8 a huit

+33 4 79 00 45 56
Chatelet area, Mottaret, France

Small supermarket. Opening hours are in the name!

Abominable Sports

+1 403 762 2905
229 Banff Avenue, PO Box 1316, Banff, Alberta T1L 1B3 Canada

This is a great sportshop catering for all your ski or snowboarding needs. They stock all the great top brands and their staff are welcoming and knowledgeable.  

Adventure photo

+33 4 79 00 46 04
Rue de la Montee, Meribel

On left hand side of the road just before Grand Marnier crepes. One hour developing available.

Alber Sport

+43 5446 3400 & 3425
Dorfstrasse 15, St Anton, Austria

Six shops across the resort and one in St Christoph. The main store, Sport Alber, is in the pedestrian zone opposite the Sport Hotel. There are three other outlets in the pedestrian zone and further shops near Galzigbahn and Nassereinbahn base stations, Gampen and St Christoph. One of the big family-run companies, Alber provides an efficient service from experienced staff. As well as the usual equipment, they also stock cross-country skis, snowbikes, toboggans and skifoxes (a carving machine fitted with a shaped ski). Their main shop has a good range...

Alimentari Belvedere

+39 165 884 599
Fraz, Villaret 27, 11016 La Thuile, Italy

Fresh bread, milk, cheese, fresh fruit and veg plus local products. They have a 24 hour cigarette machine.  

Alp Ski

+33 4 76 80 50 84
108 avenue de la Muzelle 38860, Les Deux Alpes, France

Open daily throughout the season - 8.30am - 7.30pm. Sport clothing and equipment for women and men. Rental of ski, snowboard, helmet, ski lockers, sledge, snowshoes, snowblade.

Alpbachtaler Bauernladen

+43 664 3999990
Thomas Eberharter Hnr. 173, Albach, Austria

Food shop offering local farm produce.   Opening Hours: Mon & Tues: 2 - 6 pm Wed: closed Thu: 2 - 6 pm Fri & Sat: 9 am - 1 pm, 2 - 6 pm Sun: 2 - 6 pm  

Alpia Sport

+41 33 855 26 26
Wengen, Switzerland

This ski hire shop in Wengen is situated beside the Silberhorn hotel and is part of the Intersport network, which means you can change your equipment at any Intersport shop within the Jungfrau area. Because this is the first shop on the high street as you get off the train it has the most passing trade.


+41 27 771 7722
Rte de Verbier station, Verbier, Switzerland

Photography shop between place centrale and the Migros supermarket, opening hours vary throughout the season. 

Alpine Photo shop

+41 27 967 5588
Chalet Albert, Bahnhofstrasse 4, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

This shop has a great selection of Zermatt photographs, postcards and souvenirs as well as being a good place to get your holiday snaps developed. Open 8am-12pm, 2-7pm and closed on Sundays.

Armchair Books

MadDogSki Favourite

+1 604 932 5557
village Square, Whistler, Canada

Located in the Village Square. Whistler's only book shop stocks fiction and non-fiction books and has a good special interest section.  

Art Galleries

Val d'Isere, France

Galerie Daniel Besseiche, rue Principale, +33 4 79 06 48 43. This small gallery has branches in all the chic places, be sure to check the price tag before you fall in love with anything.   Galerie jane griffiths', +33 4 79 07 89 33.

Aspiring Jewellers

+64 3 443 8015
101 Ardmore Street, 9305 Wanaka, New Zealand

Quality jewellers. Open 9am - 5.30pm , 7 days a week. Located on the other side of Helwick Street from Kai, near Racers Edge.

Atelier Axtra flowers

+41 33 855 27 33
Waldschluecht, Wengen, Switzerland

This is the only flower shop in Wengen.

Atelier Des Belettes

+33 4 50 32 50 05
Route du Col des Aravis, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Why not treat yourself to some traditional savoyarde gifts.

Au delice de la source

73125 La Tania, Courchevel

As well as a great range of bread, this boulangerie in Courchevel also sells wine, local honey, beer and tasty patisseries. Open 7am-1pm & 3.30pm-7pm.

Au pain d’antan


33 4 79 08 23 07
73120 Courchevel, France

Snacks and hot drinks, small number of tables. Delicious pastries. Shops in 1850, 1650  & 1550. Open 7am-1pm & 3.30-8pm.

Au Panier Savoyard

+33 4 50 78 19 74
Flaine Forum, 74300 Flaine, France

Lovely deli with lots of regional specialities.  Take aways available.  

Aufdenblatten & co hardware

+41 27 967 3433
Bahnhofstrasse 5, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Plenty of things for your kitchen. If you are planning on buying some Swiss kitchen knives or a fondue set, this is the place to come.  They have another shop at; Hofmattstrasse 14. Tel:+41 27 967 5723

Aux Croquignoles

+41 27 771 6033
Rte des creux, Verbier, Switzerland

This is a lovely bakery in Verbier selling bread and snacks, including tasty little quiches and sandwiches. Located on the left-hand side of the road as you head from place centrale towards the church. Open 7.30am-12.30pm, 2.30-7pm. 

Aux Delices de Megeve

+33 4 50 21 30 48
290 Route du Palais des Sports, 74120 Megeve

A pastry shop in Megeve offering fine, home-made pastries: a large choice of chocolate desserts and traditional fruit tarts. Welcoming tea-room.

Aux Delices Savoyards

+33 4 50 02 41 6
Residence du centre, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Delicatessan in La Clusaz- stock up on all those lovely French cheeses...

Aux galleries

MadDogSki Favourite

Rte des creux, Verbier, Switzerland

Fantastically useful shop in Verbier, selling a huge range of goods including UK newspapers, postcards, cigarettes and stationery. Located just off place centrale. Open Monday to Saturday: 8.30am-2.30pm, 2-7pm, Sunday: 9am-12.30pm, 3-7pm.         

Avenue Montagne

+33 4 50 91 80 33
9, rue Charles Feige, 74120 Megeve, France

Designer clothes shop in Megeve. New brands in Megeve: Dior, Prada, Fendi, Alexander MacQueen, Red, Valentino, Notify, Marc Jacobs, Repetto.

Avenue Montagne and J Mendel

Place du Tremplin, 73120 Courchevel 1850

Both places are on the Place due Tremplin. Just in case you fancy picking up a little something from Prada or Dior for apres-ski.....   

Bakers in Avoriaz

74110 Avoriaz, France

These bakers in Avoriaz are sure to have something to tempt you, from basic baguettes to fill for lunch, to delightfully rich and divine cream cakes. 93 rue du Douchka, Avoriaz  Tel: +33 4 50 74 02 09 Or send them an email with your order : boulangerie-tavernier@wanadoo.fr Les Fontaines Blanches, 85 promenade du Festival, Avoriaz  Tel: +33 4 50 74 17 23 80 Place des Dromonts, Avoriaz  Tel: +33 4 50 74 10 10  

Bakery – Alpbach

+43 5336 5143
Peter Radinger, Backerei 174, Alpbach, Austria

Lovely fresh bread and cakes, great if you are self catering. Opening times: Mon - Fri: 7am - noon, 2.30 - 6pm Sat: 7am - noon  

Bakery Romana

Via Principala 98, 7031 Laax Dorf, Switzerland

Excellent local bakery in the centre of Laax Dorf run by husband and wife team, Aldo & Rita Buchli.


+33 4 79 00 77 72
Rue des Verdons, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Wine Shop - Although the supermarkets stock good reasonably-priced wine, when you want something a bit special try Le Baricou.

Bayard Sport & Fashion

+41 27 966 4960
Bahnhofplatz 2, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Main rental shop is next to the Four other shops along the main street, all but one dealing in rental. A popular choice for equipment rental, Bayard also stocks a large selection of clothing by Mammut and Alpaka, although the choices are on the expensive side. Open 8am-12pm, 3-7pm.

Bayard Willy butcher

+41 27 967 2266
Bahnofstrasse, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

A great butcher that also sells an impressive selection of local produce such as wine, pasta and delicatessen products. Open 8am-12pm, 2-7pm.

BC Liquor Store

+1 604 932 5050
village Square, Whistler, Canada

This is a wine merchant group with 197 stores throughout the BC region, and three in Whistler. The staff are very knowledgable and happy to hep you make the best selection. Beer, wine and spirits. Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 11pm and Sunday 11am - 6pm.

Beanpod Chocolate

Good choice for children

+1 778 519 5008
691 2nd Avenue V0B1M0, Fernie, BC, Canada

This is the only shop in Canada who import cacao beans from South America and transform them into glorious chocolate. All ethically sourced and processed using traditional and labour intensive systems, producing a quality bar. Located in downtown Fernie this is a must on any chocoholics shopping tour.

Bear Necessities

+1 250 423 5536
461A 2nd Avenue V0B 1M0, Fernie, BC, Canada

They sell a range of clothing bearing the Fernie logo and 'Bear' from newborn babies to XXL - something to suit everyone. They also sell gifts and souvenirs, all themed with the Fernie Bear. Local artists also sell their own jewellery. Open 10am - 6pm daily.  

Berlingots Sweeties

Good choice for children

+33 5 62 92 07 08
Place Clemenceau opposite the Mairie, 65110 Cauterets, France

Eaten by spa visitors since Victorian times, the boiled sweets helped to get rid of the unpleasant taste of the suplhur water. Today they are a Cauterets speciality with many different colours and flavours. Take the children to see a factory tour and enjoy the tasting sessions.

Bernhard’s Schistadl

+43 5287 87797
Stöckl Bernhard, 493 Lanersbach, 6293 Tux, Austria

Sport and fashion store. The have a full ski service as well as ski, board and clothing rental available.

Berthod Sport

+39 165 884 642
Complesso Planibel 49, 11016 La Thuile, Italy

They sell sportswear and also ski equipment for hire. You can pre-book via their website before you go to save queuing.

Beyond Gifts

+1 250 837 9671
Beyond Gifts, 2-113 W 1st St, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0

A boutique shop selling gifts and ladies clothing - a great place for a browse and to treat yourself to a momento of your trip.  

Big Bang Bagels

+1 250 423 7778
Big Bang Bagels, 502 2 Avenue, Fernie, Canada

Big Bang Bagels are in the heart of Fernie town and offer all kinds of bagels, freshly baked on the premises. You can call them to place an order or take something up on the mountain with you for lunch. Definitely worth a visit as you can be sure they have a filling for Open daily 7am - 5pm.  


Good choice for children

+43 3687 24651
Bahnhofstraße 377, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Centrally located supermarket in Schladming

Billa supermarket

+43 5356 72976
6370 Kitzbuhel, Austria

They have four supermarkets and one gourmet deli in town. Four branches: Franz-Reisch strasse 4 Hammerschmiedstrasse 3 Jochbergerstrasse, 64 Sankt Johannerstrasse 20A   Gourmet deli: Vorderstadt

Biner Bakery

+41 27 967 6167
Bahnhofstrasse 23, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Most bakers sell pretty much the same things; a good selection of freshly baked bread, pastries and sandwiches, as well as some milk, cheese and eggs. Try the Valais specialities of Zermatter Baumnusstorte (cake with nuts) or Shoko Matterhorn (chocolate).  They have other shops at Uferweg 1 and Kirchplatz 18.

Blackcomb Speciality Liquor store

+1 604 932 9795
Glacier Lodge, Chateaur Blvd, Whistler, Canada

Largest selection of cold beer in Whistler, plus sommelier-run selection of over 375 wines from around the world.  Also stocks spirits and Cuban cigars.

Blanc bleu

+33 4 79 08 10 93
Place du Tremplin, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Clothes shop - Great, stylish gear for men and women (but with a fairly hefty price label). Open 10am - 8pm.

Blanc sports

+33 4 79 00 44 07
Chatelet area, Mottaret

Near hotel Mont-Vallon. Stocks skis and boards as well as clothes. Ski Espace and Superski are in the same area.

Blue Tomato

+43 3687 2422333
Ritter v. Gersdorffstraße 562, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Funky snow and surf gear shop in the centre of Schladming.

