When you are ready to buy skis, consider buying online. Do you have a favorite model of downhill skis that’s a few years old? Look online. Snow skis don’t go bad after one season, and just because a ski manufacturer changes the composition slightly for next season doesn’t mean that last year’s model won’t give you the performance that you want. If you really have a favorite model, buy two pairs. Some other points to remember when online ski shopping:
-Visit in person. If you are scoping out a new-to-you style of ski online, try to check it out in person so you can get a better sense of the weight and feel.
- Don’t sweat the centimeters. When ski lengths change slightly from season to season, it usually more about fashion than function, right? If you can buy skis online that are a little shorter or longer than the latest model, but you know they work for you, then go for it!