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Nicest guy! Great equipment

We had a quick birthday trip and had the best experience at this place! SUPER short walking... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
Milan, Italy
Best Ski Rental Ever

Really friendly & helpful. Tips, advice and can do attitude! Jim takes ski hire to a whole new... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Morpeth, United Kingdom
via mobile
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1501 Route des Praz, Les Praz-de-Chamonix, France
+33 4 50 53 63 56
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

We had a quick birthday trip and had the best experience at this place! SUPER short walking distance to the slopes in a straight line and right in front of the bus stop (for ppl thinking of other slopes or going back to their hotels)...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Really friendly & helpful. Tips, advice and can do attitude! Jim takes ski hire to a whole new level. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BIF82
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Great little place. Jim the owner was so helpful when we hired. Offered food advice which is rare. He is even going to collect my skis from my hotel as we are rushing to get home this evening. I would recommend this place if you...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank RobV173PK
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

The only place to hire gear from in Chamonix! Super helpful that Jim speaks English given my French is so terrible. Provided snowboards and skis to our whole group at an excellent price and catered fully for needs. I had a Nitro board freshly serviced....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ionad220
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

Excellent place, free of pretense, great value. Jim is a pro who takes care of his clients. You can pay extra at places like skimium if you want but there's no need to. Please be aware that buying Jim a beer across the road at...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

This is the best place to rent from in town. We were here on holiday and did lots of research on where to rent from- figured this place would be great, and it was! They know what they are doing and help you find the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jessica T
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Jim, the ex-pat Brit who runs Echo Base, set us up with a very nice ski package of Rossignol Experience 84 and Rossignol Tempation skis paired with nicely fitted new and next to new Salomon boots. We were able to ski all runs and all...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank StephenSarah123
Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Heard about Echo Base from a friend and the visit didn't disappoint. Jim sorted my 10 year old son out with all the kit required (new boots too were a real bonus) and helped with height weight etc for skis. As for us we landed...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank D6337FGjamesf
Reviewed February 20, 2016

Great ski hire store for quick and easy access to hire skis, boots and much more mountain equipment. Staff are friendly and helpful and skis are well looked after and are of outstanding quality. Would greatly recommend as prices are affordable. I would advise anybody...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed February 12, 2016

We hired the skis for three people for two days from Eco Base. The shop keeper was friendly and as we chose silver level skis we expected no problems with them. However, the skis were simply terrible - they were old and worn out. It...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Olga S
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