We are going to StAnton on the 23/01/2016 and have had Hervis recommended to us.
Talk about serendipity, I was just about to post this very question to the forum and here it is, answered! The prices at Hervis seem a bit lower than the first couple of places I checked, and it's fairly close to the hotel I booked (The Edelweiss). There is also 10% off if you make web reservations (though that seems to be typical).
For those who have rented from them before, how is the walk from their shop to the lift? It's a bit hard to tell from Google Maps, close as the crow flies but not sure of the actual path...
How did you get on with using Hervis for your Ski hire? I am off in a few weeks and still struggling to get it organised.
We are staying in the Nasserein area, but happy if the ski hire shop is close to the main lifts / slopes in town to drop them off after some Apres and then get back the bus back to the chalet
Thanks in advance :)
Hervis is in the middle of town, so a little bit of a schlep for you. Not sure they offer storage either. Having said that, you can pay for storage at one of the other aforementioned shops which do have stores right at the bottom of the Nassereinbahn. Where exactly in Nasserein are you staying?
As it happens, I just returned home yesterday and was going to report on my Hervis experience anyway. Bottom line is, kind of a mixed bag. As Downhill_slide pointed out, Hervis is in the middle of the village and not real close to the Nassereinbahn. (I was also staying closer to Nasserein, right by the church.) It's a shorter walk to the Galzigbahn from Hervis, so that's what I did, leaving my street shoes at the shop. So plus and minus summary for Hervis:
+ Lower price
+ Helpful English-speaking staff
- Further from lifts, though manageable to Galzigbahn.
- Equipment adequate, but not the greatest.
On that last point, I went for the medium-level package and brought my own boots. The skis were Head Era 30s and were in OK shape but I definitely missed my own skis. I would probably go for the top package if I were to do it over. The boots other people were getting looked pretty beat up, may have been the entry-level ones. Having said this, I imagine that it's probably a pretty similar situation at any shops, just life with rental equipment.
Looking back, I would probably shell out a few more Euros and rent from one of the places right at the lift just for convenience, especially for a short stay. I believe it was Intersport at the Galzigbahn, can't remember the one right by the Nassereinbahn, hopefully someone can jump in with the name.
Hope you enjoy your trip, I had a blast despite the sketchy snow conditions. I wish I could have stayed longer. Hoist a beer at the Skihütte of your choice for me...
Gute Fahrt!Edited: 03 March 2016, 17:48
Alber, Intersport and Jennewein (Sport 2000) all have depots right by both the Galzig and Nasserein lifts.
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