It’s that time of year again. You understand the period of time: it’s warming up outside, spring is in motion, and you’re feeling sad that ski season is coming to a close. You may currently be nostalgic about the beauty of a refreshing January morning with fresh powder and blue skies (okay, yeah, take us back!!!!), the sunshine almost blinding you with its joy.
It’s a blast of year to gear swap. Each person knows this, but if you want to save a buck, acquiring new gear at the beginning of the season isn’t the way to go. Sure, you’ll get the new line, but you’ll spend for it, too. On the other hand, at the end of the season, you can upgrade from the gear you currently get and have deducted prices because stores will be disposing of older inventory to make room for the new arrivals for the next season.
Consider hitting up a ski swap at the beginning of next season if it’s too picked over and you’re unable to find the gear you’d like. This is a wonderful way to search through tons of used gear at markdown prices, and sell your old gear also, too. In addition, it’s a good place to go if you’re trying to outfit the whole family with ski gear (buying new for lots of people can add up fast!).
And p.s.: When you’re planning a last hurrah ski trip to the slopes this season, invite all your buddies and reserve a coach! And when you put the poles and skis away at the end of the season, remember we’re here for whatever summer sport is coming next on your schedule.