I will bring my 15 yr old nephew to Val d'Isere in late January 2017 and he will be renting gear upon arrival for 7 days. He will need boots + skis + helmet. He is intermediate and would ideally like to rent quality gear.
In a 2009 thread discussion from Epic ski, there was a mentioning of: 1) Precision; 2) Jean's sport; 3) Killy sport and 4) Snowberry.
I would prefer to rent from shops where staff are experienced about equipment and won't rent you crabby skis (I have minimum knowledge about skis and don't want to be taken advantage of).
Last but not least, do you recommend we shall make reservation online (to save time)? Likely we will pick up the rental equipment Friday afternoon(day of our arrival),
Thank you in advance for your reply.