developed an eight point, four dimensional analysis procedure.

    But it doesn't stop there - after all there's no point in analyzing feet properly if you then just shove them into the closest thing you have to a boot that MIGHT fit!

    We carry over 60 different models of adult boots so that we can match your boots as closely as possibly to the overall shape of your foot and lower leg. This means we take into account not just your foot LENGTH, but all sorts of other aspects including width, achilles, instep height, foot stability, ankle, toe box shape, calf and so on. Only by matching the overall shape of the boot as closely as possible to the overall 4D shape of your feet can we achieve a successful boot-fit.

    It doesn't even stop there - as a worldwide first in rental bootfitting we are now equipping our rental boots with not one but three different types of skier orthotics to provide the optimum support, stability, comfort and performance.

    We now select not only your boots, but also the orthotics (you might call them footbeds) we put into them depending on the size, overall 3D shape, stability and what we call the "strength" of your feet.

    Our exclusive rental bootfitting process is now at a level where not only do people say they have never had comfortable hire boots until they rent from us, they are now saying they won't bother buying their own boots because they won't ever be as good as ours.


    Exclusive

    Every skier needs an orthotic

    It is safe to say that every single skier, beginner to expert, needs some sort of sports orthotic in their ski boot.

    The human foot is an extremely complex structure. It's dynamic in character and constantly changes its shape, volume, height and length as you weight and unweight it.

    So how on earth are you supposed to fit this foot – with no fixed shape or length - into the fixed confines of a hard plastic ski boot without it being at best uncomfortable and at worst excruciatingly painful?

    The easy answer is with difficulty! However, your bootfitter can limit this dynamic behavior of the foot by placing an orthotic underneath it, helping it maintain a constant shape and size.

    Sounds simple but it works.

    Skier orthotics support and stabilise your feet inside your boots, limiting the dynamic behavior – shape, length, height, volume change – and allowing us to choose a shell shape and length that closely resembles that of your foot.

    Remember that every boot model has a slightly different shape so only certain models are suitable for certain feet.

    Only by using an orthotic can we fit you in the correct shape and size of boot.

    It is absolutely correct to say that you cannot fit a ski boot properly without first addressing foot instability issues.

    Other benefits

    The orthotic also has many other benefits relating to comfort and ultimately performance.

    By supporting and stabilising the foot an orthotic will help to reduce foot movement in the boot which can cause rubbing and bruising. Blood flow is also improved resulting in warmer toes.

    A supported foot has better contact with the boot and ski resulting in better feeling and control and it also improves body alignment - all of which lead to better performance.

    If you have hired ski boots elsewhere in the past you may very well have experienced at least some of the following problems -

    PROBLEM your foot moves inside your boot

    PROBLEM you tend to over tighten the front clips of your boots

    PROBLEM you sometimes suffer from cramping under the foot

    PROBLEM your forefoot goes numb especially when skiing hard

    PROBLEM you suffer from cold feet

    PROBLEM you get rubbing on your inside ankle bone

    PROBLEM your foot continually aches and hurts

    PROBLEM you get bruising on your shin

    PROBLEM your toes hit the ends of your boots

    PROBLEM you find it hard to control your skis

    PROBLEM your ski tips wobble when you travel straight

    PROBLEM you find edging difficult

    PROBLEM you’re getting blisters

    PROBLEM you have a bunion

    A proper skier orthotic can transform both your comfort and your performance. No other shop in Val uses them in their rental boots.

    WE ARE THE ONLY SHOP IN EUROPE TO PUT SUPERFEET ORTHOTICS IN EVERY BOOT

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