Rental FAQs

Looking to rent with us? Read over these frequently asked questions first! Check out our service and equipment inclusions.


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Conveniently located at -

Happo - One • Echoland

Wadano • Goryu/47

Where is Central Snowsport located in Hakuba?

With these locations and our Guest Shuttle we have you covered everywhere in the Hakuba Valley. Three stores all have direct snow access and our Echoland store is located perfectly for guests in that area.

Happo Store, 100m down from Gondola, Happo-One

Koharu Store, opp Sakka Lifts, Sakka Area, Wadano

Echoland Store, Hakubaya, Echoland Main Street.

How do I make use of the Central Snowsport Guest Shuttle?

This service is available to all guests, prebooked or walk in. Call when you are ready to be fitted, 0261 85 0506 (+81 261 85 0506) and we will organise to collect you from your hotel. Please be ready for us at the front of your building so we can collect you without delay.

5 Guest Shuttles for fastest turnarounds in Hakuba.

New for 2019-20 - Online booked guests can call us and we will collect you from Happo Bus or train station when you arrive in Hakuba, fit you in store and then drop you, your luggage and equipment at your hotel. So easy and eliminates a transfer! Call 0261 85 0506 when you arrive at the terminals in Hakuba and we will collect you and your luggage.

Once fitted we drop you back at your hotel with your equipment OR you can ski from any of our three stores and we can drop you back at your hotel.

At the end of your stay we collect your equipment from your hotel, please ensure it is all placed together neatly, some hotels have a Central Snowsports equipment pickup zone.

Can I pre-book my equipment?

You can prebook your equipment via our online hire form. The online booking form requires inputting of the same information that you would otherwise supply us with instore, mainly easy to use drop downs.

Online prebooking requires prepayment which is in Japanese Yen via our online merchant, Stripe. 

You are free to make equipment upgrades or additions instore or swap demo equipment, however, you will need to make your own way to the store. Changes are subject to availability.

Prebooking speeds up the instore process dramatically and helps us better cater for our prebooked customers needs, there is a comment section at the bottom of each hire form for special requests or any information you think we may to get you better equipped – we do not reply to these comments on the hire forms but they are noted instore when we process your booking.

What happens if my equipment breaks, is lost or stolen?

Any stolen, lost or damaged equipment is charged for at the discretion of the Rental Manager, you are generally covered under your Travel Insurance, however, we do charge this directly to the customer. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

What if I want to change equipment?

If you have a boot problem or other, please contact us ASAP so we can rectify it, we want you to be kitted out correctly and to be comfortable.

For returning to the store to change or upgrade to demo gear you will need to make your own way, the free Guest Shuttle if for initial fitout and guests with fit problems.

Rental Inclusions.

Free Day Rental for rest or use - for rentals over 5 days you receive a free day, rest or ride, we don't mind, provides some value for guest wanting some flexibility for rest days or tours.

Free Heated Boots with womens Demo Ski packages (subject to stock)

Got other questions?

Central Snowsports endeavours to get you fitted out in the right gear to progress and enjoy. Don't hesitate to contact us so we can learn to better meet your expectations.

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