Boite a chocolat

BudgetGood choice for children

+41 27 967 0025
Bahnhofstrasse 7b, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

This is a very quaint and homely chocolate shop and cafe which opened in 2010. Despite being small this is an every popular place to indulge in a vast array of hot drinks and beautiful homemade cakes and chocolate. A must see for any sweet tooth. A take away service provides gift wrapped goodies appealing to adults and kids. Mmmm!

Boucherie Bahler, le Praz

+33 4 79 08 41 08
L'or Blanc, Le Praz, 73120 Couchevel, France

Very friendly butchers also offering a different prepared dish each day which you can pre-order.  Prices are usually under €10 per person. Pre-order service for meat also available either by phone or fax (in English or French). Open 8am-12.15pm & 3.30pm-7.30pm.

Boucherie bruchez

+41 27 771 1946
Verbier, Switzerland

A good local butcher near the tourist office on place centrale, just below hotel de Verbier.  Open 8am-12.30pm, 2.30-7pm

Boucherie Caquineau, Courchevel 1650

+33 4 79 08 22 27
73120 Courchevel 1650, France

Small butcher just below the main roundabout in 1650. Also stocks a range of deli foods and cooked chickens. Open 7.30am-12.30pm & 4pm-7.30pm.

Boucherie L’ Abondance

+33 4 50 90 00 72
Flaine Floret, 74300 Flaine, France

A wonderful butchers shop in Flaine, they also have local cheeses, order a plate of raclette, fondue or pierrad. Open daily.  

Boucherie petit

+33 4 79 08 65 45
Route de Mussillon, Meribel, France

Good selection of meat and also sells ready-prepared meals and spit-roasted chickens. Open 8am-12.30pm, 3-7.30pm.

Boucherie, Courchevel 1850

+33 4 79 08 20 08
73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Central butcher in 1850 with an appetising range of pre-cooked ready meals which you buy by weight. A good range of traditional deli food is also available. It is just next to the Spar supermarket so you can conveniently do all your shopping at once. You can place orders by phone. Home delivery also available.  Open 7am-12.30pm & 3pm-7.30pm (opens 4pm on Sundays and holidays).

Boulangerie du Praz

Le Praz, 73120 Courchevel, France

On your right as you drive into Le Praz. Good range of cakes as well as all the usual breads. Open 7am-12.30pm & 2.30pm-7.30pm.

Boulangerie Gandy

+33 4 79 08 31 86
Immeuble Le Ceylan, 73120 Courchevel 1650, France

Bakers in 1650. Open 7am-2pm & 3pm-8pm.

Boulangerie la Bonbonniere

Good choice for children

+33 4 50 79 03 30
Route de la Plagne, Morzine, France

Mouth watering cakes and pastries, try to pop in at least once during your holiday.  


+41 27 775 3070
Rue de Medran, Verbier, Switzerland

Feast your eyes on the beautiful and elaborate cakes, pastries and numerous types of speciality bread in this Patiserie, all presented in sparkling premises. Located in the covered walkway on the left-hand side of the road as you head from place centrale to the Médran lifts. Open 7am-12.30pm, 2.30-7pm (open all day at weekends). 

Boutique Alpbach

+43 5336 5700
Ms Sieglinde Dudoff Hnr 552, Alpbach. Austria

Located right in the town centre of Alpbach, next to the church. They sell traditional Tirolean fashion, accessories, potter and other unique souvenirs to take home and remember your trip. Opening hours Mon - Sat 8.30am - noon, 2 - 6pm Sun 9am - noon, 3 - 6pm  

Boutique Diabolo

Good choice for children

+33 4 50 74 21 25
Place Centrale, 140 Promenade du Festival, 74110 Avoriaz, France

A boutique in Avoriaz specialising in children's clothing - for those things you forgot to bring or maybe a souvernir you just couldn't resist!

Boutique Little Dream

+43 5583 2191
Thurnhers Alpenhof, 6763 Zurs am Arlberg, Austria

A small clothing shop/boutique in Zurs selling clothing and accessories.

Boutique Niki

Good choice for children

+41 27 967 51 4
Bahnhofstrasse 15, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Upmarket fashion outlet selling brands including Burberry, Timberland and DKNY. On the Hofmattstrasse, walk 100m from the station up Main Street and turn left, the shop is about 10m up on the left hand side. Open 9am-12pm, 3-6pm.

Boutique Odlo

+33 4 79 08 25 30
Rue due Rocher, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Part of Bernard Charvin. This shop stocks high quality thermals and fleeces (albeit some have dubious designs!). 

Boutique Okado

+33 4 50 32 66 25
74220 La Clusaz, France

Gift shop in La Clusaz - take a souvenir home of your wonderful ski holiday

Brico Val

+33 4 79 06 06 28
Val d'Isere, France

General Hardware store, selling anything from a coat hanger to a bath plug. Open 8.30am-1pm, 3.30-8pm.


Le Rosset, Tignes, France

Bricolac is Tignes' only hardware shop. Situated on Le Rosset in Le Lac. Open 9am-12pm, 2.30-7pm


Dorfstrasse, St Anton, Austria

Situated in the pedestrian zone (western end), next to Raiffeisenbank and opposite Sparkasse bank. Useful shop selling a good selection of English books and newspapers along with specialist skiing / snowboarding books, toys and games. Maps and stationary are also available.

Bucherer jewellers

+41 27 967 5353
Bahnhofstrasse 6, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

One of the most luxurious and therefore expensive jewellery and watch shops in Zermatt. Selling brands such as Rolex, Gucci and Tag Heuer, it's worth going in for a browse. Open 8.30am-12pm, 2-6.30pm.

Buri Sport

+41 33 853 33 53
Buri Sport, Grindelwald, Switzerland

A great ski school in Grindelwald offering great value ski lessons for all ages. They have two shops on the main street offering ski equipment rental and clothing to buy. Open daily 8am - 7pm    

Butcher – Lech

+43 5583 2730
Hus Nr. 8, 6764 Lech, Austria

Speck Stube Handl - local butchers in Lech for your shopping needs.

Butcher Fritz Herrmann

+41 81 911 11 05
Via Nova 39, 7017 Flims Dorf, Switzerland

A local butcher and delicatessen in Flims offering superb quality fresh meats, local specialities and grappas. It's a little pricey compared to the Coop fresh meat counter, but the quality, advice and service are superb. If you really enjoy cooking and can do justice to fine cuts of prime quality meat, then this is the place to go.

Butchers – Lech

+43 5583 2303
Dorf 134, 6764 Lech am Arlberg, Austria

Fresh meat from this family run butchers- Hagen´s Dorfmetzgerei - in the centre of Lech.

Buteiga da Four

+39 471 798522
Buteiga da Four, Plaza S. Durich 4 39046 Ortisei, Val Gardena, South Tyrol

A local newsagent, selling books, tobacco, sweets and toys

Carrefour Montagne – Supermarket

+33 4 50 74 16 78
Place Centrale, 143 Promenade du Festival, 74110 Avoriaz, France

A supermarket near to the Sherpa in the centre of Avoriaz.


+33 4 79 08 63 58
Route de Mussillon, Meribel, France

Smaller than Spar but more central. Open 8.30am-12.30pm, 3.30-7.30pm.

Cave des vines

+41 27 771 4434
Rte de Verbier station, Verbier, Switzerland

Wide selection of wines. Delivery can be arranged.

Cha Cha Cha

+33 4 50 93 47 74
134 Avenue Ravanel le Rouge, 74400 Chamonix, France

Stop here for a bottle and discover wines from all over the world. It's a classy wine merchant in Chamonix where you are welcome to stay and sample before buying. Wine tasting evenings take place several nights a week from 6-9pm and cost around €15 per person - this price gives you at least six glasses of wine.  

Champfort sports

+33 4 50 91 03 90
188, route Edmond de Rothschild, 74120 Megeve, France

Ideally located equipment hire shop in Megeve with English speaking staff for all your rental needs. They provide free lockers for customers and also have a shop at the lift station at Mont d'Arbois. On-line booking is available and equipment can be delivered to your residence on arrival.


+41 27 771 2530
Verbier, Switzerland

Deli/Supermarket - Tempting selection of deli goods, cheese and wine. Turn right off rue de Médran, near the cinema. Open Monday to Saturday: 9am-12.30pm, 3-7.30pm, Sunday: 9.30am-12.30pm, 3.30-7.30pm.


+64 3 443 5548
Spencer House, Dunmore Street, 9305 Wanaka

Cheapskates is a good value skate/snowboarding store. Lots of special offers and some good merchandise to be found. Open 9am - 5.30pm, 7 days a week. Located on the ground floor, opposite Dunmore Street.  

Chez le Gaulois


+33 4 79 08 03 99
Le Forum (top floor), 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Great little deli, with freshly squeezed orange juice, sandwiches, snacks - their incredible reblochon and ham option has to be tried, and cold drinks. Also a great little delicatessen, take-away raclette also available. Open 9am-8pm. Next to the main bus stop in 1650.

Chez le pauvre mimi

+33 4 79 06 11 35
Val d'Isere, France

You will find a number of 'traiteurs' (delicatessens) in Val. Although the prices are never cheap, the food is usually of a very high quality. Sells wine, food and Savoyarde specialities. Open 9am-12.30pm, 2-8pm.

Chocolaterie Morand

+33 4 50 02 41 26
476, route du Col des Aravis-Le Pas du Roc, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Traditional chocolate shop in La Clusaz.


+64 3 443 8000
Shop 3, Pembroke Mall, Wanaka, New Zealand

CHOP is a cool local clothing company, hang around the area long enough and you'll notice the brand stamped in all sorts of places. Try counting the amount of CHOP beanies you can spot in a day. They specialise in Lord of the Rings memorabilia. Open 10am - 6pm, 7 days a week.  

Clothing shops – Revelstoke

Revelstoke, BC, Canada

There are a number of shops in Revelstoke who stock a great selection of gear for all types of activity. Free Spirit - this store is run by people who live in Revelstoke and know a lot about their products. 203 1st West, Box 2429, Revelstoke. Tel: +1 250 837 9453  email: info@freespiritsports.com  2nd Chance - womens clothing and accessories. 301 Mackenzie Ave., Revelstoke. Tel: +1 250 837 5966 email: angelawaterson@hotmail.com Daspy Fashions - ladies fashion store. 555 Victoria Road,Revelstoke  Tel: +1 250 837 2269 Red Apple - discount store...


+41 27 957 14 85
Saas Fee, Switzerland

A supermarket to stock up on all your essentials.


MadDogSki Favourite

+41 27 771 1425
Rue de la Poste, Verbier, Switzerland

Good selection of food and wine plus useful extras like UK newspapers. Home delivery can be arranged. Car parking available. Located on the right-hand side of the road as you walk away from place centrale. Open Monday to Saturday: 8.30am-12.15pm, 2.30-7pm, Sunday: 9.30am-12.15pm, 4-7pm.

Co-op Grindelwald

+41 33 854 13 00
Co-Op, Dorfstrasse 107. 3818 Grindelwald, Switzerland

A great port of call if you are self catering in Grindelwald. Open: Monday to Friday - 8am - 6.30pm Saturday 8am - 5pm Closed Sunday

Co-op Supermarket

+41 33 855 14 37
Wengen, Switzerland

This supermarket in Wengen is located opposite the train station and is the main supermarket in the village. They stock  a wide range of snacks, cakes, frozen food, fruit veg and alcohol. Open Monday - Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 8am-4pm and closed on Sundays

Colorpoint Il Gruppo Digitale

+39 15 883 120
Fraz. Entreves 146, 11016 La Thuile, Italy

Developing and photographic equipment


+41 (0)81 920 9080
Via Nova, Flims Dorf, Switzerland

Think of the Co-Operative in England and you'll be way off the mark. The Coop in Switzerland is more akin to Sainsbury's. The small branch in Flims Dorf is well stocked for most needs and has a small car park, (41 spaces), underneath. Look out for the 'Fine Food' range of ready items and, as the name suggests, fine foods. There is a fresh meat and cheese counter but be prepared to speak German! The Coop also has glass recycling bins at the front of the store. The store accepts...

Coop – Zermatt

Viktoria Center, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

A large supermarket with a good selection of produce including a range of sandwiches and salads. Delivery service available. Open 8am-8pm Monday to Saturday, Sunday open in the afternoon.

