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Shop, bar and ski rental in Samoëns

The Big Bear experience: Hire, kit yourself out, toast, repeat

Because we thought that just a bar, just a shop, or just ski hire was fine, but
that if we mixed the three, we could offer you a richer customer experience and, above all
understand your expectations. Whether it's on the bar-shop side, or the ski hire side, our team 
will listen to you and support you.

Shop, bar and ski rental in Samoëns
Hire your equipment online

Hire your equipment online

When it comes to ski hire, our team of skimans will put all their expertise at your disposal:
Whether you're looking for skis or snowboards for beginners, those who want to improve or those who want to perform at their best, our team will be happy to listen to you and advise you on the best equipment for you and your children. Pure piste or freeride, all-terrain or snowboard, tell us what you want to do and we'll take care of the rest.

Big Bear, sharing in a different way

Big Bear, sharing in a different way in a concept store unique in Samoëns.

4 skiers on the snow front

Tailor-made ski hire in the centre of the village, within easy reach.

At Big Bear, it's easy to park out front and collect your equipment. By booking online, our team will be ready to welcome you and will have already selected the skis or snowboards that suit you best. Because sore feet can quickly become hell on the slopes, we'll take the time to find you the right boots... Comfort and warmth are the keys to your well-being on the slopes.

Ski clothing rack

A different shop for a wide choice of clothing and accessories.

Our team will be on hand to offer you personalised support. We've selected quality, eco-responsible clothing for you, with a complete range of technical garments: ski and snowboard jackets and trousers, light, high-performance second layers and technical underwear to keep you warm on the slopes and in town. 
The range also includes lifestyle, streewear and sport chic lines. Our products can be used in the great outdoors, in the city or even by the fire.
When it comes to accessories, we've focused on quality and safety. Whether you're looking for warm, hard-wearing mittens or gloves to brave the elements, hats, neck warmers, hoods and socks for optimum thermal protection, or helmets to keep you safe, you're bound to find what you're looking for at BIG BEAR.
Eye protection is essential in the mountains, so check out our selection of goggles and ski masks. We'll be happy to advise you on the best possible vision for your eyes, whether in bright sunshine, snow or thick fog.

Friends toasting

Share moments in the cosy atmosphere of our Lounge Bar

Take your time after skiing and make yourself comfortable. Order a hot or cold drink, a beer, a glass of wine or a cocktail. Extend the aperitif with friends or family and discover our slate of products from local farms and other local producers.
The BIG BEAR COMPANY lounge bar is all about sharing the good things in life.

Latest-generation equipment

A warm welcome

A caring team

Ethical products

For winter 2023/2024, ski and snowboard hire is guaranteed 100% new equipment. The rental fleet is made up of the season's models, for all downhill skiing and snowboarding activities and in all conditions.

Waiting for your equipment in a queue can be interminable... To avoid this, Big Bear has set up a virtual queue system: register when you arrive and if the wait is too long, relax at the bar or let our team guide you through the shop. The system will let you know when it's your turn.

The quality of our welcome goes hand in hand with customer satisfaction. Our team will welcome you with a smile and with attention to help you make the right choice, whether you're looking for a complete ski or snowboard outfit, a wine tasting session or a selection of rental equipment suited to your level of ability.

In the shop, we wanted to work with environmentally-friendly brands, using recycled products or products from sustainable or carbon-neutral sources.
At the bar, we wanted to favour short circuits and work with local producers. All the draught beers come from local brewers, local farms supply us with cheese and small independent producers supply the charcuterie. The teas and coffees
are all organic and from sustainable and fair-trade production.

Our brands

Discover our selection of brands chosen for the quality of their products, their knowledge of the mountain environment and outdoor activities, their fashion positioning and their eco-responsible approach. Whether for hire or in the shop, you'll find highly technical products with attractive designs.

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our customers' opinions

Discover Big Bear through our customers' opinions

  • Vincent

    Visited this summer, the site was not yet accessible, but I can't wait to be there for the opening of this concept store, which will really add something to the village.

    le 27 July 2023
  • Laurent

    At last, a new offering in the village with a warm and welcoming team

    le 25 August 2023
  • Cécile

    A great team, easy access, a charming location and a new proposition... It's everything we've been waiting for. We can't wait for winter so we can get some brand new equipment!

    le 22 August 2023
  • François

    An original venue and a great sense of service from the team. Let's hope this concept lives up to its promise next winter!

    le 2 September 2023
  • Jennifer

    We came this summer and were disappointed not to be able to sit in the garden as the bar was not open and was being renovated. We were nevertheless warmly welcomed by the new owner, who recommended another address.

    le 9 August 2023
Hire your equipment online

Contact & access
Big Bear

Easy access and ideal location: You can collect your equipment easily from the two car parks next to the shop, where you can even recharge your electric vehicle. You can also take advantage of the little village train, which stops right in front of the shop and can drop you off at the gondola or take you on a fascinating tour of the resort.


Open from December to April, Monday to Sunday

From 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. then from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

00 33 6 68 49 22 33

Lounge Bar

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 8am to 12pm and 3pm to midnight and Sunday 3pm to midnight. Closed on Monday

00 33 6 68 49 22 33

Winter activities in Samoëns

Samoëns is at the heart of the Grand Massif ski area, with 265km of pistes. From Samoëns, you can reach the resorts of Flaine, Morillon, Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval and Les Carroz and enjoy one of the largest ski areas in Europe.
In the village, take a stroll through the typical narrow streets, enjoy the ice rink, visit the botanical garden or hop on the little train for a guided tour. Treat your taste buds to a range of local delicatessens or enjoy a meal in one of the resort's many restaurants.
Cross-country skiers will be delighted by the Nordic areas, either in the valley between Morillon and the cirque du Fer-à-Cheval, depending on the snow conditions, or at the Col de Joux Plane, which is served by the shuttle bus and has an uninterrupted view of Mont Blanc.

Our valley is a fantastic playground, so you can explore it in a fun way by mountain bike or electric fat-bike, but also on snowshoe trails with the help of our many mountain guides.
The more sporty can discover the valley in a different light thanks to ski touring, for moments of intense escape, far from the hustle and bustle of the slopes and as close to nature as possible.
And for total wonder, visit the Fer-à-Cheval site with its hundreds of waterfalls and take a dog-sleigh ride.
Whatever you fancy, don't hesitate to ask us, we'll be happy to advise you.

Wide choice of material

Wide choice of material

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A unique place

A unique place