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Villas Ski Rental

Neil Harrison, director of Villars Ski Rental

Neil has been in Villars since 1989. A true sports fanatic, moving to the beautiful resort of Villars enabled him to pursue his passion for both flying and skiing. For over 11 years his love of the the mountains saw him flying as a fully qualified paragliding instructor and tandem instructor.

Televised flights from both the Mont Blanc and the Mount Fuji as part of a dedicated team guiding blind solo pilot, Alain Barillier, saw Neil's friendship with Christophe Smith grow.

Winter season work as a ski technician, ski instructor and then as the Villars Ski School contact man, all fuelled his desire to open a ski hire shop that really cares about you.

Today, Villars Ski Rental offers a very personal service and a stock of superbly maintained and modern equipment. Using techniques learned from speed skiers, and Christophe Smith's daughter and X-Games bronze medallist, Fanny Smith, all Neil's skis are serviced every time they are returned and hand waxed with an iron to give you the gliding qualities you are looking for.

You'll see Neil in the shop practically every day of the winter season, one of those rare directors who still services his skis himself with the invaluable help of his team.

Honesty, integrity and a friendly welcome await you. And a wealth of local knowledge.