Cooperative laiterie

+33 4 79 08 03 61
Rue de la Chappelle, Le Praz, 73120 Courchevel, France

Good range of wines and local cheeses and meats. Also sell bread, milk and eggs. Open 9am-12.15pm & 3.30pm-7pm.

Cooperative laitiere

+33 4 79 06 06 94
Val d'Isere, France

Small Savoie company that sells local farmers' produce. They offer a wide variety of cheese and local produce at reasonable prices. Open 9am-12.30pm, 3-8pm.

Corner des grand vins Francais

73120 Courchevel, France

This upmarket shop offers wines from €45 up to €250. Open 11am-1pm & 3pm-7.30pm.

Creekside Market

+1 604 938 9301
Creekside, Whistler, Canada

This store is a full service grocery store in the Creekside area of Whistler. You can order online before you go and they can even delivery. Fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and seafood, locally baked goods and artisan bread plus an extensive deli counter. Located next to HWY 99 in the centre of Creekside. Open 8am - 10pm daily.

Cremerie Laiterie

+33 4 79 09 00 37
Galerie les ecrins, Plagne Centre, La Plagne

Full of local cheeses and well worth a visit.

Crest Bakery

+41 81 920 90 90
Via Nova, 7017 Flims Dorf, Switzerland

This is the best bakery in Flims. It has two branches, one next to Postplatz where the post bus arrives from Chur, and the main branch at Via Nova also right next to a bus stop and across the street from the lift station. Both shops have cafes but only the main branch at Via Nova is open on Sunday. The bakery recently won gold at the Swiss Bakery Trophy for its Buendner Nuesstorte, a local nut tart, which is sticky and very calorific. Their version is particularly good, and...

De Fox (Livigno)

+39 342 997 865
Via Saroch 1274, 23030 Livigno, Italy

Large rental shop in Livigno for skis and snowboards covering two floors. They also have mountain bikes and trekking gear for the summer months and a wide selection clothes for sale.

Delicatessen Plangger

+43 5444 20142
Delicatessen Plangger, Dorfstrasse 79a, 6561 Ischgl, Austria

In Ischgl’s Delicatessen Plangger you’ll find an interesting selection of local produce ideal for gifts or immediate consumption. This Ischgl shop specializes in wines, spirits and charcuterie and sometimes runs wine tastings. 


MadDogSki Favourite

+41 27 771 2439
Rte de Verbier station, Verbier, Switzerland

Small local supermarket in Verbier, on the right-hand side of the road as you walk away from place centrale (near the Farm club). Open Monday to Saturday: 8.30am-12.15pm, 2.30-6.30pm.

Denner Satellit

+41 81 911 11 54
Via Nova 46, 7017 Flims Dorf, Switzerland

As food stores go the Denner supermarket in Flims is a little lower down the scale than Coop but they can't be beaten for their prices on wine and beer. This small Denner Satellit store also sells firewood. Opeing hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 12pm and 2pm to 6.30pm, then in winter the store is also open Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 6pm.

Distillerie Des Aravis

+33 4 50 02 41 22
106, chemin du Pre de Foire, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Liqueurs and wines to stock up on in La Clusaz.


+39 471 796239
Dolfiland, Str. Digon 26 39046 Ortisei, Val Gardena, South Tyrol

If you are looking for a souvenir of your holiday you will find sculptures as well as wooden ornaments and toys.

Dolomiti Ski Rental

+39 471 770905
Dolomiti Adventures, Via Meisules 242, I-39048 Selva Gardena (BZ)

A great range of ski and snowboard rentals. They also sell a wide range of clothing and ski gear.  

Douce France

+33 4 50 90 85 67
Galerie Marchande, 74300 Flaine, France

Delicatessan, open every day offering : - Traditional cheese and delicatessen. - Wine cellar, locally-made spirits. - Raclette, Fondue with equipment loan. - Honey and regional jams.  

Duty-free Shopping – Ischgl

Being so close to the Swiss border, Ischgl resort has easy access to the resort of Samnaun in Switzerland, where visitors can take advantage of some excellent duty-free shopping. In Samnaun you can snap up a great range of luxury items, high-end fashion, perfumes and fine wines. Be sure to check the easily available  customs info pamphlet detailing current regulations. 

Eco Everything

+1 604 905 3181
Village Green, Whistler, Canada

Located on the Village Green.  As the name suggests this store sells natural clothing and earch friendly products. Everything is made from recycled or reclaimed natural resources and produced in a socially responsible manner.

Escape Route

+1 604 938 3228
Lorimer Road, Whistler, Canada

At the centre of Whistler's outdoor community for almost 20 years. The oldest outdoor store in the Sea-to-Sky corridor caters to hiker, mountaineers and backcountry skiers. Probably the best source for highly technical gear and clothing.

Eyes on Ardmore

+64 3 443 5103
80 Ardmore Street, 9192 Wanaka, New Zealand

Optometrist service. Open 9am - 5.30pm, 6 days a week, 9am - 7pm Thursdays.  

Faimann Walter KG

+43 3687 23812
Hauptplatz 28, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Clothing shop specializing in funky designed Hand-made pullovers, Ethno jewellry and a few crazy bits and bobs!

Fat Face

+33 4 79 00 39 17
Route du centre, Meribel, France

n the Galerie des Cimes. Classic casual clothing. White spirit, O shop and Intersport are in the same complex. Open 10-am-12pm, 3-8pm.


+33 4 92 24 52 61
Route de Grenoble, 05220 Montier-les-Bains, France

This bakery in Serre Chevalier does great bread and pastries, with their tartes du champsaur a specialty. Open 7.30am-12.30pm , 4-7.30pm.

Ferme des Saveurs

+33 4 79 08 95 38
L'ourse Bleue, 73120 Courchevel 1650, France

Small deli type shop stocking a good mix of wine, cheese, charcuterie (cooked meats), prepared meals and the sort of tinned food the French do so well. They home cook a different PDJ each day which you can pre-order. Ready roasted chickens and raclette and fondue take-aways can also be ordered. Open 8am-1pm & 3pm-8pm.

Fernie Arts Coop

+1 250 423 7044
572 2nd Avenue, Fernie, Canada

The Arts Coop is located in Fernie Town on 2nd Avenue and features local artists. Their work is on display and for sale, from jewellry, pottery, paintings, textiles and a lot more.  A lovely place to spend some time off the mountain and maybe even pick up a souvenir to take home. Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sundays noon - 4pm.    

First Class – Bijouterie

+33 4 50 74 12 86
Les Portes du Soleil, 43 place du snow, 74110 Avoriaz, France

A souvenir shop in Avoriaz where you can pick up a special reminder of your holiday.

Flaine Point Chaud

+33 4 50 90 87 40
Immeuble Aldebaran. 74300 Flaine, France

A very reasonably priced bakery and takeaway that can be found in the lower part of Flaine Forum. Open every day from 0800 – 1600 and offers croquet monsieurs at just 3.50 Euros.

Florist Flurettas

+41 81 911 35 30
Via Nova, 7017 Flims Dorf, Switzerland

Local Florist in Flims who can create whatever your taste, from minimalist single stems in clear glass vases to over the top floral cascades - seasonal stock permitting. It's also possible to buy real edelweiss in pots.

Flowers Inge

+39 471 796691
Flowers Inge, Str. Pedetliva 15, 39046 Ortisei, Val Gardena, South Tyrol

A lovely flower shop, flowers and floral decorations

Food shopping

There are a good range of food stores in Les Contamines resort, including your standard Carrefour supermarket and Spar, as well as a butcher, a delicatessen and several excellent bakeries (after all, this is France). 

Food shopping – Revelstoke

Revelstoke, BC, Canada

If you are in self-catering accommodation there are plenty of places for you to buy some lovely fresh food. Big Eddy Market - A large food store - 1888 Big Eddy Rd, Revelstoke. Tel: +1 250 837 6680 Cooper's Market - A great fresh food market - 555 Victoria Street, Revelstoke. Tel: +1 250 837 4372 Malones Confectionery - for sweets and candy - 210 MacKenzie, Revelstoke Tel: +1 250 837 3159 Mountain Goodness Natural Foods - a health food store - 4-1601 W Victoria, Revelstoke. Tel: +1 250 837...

Foto Fritz

+41 33 855 11 54
Wengen, Switzerland

A shop selling all photo related products as well as a machine where you can print off photos from your digital camera. A big selection of their own postcards are also on sale along with a selection of souvenirs. Open Mon - Sat 8.15am-12.15pm, 1.45-6.30pm and Sun 9.15am-12.15pm, 1.45-6.30pm.

Foto Gattinger

+43 664 91 80 142
Gerhard Gattinger Hnr 178, Alpbach, Austria

Primarily a photographic studio and processing shop but they also offer cigarettes and top quality souvenirs and jewellery. Opening hours: Mon - Fri 8.30 am - noon, 3 - 6pm Sat 8.30am - noon (Saturday afternoon opening during peak season only)

Foto Geiger

+41 81 936 72 72
Via Nova, 7017 Flims Dorf, Switzerland

A photo store in Flims Dorf that can process your films, sells equipment - including memory cards for digital cameras - and has a large stock of stationery items and newspapers. Opening times Monday to Friday 8.30am to 12pm and 2pm to 6.30pm Saturday 8.30am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm. 

Foto Planinschek

+39 471 794606
Foto Planinschek, Str. Mëisules 166, 39048 Selva, Val Gardena, South Tyrol

If you want your photos printed or other accessories for your photo needs this is the place to go in Selva.  

Foto Tom

+43 3687 23807
Stadttorplatz, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Photography shop in Schladming where you can get your pictures developed.


+41 27 967 4400
Bahnhofplatz, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt photographs, postcards and souvenirs as well as photo developing.

Four Square Supermarket

+64 3 443 0048
70 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

New World is Wanaka's largest supermarket and in general is the best value for money, however Wanaka is expensive in comparison to the rest of New Zealand. Open 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week.  

Foxy Fashion

+41 79 751 06 56
Wengen, Switzerland

Ladies fashion shop based on the main street. Open Mon - Sat 10am-12pm, 2-6pm and Sun 4-6pm.

Friendly Brandle Ski Sport Mode

+43 5583 2660
opposite Hotel Edelweiss, 6763 Zurs am Arlberg, Austria

This sport shop can be found in the Hotel Edelweiss in Zurs.


+33 4 79 08 18 32
Rue park city, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

If wearing unsexy thermal underwear makes you long for something more feminine you have found the right place...

Fritz Warter – Schnapslochl

+43 3687 22131
Salzburgerstraße 94, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Off-licence offering a full range of local wines and spirits to help the holiday go with a bang!


+33 4 79 08 55 48
Route du centre, Meribel, France

In Galerie des Cimes. Fantastic selection of cheese. Open 10am-12.30pm, 4.30-7.30pm.

Fuchs Bakery and Bistro

+41 27 967 2212
Bahnhofstrasse 72, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Most bakers sell pretty much the same things; a good selection of freshly baked bread, pastries and sandwiches, as well as some milk, cheese and eggs.  Try the Valais specialities of Zermatter Baumnusstorte (cake with nuts) or Shoko Matterhorn (chocolate).There is a also a nice Bistro attached. Also have shops at Kirchstrasse 46, Tel: +41 27 967 5960 and Getwingstrasse 24, Tel: +41 27 967 2063.

Gallery Thirty Three

+64 3 443 4330
33 Helwick Street, Wanaka

A stylish Art gallery offering original New Zealand sculptures and art pieces including jewellery and pottery. Also hosts many exhibitions for artists from across New Zealand.


+1 250 837 7968
Garnish, 118 Mackenzie Ave, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0, Canada

You can pick up a lovely piece of jewellry to remind you of your holiday. The pieces are deisgned by the owner and are made on site. Read all about the owner and the starting of the company here, Opening times: Closed Sunday and Monday, Tues - Friday 2 - 7pm, Saturday 9.30am - 3.30pm  


BudgetGood choice for children

+43 5285 62 450
Hauptstrasse 475, 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria

This award-winning butchers in Mayrhofen not only sells traditional cold cuts and meat but also a fantastic selection of burgers and sandwiches, for vegetarians as well as meat eaters.  By far the best place in town for a quick cheap snack.

