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Snowboard Demo in France?

I'm going on a trip to Meribel at Les Trois Vallees next month and I'm looking to demo a new board. However this is my first time riding abroad and have no idea what I'm doing out there. I don't even think they call it 'demoing'.

Does anyone have any experience doing this and/or happen to know of a good shop near Meribel/Les Trois Vallees? How does the process work? Is it the same in the US? I'm mainly looking to demo some Lib Tech/Gnu boards.

Any help is much appreciated!
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France is very skicentric and many shops just carry a few token boards and a crappy rental fleet. There are some decent mixed shops though and a few with a snowboarding emphasis - check out Oxygene Boardshop though you might need to contact them to see if/what they've got available to demo. The thing about it being a marginal community is that those that are involved are normally super enthusiastic.

I don't know where you've ridden in NA but 3 Vallees is FUCKING MASSIVE. I had a week of spring riding there and really enjoyed it. Be prepared for little or no fresh snow and watch out flat skiers pistes - there is a really long green/blue that winds down the left hand side on the map and green through the center of Meribel that are hell on a snowboard - you'll have to employ your best cross-country snowboarding techniques just to get through it. I nearly cried. There's more party to be had in Meribel than the average french resort so check out la Folie Douce cheesy but fun and the foods decent and le Rond Point a bit later. There are nightclubs for even later as well but my memory is a little hazy.

Oh and take money. Lots of it. And be prepared to have a crack at speaking French if you want good service - though there are lots of Brits working in many places.
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