Oh wow, Switzerland! So do you ski or snowboard? Yes, that is the first question you are likely to be asked if you live in the mighty Helvetic Confederation and ever travel abroad. Yet a lot of people don’t ski or snowboard at all, quite often the reason not to give these wonderful winter sports a go is the lack of the right equipment to do so. Granted, if you are going to hit the slopes you will need to gear up, but contrary to popular belief, you won’t need to invest a fortune in it. In fact, there are plenty of rental options scattered all over town. So now you know: not owning a pair of skies can no longer be your excuse not to become the next Alberto Tomba or, if you insist on being realistic, having some fun in the snow. Here we share with you some of the best ski & snowboarding rental shops in the area.
Sportility (Luzernerstrasse 27, Root), guarantees top quality, professional advice and offers a wide selection of high quality rental equipment. Cleanliness means everything to this shop: they use antibacterial soles and disinfect all boots every year. The gearing up process takes seconds: your height, weight and feet will be electronically measured to define the accurate z-value (initial setting binding). If you rent more than two full sets of equipment a 10% discount applies.
Boardlocal (Löwenstrasse 7, Luzern, and Dorfstrasse 43, Engelberg) offers a great variety of sporting equipment and is based in two great locations. The company runs its own snowboarding school, so make sure you check with the staff if you need some tutoring.
Stöckli (www.stoeckli.ch/ch-de/rental-filiale): this Swiss ski brand offers ski rentals all around central Switzerland. For a last minute trip you can easily book your equipment online and pick it up wherever it suits you best.
Migros SportXX (Zugerstrasse 5, Ebikon): The advantage of renting with Migros is that branches are to be found all over Switzerland and have a huge assortment of brands to choose from. You can also order your skis online and Famigros cardholders will benefit from a 10% discount for the season.
(article from our Winter magazine)