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The crisp air and the dozens of outdoor diversions here might inspire purchases of sporting equipment rather than kitschy souvenirs. The accessories and paraphernalia you'll need to do anything in the Alps will jump out at you from virtually every local shop. Two of the best, however, are Alex Sports, rue du Prado, in Crans (tel. 027/481-40-61; www.alexsports.ch), and Ski Rinaldo, route de Rawyl, in Montana (tel. 027/481-89-17; www.ski-rinaldo.ch).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.