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FREESKI - MERIBEL - General Rental Conditions

Conditions Générales de Location : FREESKI - MERIBEL

Sales conditions


This Agreement governs the rental of snowsports equipment by SARL PSS MERIBEL ( Siret 509 190 120 00014 RCS Chambery – Siège social : Immeuble Le Petaru, Route du centre, 73550 MERIBEL ) - owner ‘The North Face Meribel Store’ - to the Client through the internet. Should the Client wish to rent snowsports equipment through this Internet Site he shall, in order to become a Client, register by filling in a form and following the instructions online, providing his surname, name and address.

According to the law n° 78-17 dated 6th January 1978 on IT, computer files and liberties, the Client is granted a right to access and modify any registered information held regarding himself.

The rental of the snowsports equipment, as summarised on the internet site, will only be validated if the Client clicks to agree to the conditions described herein under.



« Client » shall mean any person renting equipment and paying the cost of this rental through www.meribel-ski-rental.com Internet Site. The Client can rent equipment for several people but will be held solely responsible for all equipment by SARL PSS MERIBEL.


« PSS MERIBEL » shall mean the company SARL PSS MERIBEL. and the shop belonging to this company, meaning: ‘The North Face Meribel Store’.

Article 1 : Rental Prices and Payment Conditions

Rental Prices

Rental prices will vary depending on the type of equipment rented by the Client.

PSS MERIBEL offers several categories of equipment that are described on the Internet Site together with the relevant prices.

PSS MERIBEL may modify these categories during the holiday season together with the applicable prices.


Payment can be made only with a credit card (CB, visa, eurocard or master card) which is recognised by the international network, GIE Cardbank.

The Client gives mandate to pay the total rental price when he validates the rental by giving his credit card number and its expiration date.

PSS MERIBEL reserves the right to cancel any rental should the Central Network of Credit Card refuse payment.

The Client will be sent an email confirming the rental. This email (and only this email), which includes a summary of the rental conditions, confirms and validates the transaction.

Article 2 : Deliver and usage of rental equipment

Should the Client not be able to pick up the snowsports equipment on the confirmed date of rental, he shall inform, in writing, PSS MERIBEL as soon as possible.

The rental equipment will only be handed over to the Client on presentation of the email confirmation at the time of rental.

PSS MERIBEL will provide the chosen skis or equivalent.

PSS MERIBEL may store the details of the credit card used for the payment of the rental, in order to cover any loss or theft of the equipment and/or to cover cases in which the Client does not return the snowsports equipment, as defined in article 3.
PSS MERIBEL may also pre-authorise, at the time of payment, an amount equivalent to the total "insurance excess" of the rented snowsports equipment, such amount being debited from the credit card only in the case of loss or theft or unreturned equipment. This authorisation will lapse after the drop off of the equipment in good conditions.

Once in the shop, the Client can contract an insurance against damage to the equipment but there is an excess payable if the equipment is lost or stolen. A police report will be required.

The Client becomes fully responsible for the rental equipment as soon as it is issued to him.

The Client alone shall be the sole judge of whether he is capable of using the rental equipment.

Article 3 : Return of the rented snowsports equipment and liability of the Client

The equipment must be returned to the same shop where it was issued.

The equipment must be returned at the end of the defined and confirmed rental period. Should the Client not return the equipment on this date, he will be invoiced for and shall pay all additional days of rental at the public prices shown in the shop. The day rate applies to any piece of equipment returned after 10am the following day.

Should the Client not be able to return the equipment for any reason whatsoever, he will be invoiced and shall pay PSS MERIBEL any late fees, in addition to the excess and the rental fee already paid.

All equipment is deemed issued in a good state of order and shall be returned in the same state. All equipment is numbered and branded and shall be returned with the same number and brand. Any excessive damage, deemed to be negligent, will imply payment by the Client of replacement or repair costs. The maximum limit of the replacement / repair cost will be the cost of replacing the 'as new' equipment. This cost will be in addition to the rental costs already paid.

The Client hereby expressly agrees that PSS MERIBEL may appropriate from his bank account any due amount in case of late or non payment of excess fees, by using the credit card number and expiration date given by the Client.

Article 4 : Rights to cancel the rental.

The Client may, within 7 calendar days from the date of confirmation of the rental (date of the confirmation email), cancel the rental agreement by letter to PSS MERIBEL with proof of delivery. If the end of this period falls on a Saturday or a Sunday it shall be automatically extended to the next working day.

Any amount paid by the Client will be reimbursed within 30 days, and credited to the Client by using the Client's credit card number and expiry date.

In the event of lack of snow or personal injury, PSS MERIBEL will not be able to refund unused rental days.

Article 5 : Applicable laws and jurisdiction.

In case of discrepancies between the French version and the English version of this Agreement, the provisions of the French version shall prevail.

This agreement is subject exclusively to French law and is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Chambery.