Any queries you have should hopefully be answered below, but if not feel free to email or give us a call.
On the Rent Equipment page you can add an equipment package for each member of your group. Click 'Add to Order' and you will be prompted to enter the details and select accessories for the first member of your group. Once you've added that person's details their equipment will be added to 'Your order' on the right of the page.
To add equipment for the next member of your group, simply click 'Add to Order' again and enter their details. Your order can be made up of any combination of equipment packages for skiers, snowboarders and even children.
If you have a particularly large group, you may want to contact us and we'll see if we can work out a special deal for you.Back to top
When you add packages to your order you are able to enter details such as height, shoe size, weight, head size, skill level and preferred terrain for each member of your group. If you don't have those details available for everyone don't worry, you can still go ahead and book your equipment, just send us an email with the details if and when you have them. Failing that we can still organise everything on your arrival.
We supply equipment that best suits our clients needs and at the very least fits properly! Every bit of information we have will help to get you out on the slopes as quickly as possible.Back to top
There are links on the Home page and the Rent equipment page that take you to the price table so you can compare the costs of the packages and daily rates. Or simply click here to view discounted prices.Back to top
The packages are rated in terms of specification and quality; all packages include boots, bindings and snowboard or skis and poles. The following illustrates our range of packages, each offering models for abilities.
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The child packages are aimed at children who are 12 and under. In general we have found that any child that is 13 and over, generally use adult equipment due to their height, weight and shoe size, because of such, they are charged as adults. However if you are in a group or have a couple of kids please contact us and we'll work out a deal for you.
If your child is under 6 please let us know as we will certainly reduce the price for you.Back to top
We will happily hire you equipment for any length of time. We have only displayed prices for 1 to 10 days as a guide. Please contact us with your requirements and we'll get back to you with a quote. The longer you hire the equipment the cheaper the daily rate becomes.Back to top
There is no difference in cost between the two. You are welcome to change between skis or snowboards during your stay at no extra cost. Just come to the shop and we'll organise what you need.Back to top
This is no problem at all. If you want a specific ski, snowboard or set of boots please enter the details in the 'Anything else' field on the second page of the pop-up, we will do our best to reserve it for you. If we don't have the exact model in stock at the time we will give you a like for like model from another brand or upgrade you for free.Back to top
We are generally open from 7am till midnight at the weekends (far longer than any other shop in resort), so you can request a slot between these times.Back to top
When filling out information for a group we appreciate it's not always easy to be accurate. However the more precise you are the easy it is for us to bring the correct equipment. We will always carry spares to cater for any scenario but accurate information will help us to provide and quick and hassle free service.Back to top
This is never a problem,as we carry lots of sizes and brands in the shop and in the vans so we always make sure we get the perfect boot for your ability and foot shape. You can change boots at any point during your stay should you need to.Back to top
If this happens all you have to do is call us and we'll arrange a time to come back and deal with the problem and kit you out again, or you can simply come to the shop during our opening hours.Back to top
Absolutely. This is what we pride ourselves in, giving our equipment a full service in our workshop, after every rental. The skis and snowboards receive a full tune and wax ensuring you receive the equipment in the best state possible for that specific week. Boots and helmets are dried, sanitised and deodorized after each use.Back to top
You can pay online through the website with your credit card or you can call us to pay by card or by bank transfer. We require a 25% prior to arrival to reserve the equipment. The balance can be paid on arrival in your chalet, online or in the shop.Back to top
This is easy. We either arrange a time for us to collect from your accommodation or you drop by our shop whenever it suits you.Back to top
General wear and tear and minor damage is fully covered. The cost of this has already been included in the package cost, so there is no extra charge. We offer insurance for £2 a day which covers for half the cost of the equipment should anything happen. If you want to cover for loss or theft then there would be an small additional charge. However we have found in the last 5 years that most people are covered by their holiday insurance. If you do want to be fully covered you need to contact us directly for a quote.Back to top
The best thing to do is call us and we'll help you deal with the problem. Contacting the Police is essential if you wish to claim on your insurance or hope for the equipment to be returned. You are able to take out insurance with us for £2 a day, which covers half the cost of the equipment. To be fully covered you need to contact us for a quote.Back to top
We would be happy to service and repair your skis and snowboards. We have our own workshop and a team of technicians. Just bring your equipment to the shop and we'll have your equipment back to you the same day or overnight. We can even collect and drop back your equipment to your chalet. Prices start from 10 euros.Back to top
We are partnered with several organisations including Ski Club of Great Britain, BASI, various UK ski clubs, and HM Forces. If you belong to any of these organisations, or are a large group, a student, or over 65 or have children under 6 years old, it is always better to contact us for a deal or discount.