General Store

+1 250 344 2331
General Store, 1545 Kicking Horse Trl, BC

The General Store has it all : A wide range of groceries and goods Fresh produce and dairy products Gourmet and speciality foods Fresh coffee and pastries to take out Health and beauty products Giftware and customised gift baskets Wine, beer and spirits Cigarettes and cigars Magazines, books and games DVD rentals Phone cards, mobile top-ups and good old fashioned stamps High speed internet terminals Cashpoint   Opening times: Sunday to Thursday 8am - 6pm, Friday and Saturday 8am - 8pm    

Georges Mauduit

+33 4 79 08 63 08
Route du centre, Meribel

Upmarket clothing and equipment shop run by the local ex-world champion. Located just off the main square, to the left of Le Poste bar. Open 8.30am-12.30pm, 3-7.30pm.

Ghostrider Trading Company

+1 250 423 5541
661 2nd Ave V0B1M0, Fernie, BC, Canada

If you are looking for that special Fernie souvenir then this shop will be able to have. They have Fernie branded clothing and gifts.

Goloseria Galli

Goloseria Gali, Via Bondi 487, Livigno, Italy

This is a family run bakery in Livigno, since 1883. They provide fresh bread and homemade produce and in 2007 they branched out and joined an all day restaurant.

Graffiti Proshop

+33 4 7900 3256
Centre Commercial Le Valaisan - Le Centre, 73700 La Rosiere, France

Graffiti is first and foremost a ‘proshop’ for popular brand The North Face, so if it’s something technical you’re after then this is the place. Skis and snowboards are available to rent and a boot fitting service is available too. There is also a casual clothing section for those who just like shopping.

Green Grove

+64 3 443 8015
101 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

New Zealand crafts and gifts. Open 9am - 5.30pm, 7 days a week. Located on the other side of Helwick Street from Kai.


+43 5285 63567
Opposite Scotland Yard Pub on Scheulingstrasse 371, 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria

Equipment hire shop in Mayrhofen which also sells the latest brand of ski gear. All types of skis and snowboards are available for hire: basic beginner boards, twin-tip skis and even specialist equipment like reverse camber powder skis. The service here is friendly and knowledgeable.

Grizzly Book & Serendipity

Good choice for children

+1 250 837 6185
Grizzly Book Shop. 208 Mackenzie Ave. Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0

A fabulous book shop selling all the latest titles and a whole lot more - from candles to jewellery. Good for all the family. Open Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.30pm  

GS Photo & Electronics

+1 604 938 9090
110-4350 Lorimer Road, Whistler, Canada

Provides one hour photo developing (film or digital), cameras, audio and visual goods, batteries, cables and memory cards. Open 9.30am - 6pm

Hairdressers – Cardrona

Wanaka, New Zealand

Hairstyling - open 9am - 5.30pm.  +64 3 433 7727 Hairculture - open 9am - 5.30pm  +64 3 433 9515 All Barbers - open 9am - 5.30pm  +64 3 443 1722  

Hairdressers – St Anton

St Anton, Austria

There are several small local salons: Team Anita.  Markstrasse 22, behind the church at th east end of the town, near the medical centre. Tel: +43 5446 30383   Friseursalon Peter.  Dorsftasse, next to the Mailbox internet cafe. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am - 7pm. Thursday 9am - 8pm, Saturday 8am - 3pm. Tel: +43 5446 30156   Salon March.  In the pedestrian zone. Tel: +43 5446 2329  

Hangl Sport-Mode

+43 5444 5990
Hangl Sport-Mode, Dorfsrasse 79, 6561 Ischgl, Austria

For a high-end fashion fix, head to Ischgl’s Hangl boutique. You’ll find clothes and accessories as well as perfumes and cosmetics.


+41 27 771 7820
Rue de la Poste, Aloina Gallery, Verbier, Switzerland

A specialist equipment shop in Verbier centre that sells/rents boards and also stocks a good selection of clothes, including Billabong, Arc'teryx and Icebreaker (Merino thermal underwear). Test service available. Open  8.30-12.30pm, 3-7pm.  

Heinz Lasser

+43 3687 22438
Erzherzog-Johann-Straße 560, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Bakery in Schladming for your daily bread or a tasty pastry.


Good choice for children

+43 3687 22916
Salzburgerstraße 105, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Toy shop in Schladming - treat the kids or the young at heart.

Huber butcher

+43 53 56 65960
Bichlstrasse 14, 6370 Kitzbuhel, Austria

They sell a wide variety of meat and also fish, it has a small seating area where you can enjoy good value meaty meals! Tirol is famous for its pork in particular.  


+33 4 50 75 77 26
155 Route de la Plagne,74110 Morzine, France

A good choice of souvenirs available.

IGA Marketplace

+1 604 938 2850
Market Place Square, Whistler, Canada

The largest full supermarket in Whistler - they stock everything you would expect (meat and fish, deli, bakery, fruit and vegetables) except for beer, wine or spirits. Located next to the Olympic Celebration Centre in Whistler. Open Monday to Sunday 8.30am - 10pm.

Intersport – Avoriaz

+33 4 50 74 06 49
Place des Ruches, Village des Ruches, 74110 Avoriaz, France

Well known and large chain for equipment hire and sport shop in Avoriaz.

Intersport – Chatel

+33 4 50 73 20 56
74390 Chatel, France

Intersport have three shops in Chatel,  in the main street Village Centre, Super Chatel and in Petit Chatel.  

Intersport – Courchevel

+33 4 79 08 31 85
Les Cascades, 73120 Courchevel 1650, France

Shop located on the right as you come into 1650. One of the biggest selections of clothing (skiing and fashion) in 1650.

Intersport – La Rosiere

+33 4 7906 8158

There are 2 Intersport shops in the resort, one in the centre of the village and one located at the foot of the slopes. If you have your own equipment but it needs touching up then, there is a very established workshop for all levels of repair jobs. As well as ski hire there’s clothing and accessories for sale too.

Intersport – Obergurgl

+43 5256 6216
Intersport Riml Central Office, Obergurlg, Austria

Ski wear, boot fitting, clothing, photographic equipment, ski hire, ski service and test centre. They stock all the big brands and are recommended by the Obergurgl Tourist office. 15% discount for online booking.

Intersport Bundi

+41 81 911 3390
Via Nova 72, 7017 Flims Dorf, Switzerland

Equipment hire at the Flims branch of the international Intersport chain, which can be pre-booked online. As well as rental, this store sells sport clothing and accessories. Located on the main street near the lift station. Open 8am to 6pm.

Intersport Glacier

+41 27 957 18 65
Dorfstrasse 52, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland

Book your rental requirements online before you go and they will be ready and waiting for you in store. Open 8.30am - 6.30pm, close 6pm Sundays.

Intersport Hausberger

+43 5285 62400
Hauptstrasse 415 & 471a, 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria

Centrally located in Mayrhofen, this large equipment hire shop caters for all levels of skiing and snowboarding.  Online booking available.

Jasmine Fleurs

+33 4 79 18 15 21
Rue de L'Eglise, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

If you need to say it with flowers......

Jean Blanc Sports

+33 479 082 641
73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Ski hire shop which has two shops in Courchevel - this one and another branch on the Rue des Tovets as you come into 1850 on the right hand side. Good range of equipment. Also offers you the chance to try skis before you buy them. 9am - 7.30pm (7pm for rentals).

Josi cheese and wine

+41 27 966 2430
Tempel 9, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Behind the alpine centre. A great selection of local and international cheese and wine. Try the local Zermatter Mütschli cheese. Open 9am-12pm, 3-7pm.

Julen Sport

+41 27 967 43 40
Hofmattstrasse, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Located on the Hofmattstrasse, opposite the floodlit ice rink and next to theVernissage. Good range of kit and probably the best place to go for board hire with very knowledgeable staff on hand. Online reservation form on their website. Open 8.30am-12pm, 2-6.30pm.

Kaufhaus Sieder

+43 3687 61482
Rohrmoosstraße 63 , 8971Rohrmoos, Austria

Newsagents in resort who also offer fresh, daily bread.

Kaufmann Sport

+33 853 13 77
Kaufmann Sport, Hauptstrasse,3818 Grindelwald

You can hire your ski equipment through Intersport from this shop as well as picking up some lovely new ski gear. Opening times: Monday to Friday 8am - noon and 1.30 - 6.30pm. Saturday 8am - noon and 1.30 - 6pm. Sunday 8.30am - noon and 2 - 6pm

Key Cutting service

+33 4 79 06 31 36
Le Lac Rosset, Tignes, France

You just never know! Brico Lac is Tignes hardware store; whilst not on a par with B&Q it is worth checking there before having to dash down to Bourg Saint Maurice for any emergency DIY needs. Located on le Lac Rosset, near le Clin d'Oeil restaurant.  

Killy sport

+33 4 79 06 05 53
Place de l'Office du Tourisme 73150 Val d'Isère, France

Good range of clothing and equipment. Open 8.30am-7.30pm. Next to the Tourist office.


3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Two outlets selling magazines, cigarettes, newspapers, souvenirs and postcards: Bahnhofplatz next to the station. Open Mon-Sat 7am-6.30pm, Sun 8am-6.30pm. Just off Bahnhofstrasse, next to UBS. Open Mon-Fri 8am-12.30pm, 1.30-6.30pm and Sat 8am-12.30pm, 1.30-6pm, closed Sun.


+41 81 911 3424
Postplatz, 7017 Flims Dorf, Switzerland

If you are after a newspaper in Flims, the Kiosk has two outlets, one at the post office (Postplatz), where the bus from Chur arrives, and one at the Shell petrol station opposite the Hotel Bellevue. Both offer international press although the Postplatz branch has a better selection of English language titles. UK tabloids and broadsheets are one day out of date, the Financial Times is current. Kiosks also sell lottery tickets, tobacco, cigarettes, sweets and drinks.


+33 85440 20
Kirchhofer's Collections, Dorfstrasse 155, CH-3818, Grindelwald, Switzerland

A lovely shop to find a luxury souvenir from your holiday, with all the big name brands including Longines, Breitlind and Hermes.  


+43 5356 72427
Schlossergasse 10, 6370 Kitzbuhel, Austria

Internet café, tirol (clothing) shop and video rental.   Opening times: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun and holidays 2-8pm. 

L’ Echoppe

+33 4 50 78 20 45
Galerie Forum, 74300 Flaine, France

Clothing for all the family - just in case you forgot some essentials, or just fancy treating yourself.

L’ Ourse bleue

+33 6 18 55 71 24
73120 Courchevel 1650, France

A small shop in 1650 offering home delivery, roast chickens, take-away raclette and fondue. Also has fireworks and take-away pizzas. At the top of 1650. Open 8am-12.30pm & 3.30-8pm.

La Grange aux Pains

+33 6 31 62 63 90
Galerie Marchande, 74300 Flaine, France

Bakers offering breads, croissants, sandwiches and pastries.  

La Maison du Fromage

+39 165 885186
Via M. Collomb.10, 11016 La Thuile, Italy

Grocery store selling regional food; 'Fontina' cheese from the alpine pastures, ham from Bosses, game ham, deer, venison and wild pig. They also serve prepared food.

La Troika

+33 4 50 02 66 98
74220 La Clusaz, France

Gifts and souvenirs shop in La Clusaz.

Laundrette & Dry cleaners

+43 5583 2416
Wascheri Haus Katharina, 6764 Lech am Arlberg, Austria

If you need anything special dry cleaned whilst you are away in Lech, or just want to wash your clothes this laundrette and dry cleaners can help.

Laundrettes – Tignes

Tignes, France

There are currently 3 coin-op laundrettes in Tignes: Val Claret Centre - in the Sefcotel building by le Studio Bar and Odile Lingerie and Souvenir shop Lac - Galerie Palafour, rue de la Poste Lavachet - in Hameau de Toviere building near TC's bar. Make sure you are well prepared with enough coins for the machines.  

Laverie Automatique

+33 4 50 02 63 42
Centre du village, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Laundrette/dry cleaners in La Clusaz.

Le Cave a Maxit

+33 4 50 79 18 10
331 Rue du bourg, Morzine, France

Small wine supplier but certainly the best in the area, with an excellent selection of local and world wines.

