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Re: any other skiers on the board?

Postby DAVELA » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:33 pm

Hi psyko,
Im in the exact same boat.Knowing what gear you need to buy for AT skiing is intimidating.I went to gear exchange in bishop but it was a little overwhelming.
Been snowshoeing for about 10 yrs.Its great but id like to slide a bit.



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Re: any other skiers on the board?

Postby longri » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:29 am

I stopped going to resorts when the price reached the point where I felt I wasn't getting my money's worth anymore. I can afford it, it just seems overpriced to me, even mid-week. Although if I lived near a resort I'd get a season pass.

For people new to skiing, I would suggest not worrying so much about buying the "right" gear. Just start somewhere. My backcountry gear is not modern but I don't care. I've never been a great skier anyway and I just love being out there in the winter/spring. When the snow is really good I ski well; other times I struggle but still smile. If I could only snowshoe I'm not sure I'd do it.
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