To qualify for any preferential rates we are able to offer, it may be necessary to produce appropriate evidence of membership or proof of age.Back to top
Please check out the Tignes website which gives you up to date information on the Tignes Ski Area, scheduled opening dates and what has been done to prepare for this winter in light of Covid-19. Following a recent announcement (24/11/2020) from the President of the Republic and Prime Minister it has been confirmed that ski area will not be able to open for the Christmas Holiday period or before. The date ski lifts will be able to open is still currently unknown.
Entering and travel in France - current restrictions and health and safety advice due to Covid-19
The FCO is as of the 24/11/2020 advising against all but essential international travel to France. This is under constant review. There are currently some restrictions regarding travel in, throughout and out of France depending where you are travelling from.
People travelling to France from the UK, Europe, Austria, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay are not presently required to self-isolate, or demonstrate their travel is essential. If you are travelling via sea/air you will need to complete a Sworn Statement Form (Déclaration sur l'honneur). This can be found on the French Embassy London website.
Please consult your relevant government website to track the evolution of the situation and the current travel and quarantine rules which are applicable to you. Here are some useful links French Government website & UK Government website.
We have put the following measures in place to ensure you feel safe and comfortable in our shop whilst collecting your ski hire:-
Face masks mandatory in our shop for customers and staff
We provide hand sanitizer and ask all customers and staff to use this during their visit to our shop
Entrance and exit system so we have one-way traffic in the shop
Limited number of people in shop
Rental equipment and shop disinfected regularly
Staff will be given Covid-19 specific hygiene training
Contactless payment available
We can refund you in FULL should you contract Covid-19. We will require a medical certificate showing a positive Covid-19 result to validate your refund.
Alternatively we can provide you with a voucher for the unused rental should you prefer this to be used in the future.(This applies only for bookings made after 17th October 2020 for bookings made prior to this date please refer to our Standard Cancellation Policy)
If the FCO (Foreign & Commonwealth Office) travel advice is at Level 3 meaning the FCO are advising against all travel or if the resort is closed due to Covid-19 for the dates of the booking, the client can claim a FULL refund of any money paid for their rental up until the date of their arrival.
Should the resort be closed after the client has arrived in the resort, the client can claim a refund for any unused days of rental from the date the rental equipment is returned to Tignes Spirit Rentals.
Alternatively, the client can be provided with a voucher for the unused days of rental to be used in the future if preferred by the client.
The FCO Travel Advice consists of three levels: -
Level 1 - Safe to travel
Level 2 - Advised against all but essential travel i.e. you can travel but will need to self-isolate on your return.
Level 3 - Advised against all travel.
(This applies only for bookings made after 17th October 2020 for bookings made prior to this date please refer to our Standard Cancellation Policy)Back to top
We advise all our clients to consult their relevant government website and tour operator to seek guidance regarding suitable travel insurance and check current FCO advice. Please read your insurance policy carefully to check your policy will provide sufficient cover.
We do recommend you take out Carre Neige Ski Insurance when you buy your ski pass. Your ski pass provider can offer full details of the options available to you. Please note Carre Neige is not a substitute for full travel insurance.
Here is a link to the UK government website - Foreign Travel Insurance Guidance page which you may find helpful.
We are constantly receiving updates regarding insurance suitable for ski holiday travel so feel free to contact us if you need help finding a suitable provider.Back to top
We have tried to cover as much as we can in our FAQs but if your question hasn't been answered please contact our team who will be happy to help. You can call us on +44 (0) 203 326 4299 or +33 (0) 6 03 62 97 10. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to top
After 31 January 2020, with the ratification of the Withdrawal agreement, the UK entered a transition period, meaning everything remains the same and you can continue to travel as you did before, until the end of December 2020.
The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has published advice on how to prepare if you're travelling to Europe from 1st January 2021, which you can find on the UK Government Website.
The advice includes details information which will apply for passports. From the 1st January 2021 you will need to have at least 6 months left on an adult or child passport to travel to most countries (including France). If you renewed your current passport before the previous one expired, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. Any extra months on your passport over 10 years may not count towards the 6 months required. We advise you to check your passport online if you are unsure.
The advice also covers preparing to travel with your pet, find out more now if you're planning on taking your pet on holiday with you, as a new process applies from 1st January 2021.