7 November 2014 from Nikki in 'Tips''

Ski republic

Ski holidays should be a pleasant experience but let’s all admit they are less relaxing than beach holidays! With so many things to organise, especially on family ski holidays, the first few days quickly become stressful and exhausting rather than enjoyable. Once you’ve sorted out ski gear and ski passes for everyone, ski school for the older kids and childcare for the younger ones and worked out where everything is and how it all works, you might well feel like you need another holiday! One great way of saving time and stress is by pre-booking ski equipment online before you leave. Read on to find out why.

Understanding skiers’ needs

There are, of course, many companies offering ski rental online so we decided to take a closer look at what is on offer. We scoured the internet and came up with what we think to be a pretty good all-round ski hire service. The ski hire company Ski Republic seems to really understand what you want, need and expect from your ski hire. When you read their “manifesto”, you really feel that you would be well taken care off on your ski holidays. This is what Ski Republic believes in:

  • We believe in the people's right to affordable ski hire.
  • We believe in our customer's right to friendly service and to be welcomed with open arms every time.
  • We believe all individuals deserve to be provided with the best equipment available.
  • We believe in checking the equipment of every man, woman and child for safety and performance.
  • We believe everyone is entitled to a free helmet if they require one.
  • We believe in the strictest standards of boot hygiene, utilising special insoles at all times to avoid any suspicious smells.
  • We believe that faster access to the equipment from our shops promotes greater joy in the lives of the people.
  • We believe that our skiing expertise and passion should help our customers to get the most from their ski rental.

Ski Republic

Ski hire in the best French ski resorts

Ski Republic have ski hire shops in over 45 of the best French ski resorts in the Alps and the Pyrenees from exclusive ski resorts such as Courchevel, Val Thorens in the Three Valleys (Trois Vallees) and Val d'Isere and Tignes in the Espace Killy to great family ski resorts such as Alpe d'Huez and Les Deux Alpes. Ski Republic promise to help make your ski holidays as stress free as possible with a panoply of extra services.



The secret’s in the service

What Ski Republic offer is a wide choice of services that make them stand out from the crowd.

  • Damage/theft and cancellation guarantee*.
  • Multi-ride ski and snowboard swap and change service allows you to change your equipment if you want to make the most of great powder or deal better with bad snow conditions!
  • Overnight storage service in their shops which are located near the lifts and slopes meaning no lugging your (and your kids’) equipment across town!
  • Midweek service option allows you to enjoy the slopes on perfectly maintained skis or snowboard.
  • Multi-ride sledge/snowshoe swap and change service allows you to take a day off if you fancy having some fun off the slopes.
  • Snow guarantee means you get your money back if the lifts are closed or there’s no snow so you can pre-book without having to worry about weather and snow conditions.*
*subject to terms and conditions

Discount ski hire at its best

Ski Republic offer a very generous 50% discount when you pre-book your ski hire online. However, their generosity doesn’t stop there! If you’re on a family ski holiday you can get an extra 5% off standard prices when you add a child’s pack (kids, junior or junior competition range) to any ski hire order containing at least one adult pack! If you’re skiing with a group of friends, it gets even better! Ski Republic offer an EXTRA 10% off standard prices for groups of 6 people or more. For groups of 10 people or more, you can get a tailor-made quote in advance by emailing their customer services: commercial@ski-republic.com

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With all our great tips and advice and with the help of Ski Republic, your ski holidays this year could be almost stress free!

from Lucy on 10 November

To test - have had some very varied experiences so am keen to try someone new

from Graham on 18 November

used these guys last year in Alpes d'huez - nice guys in the shop

Being lucky enough to have parents who were crazy about skiing, my love for the mountains started when I was 4 years old on our first family ski holiday to Austrian ski resort of Obergurl. One ski holiday a year was never enough and tears rolled down my face as I looked out the back window of the car on the drive down the valley on the way home!