Anyone who skis or boards a lot can tell you that much of the initial expense comes with the equipment.Â You can’t just hit a mountain in any old clothes.Â It’s too cold and you are too likely to get wet from snow if you aren’t prepared.Â That makes for one miserable trip.
So how can enjoy skiing or snowboarding without breaking the bank?
1.) Don’t buy the latest and greatest gear.Â It’s great to buy gear as soon as it comes out, but you are much more likely to find past season gear on sale.Â For example, at the time of this posting, we have a pair of 2007 Rossignol skis for $244.93.Â If you get a pass for any resort, you could easily save money by buying these skis instead of renting each day.Â 2009 skis will all cost much more than this.
2.) Subscribe to our newsletter to find out when the sales hit.Â If you always know when there are sales, you won’t have to worry about missing out on getting your favorite gear for the price you want.Â Just go to our website to the bottom righthand corner.Â You will get $10 off a purchase of $75 or more just for signing up.
In an economic pinch, we sometimes have to make sacrifices.Â Making smart decisions about the gear you buy can make skiing or boarding a more affordable, fun vacation for you and your family.