Le Garde Manger

+33 4 50 74 20 02
155 Promenade du Festival, 74110 Avoriaz, France

A beautiful little deli in Avoriaz specialising in serving local produce to tempt you.  There is also a small restaurant attached which only seats 20, so get in early!

Le Maison Gourmet

+33 4 79 06 07 13
Val d'Isere, France

Quaint little wine merchant opposite the tourist office with prices to suit every budget. Ask about their good selection of local wines.    

Lenai & Linai

+43 5583 40080
Sonia Zimmermann Village 163 A 6764 Lech am Arlberg Austria

This clothing boutique is found in Lech and sells handmade clothing that is both trendy and very Austrian.

Les Parfums

+39 165 884472
Fraz. Entreves 142, 11016 La Thuile, Italy

Interesting shop in La Thuile selling perfumes, cigarettes, newspapers, gifts and souvenirs.

Lindt Chocolate Shop

Good choice for children

+41 27 303 40 59
Bahnhofstrasse 52, Zermatt

A lovely new shop selling that delicious and famous Lindt chocolate. A must for all you chocoholics...  Open daily 11am - 7pm

Lingerie Calida

+41 33 855 11 68
Wengen, Switzerland

Shop selling a small range of ladies lingerie. Open Mon - Fri 9am-12pm, 2-6.30pm and Sat 9am-12pm, 2-6pm.

Liquorilandia Ruitor Vinoteca

+39 165 884268
Via M. Collomb 16, 11016 La Thuile, Italy

Wine merchant in La Thuile selling whisky, grappa, spirits, wine and regional specialities.


Kitzbuhel, Austria

There are two of these supermarkets in Kitzbuhel and are easily the best supermarkets:   St Johanner Straße 2, 6370, Tel: +43 50321 8133 Open Monday to Thursday 7.30am - 6.30pm, Friday 7am - 7pm, Saturday 7.30am - 6pm, Sunday 2.30 - 6pm   Jochbergerstraße 58, 6370 (New Shop), Tel: +43 50321 8036 Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 9pm, Saturday 7.30am - 6pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm.    


+41 27 771 4434
Verbier, Switzerland

This is a large wine shop on the left on main road going into Verbier. The place to shop if you've got some serious dollar to spend (they stock Petrus). Having said that, they have a range of wines at the lower end of the market as well. They don't offer any wine tasting evenings - but make up for this by having the best range of champagne in the village.

Macelleria Salumeria Les Berdzes

+39 165 884381
Complesso Planibel, 11016 La Thuile, Italy

Butcher and deli in La Thuile for your shopping needs selling regional meats as well as fresh pasta, wine, liqueurs and other local produce.


+39 471 793110
Maciaconi, Str. Plan da Tieja 6 39048 Selva, Val Gardena, South Tyrol

This is an all round shop selling tobacco, sweets, local specialities, sports equipment and a whole lot more.

Maison braissand les glacier

+33 4 79 08 60 27
Route de la Montee, Meribel, France

Bakery near the main square.

Maison Chevallot

+33 4 79 06 16 09
Rue Principale, Val d'Isere, France

Situated next door to the hotel St Hubert. Great bakery with several recent awards under their belt. They sell every type of bread that you could ever imagine exists.  Not only a bakery but also a coffee shop with excellent chocolates and tarts.

Maison de la Presse

+33 4 50 53 29 76
93, rue du docteur Paccard, 74400 Chamonix, France

Walking maps, IGN maps, books about Mont Blanc, posters, bookshop, children's section, DVDs.  Open 6:30am to 8pm in winter and 6:30am to 10:30pm in the summer. An extensive mountain website offers a good selection of maps, posters, DVDs and guides. You can email them for information on something specific : pmtblanc@libertysurf.fr

Maison de la Presse

+33 4 79 06 22 64
Val d'Isere, France

Opposite maison Chevallot bakery. All tabacs sell same-day edition English papers, usually around midday. All tabacs sell tobacco products but not all newsagents do - look for the tabac sign. Open 7.30am-7.30pm

Manni sportswear

MadDogSki Favourite

+43 5285 62711
Hauptstraße 441, Mayrhofen, Austria

A beautiful clothing and ski equipment shop in the main street of Mayrhofen. The interior is stylish with merchandise to match, so if you have forgotten something or just feel the need to treat yourself you are sure to find something lovely here.  The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about their products and more than happy to help. Opening times : Monday - Saturday 8am - 630pm Sunday 8am - noon and 3 - 6pm   

Marche U

+33 4 50 02 48 28
Haut du village-La Perriere, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Supermarket in La Clusaz.

Marche U

+33 4 76 79 58 63
57 Avenue de la Muzelle, 38860 Les Deux Alpes, France

Supermarkets in Les Deux Alpes can be found throughout the village, but this is the biggest and best value for shopping. Located about a third of the way into town on the right hand side on the Avenue de la Muzelle.

Margreiter Souvenirs

+43 5336 20310
Mr Florain Holzknecht Hnr. 211, Alpbach, Austria

Newsagents, magazines, souvenirs, clothes. Opening Hours Mon - Fri: 8am - 12pm Sun: 8am - 12pm Closed in April and November

Market – Val Gardena

+39 471 772111
Market, Val Gardena, Italy

Every week from mid-December to mid-April there is a market in town, located between the Town Hall and the ice Rink. Check with the tourist office when you are in town - it can be cancelled due to weather.

Maroly Sport

+33 4 50 27 02 27
Le Chinaillon, 74450 Le Grand Bornand, France

Equipment hire shop in Le Grand Bornand located at the far end of the high street. Open daily 8.30am - 7pm.

Meini Sport & Mode

+41 81 936 6200
Talstation Crap Sogn Gion, 7032 Laax Murschetg, Switzerland

Sports clothing and fashion store with equipment hire at Laax Murschetg right next to the valley station Crap Sogn Gion. All major brands on offer including Prada, Bogner, Stokli, Volkl, Rossignol etc. Opening hours, 7 days per week, 8am to 6pm.

Menuir sports

+33 4 79 00 72 08
La Croisette Galerie de l'Adret, 73440 Les Menuires, France

Centrally located in near the bus station in Les Menuires, this equipment hire shop can provide all your rental needs for your ski/snowboard holiday. They stock major brands and also have a wide range of sportswear and equipment for sale.

Menz Modetrends

+43 3687 23502
Salzburgerstraße 102, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Fashionable mens and womens clothing in Schladming.

Merkur Chocolate shop

+41 27 967 4373
Bahnhofstrasse, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

A dream shop for anyone with a sweet tooth. Plenty of boxed Swiss chocolates to choose from as well as tablets of homemade chocolate, such as white chocolate with raspberry, dark chocolate with hazelnuts, and more. Check out their mouth-watering window display. Open Monday to Saturday 9am-12pm, 2-7pm & Sunday 4-7pm.


+41 27 771 3634
Rte de Verbier station, Verbier, Switzerland

This supermarket in Verbier offers a varied selection at reasonable prices. Parking is available. Located in the shopping centre, about ten minutes' walk from Place Centrale. Open Daily 8.15am-7pm

Migros Supermarket

+41 27 967 3181
Hofmattstrasse, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

This supermarket also has a large selection of produce although does not sell alcohol, and as with all ski resorts, prices are high. Open Sunday to Friday 8.30am-12pm, 2-6.30pm; Saturday 8.30am-12pm, 2-6pm.

Mister Clean Laundry

+33 6 83 89 15 75
37 avenue de la Muzelle, 38860 Les Deux Alpes, France

Laundry in Les Deux Alpes open every day from 8.30am-8.30pm. Washing powder and money machine. Washing machines from 5,5kg to 9,5kg, tumble driers 15kw. In front of the "Maison de la Montagne".

Misty Fly

+33 4 79 40 08 74
Val d'Isere, France

Based in the Misty Fly shop at the back of the tourist office square. The French instructors all speak good English and are always friendly. They will teach you to love skiing and snowboarding, freestyle and freeride. Open 8.30am - 7.

Molitor Sports

+41 33 855 21 31
Wengen, Switzerland

Molitor sport offers excellent service with English speaking technicians. The hire shop is situated between the Sunstar and Bernerhof hotels. The quality of equipment is excellent.

Montagnard Gourmand

+33 4 76 79 23 74
Place des Arcades, 38860 Les Deux Alpes, France

For regional specialities and local produce in Les Deux Alpes try shopping at Le Montagnard Goumand. They also sell take away meals, wines, cheese and traditionally-made cooked meat. Open 9am-12.30pm and 4-8pm.

Moule a Beurre

+33 4 50 47 02 03
226 route de Notre-Dame de la Gorge 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie

This photo shop offers visitors to Les Contamines resort the full service, including developing, printing and enlarging. You can also hire TV sets here and pick up a souvenir or two.

Mountain Planet

+39 342 970 337
Via Rasia 31, 23030 Livigno, Italy

Equipment hire shop in Livigno for rental of skis and snowboards but they also have a large selection of sports equipment and clothing for sale.

Nature et Compagnie

+33 4 50 75 98 03
43 Route de la Plagne, Morzine, France

A good selection of sourvernirs across the spectrum, from tacking to classy and expensive. Something more interesting than the normal souvenir shops.

Naturhaus Lehnwieser

+43 3687 23262
Salzburgerstraße 335, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Organic food shop in Schladming. They also stock a good selection of vegetarian and vegan food.

Nesters Market

+1 403 762 3663
122 Bear St., Banff, Alberta, Canada

A friendly market where you can get all your provisions. Open daily 8am - 11pm.    

No 1

+41 27 771 6667
Rue du Médran 27, CP 272 1936, Verbier, VS/Switzerland

This ski hire shop offers a friendly service and a location which is convenient for the lifts. The test centre allows you to try before you buy. Near the Médran lifts. Open daily 8.30am - 7pm.

Noel Sports

+33 4 76 79 21 84
92 avenue de la Muzelle, 38860 Les Deux Alpes, France

They sell a great range of top brands such asTimberland, Aigle and Killy brands. They also have ski equipment rental with a free ski locker in the centre of the resort. - Monday to Friday : 9am - 12:30 and 14:30 - 7:30 p.m.. - Saturday and Sunday : 9am - 7:30 p.m..


Route du centre, Meribel, France

A good selection of thermal underwear should you feel the cold. In the same row of shops is Stephanya, which sells some pretty jewellery and gifts.

Ogier Sports

+33 4 50 53 74 36
31 rue Joseph Vallot, 74400 Chamonix, France

The smartest ski shop in town.. They will equip you with the latest kit to make your days on the slopes as enjoyable as possible. Opening in Courchevel and St Moritz soon.

Olympic ski

+33 4 79 00 48 51
Centre Commercial du Ruitor, Mottaret

Equipment hire in Mottaret. The shop is at the bottom of the slopes, near the Tourist Office. Open 8.30am-7.30pm.


+41 81 911 4242
Via Nova 50, 7017 Flims Dorf, Switzerland

Full service opticians offering eye tests, glasses frames and lenses, contact lenses and sunglasses.

Pam Superdiscount

+41 27 771 95 10
Rte de Verbier station, Verbier, Switzerland

This supermarket is in the shopping centre, near Migros. Open Monday to Saturday: 8.30am-12.15pm, 2.30-7pm, Sunday: 9.30am-12.15pm, 4-7pm,

Patisserie de la poste

+41 27 771 6425
Rte de Verbier station, Verbier, Switzerland

Lovely biscuits, cakes and snacks, including pots of delicious Bircher muesli.  Located near place centrale. Open Monday to Friday: 7am-12.30pm, 2.30-7pm, Sunday: 7am-7pm.



+33 4 79 08 29 18
Rue des Verdons, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Great bakers in Courchevel, with an excellent value cafe attached. Sandwiches and hot dishes such as tartiflette. Home delivery also available between 6-8.30am. Open 7am-7.30pm.

Patrick’s ski locker

Good choice for children

+33 4 50 90 42 54
74300 Flaine, France

Why carry yours skis back to your flat ? Deposit your luggage ! Deposits of equipment, skis, shoes, luggage ... Small maintenance (sharpening, waxing, repairs) Complete safety. Open daily all winter from 8:45 am to 5:30pm.

