SKI & SNOWBOARD EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Nearly every sports shop in Andorra has a snowsports equipment rental operation and, since virtually every other shop in Andorra is a sports shop, there is plenty of choice and competition to keep prices keen and gear quality high.
The most established rental operations in the area are Esports Bonnell, Pic Negre Sports and, largest of all, Esports Calbó. All of the shops offer equipment servicing, waxing, edge & base preparation plus repair services for your own gear, at a cost; as well as technical clothing and accessories sales.
Most visitors travelling with a tour operator tend to leave the organisation of equipment hire to their reps. Newly arrived guests will usually be taken en masse for equipment fitting early on their first morning on the mountain (usually Monday).
Most hotels have their own equipment storage rooms, and sometimes lockers too. There are also locker rental operations at various convenient points around the ski area services buildings: at the base station of the Canillo gondola and next to its upper station at El Forn; at El Tarter's base station and mid-altitude Riba Escorxada services area; at Soldeu's gondola base station and next to the information kiosk at the mid-altitude Espiolets Plateau.
Don't Lose It !
With so much similar-looking rental equipment in use, it is very common for people to confuse their hire gear with someone elses.
All hire gear is marked with a serial number: make a note of this and carefully observe what your gear looks like before leaving it near other similar models.
Other than using one of the lockable piste-side racks, a good tip is to mix & match each ski with one of your mates' if you need to leave equipment unattended; snowboarders should carry a light chain and padlock to secure their gear.
Ski / Snowboard Packs & Storage