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Val Thorens

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In the Vanoise alpine massif, in the heart of the Savoie department, the resort village of Val Thorens culminates at 2,300 metres. Nestling in the heart of a cirque bounded by famous peaks such as the Aiguille de Péclet, the Pointe de Thorens or the Caron peak, this resort is the highest in Europe. Built from scratch in the 1970s, the resort has gradually risen to the rank of "best ski destination in the world", a title that it will win hands down in 2014. With several labels, including "Famille Plus Montagne" and the famous TOTFA (Top of the French Alps), it's a place popular with those who love sports skiing and entertainment. One of the great strengths of the resort is its ability to combine fitness and fun. Snowmobiles, ski slopes and discotheques coexist for the greatest pleasure of thousands of holidaymakers who come here to have fun every winter.


Those who come to spend their winter holidays in Val Thorens know that they are going to benefit from top-of-the-range equipment and ski in an incredible area. Twelve hotels, both 5-star and 4-star, furnished tourist accommodation, holiday villages, clubs, chairlifts, gondolas, ski lifts, lifts: there is something for every taste and every budget. Resolutely sporty, the resort's ski area, which belongs to the 3 valleys domain, covers 150 kilometres of perfectly equipped slopes. Ski lifts and maintenance: everything is at the top to allow fast and safe descents. The highest zip line in the world, only accessible on skis, is located in this area and connects the Pointe du Bouchet to that of Thorens. It is also here that you can descend the longest toboggan run in the whole of France. Car circuit, snowpark: the resort is also appreciated for other facilities that make it unique. It's impossible to get bored. Seventy-eight runs of all levels allow both amateurs and professionals to have fun while enjoying a wonderful environment. It's the perfect place to come and ski with your family. The 3 Valleys ski area links Val Thorens to Brides les Bains, the ski resort of Courchevel or Les Menuires. You will also be able to ski down the slopes of other resorts and take advantage of the Méribel ski rental thanks to our numerous offers. 


Most of the time, those who come to enjoy the joys of the resort prefer to rent their skis. It must be said that this process has many advantages: It avoids cluttering up your garage with equipment that is sometimes complicated to store and which is only used during the winter season. It eliminates the problem of transporting equipment to the resort: no more need to invest in a private car, especially if you only come for a weekend! For those who wish, it is the best way to always wear skis at the cutting edge of innovation to enjoy the whole of this great ski area. Thanks to ski hire, you no longer have to worry about the maintenance of your ski equipment. For children, it's the ideal solution until they reach their adult size. This way, you no longer have to renew your equipment annually. The Val Thorens resort is renowned for the quality of the equipment it provides to its customers. The same goes for the ski hire specialists that can be found on the spot, and in particular the Chamois Sport brand, a professional with a strong presence in the area.


At the foot of the Chamois d'or residence, the Val Thorens ski hire shop that we run is ideally located. All the amenities are available within a radius of 250 metres and make your life easy. Post office, tourist office, shopping centre, sports centre, fitness centre, slopes, ski passes, ESF, car park: everything is close by. You don't waste time to treat yourself. Enter our shop. Our team is delighted to welcome you and let you benefit from its know-how and expertise in the choice of equipment that will accompany you, whether for skiing or snowboarding, throughout your stay. Rental or purchase: it's up to you! You will find all the equipment you need for downhill skiing or snowboarding at our place. Child, adult, beginner, confirmed or expert, the depth of our range and the breadth of our brands gives us the opportunity to satisfy the desires of everyone who walks through our door.


Only 200 m from the Cascade chairlift and 50 m from the Piou Piou ESF club, the Black Ski Soleil Maverick shop is happy to welcome you in a warm atmosphere. All our team is happy to advise you in the choice of the equipment best adapted to your level. When you book online, select the Val Thorens ski resort then click on our shop. As soon as you arrive in the resort, you can collect your equipment from our passionate and professional teams. Moreover, you can park directly in front of the shop to make your arrival easier!


In the heart of the resort, come and visit our Black Ski Caron Authentic Ski shop with skis on! With direct access to the slopes, we are ideally situated to welcome you and advise you on rentals and sales. Ski equipment, textiles, ski accessories, we offer the biggest brands specialised in outdoor sports so that you can make the most of your skiing holiday. To hurtle down the slopes of the highest resort in Europe, come and discover all our quality equipment with the best value for money. 