Peak performance

+41 27 967 2491
Bahnhofstrasse 20, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

A huge peak performance shop with everything you could want from the brand. Open 9am-12pm, 2.30-7.30pm.

Pelloux sports

+33 4 50 93 04 38
Les Arcades du Mont Blanc, 74120 Megeve, France

Located at the Chamois ski lift, this shop provides good rental and sale of equipment and clothing. Rossignol, Salomon, Dynastar and Head. Selling trekking shoes in summer. Free lockers for customers.

Peppino Kindermode

Good choice for children

+43 5583 40087
Dorf 329, 6764 Lech

Boutique in Lech with a large assortment of children's clothing, toys, accessories and gifts.

Perrieres Dairy

Les Gets, France

This dairy has been here for about 100 years and produces local cheeses that can be tasted on the premises.   The head of the cheese making production is Miti, a Japenese student who arrived in 2009 having seen the area on the TV during the Tour de France! He has created his own cheese: a blue Tomme - set to be a great success.   Weekly visits are organised around the dairy, during the season.  

Petit Marche

MadDogSki Favourite

+33 4 92 21 43 92
La Vie de Clare, 05220 Monetier, France

Great place to pick up picnic products and arguably the best bread in town. Open 7 days a week.

Pharmacie Cesar

+33 5 62 92 51 29
2 rue Cesar, 65110 Cauterets

Pharmacy is located opposite the Ski Bar. The names of the doctor on call for the day are displayed in the pharmacy's windows.

Pharmacie des Portes du Soleil

+33 4 50 74 01 41
les Portes du Soleil 63 place du Snow 74110 AVORIAZ

Chemist/pharmacy - consult them for any minor ailments or stock up on the arnica to relieve those bruises!

Pharmacie Thermale

+33 5 62 92 50 39
Ave du Mamelon Vert, 65110 Cauterets

Pharmacy located opposite the Victorian Merry Go Round  The names of the doctor on call for the day are displayed in the pharmacy's windows.

Pharmacy St George

+39 0473 237 667
Via Dante 10, 39012 Merano, Italy

This pharmacy is located in Merano, just 2km from the valley station of the cable car in Merano 2000.

Pharmacy/Chemist – Banff

Banff, Alberta, Canada

There are two good pharmacies in Banff who will be able to help with minor ailments or sore heads. Both stores have full pharmacy facilities as well as souvenirs and other goods.   Banff Avenue Pharmacy, 115 Banff Avenue, Banff. Tel: +1 403 762 4412. Open 7 days a week. Rexall Banff, 317 Banff Avenue, Banff. Tel: +1 403 762 2245. Open daily 9am - 7pm and Sundays 10am - 7pm.    

Pharmacy/Chemist – Bansko

Bansko, Bulgaria

Located just off the pedestrian area. Helpful staff that speak a little English.

Pharmacy/Chemist – Champoluc

11020 Champoluc, Italy

There is one chemist on Route Ramey on the main road leading to the lift, on the right-hand side coming from the village square.  

Pharmacy/Chemist – Courchevel

73120 Courchevel, France

Gellon Joseph - 9am - 12.30pm, 2.30pm - 7.30pm - Rue principale, Courchevel 1650, +33 4 79 08 26 17 Peizerat marie-francoise - 9am - 7.30pm - Rue du rocher, Courchevel 1850, +33 4 79 08 05 37  

Pharmacy/Chemist – La Clusaz

La Clusaz, France

Pharmacie du Danay - 19, place de la poste, La Clusaz, +33 4 50 02 45 1    

Pharmacy/Chemist – La Plagne

La Plagne, France

The three main pharmacies are listed below:- Montchavin: Mengeon Pharmacy, Tel: +33 4 79 07 80 54 Plagne Bellecôte: Centre station Pharmacy, Tel: +33 4 79 09 02 20 Plagne Centre: Mercure Galerie Pharmacy, Tel: +33 4 79 09 04 81

Pharmacy/Chemist – Le Grand Bornand

+33 4 50 09 62 02
Résidence Le Mont-Blanc, Le Chinaillon, 74450 Le Grand Bornand, France

Pharmacy in Chinaillon, Le Grand Bornand. In winter open every day 9am-12.30pm, 2.30-7.30pm.

Pharmacy/Chemist – Les Carroz

+33 4 50 90 00 57
Route de Flaine, Les Carroz, France

Local chemist in Les Carroz. Located at Place des Aravis, on the way out of the village on the Route de Flaine. Open 8am - 12.30pm and 2.30-6pm, Saturday 6-7pm.

Pharmacy/Chemist – Mayrhofen

6290 Mayrhofen, Austria

Pharmacy on the main street in Mayrhofen, near to Mo's.  Steinbock Apotheke, Hauptstrasse 444, Mayrhofen. Tel: +43 5285 62313

Pharmacy/Chemist – Pillot

+33 4 50 54 00 37
208 rue Charlet Straton, Argentiere, France

This pharmacy in Argentiere should be able to help with minor injuries and ailments.

Pharmacy/Chemist – Saalbach

+43 6541 6282
Glemmtaler Landesstrase 23, 5753 Saalbach, Austria

Opening times Monday to Friday 8 am - noon, 2.30 - 6pm, Saturday 8.30am - 12.30pm.

Pharmacy/Chemist – Saas Fee

+41 27 957 2618
Obere Dorfstrasse 25, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland

Pharmacy Apotheke - Vallesia Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8.30am-12pm and 2pm-6.30pm; Sun 10am-11, 4pm-6.30pm.

Pharmacy/Chemist – Schladming

8970 Schladming, Austria

Eldelweiss Apotheke - Just off the pedestrian area, 8am-12.30pm and 2.30-6pm, Saturday: 6-7pm.  Pfarrgasse 677, Schladming. Tel: +43 3687 225770.  service@edelweiss-apotheke.at

Pharmacy/Chemist – Wanaka

Wanaka, New Zealand

There are two pharmacists : Unichem, 41 Helwick Street, Wanaka. Open 9am - 5.30pm  Tel: +64 3 443 8000 Aspiring Pharmacy, 29 Helwick Street.  Open 9am - 6pm.  Tel:  +64 3 443 7986  

Pharmacy/Chemist – Whistler

+1 604 932 4251
village Square, Whistler, Canada

This is the  most central pharmacy. Non-prescription items such as pain relief, cold remedies and vitamins are sold as well as baby goods. Prescriptions can be filled. Other convenient items they stock are postcards, batteries, film, disposable cameras and sports supports. Open 9.30am - 8pm, closed on Christmas and New Year's day.

Photo shop – Lech

+43 5583 2525 417
Hotel Pfefferkorn, 6764 Lech am Arlberg, Austria

This Photo shop for all your camera/video needs is in the Hotel Pfefferkorn complex in Lech.

Pirchl bakery

+435356 62391
Jochbergerstrasse 6, 6370 Kitzbuhel, Austria

Try one of the local delicacies at this Kitzbuhel bakery.

Polar Peek Books

+1 250 423 3736
592 2nd Avenue V0B1M0, Fernie, BC, Canada

A traditional book shop in Fernie Town. They stock books, maps, stationery and gifts/sourvenirs.  


+41 27 508 21 01
Popcorn, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland

One of the most hippest bars in Saas Fee, Popcorn is the place to be. A bar with a shop, ideal for retail therapy! They have really cool clothes of all shapes and sizes, rather expensive but they have sale racks most of the time. It's open from 8am till 6pm for the clothing part.  

Post office – Avoriaz

+33 4 50 79 01 00
Office de Tourisme, 44-84 promenade du Festival, 74110 Avoriaz, France

Your local post office in Avoriaz- send a postcard home and make everybody jealous.  You'll find it up near the supermarkets.

Post Office – Grindelwald

+58 454 6026
Post Office, Grindelwald, Switzerland

The Post office is open : Monday - Friday 8am - noon and 1.45 - 6pm. Saturday 8 - 11am  

Post office – Kitzbuhel

+43 577 6776370
Josef-pirchlstrasse 11, 6370 Kitzbuhel, Austria

Post office for your stamps etc. The Austrian Post Office website is available in English and tells you anything you want to know about using the postal service whilst visiting Austria.    

Post office – La Plagne

+33 4 79 09 01 82
73210 La Plagne, France

The Post Office is open daily except Sundays during the ski season, 9am to 12.30pm.    

Post Office – Lech

+43 5583 2240
Postareal, 6764 Lech am Arlberg, Austria

The local post office for Lech and Zurs.

Post Office – Merano 2000

Merano 2000, Italy

The Post Office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8.05 am - 1.00 pm There is one in Verano : Via Paese 86 39010 Verano Tel +39 0473 278194 And one in Avelengo: Via S. Caterina 2 39010 Avelengo Tel +39 0473 279480

Post Office – Tignes

Tignes, France

In winter there are two post offices in resort - Val Claret Centre within the Maison de Tignes Tourist Office and a main office in Tigne le Lac in rue de la Poste.  

Post Office – Val Gardena

Post Office, Val Gardena, South Tyrol, Italy

If you want stamps or a place to send your parcels home there are a few post offices in the village: Post Office S. Cristina, Town Hall Square, 39047 S. Cristina, Val Gardena Tel: +39 0471 792113 Poste Italiane, Str. Mëisules 144, Cultural Centre, 39048 Selva, Val Gardena  Tel: +39 471 795168  Open: Mon - Fri 8 am - 1.30 pm, Sat 8 am. - 12.30 pm Post Office Ortisei, P.zza Stetteneck, 39046 Ortisei  Tel: +39 471 796221  Open Mon to Fri from 8 am - 1.30 pm and Sat...

Post Office – Verbier

Rte de la Poste, Verbier, Switzerland

Just in front of the Post Office. Cigarettes and UK newspapers sold.

Post Office – Wanaka

39 Ardmore Street, Near Caltex Garage, Wanaka

Post office with all the standard services, open Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9am - 12pm.

Post Office – Whistler

+1 604 932 5012
106-4360 Lorimer Road, Whistler, Canada

Post boxes in Whistler will be easy to find - they are red and scattered around resort.  You can also buy stamps from most convenience stores.

Prend ta luge et tire toi


+33 4 79 08 78 68
Le Forum, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Sandwiches, paninis, hamburgers, salads and sweet and savoury pancakes. Also sells a good range of slightly funkier gear than you will find around La Croisette. Internet cafe with french keyboards. Sit at one of the tables in a funky bar with multiple video screens. Open 8.45am - 6pm.


St Anton, Austria

Turn right off Dorfstrasse (heading in the direction of Nasserein from the centre of the village) just before the Sport Hotel. This newsagent is almost opposite the chemist.

Presse Librairie d’Avoriaz

+33 4 50 74 12 05
Les Intrêts, 187 Promenade du Festival, 74110 Avoriaz, France

Bookshop in Avoriaz in case you've read the last chapter!

Print It

+64 3 443 7804
12 Helwick Street, 9305 Wanaka

Quality digital and film photo processing, copy centre services and souvenirs, you can also pick up a copy of the local community paper; The Messenger, every Wednesday. From Caltex Garage head down Brownston Street and take the first right into the car park; Print It is on the right.  

Privilege Ski

+33 6 83 51 50 21
Impasse de la Croisette, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Ski and snowboard hire which can be ordered on line and delivered to you upon arrival. They also offer ski service and storage if you have your own equipment. You can also change equipment during your holiday.

Public telephones

Wanaka, New Zealand

Phone cards can be purchased at any of the supermarkets or garages. You can buy an international card for your mobile or for public phones. There are public phones: Outside Base on Helwick Street and outside Soulfood on Ardmore Street.  


+33 4 79 08 53 72
Route du centre, Meribel, France

Good selection of clothes. Open 8.30am-12.30pm, 2.30-7.30pm.

Quicksilver Cafe

BudgetGood choice for children

+33 4 79 41 90 22
Rue Principale, Val d'Isere, France

This cafe/clothes shop concept is unusual in ski resorts but it seems to have worked. It's excellent for a late breakfast or lunch. Pasta dishes are good as are the BLTs. You can buy beer (and non-alcoholic) but only if you are eating. Children will love the milkshakes. Kids menu. Open 9am-9pm.

