Ski Hire

Equipment Hire Swiss 'Kick Start' Free Weekly Ski Guiding Lift Passes Free Daily Ski Hosting

Booking Ski Equipment Hire

Of course by pre-booking, your Inghams Rep will have everything organised in advance for you, and will ensure you reach the correct ski school meeting point for your first lesson. Days and hours of tuition vary by resort & country, see resort pages for details.

All prices for pre-bookable ski pack items are shown on the resort pages. Each ski resort guide has a ski packs information tab where you will find out about the different options, prices and any special offers on ski packs for each resort.

Great Reasons to Pre-book your Ski Equipment hire

As well as ensuring quality, service, location and the reassuring back-up of knowing your Inghams Representative is always on hand to resolve the slightest problem, pre-booking your ski equipment means

  • Additional Savings like Free Days, Free Upgrades and Money Off, 2-for-1 or Buy One Get One Half Price
    Offers may only be available to early bookers and are not available locally.
  • Ski-Saver Packs - save £££s when you purchase all three key items together - lift pass, ski hire and tuition.
    Our Beginner Saver packs include equipment hire, tuition, and a lift pass where necessary - everything you need for your very first week on the slopes. These packs can save you up to £154* per person on buying these items individually. Please note that these Saver Packs are not available locally and must be pre-booked. For Intermediates, these great value packs save you around 10% on purchasing the items individually. Packs vary between resorts and generally include your lift pass, ski hire and 3 or 5 days tuition. Ski boots are not always included. Please note that these Saver Packs are not available locally and must be pre-booked.

  • Swiss ‘Kick Start’

Take advantage of a FREE 1 hour with a qualified ski instructor – pick up tips &
advice on your skiing style or simply brush up on your skills. Available to adult intermediate/advanced level skiers from 3 Jan onwards. Places are limited, book locally. Available in Saas Fee & Wengen.

  • Free Weekly Ski Guiding

With a qualified ski instructor in Obertauern, Austria – book a 7 night stay in any of our Obertauern hotels to benefit.

  • Free Daily Ski Hosting

Throughout the season at selected hotels in Davos and Klosters.

  • First time skiing can be a daunting prospect...

    ... by pre-booking your tuition, your Inghams Rep will organise everything in advance for you, guide you towards the hire shop, have your ski school vouchers ready on arrival in resort and ensure that you reach the correct ski school meeting point for your first lesson.

Please see the resort pages for details on equipment prices. Please note, this offer must be booked at least 2 weeks prior to departure, and does not apply to ski saver packs. When booking online, you will be presented through the booking process with the resort-relevant options so you can pre-book your ski packs at the same time as booking your holiday.

Equipment hire

Pre-book your skis, boots and/or snowboard and your Inghams team will arrange everything before you go and be on hand at the ski hire shop to check you get kitted out properly.

Up to three categories of skis and boots are available in most of our resorts, from our selected partner rental shops, all checked and vetted by our senior overseas managers. The below categories can be used for guidance, although skis will vary from resort to resort. See individual resort pages for details.

Adult Ski Categories


The 'Blue' category is a carving ski with flex and side-cut suitable for beginners and early intermediates.


The 'Red' category is a carving ski which is only one season old or new this winter and is suitable for all keen intermediate skiers. 


The 'Black' category is normally the highest grade of ski available to hire. These are carving skis, generally this season's new models, and are suitable for good intermediate/advanced skiers who can benefit from the higher technical specifications of this ski. 

Provided you take every precaution to safeguard hired ski equipment, the Inghams insurance policy covers you for loss or damage. Please note, hired skis that were new at the beginning of the season may look scratched and no longer new by the middle of the season, but they will still have well-maintained edges and bases. Our prices refer to 6 days' hire (other durations are available - please enquire at the time of booking). Please advise our administration department if you require size 11 (or above) ski boots. Your request will then be passed to the resort before you arrive, though we cannot guarantee availability.

Please note that the above is only to be used as a guideline. Skis will vary from resort to resort.

Please advise our admin department if you require size 11 (or above) ski boots. Your request will then be passed to the resort before you arrive, though we cannot guarantee availability.

Interchanging skis and board

In most of our resorts you can swap superior skis for a snowboard (or vice versa) for part of the week. It is also possible to interchange ski school and snowboard school in most resorts in Austria (changeover on Wednesdays).

Snowboard and Child Ski Categories

Most resorts offer just one category of snowboard and child skis & boots which is usually "standard" equipment and free helmets are included for children in many resorts when equipment is pre-booked.

Ski & Snowboard Tuition

See our "Ski and Board School" page for further information. We strongly advise pre-booking all tuition to guarantee your places are reserved, especially for any peak holiday dates.

Lift Passes & Lift pass Price Guarantee

Your lift pass is the one item you cannot ski without and we make it easy to book in advance. Pre-book your pass and your Inghams Rep will deliver it straight to you in resort. Electronic lift passes are now used in most resorts and may require a refundable deposit of approx. €5 to be paid in resort which should be given you to your Rep on arrival.

See our lift passes information page.

Lift Pass Price Guarantee: We guarantee our pre-booking price will be the same or lower than the price in resort, or we'll refund the difference!

Save £££s on your holiday by taking advantage of our special lift pass offers, many exclusive to Inghams and for a limited time only!

How to add ski packs at a later date to your holiday booking

If ski packs or excursions are not booked when you confirm your holiday, you will be charged the price quoted by our reservations system valid at the time the ski packs (not the holiday) are booked. Some ski pack items/prices are subject to change.

