Equipment hire in Chamonix
Ski & Snowboard Rental
We work with a number of local ski and snowboard suppliers in Chamonix, so no matter where you’re staying there is a hire shop nearby. You can book online and collect from the shop in person or, if you’re staying in a chalet, a couple of the shops can deliver to your door. Booking in advance online also means you can save up to 50% off the price, and most of the shops have online booking systems that are open all year. Alternatively pick up a voucher from us on arrival and take it to the shop to get a discount.
Local Chx is a ski and snowboard shop in Chamonix Sud, staffed from 8a to 8pm, non-stop every day. You can collect your kit from their shop or have them deliver it to you at your chalet at a pre-arranged time. Best of all they offer a 30% discount for all Mountain Base customers. When you choose your ski gear online, make sure that you select "Mountain Base" from the list of tour operators when you get to the checkout to benefit from the discount.
128 Place Edmond Dessailloud (right opposite the Mountain Base office in Chamonix Sud) MAP
Opening times - 08:00-20:00 non-stop every day
Rent from Local CHX (30% discount)
Bertrand and Pierre at Cham’Sports have four ski hire shops in the centre of Chamonix, with an impressive range of skis and snowboards from all the best known brands. If you book via the link below, you will benefit from a 20-30% discount depending on the time of season you’re skiing. Check whether you are staying in Chamonix Sud (south), Centre, or Nord (north) before booking so you rent from the closest store to your accommodation.
ChamSport CENTRE - 120 place du Poilu (opposite the Saturday market) MAP
ChamSport SUD - 92 place Edmond Desailloud (just round the corner from the Mountain Base office) MAP
ChamSport MUMMERY - 28 impasse des primevères (across the road from Satsuki restaurant) MAP
ChamSport NORD - 432 rue Joseph Vallot (opposite the Savoy piste) MAP
Monday-Friday: 08:15-12:45 / 15:30-19:00
Saturday-Sunday: 08:15-19:00 non-stop
Rent through Cham’Sport (20-30% discount)
Open 7 days a week O'SHOP offers you a great choice of ski and snowboard equipment from all the leading brands. Their friendly team will be happy to advise you on the type of equipment you need, which are their favourites slopes and where to find the best snow.
Handy extras such as cancellation insurance, delivery service and rental of off-piste safety equipment make them a great choice for your ski and snowboard hire - they also stock a good range of accessories such as gloves, hats and ski masks. Plus they hire out ski clothing for and rent avalanche safety gear too.
87 Place Edmond Desailloud (in the main square of Chamonix Sud opposite our office) MAP
Monday - Friday 08:15-13.00 / 15:30-19:30
Saturday - Sunday: 08:15-19:30 non-stop
Rent through O’Shop (20-50% discount)
Sanglard Sports is something of a Chamonix institution, with a rich history dating back to 1924. As a result they pride themselves on making sure you get the best models from each manufacturer and that equipment is well maintained. They have two shops, one in the centre of Chamonix with parking and the other at the foot of the pistes at Grands Montets, which offers heated and secure lockers for rent which can store up to 4 pairs of skis and boots. If you book via the link below you’ll save between 15-50% depending on which dates in the season you’re skiing.
199 Place du Mont Blanc (opposite the Mont Blanc parking on entering Chamonix) MAP
98 Chemin de la Glacière Argentiere (at the bottom of the Lognan cable car) MAP
Monday-Thursday: 08:30-12:30 / 14:30-19:00
Friday-Sunday (and school holidays) 8:00-19.00 non-stop
Rent through Sanglard (15-50% discount)
There are a handful of place to rent mountain bikes in Chamonix, where you’ll find bikes for the children, downhill bikes, cross country or enduro bikes, town bikes, road bikes and electric mountain bikes. There are a great variety of trails here in Chamonix and a bike to suit every level of difficulty or rider’s experience.
Located near the Aiguille du Midi lift, this bike store rents downhill, enduro, cross country, road bikes, fatbikes and children’s bikes.They also have a well stocked shop with accessories, clothing and spares for you to stock up on and they also have guides who can show you some of the local trails.
218, avenue de l'aiguille du midi MAP
Opening times: 09:00 - 12:30, 15:00 - 19:00 every day
This small bike rental and repair shop is located not far from the Savoy just a short walk from Chamonix centre. It’s run by a team of passionate bikers who know the local Chamonix tracks and trails like the back of their hand. The rent road bikes, mountain bikes, electric bikes, kids and women’s specific models or just bikes to get you around town.
404, rue Joseph Vallot MAP
Opening times: 09:30 - 12:30 and 14:30 - 18:30 & from 1st July to 15th August non stop from 09:30 - 18:30
Intersport has two stores in Chamonix for bike rental. Located just a few minutes from the sports centre, Intersport Nord has a good range of downhill, cross-country, electric and children’s bikes to rent. The other, larger store, is in Chamonix centre and has a large selection of bikes for hire and a large store attached selling clothing and accessories.
Intersport Nord - 240 route du Bouchet MAP
Intersport Pitte Centre - 12 Avenue Michel Croz MAP
Opening times: 08.30 - 19:00 every day
Mountaineering & Climbing equipment rental
Alpine adventures require the right sort of kit, the sort of kit that is often too heavy to bring from home.
This store has been open since 1934 and is a bit of a Chamonix institution. They stock a huge range of equipment and clothing for most mountain sports and pursuits, and you can hire a wide range of gear for summer or winter and even baby strollers (!), plus they can service and repair your gear.
Summer: Mountaineering boots, Crampons, Ice axes, harness, helmet, hiking shoes, backpack, telescopic poles, climbing shoes, crash pad, slackline, Mont Blanc packs, children’s climbing packs
Winter: Piste skis, touring skis, ski boots, poles, backpack, DVA pack, ABS backpack & cartridges, harness, helmet, crampons, snowshoes
104 Rue du Dr Paccard MAP
Opening times: 09:00 - 12:00 & 14:30 - 19:00 every day (non stop on Saturdays)
Concept Pro Shop
Hire the best equipment and get great advice from the staff at Concept Pro Shop, located just behind the Aiguille du Midi lift station. You can rent: Mountaineering boots, crampons, Ice axes, Harnesses, Helmets, Climbing shoes.
610, Route Blanche MAP
Opening times: 08:00 - 19:00 every day