Refuge Payot

+33 4 50 53 18 71
166, rue Joseph Vallot, 74400 Chamonix, France

Beautiful local deli in Chamonix selling local specialities, exquisite cheese, ham, wine, brandy, cakes and lots more. They are perfect for those take home treats or a nip of Génépy. Second store: 255, rue du Docteur Paccard, tel; +33 4 50 53 16 86

Reichsollner souvenirs

+43 5336 5208
Georg Reichsollner Hnr. 171, Alpbach, Austria

Apart from selling local souvenirs they also offer newspapers, telephone cards, clothes, gifts....   Opening hours: Mon - Fri 8am - noon, 2 - 6.30 pm Sat 7.30am - noon  


+43 664 341 342 4
Dorfstrasse 163, 5753 Saalbach, Austria

A small chain of opticians with a shop in Saalbach.

Restaurant Panorama

+39 0473 279537
Restaurant Panorama, Via Falzebener 1209, 39010 Avelengo

This restaurant also has a coffee shop area and a little shop selling souvenirs of your holiday. The surroundings are very traditional and lots of wood!  

Rip Curl

+41 (0)27 771 3014
Rue de Medran, Verbier

Selling all the great Rip Curl gear.   Open 9.30am - 12.30pm and 3-7pm daily  

RMR Retail Store

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Retail Store, BC, Canada

This store is in the village base opposite the Revelation Gondola. They have a wide range of clothing and helmets as well as a selection of lovely souvenirs to take home of your time in Revelstoke. Open daily  

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Good choice for children

+1 250 423 2680
581 2nd Avenue V0B1M0, Fernie, BC, Canada

If you have children with you then you will just have to make a trip into town to this shop. They produce handcrafted chocolates, rocky pop popcorn, nut brittles, fudge, sponge toffee, caramel apples and more….  They also have their own line of Gelato Ice Cream served in hand made biscotti waffle cones. Go on, indulge yourself!

Rossin – Butcher

Les Gets, France

The shop opened in 1945 and the same family have run it ever since. They offer a wide range of local products, prepared in their own smoking, salting and drying rooms in the basement of the shop.    


+33 4 50 74 01 40
Centre commercial Snow, 25 Place du Snow 74110 Avoriaz, France

A shop in Avoriaz specialising in souvenirs, get a special little something to take home to remind you of your trip.

S. Grosso Frutta Verdura

+39 165 842244
Via Roma 6, 11017 Courmayeur, Italy

A lovely greengrocer which also doubles as an ideal place for picnic supplies - choose from the ready prepared vegetables and salads.

S’no limit


+33 4 79 08 38 44
Rue du Forum, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Clothes and equipment downstairs. Modern bar and snacks (€2.50-7) upstairs - check out the toilet! Open 10am-11pm.


+1 403 762 5378
318 Marten St, Banff, Alberta T0L 0C0

A discount supermarket in Banff. Open daily 8am - 11pm  

Sagmeister Boutique

+43 5583 30921
Hotel Gasthof Post, 6764 Lech am Arlberg, Austria

For a shopping spree, this fashion clothing boutique in Lech is part of the Hotel Gasthof Post complex.

Salaisons de 2 Savoie


73125 La Tania, France

A small delicatessen next to L' Arbatte bar and opposite Le Pub Ski Lodge. They stock a good range of local produce from honey to 'diots' (local sausage which also come in cabbage and Beaufort cheese varieties). Roast chickens also available. Open 9am-7.30pm.


+43 3687 61478
Rohrmoosstr. 218, 8971 Rohrmoos, Austria

You can hire equipment, have it serviced or buy your own kit. Located at the Hochwurzen gondola bottom station.


+33 (0)4 79 41 90 23
Val d'Isere, France

Situated in the vieux village. Stocks just about everything from traditional Savoyarde fare to gravy browning.


+33 4 79 06 43 67
Station, 73640 Sainte Foy, France

This supermarket in Sainte Foy sells general foods, bread, pastries and has a butcher's. Open every day.


+33 (0)4 79 06 01 98
Val d'Isere, France

There are two main supermarket chains in Val, Spar and Sherpa. The prices are a little steep so stock up in Bourg st Maurice if you are coming by car. You'll find the supermarkets near the last roundabout before you leave Bourg. Open 8am-1pm, 4-8pm (Sat and Sun 8am-1pm, 3-8pm).


+33 6 32 44 27 86
1600 bus stop, Meribel, France

General supermarket, home delivery available. This shop rents out raclette and fondue sets. Open 8.30am-12.30pm, 4-8pm.

Sherpa – Avoriaz

Good choice for children

74110 Avoriaz, France

There are two Sherpas in Avoriaz, one of each side of town: Centre commercial Snow 61 place du Snow 74110 Avoriaz Tel: +33 4 50 74 03 31 Upérette des Neiges Village de la falaise 103 passage du Malinka 74110 Avoriaz Tel: +33 4 50 74 73 25

Sherpa – Courchevel

+33 4 79 08 40 39
Centre commercial le Forum, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Supermarkets in La Tania and 1850.  Delivery service available. Raclette and fondue equipment rental and ready to take-away fondue and raclette meals in some shops. Open 8.30am-12.30pm & 3.30-7.30pm.

Sherpa – supermarkets

+33 4 50 90 86 09
Flaine Forum, 74300 Flaine

Open 7 days a week, 7am to 7.30 pm Sandwiches, take aways and lots more available.  

Shop 74

+33 4 50 90 73 17
16 Cours du Bartavel, 74400 Chamonix, France

Funky streetwear, accessories and board shop off the main street in Chamonix.  Menswear and womenswear from Emerica, DC Shoes, Etnies and more plus a handy internet cafe downstairs.

Shopping – Champoluc

Good choice for children

11020 Champoluc, Italy

There isn't a lot of shopping to be done in Champoluc. Shops close from 12.30 - 3.30pm for siesta. Frachey sport has three shops selling equipment or sporty wear, one in the square and two near the lift. Mari sport is behind the Hotel Castor, sells clothes and ski equipment. Jewellery - Trilly near the lift. Reverchon - mainly children's cothes and ski wear Supermarkets - Crai and Conad and various smaller grocery stores. There are two souvenir shops; La Grueffetta on Route Ramey (the road up to the lift)...

Shopping, Merano 2000

Merano, Italy

If you fancy a bit of shopping or need supplies when you are in resort, you would be best to head to Merano centre. There is a bit of everything including some lovely little fashion boutiques and local restaurants - well you are in Italy so go and mix with the lovely people.

Ski Higher

+33 4 79 00 51 70
La Vieille Scierie, Les Allues, 73550 Savoie, France

This British-run chain of ski hire shops has a good range of equipment and offer a helpful and efficient mobile service throughout Courchevel. Branches are also in Meribel, Le Praz and La Tania.

Ski Hub

+1 403 762 4754
119 Banff Ave, Banff AB

This is a lovely shop in Banff where you can pick up all the latest ski/boarding gear.They also have a rental service. Open 8am - 9pm daily    

Ski Republic

+33 4 7922 3876

Ski Republic regard themselves as one of the cheapest ski hire establishments in the Alps. They offer a ‘2 for 1’ deal – it’s simple – one set-up hired, one free, plus free helmet hire! There are accessories for sale in the shop too. Pre-book on the website for the best prices.

Ski Shop Avoriaz

+33 4 50 74 10 19
15 Place des Dromonts, 74110 Avoriaz, France

The oldest ski shop in Avoriaz, in front of the Hotel des Dromonts, they also offer online rental so you can book before you go and be sure of a good service. Clothing and other equipment can also be bought.  

Ski West

+43 5446 2176
Oberdorf 435, St Anton, Austria

Take the road to the museum (Alte Arlbergstrasse) up from the roundabout at the western end of the village. The shop is about 50m up on the left-hand side. A small shop with a personal service from the owner. Along with a good selection of skis for hire, they also sell clothing and accessories. Open 8am-7pm


+33 6 4338 0835

Skimium is a hire shop with skis, snowboards and snowblades available. A boutique selling top brands such as Superdry, Degree7, Colombia and Ikks is also available for the shoppers.

Slalom Sport

+41 27 966 2366
Kirchstrasse 17, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Two shops, great for rental with a wide selection of equipment, friendly staff and excellent service. They have another shop on the same street selling their top end rental and some of their more expensive clothing brands. Open 8am-12pm, 2-7pm.

Snow Palm

+33 4 50 74 03 01
Les Fontaines Blanches, 29 promenade du festival, 74110 Avoriaz, France

A souvenir shop in Avoriaz, collect a little something to take back home.

Solaris Optique

+33 4 50 55 95 75
17, place Balmat, 74400 Chamonix, France

Great selection of glasses & ski goggles, including Chanel, Oakley and Spy to ensure you have the obligatory eyewear for slopes and sun.

SOS Couture

+33 6 15 23 53 55
Lavachet, Tignes, France

Ski jacket zipper broken? Ripped your trousers on mega sharp skis? Just brought an apartment in resort and you want some nice curtains and sofa covers? Check out SOS Couture in Lavachet - near TC's bar.  

Spar – Alpbach

+43 5336 20014
Georg Reichsollner Hnr 785, Alpbach, Austria

Spar supermarket, for all your food shopping. Opening times: Mon - Fri 7am - 7pm Sat 7am - 5pm      

Spar – Lech

+43 5583 2557
Spar Omesberg 211, 6764 Lech am Arlberg, Austria

This supermarket in the centre of Lech for all your shopping needs can feed you as well as having a useful photographic developing department.

Spar – Les Carroz

+33 4 50 54 14 91
74300 Les Carroz, France

A fantastic supermarket in Les Carroz hidden away opposite the ice rink; go down the stairs and under the arch next to the cinema. The French/English owenrs Tom and Emily are very helpful.

Spar – Schladming

+43 3687 22557
Erzherzog-Johann-Straße 213, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Local supermarket in Schladming for all your needs.

Spar – St Anton

+43 5446 42799
Dorfstr. 66, 6580 Saint Anton, Austria

Situated on the right-hand side of the road as you head away from the centre towards Nasserein. Varied general selection including a good butcher. They have an excellent delicatessen counter if you want to buy a packed lunch to take on the mountain. Open Monday to Saturday: 7am-7pm, Sunday: 8am-6pm.

Spar centre

+33 4 79 06 02 66
Val d'Isere, France

Situated near Victor's bar on the right at the first roundabout. There are two main supermarket chains in Val d'Isere, spar and sherpa. The prices are a little steep so stock up in Bourg St Maurice if you are coming by car. You'll find the supermarkets near the last roundabout before you leave Bourg. Open 8am-1.30pm, 3-8pm, all day Saturday.

Spar les hameaux

+33 4 79 06 12 24
Val d'Isere, France

Situated at the top of the town opposite the gendarmerie. Open 8.30am-12.30pm, 2-30-8.30pm.

Spar meribel-village

+33 4 79 08 51 58
Meribel, France

Supermarket. Delivery service available. Bureau de change facilities. Open 8am-12.30pm, 4-7.30pm.

Spar station essence

+33 4 79 41 99 31
Val d'Isere, France

Situated on your left as you enter Val. This is one of the most expensive supermarkets you will ever go into and the petrol isn't cheap either! Open 8.30am-12.30pm, 2.30-9.30pm.

Sport & Fashion Tritscher

+43 3687 226470
Salzburgerstraße 24, 8970 Schladming, Austria

These guys do it all - ski/snowboard school, equipment hire, clothes shop and even apartments! Check out their website for more information.

Sport & Service Charly Kahr

+43 3687 24883
Coburgstraße 51, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Ski and board hire shop in Schladming which features a vast selection of winter sports equipment together with both functional and stylish accessories. They also offer apartments in resort.

Sport Azzurro

+39 342 970354
Via Rin 324, 23030 Livigno, Italy

A ski and snowboard rental shop in Livigno which also has a large choice of sports equipment sales. The test centre allows you to try before you buy.

Sport Beat

+41 81 911 3321
Via Nova 49, 7017 Flims Dorf, Switzerland

As well as offering equipment hire in Flims, Sport Beat also sells a wide range of sport clothing, shoes and accessories. In addition to the cool clothing brands such as Burton, Protest and a host of others, they also sell some cutesy swiss flag branded items ideal as cheesy gifts.

