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Echo Base Ski Hire, Chamonix - Les Praz

English speaking ski & snowboard hire close to the Flegere Lift

Echo Base is a fantastic little ski hire shop on the main road in Les Praz and is run by an English-speaking team. Located next to the parking area in the village and very close to the bottom of the Flegere lift, the shop is in a great spot for all your ski and snowboard hire needs.

Their aim is to excel in providing the best ski and snowboard rental and service to their customers, adding value to your stay in the Chamonix Valley.

Echo Base's services include: Ski and Snowboard equipment rental, retail, servicing and repairs. Pick-up/drop-off and accessory retail.

Their Fleet includes: VIP, Piste, Carving, Freeride, All Mountain, Women-specific skis and kids skis. They also have pro snowboard kit, economy packs, off-piste kit and some touring equipment is available.

Echo Base stock snowboards suited for all levels from absolute beginner to pro-level freeride hero! Having ridden the Chamonix Valley for many winters they know what works and can advise you accordingly, and they pride themselves on matching or bettering any other rental outfit in the Chamonix Valley, on quality and price.

Their snowboards are provided by Nitro Snowboards in regular camber for those of you who love the pop, with rocker for those who like to play and gullwing and flat camber for those who want the best of both worlds. If at any time you want to try something new, just swing by their shop in Le Praz and they'll set you up with something different.

From high-quality Silver Skis and very special Gold and VIP Skis; they have the ski that will get you through your first turns, carving up the piste, blasting through the powder or simply cruising blues to the cafe... Prices are not based on ability, but on your budget. You'll be able to find the right tools for the job and to suit your pocket.

Gold and VIP standard skis are some of the finest skis in production: Working with ski partner Whitedot Skis they can provide you with the latest freeride, all mountain and freestyle skis as used on the Freeride World Tour. If handmade, unique skis, made to the highest standards right here in the Chamonix Valley are your thing, then Echo Base are the only ski hire store where you can rent and test Idris Skis.

Opening hours 

  • Saturday to Monday: 08;30 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 18:30
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 08:30 - 12:30 and 15:30 -18:30
  • Wednesday: Closed all day


  • Suppliers of
  • Avalanche Safety Kit
  • Bags & Backpacks
  • Equipment rental
  • Gear Delivery Service
  • Helmets / Protective wear
  • On Piste equipment
  • Servicing & Repairs
  • Skis & Boots
  • Snowboards & Boots
  • Parking
  • Public car-park (outdoor)


  • Activities
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ski Touring
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Address
  • 1501 Route des Praz
  • 74400