Big Al's Snowsports

Price $27 - $46 (NZD)

Methven's largest snowsports store specialising in rental repairs with a large retail section. We have lived and ridden the Southern Alps for the last 23 years and offer you our extensive local knowledge. Combine that with our friendly staff and professional product training, Big Al"s Snowsports is your first choice for warmth, quality and reliability. We also specialise in mountainbiking and road cycling sales, repairs and rentals over Summer.


Ski - We have a full range of ski hire including standard hire ideal for beginners or progressing skiers, and performance skis for intermediate to expert skiers who expect more performance from their skis. We also carry a range of fat waisted skis for heliskiing or off piste club field skiing and a small range of K2 telemark skis with Scarpa and Garmont boots.

Snowboards - Only the best here with Burton and Salomon boards. Burton & Flow and bindings with a large selection of Burton and Flow boots. For those boarders wanting a little more we have inline boards with top end bindings. These cost a little more.

Clothing - Look good and keep warm. We hire jackets, pants, gloves and goggles.

Sporting Goods - We also hire Mountain bikes both hard tails and some full suspension models are available.

Five reasons why you would want to rent from Big Al's:
1. We know what we are doing- we have been at it for over 23 years we're world famous in Methven
2. We offer a big choice of differing boot fits - unlike on the mountain
3. Our ski and snowboards are tuned after EVERY RENTAL and free whenever you want it done
4. STAFF - Highly experienced and passionate, Skiers and Snowboarders with a wealth of local knowledge !!! "we want you to have the same experience"


Big Al's has a full service workshop, we offer a full boot fitting service for snowboarders and skiers, and provide a full bike repair service with a qualified shimano technician available on site.


We carry a large selection of snowboarding & ski equipment, clothing and accessories. If it’s good and you need it we probably stock it.

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Contact: Al Gilchrist
Address: The Square
Methven 7730
New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 302 8003
Mobile: +64 21 738 657
Fax: +64 3 302 8093

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Summer hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am to 12:00pm and 3:00pm to 5:30pm. 7:30am to 7:30pm during winter with an over night workshop service.