Chamonix doesnt identify itself only as a popular winter resort in the French Alps. At Chamonix you can go shopping too. Take a look at Sport Extreme ski supermarket where you can find winter new sports equipment, skis, snowboards, boots, etc. you can find here clothing shops from famous brands like Quicksilver, O’Neil or Esprit.
If you are looking for an English book to read or a printed mountain guide, have a look at VQ bookshop.
Footworks shop of Chamonix Sud is located near the cable car station of Aiguille du Midi and it’s the right place where you can buy ski boots and snow boots. If you have any problems with your ski or snowboard equipment, you can take it here for being checked and repaired. At Snell Sports shop located on Rue Dr. Piccard in Chamonix you may find another repair shop for skis, snowboards. Otavalo Sports shop is located on Joseph Vallot street, after Super U shop and it’s popular trough the telemark ski amateurs.
For bargains and cheap ski and snowboard equipement you must go shopping at Chamonix close to the end of winter season when many shops sell their products half price and cheaper. Take a look on the ski/snowboard swap announcements from Cham Sud. Bargain and cheap equipment selling announcements are posted in behind of Mairie Building. in the city centre. Mojo’s and MBC’s also have these type of posts – many people are selling their extra equipment or the equipment used during the last ski season. There is a tunnel which starts in Chamonix and goes under the Mont-Blanc mountains, ending at Courmayeur in Italy. At Courmayeur the shops are on sale and do price reductions earlier then in Chamonix – perfect place to go for shopping at the end of the skiing season.