New wife is a never ever and will be sliding for the first time ever in the coming season and below is what we've managed to acquire so far. All gear is new.
Nordica Fox skis with marker bindings 144CM $280 shipped
Nordica One 60 boots 22.5 $85 shipped
Giro Grove helmet $65 local
Oakley Elevate H.I. yellow $60 local
Spyder Goretex gloves $20 local
Helly Hansen Lifa base layer X2 $60 shipped
Columbia jacket (forgot model) 75% off at the Navy Exchange (local) $40
A few more things to acquire yet, but it looks like we'll have her fully outfitted for the season and beyond for about $700-$750.
I also tried to support forum sponsors with the boot/skis/base layer purchases, but it was right product wrong size or right size wrong product in every instance.
If she progresses well we'll probably do a boot upgrade via one of the forum sponsors towards the end of the upcoming season (read Tahoe gathering).