If you are arriving into resort on a morning transfer, or are leaving the resort on an evening transfer, you will probably want to make use of this and get an extra half day’s skiing in. However, in our experience, most residences in France will not give out their keys until about 4pm and will then ask you to leave before 10am . This means you are stuck hanging around in resort looking after your luggage – when you should be skiing.
Here’s a list of the Baggage Stores that we know about, some of which are exclusive to our customers. The Tourist Office for your resort can offer more information. Alternatively try your accommodation centre as they sometimes do have left luggage facilities. We would strongly advice contacting any of these baggage store in advance to check they can accommodate you.
Alpe d’Huez We have teamed up with Smithys Tavern in Alpe d’Huez to provide you with a baggage storage service. The bar staff at Smithys Tavern will keep an eye on your bags. You can fill up on one of their great breakfasts and then head out onto the slopes for an afternoons’ skiing. Just make sure you are back with your bags before 6pm – in time for happy hour! We’ve marked the location of this baggage stores on our map, which will be displayed on all our e-Tickets which we send you once you book your ski transfer with us.
Bourg Saint Maurice Close to Bourg St Maurice train station, the luggage depot opens every Saturday from 8.30am to 6.30pm, 10th December 2016 to 29th April 2017 + Sundays 01/01; 12 et 19/02 ; 09 et 16/04. Price : 2€ / luggage/ each 4 hours
La Plagne seem to have a luggage store at La Fruitiere in Champagny en Vanoise. We would advise contacting them in advance to see what they can provide you with. More details can be found here http://winter.la-plagne.com/shops-and-services/1/876087-left-luggage-office.html
Les Arcs have a Baggage Store at the bus station in Arcs 1800. It seems to be open each Saturday from 9am – 6pm. It costs 2 EURO per item. More details can be found here http://en.lesarcs.com/services-luggage-depository-arc-1800/bagagerie-darc-1800.html
Les Deux Alpes Unfortunately we are unable to find any Baggage Storage facilities in Les 2 Alpes. We would advise contacting the Tourist Office to see what advice they can offer http://www.les2alpes.com/en/miscellaneous-services/prestataire/A|OT2A-les-2-alpes-tourist-office.html
Les Menuires has a left luggage service at the sports centre, opposite the bus station, between the hours of 08:00 – 20:00. They charge 2.50€ per item and 4€ for a shower. We strongly recomend you check with them first to ensure this is still available. Their phone number is +33(0) 4 79 01 08 83.
Tignes has a dedicated Baggage Store operated by the Tourist Office. It can be found right next to the Tourist Office in Tignes Val Claret & in Le Lac. It is a paid for service but it does not cost much and we think they have shower facilities there too, so you can freshen up before making your way home. We’ve marked the location of this baggage stores on our maps. Our maps are displayed on all our e-Tickets which we send you once you book your ski transfer with us. Check before with the Tourist Office as to its opening times http://www.tignesnet.com/questions/page-10
St Martin de Belleville There is a left-luggage office (1,5€/luggage) available each saturday, from 8am to 7pm at the Tourist Office (next to the church) http://en.st-martin-belleville.com/winter/ski-resort/access-and-transport http://en.st-martin-belleville.com/winter/ski-resort/access-and-transport
Val Thorens has a left luggage service at the sports centre between the hours of 08:00 – 20:00. They charge 2€ per item and 4€ for a shower. We strongly recomend you check with them first to ensure this is still available: http://www.valthorensguide.co.uk/sports-centre.html Their phone number is 00 33 479 00 00 76.
Val d’Isere apparently there is a concierge at the bus station where you can leave bags http://www.justvaldisere.com/about/useful-info/ If this does exist, we imagine it would get very full very quickly so it is very strongly advised to check this out in advance and get there quickly!
Please note that Ben’s Bus cannot be held liable for any damage or theft from your property from any of our baggage store partners. We also cannot be held liable if the baggage store is not open when you arrive or wish to depart. You are strongly advised to check that the premises will be open at the time you need to get your bags back!!!