Val Thorens ski shops
This Val Thorens ski shops page focuses on Zenith ski shop. For ski hire and snowboard hire in Val Thorens, we recommend Zenith, because they have an excellent range of equipment, and offer probably the best service of the Val Thorens ski shops. Get a 20% discount on ski and snowboard hire when you book through ValThorensGuide.
They also sell ski and snowboard equipment, and provide a professional boot-fitting and sales service. There are accessories, too, including sunglasses, goggles, and gloves. Finally, Zenith can service your skis or snowboard.
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You can buy skis or snowboards (upstairs in Zenith). You benefit from excellent advice, to help you choose the equipment that suits you best.
If you're thinking of buying ski boots, you need a professional boot-fitting service. Ever since he founded the shop 25 years ago, Gérard Doucet has provided the best boot-fitting service in resort, and he has passed on his knowledge to the rest of the Zenith team.
They'll ask your level, so they know whether you need soft, easy beginners' boots, or something more suited to faster, higher-level skiing. They'll also look at the shape of your feet, since different manufacturers make a different shape of boot. Then, they usually suggest 2 or 3 suitable pairs of boots for you to try, so you can see which you prefer.
You have the option of 'conformable' insoles, which are heated and moulded to the shape of your feet. You may also wish to buy a boot heating system, to keep your toes warm.
Once you've bought the boots, you're not left to your own devices. After skiing with them, if there is any discomfort, or pressure points, you are encouraged to come back to the shop, so that they can make adjustments, and ensure that your boots are comfortable.
If you've got your own equipment, Zenith can service it.
- They can repair your skis or snowboard, do a base grind/structure, sharpen the edges, and wax.
- The can adjust and adapt your boots.
They've got a workshop downstairs, and they're fantastic at repairs, producing spare parts from a box under the counter, and finding a solution to most problems.
If it's a straightforward service you need (wax and edge €22), they'll do an excellent, professional job.
Zenith has a wide range of accessories, which include 'comfort' products, and technical accessories.
- shoes and boots to wear around resort
- gloves, including heated gloves
- sunglasses and goggles
- thermal under garments
- transceivers, shovels and probes
- helmets and helmet cams
- body protection, including back protectors
- slalom protections (shin protectors and hand guards)
- snow shoes
- walkie talkies
- ski servicing kit including files
- tibial protectors for sore shins
- airbag rucksacks
The airbag rucksack is an extra off piste avalanche safety device. The idea is that a skier or snowboarder caught in an avalanche can pull a handle on the rucksack strap, to inflate an airbag. The airbag protects the person's head, and keeps him or her on the surface of the avalanche, instead of being buried in the snow. See this video of an airbag test in Zenith:
Here's a map showing where to find Zenith ski shop:
It's on the place de Caron, between Face West Café and Café Délice. Tel: 00 33 479 00 05 28. Open 0830-2000, 7 days a week.
(See our full-size location map)