Alternatively, ski pack options can be added after your holiday booking by calling our reservations department on 01483 79 11 22 or requesting them online on the ski pack request form.

To add ski pack items is free outside of 4 weeks prior to departure and £15 within 2-4 weeks for Europe and 3-4 weeks for Canada.

Please note: Ski equipment must be added to a booking at least 2 weeks prior to departure.

Late Booking Fee: A charge of £30 per booking will be levied for all bookings made within 14 days of departure

Equipment Hire Special Offers!
Save £££s on your holiday by taking advantage of our special equipment hire offers.

  • Save up to £700 per couple
    Free Equipment Hire in Lake Louise, Canada
    All dates, all season!
  • Save up to £139 per couple
    2-for-1 ski/board hire in Austria, France & Italy
    This fantastic offer is valid for all departure dates next winter in all chalets and Chalet Hotels in these countries. Availability is limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

  • Save up to £139 per couple
    2-for-1 ski/board hire in France in partner hotels and apartments in selected resorts on 3, 10, 17, 24 Jan. and 14 Mar. Book by 31st October.
  • Save up to £40 per couple
    ski upgrade offer in Italy. Valid on selected dates in Corvara & Colfosco.
    Book ‘Blue’ category and receive ‘Red’. Book ‘Red’ and receive ‘Black’
  • Save up to £228 per couple in Sunstar Alpine Arosa
  • Save up to £139 per couple
    2-for-1 ski hire for all guests in Saas Fee on selected dates only.

Conditions & date / availability/’book by’ restrictions apply to most equipment hire offers which must be pre-booked.
For many more offers and discounts see the Inghams PLUS panel on individual resort pages.


We pre-sell children's ski pack facilities in most of our resorts and special reductions are given in most cases. We advise that bookings for under 6's are made locally as, in the case of ski hire and ski school, special prices generally exist. In some resorts lift companies often allow children to ski free of charge. The age limits for children vary from country to country and are given for each facility in the 'notes' column of the Ski Pack panel for each resort (proof of age may be requested locally).

The age of your child given at the time of booking should be the age he/she will be at the time of your last day on holiday - not the age at the time of booking. See resort pages for details of our ski kindergarten packages for younger children.

Kids Ski Free!
There are some fantastic value offers on children’s lift passes, ski hire and tuition to make your family ski holiday that bit more affordable – many deals are Exclusive to Inghams! Combine these with our free Child Places and you really can save £££s off your family holiday.

  • Free Lift Passes: Children up to age 6 do not require a lift pass in many resorts. This is extended to children up to age 8 in Obergurgl, age 9 in Zermatt and many resorts in Italy, and up to age 11 in all resorts in Andorra.
  • Ski Inclusive - deals for children up to 12 years old in Crans Montana, Switzerland, with lift pass, ski hire and much more. See our resort page for further details.
  • Free Lift Pass Special Offers* - for children aged 12-16 years in Canada, USA, selected resorts in France (La Plagne/Les Arcs/Morzine/ Avoriaz, 5-11 years) & Austria (Ski Juwel/Saalbach/Hinterglemm).
  • Free Equipment & Helmet Hire* for children aged up to 11 when booking with a full paying adult - in many resorts.
  • Free or 2-for-1 Tuition* for children aged up to 11 in selected resorts in Austria, Italy & Canada.

See individual resort pages for full details. *Conditions vary by resort and restrictions may apply.


We recommend the use of ski helmets in all resorts. These are provided free for children under 6 years old in Lapland and aged up to 11 when booking with a full paying adult in Andorra & Spain. Helmets can be rented at a small supplement in all resorts with children receiving them free when renting equipment at selected resorts in Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland (see resort pages for details). In Italy, Slovenia and parts of Austria (Salzburg and Upper Austria) it is compulsory for children (up to 13yrs inclusive in Italy, up to 14yrs inclusive in Slovenia and Spain, up to 15yrs inclusive in Austria) to wear a helmet on the slopes.

Booking Notes

2-For-1 Offers

Where 2-for-1 offers are featured in your resort, these should be booked against one person for two items. These offers represent two people for the price of one - not two courses or two weeks for the price of one. The offer will be updated automatically and applied to your booking.

14 Night Holidays - Europe

Clients booking a 14 night holiday but requiring ski pack facilities for 1 week only should book locally through our resort representatives.

USA and Canada

In the USA and Canada we offer any duration of ski packs you require (minimum 6 days). Our ski pack prices refer to a minimum 6 days' duration with a 'one day add-on' for additional days required.

Terms and Conditions

All prices for pre-bookable items are shown in the relevant price panel on the resort pages. If ski packs or excursions are not booked when you confirm your holiday, you will be charged the price quoted by our reservations system valid at the time the ski packs (not the holiday) are booked. Some ski pack items/offers in this brochure may not be available in subsequent editions and prices are subject to change. Pre-booked ski packs do not form part of your package holiday contract with us and we do not accept responsibility for any service which is provided by the supplier as part of the ski pack. See booking conditions.

Cancellation in resort

No refund will be considered if you decide in your resort not to use any pre-booked ski pack items. In the case of illness or an accident, you must obtain a medical certificate to claim from your insurer when you return home. Refunds are not considered by Inghams on your return from holiday.

See booking terms and conditions for further information.

Please note: Ski packs do not form part of your holiday package.

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