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Any shop suggestions? We'll be there the first week in March.
post #2 of 13
Sport Strolz is the largest one but that doesn't mean anything, quality of the remaining shops is on par.
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Don't remember the name, but I have very good experiences with the shop closest to the Slegelkopf chairlift. It's the point were the slopes end in the village. Have fun!!
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I think it'll be easy to decide once you get there. There are a lot of good choices. Pick the one that is most convenient to where you are staying.

Caveat: if you expect big snow and want big skis, it may be worth it to bring your own skis. Up until last year it was pretty hard to find anything wide for rent. They definitely lean toward the slalom carver side of things.
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I think it'll be easy to decide once you get there. There are a lot of good choices. Pick the one that is most convenient to where you are staying.

Caveat: if you expect big snow and want big skis, it may be worth it to bring your own skis. Up until last year it was pretty hard to find anything wide for rent. They definitely lean toward the slalom carver side of things.
Yeah, I guess that's really what I was wondering. In Switzerland two years ago, they pulled out 156 Head XRCs for me. I loved them, mainly because there was not much new snow, but we will have guides, and hopefully there will be more snow, and all that.

What do you mean by "up until last year" -- is there wider stuff for rent now? Is there any way to find out from here? I would love another pair of Heads, something like an iM 82 or 88 would probably do for whatever I need. I don't think I want to lug around my skis since we're renting a car and traveling a bit before. Shipping would probably be ridiculously $$$, but I don't know.
post #6 of 13
Strolz is the biggest rental store in Lech I believe, there are some others too ofcourse.

http://www.strolz.at/english/gesamt.htm the prices are somewhere on their site
Past christmas I rented there and I was quite happy with my gear
post #7 of 13
I was there last year and there were some wider skis available. Things like Dynastar 8000s and 8800s. I didn't really explore that very carefully as we had very little snow.
post #8 of 13
you can also try http://www.skibase.net/verleih.html
they rent wide skis and are located at the base of the arlberg.
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The shops in St Anton do have wider skis available, but the prices are about twice as much the ones in the previous posters link.
http://www.sport-alber.com/en/rent_s....php?sortid=61
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Just arrived back in Sydney this morning after spending the past 10 days in St Anton and Lech.........there is definitely a bigger range available in St Anton via Alber Sport (a few locations) and the many & various Inter Sport outlets dotted throughout the village, with Strolz being the best option in Lech if you are after a quick solution.

Wishing you all the best for a positive change in the weather - it is great if you need a ski tan (there was not a cloud in sight for the past 8 days, nor the up-coming 5 days). All the Arlberg resorts are in need of some fresh snow, as even the off-piste guided areas are getting skied out, with a solid amount of crud appearing on anything that gets sunlight during the day. There has been a lot of "melt-freeze-melt-freeze-melt-freeze = resultant crud" in these off piste areas. Just means that your guides need to get you to hike further than normal to find the better stuff. Most of the Ski Schule Arlberg guides this past week were taking their clients to the north face of Valluga and skiing down to Lech, or out the back from Rendl. Don't expect too many fresh tracks though (unless of course you walk/hike further!!)
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Just arrived back in Sydney this morning after spending the past 10 days in St Anton and Lech.........there is definitely a bigger range available in St Anton via Alber Sport (a few locations) and the many & various Inter Sport outlets dotted throughout the village, with Strolz being the best option in Lech if you are after a quick solution.

Wishing you all the best for a positive change in the weather - it is great if you need a ski tan (there was not a cloud in sight for the past 8 days, nor the up-coming 5 days). All the Arlberg resorts are in need of some fresh snow, as even the off-piste guided areas are getting skied out, with a solid amount of crud appearing on anything that gets sunlight during the day. There has been a lot of "melt-freeze-melt-freeze-melt-freeze = resultant crud" in these off piste areas. Just means that your guides need to get you to hike further than normal to find the better stuff. Most of the Ski Schule Arlberg guides this past week were taking their clients to the north face of Valluga and skiing down to Lech, or out the back from Rendl. Don't expect too many fresh tracks though (unless of course you walk/hike further!!)
Thanks very much for the info ... as well as everyone else for their input.

I think I might bring my skis after all. We have reserved an Audi A3 ("or similar" as they say), and plan on putting down the back seats and storing luggage back there. I think we can fit our sport tube up through the middle, and just leave it in the car while we're traveling. Sounds like my Auras might be pretty good -- great in crud, etc. -- and if we're solely on piste, I can rent something suitable.
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Thanks very much for the info ... as well as everyone else for their input.

I think I might bring my skis after all. We have reserved an Audi A3 ("or similar" as they say), and plan on putting down the back seats and storing luggage back there. I think we can fit our sport tube up through the middle, and just leave it in the car while we're traveling. Sounds like my Auras might be pretty good -- great in crud, etc. -- and if we're solely on piste, I can rent something suitable.
Sounds like the best plan. When I was in St. Johann/Flachau last February, the rentals from the biggest outfit in the area (Intersport Rent) were mostly race or carve skis. I ended up on a pair of Dynastar Contact Limiteds, which worked for the conditions last year (not a lot of snow), but wouldn't be the best for off-piste.

Have fun - and color me jealous!
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...Have fun - and color me jealous!
Thanks! I'm getting excited. I just wish it would snow.
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