Sport Gardena

+39 471 796368
Sport Gardena, Str. Rezia 110 39046 Ortisei, Val Gardena, South Tyrol

A great range of ski equipment to hire and to buy. You can book your equipment hire online before you go.

Sport Pete

+43 5446 3710
Dorfstrasse 7, St Anton, Austria

This shop is a concept store for Arc'teryx and Icebreaker. Open 8.30am-7pm daily

Sporting photo

+41 27 771 2747
Rue de Medran, Verbier, Switzerland

There is a good choice of cameras, videos and binoculars in this speciality shop.  Located on the right-hand side of the road as you head towards the Médran lifts, just after place centrale. Open Monday to Saturday: 9am-12.30pm, 2.30-7pm, Sunday: 10am-12.30am, 2.30-7pm. 

Sports Alpine Boutique

Lake Louise, Banff, Canada

A great store with all the latest in skiing and snowboard gear from all the top brands. Located inside the Lodge of the Ten Peaks at the base of the mountain.  

Sportshop in Alpbach

+43 5336 5966
Achenfeld 145, A-6236 Alpbach, Austria

They can provide clothes for sale and equipment for hire. They will also service your skis.  They have a website, however it is only in German.  


+43 6542 72439
Schmittenstrasse, Zell am See, Austria

This very smart clothes shop offering fashion and sportswear if you have forgotten something or just fancy treating yourself.

Stoke Roasted Coffee Company

+1 250 837 4770
Stoke Roasted Coffee, A-1 770 Lundell Road, P.O. Box, 3023 Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0

If you are a coffee lover then this is a must go to place whilst you are in Revelstoke. They have all kinds of coffee so whether you like it nice and smooth or strong and dark they will make sure you get exactly what you want, all freshly blended and ethically sourced. You can find them at the Revelstoke Farmers Markets on Thursdays during the winter.  

Stoked street wear store

+41 27 967 1133
Hofmattstrasse 7, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Impressive selection of streetwear from popular brands such as Burton, Etnies and Nikita. Has everything from shoes, belts, hats and goggles to full ski/snowboard outfits to kit you out for the slopes. Open 8.30am-12pm, 2-6.30pm (Tuesday to Saturday), until 7pm on Mondays.

Super U

+33 4 50 53 12 50
117 Rue Vallot, 74400 Chamonix, France

Largest in-town supermarket in Chamonix. Car park at rear.

Supermarket Despar

Via Cavour 103, 39012 Merano, Italy

You can stock up on supplies, the shop is located in Merano, about 2km from the valley station of the cable car in Merano 2000.  


6561 Ischgl, Austria

Ischgl has two main supermarkets - Spar and Billa. Both are open for groceries and general provisions between 7am and 6pm. Spar and Billa supermarkets are both located close to the town centre within easy reach of most of Ischgl’s hotels and accommodation.  Spar, Sparmarkt Riha, Eggerweg 2, 6561 Ischgl - Tel: +43 5444 5531 Billa, Florianplatz 6, 6561 Ischgl - Tel: +43 5444 50076


05240 Serre Chevalier, France

There are numerous supermarkets all the way up the valley, but honestly if you have a car (although a ski pass gets you full use of the navette from Briancon train station to Monetier) you're better off shopping in Briancon, Monetier Sherpa. You can't miss it, right on the main road just above the hot spring font. Villeneuve has two Sherpas and Snoopies Bonbons. Chantemerle has Alimentation Puy, Snoopies Bonbons and a Supermarche Spar. There are three chains ranging from the basic, but cheap Aldi, the medium EDS, and the...

Supermarkets – Fernie

Fernie, Canada

There are two major supermarkets in Fernie town, along with an Organic market. In the mountain resort there is a grocery store, The Mountain Pantry.  

Surfer’s Paradise

+43 5446 283020
St Anton, Austria

Adjacent to the tourist office at the western end of town (also at Nassereinbahn base station). Surfer's Paradise (or SuPa) is part of the Sport 2000 / Jennewein group. Snowboard hire and sale (boards can be tested) plus a good selection of clothing and accessories. Open 8am-6.30pm

Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal World)

+43 5224 51080
Kristallweltenstrasse 1, 6112 Wattens, Near Innsbruck, Austria

Opened in 1995 to celebrate 100 years of Swarovski, the Swarovski Crystal Worlds have already enchanted more than ten million visitors from all over the world with moments of wonder.   Multimedia artist Andre Heller designed 14 subterranean Chambers of Wonder, which are devoted to diverse artistic interpretations of crystal. The result is a universe of discoveries; a place that is different every time you visit.   Throughout the year, the GiantPlayPlan entices visitors to take part in a varied program of events and activities. The Crystal State is a...


+41 27 967 8067
Bahnofstrasse, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

A store entirely devoted to Swatch watches. Particularly popular in Zermatt as you can have your lift pass loaded onto a special Swatch watch. Open 8.30am-12pm, 2-6.30pm.


+33 4 79 06 24 09
Val d'Isere, France

All tabacs sell same-day edition English papers, usually around midday, sell tobacco products but not all newsagents do - look for the tabac sign. By the tourist office. Open 7.30am - 12.30 pm & 3 - 7.30pm.

Tabac La Perriere

+33 4 50 02 47 01
La Perriere, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Tobacconist in La Clusaz.

Team Jennewein

+43 5446 2830
Dorfstrasse 2 (near the taxi rank and drag lift to Rendl) , St Anton, Austria

Team Jennewein's new shop opened this season and is a mecca for anything you might need from woolly hats to skis and boots. Spread over two brightly lit floors, it also offers a three day trial for any wanting to buy skis. Open 8am -6.30pm every day.

The Box

+43 5285 63386
Tuxerstrasse 713, 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria

This laundry turned internet cafe in Mayrhofen is a chilled place to have a drink, check your emails whilst you do your washing.

The Cabin

+1 250 837 2144
The Cabin, 200 E 1st St. Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0

This is a young and funky bar in Revelstoke with a shop attached for all your ski/snowboard gear. There are 8 lanes of bowling to keep you amused whilst sipping your cocktails! A great relaxing end to the day.    

The Fudgery

215 Banff Avenue, Banff, Alberta, Canada

If you have sweet cravings or kids then this shop is a must. They sell handmade truffles and all manner of sweet things to tempt you. Made fresh daily you won't be able to leave empty handed!  

The Guide’s Hut

+1 250 423 3650
671 Second Avenue, Fernie BC V0B 1M0

A great shop for buying or hiring your ski and boarding equipment, or any other mountain pursuit you may wish to try. They stock all the best makes and are happy for you to try before you buy.  

The North Face

Dorfstrasse 56, St Anton, Austria

Located towards the end of the pedestrian zone (east end). New for the 2006/7 season, this North Face general store has replaced the Amalis restaurant. Everything and anything you could want from this respected brand. Open 8.30am-7pm

The Point

Good choice for children

+43 5285 62699
Hauptstrasse 476, 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria

Video rental shop in Mayrhofen which also has Internet access available.

The Spirit of Christmas

+1 403 762 2501
133 Banff Ave, Banff AB, Canada T1L 1C4

This lovely shop is open all year round but and maybe not for everybody in the middle of March. However if you are visiting over the Christmas holidays you can be sure the kids will love it. Open daily 10am - 9pm  

The Whistler Grocery Store

Good choice for children

+1 604 932 3628
4211 Village Square, Whistler, Canada

They offer a full range of groceries as well as a deli counter and a bakery. Online ordering and delivery is available, order before 10am of the day you wish to receive delivery (charges apply so check when you are ordering). Goods from the Liquor Store next door can be added to your order. Baby supplies also stocked. Open daily 8am - 11pm.

Thurnher’s Shop

+43 5583 41970
6763 Zurs am Arlberg, Austria

Mini market for all your shopping needs in Zurs.

Tif Tif Coiffure

+33 4 50 63 34 26
27, route de la Piscine, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Hairdressers in La Clusaz.

Toy’s World

Good choice for children

+41 27 771 2761
Place Centrale, Verbier, Switzerland

This toy shop in Verbier is a must see for all little visitors to the resort. They offer a good selection of toys and games. Located just off Place Centrale.

Twinner Marc Mesiere

+33 4 50 73 30 80
Residence Beausejour, 232 Route de Vonnes, 74390 Chatel, France

In Chatel, Twinner has two shops; the first in Chatel centre, and the second at the bottom of the Linga ski area.

Val Flore

+33 4 79 06 07 12
Val d'Isere, France

Opposite the hotel Blizzard. This florist is part of the Interflora group. It's not cheap but you are in the mountains... 

Valan – Supermarket

Bansko, Bulgaria

Valan supermarket make fresh rolls and bread daily, they also do a selection of roast meats for a cheap and easy meal. You can also buy good picnic ingredients here. 

Verbier Optic Photo

+41 27 771 5353
Rue de la Poste, Verbier

Located in the small shopping centre on the left-hand side of the road as you walk away from Place Centrale. Good selection of goggles and sunglasses. Open Monday to Saturday 9am - 12.30pm and 3-7pm, Sunday 10am - 12.30pm and 4-7pm.  

Volg Supermarket

+41 33 855 14 51
Wengen, Switzerland

This is located half way up the main street in Wengen. It is slightly smaller than the Co-op and is slightly more expensive. Open Monday - Friday 8am-12pm, 2-6.30pm, Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 9.30am-12pm & 4-6pm

Wanaka New World

+64 3 443 0048
Dunmore Street, Wanaka

New World is Wanaka's largest supermarket and in general is the best value for money, however Wanaka is expensive in comparison to the rest of New Zealand. Open 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week. New World is in the middle of Dunmore Street.

Wanaka Paper Plus

+64 3 443 7532
Corner Dunmore Street and Helwick Street, P O Box 243, Wanaka

They sell paper, books, gifts, novelties, stationery and also copy and fax services. Open Monday - Saturday 9am - 5.30pm. From Kai turn right up Helwick Street, it's 40m on the right.  

Wega Souvenirs

+41 27 967 2166
Bahnhofplatz 6, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Two other shops on the main street. Every Swiss or Zermatt souvenir you could want, from Swiss army knives to St. Bernard cuddly toys. You're bound to find something to take home. Open 8.30am-12pm, 2-7pm.

Welschen wines

+41 27 967 2222
Spissstrasse 26, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Founded in 1964, this wine shop sells speciality wines as well as beer, mineral waters and spirits. 


+1 604 932 2526
4350 Lorrimer Rd Suite, Market Place Square, Whistler, Canada

This shop is in the Market Place in Whistler and features the West Coast's largest selection of snowboard, skate and surf gear. Brands include Volcom, Burton and Option.

Wild One

+41 27 957 43 66
Lomattenstrasse 40, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland

This is a great snowboard shop in Saas Fee for all the gear, with funky clothes. They also rent out boards and boots. Open from 8.30am-12pm and 2-6.30pm except for Saturdays when it's open all day. Located on the main street as you walk away from the slopes.

Wuthrich – Bakery

+41 33 854 88 54
Wuthrich, Backerei Wuthrich AG, 3818 Grindewald, Switzerland

A lovely bakery offering everything you need for breakfast, snacks, cakes and pastries, drinks etc.  

Wyss Sport

+41 33 855 15 45
Wyss Sport, Daniel and Conny Wyss, 3823 Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland

A great ski hire shop in Grindelwald is located next to the train station - great access to the slopes. There is also a shop for picking up some new ski gear or a souvenir of your holiday. They also have lockers for your ski gear or your valuables.    

Zero G

+33 4 50 53 01 01
90 ave Ravanel le Rouge, 74400 Chamonix, France

Snowboard, skate and mountain bike specialists, Zero G sell, give technical support for and hire the very best mountain equipment. Stockists of all the major brands in hardwear and softwear they will give expert advice and kit you out in the best gear to suit your skills.

Zig Zags

+33 4 79 06 94 20
Station, 73640 Sainte Foy, France

Rental, sale and maintenance of equipment. Comprising of ski, snowboard, snow-blade, telemark, cross-country, snow-shoes, ARVA, snow shovels and probes. They also sell skiing clothes and accessories.

Zoppi Jewellery

+41 81 911 2902
Promenade 29, 7018 Flims Waldhaus, Switzerland

A small jewellery store in Flims featuring a range of Swiss made watches and small jewellery items.