Val Thorens is a very sport-oriented resort. In our shop, you can rent skis of all brands, adapted to your practice. We have many models with unique characteristics. Man, woman, child, small, big, medium, heavy or light: our team knows how to advise you in order to select with you the equipment rental that will allow you to ski on all the slopes of the domain in perfect safety. Boots, skis, helmets, protection: everything is planned so that you have a great time. It's the same thing if you want to hire equipment to discover snowboarding during your skiing holiday and enjoy new sliding sensations. Which skis to hire to make sure you enjoy everything this ski resort has to offer? Trust our specialists. According to your morphology and your practice, they know how to offer you the equipment best suited to your ski lessons or your outing on the slopes of one of the largest ski areas in Europe.


To make your skiing holidays perfect, don't forget to plan your numerous activities and the hire of your skis. Once you have chosen your ski passes and children's ski school lessons, push the door of our shop and come and get equipped. Freestyle, freeride, classic equipment: we have everything on our shelves and you're bound to find what you're looking for. Everything is checked and perfectly maintained. We want your stay in the cream of the Trois-Vallées area to be unforgettable! All you have to do is take full advantage of one of the best ski resorts in France. Follow the advice of our specialists and leave with the right shoes and equipment, ready to swallow the summits. We offer all-inclusive rentals that allow you to enjoy very high quality rental skis while benefiting from interesting discounts or additional discounts. To find out more, don't hesitate to contact us!

Val Thorens - Black Ski Authentic Caron

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Magasin SKI REPUBLIC Black Ski Caron Authentic Ski

Magasin relais Precision Ski

Centre Commercial Caron

101, Rue de Caron

73440 Val Thorens

Opening dates:
From Feb 1, 2021
To May 9, 2021
Opening hours:
Mon: 8.30 am - 8.00 pm Non Stop
Tue: 8.30 am - 12.30 am / 2.30 pm - 7.30 pm      
8.30 am - 12.30 am / 2.30 pm - 7.30 pm    
8.30 am - 12.30 am / 2.30 pm - 7.30 pm    
Fri: 8.30 am - 8.00 pm Non Stop
Sat: 8.30 am - 8.00 pm Non Stop
Sun: 8.30 am - 8.00 pm Non Stop
+33 (0)4 79 00 01 76


Located in the centre of the resort, come and discover our rental shop BLACK SKI CARON AUTHENTIC. Accessible either by the snow front or via the Caron gallery, our Val Thorens ski rental shop welcomes you throughout the winter season. Our team of mountain sports enthusiasts will be happy to guide and advise you in your choice of skiing equipment adapted to your level and your needs. Our team is committed to guide and facilitate our customers to feel confident in any decision regarding their Winter holiday in Val Thorens. We offer a wide range of ski and snowboard equipment from the most famous brands in the outdoor, high mountain and snow sports. We guarantee you an optimal maintenance of the rental equipment as well as boots adapted to your feet.

Our shop is spread over three floors where a wide choice of textiles and accessories are available. As soon as you arrive, Black Ski Caron immerses you in an outdoor universe and advises you to find the equipment best suited to your desires and your practice. Come and discover our offer with well-known brands such as Oakley, Millet , Poivre Blanc , Duvillard , Luhta , Tony Sailor , Smith, Giro, HMR, Reush , Hestra ... Experts in ski rental and Bootfitting, we look forward to welcoming you in the highest ski resort in Europe! See you soon in Val Thorens !


In the heart of the Belleville Valley, Val Thorens has been elected best French ski resort for the 6th consecutive time and best ski resort in the world in 2019. This resort nestled at an altitude of 2300 meters is the highest ski resort in Europe. 

At the gateway to Les 3 Vallées, the largest ski area in the world, Val Thorens gives you access to nearly 600 km of ski slopes! For your ski hire Val Thorens, trust Ski Republic ! Rent your ski equipment in our Black Ski Caron shop and take advantage of this huge playground to live unique skiing experiences. Whether you practice alpine skiing, freeride, freestyle or snowboarding, we guarantee you a successful ski holiday thanks to our wide choice of ski equipment to hurtle down the slopes of the largest ski area in the world. 

Located on the main square of the resort, in the CARON shopping mall, our Black Ski Authentic Caron ski shop is accessible on foot, by car or on skis. Less than 50m away, two car parks are available as well as the free shuttle bus stop. Located 100m from the Tourist Office (ESF offices) and opposite the ski lift ticket offices, our shop is accessible either by the snow front (Millet Expert) or directly from the shopping centre. Thanks to our partnership with the OXYGENE ski school, you will be able to book your ski lessons directly in our shop and benefit from expert advice. Once equipped, you will be able to access the entire ski area and the ski lifts thanks to the main departure point of the slopes located less than 2 minutes away.

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