The first thing you want to do is create a logical approach to the purchase of your ski equipment. If skiing is a family event then no doubt outfitting each family member with what they need can become expensive. You most likely know that you cannot sacrifice quality when it comes to this type of sports equipment. With some careful planning though you really can stretch the budget a great deal further.
This is one area where there can be no compromise. Often parents feel that if they buy the eldest child the top of the line ski boots then they can be passed down to the younger sibling. This in most cases does not work and is not a wise idea. The boots have to be perfectly fitted for each skier. It’s unlikely that two siblings will have the same foot shape and therefore will have different requirements. It’s a known fact that children grow quickly, and often outgrow their boots within a season. The best way to save money here is to purchase a quality pair of the boots but not to go for the top of the line, until the child’s growth rate slows down where you will get a couple of seasons use out of them.
Here again you need to have quality and a proper fit. This is one area you do not want to cut any costs on and risk the safety factors they supply. Aquick look at the statistics shows you that serious injuries could be avoided with the correct headgear.
Here you can save some money. There are many items here that can be handed down through the siblings. Start off by buying good quality clothing and it will last many seasons as one child outgrows it then it can be passed on to the next.
When shopping watch for end of season sales. Only purchase the items where the children’s growth is not going to be an issue. End of season shopping is more feasible for the adults of the family. End of line sales are a great way to glean some savings for the kids items.
Keep an eye out for sales that ski resorts run as well. Often they will update much of their equipment in order to bring in more modern items. They carry many items often in the clothing line that will provide you some excellent savings.