I'm fortunate to have a 3-year-old who loved his first time skiing so much that he had to be "physically removed" from the slopes, all the while kicking and screaming and suggesting we move to the ski area so that he could ski "every day".
I'll take him a fair bit more next year, including a big trip for his 4th birthday in January.
It seems like kids' season rentals run about $200 in my parts, so getting new stuff on sale isn't crazily more expensive, even if they both just last him a season.
Anyway, I'm tempted to:
a) Buy his skis now, on sale (and just guesstimate his year-ahead size)
b) Buy his boots next winter, to dial in his exact size.
I've heard about ski swaps here in the Washington DC area, but I have a tight schedule and don't fancy burning half a day driving around to potentially get skunked.
What would you advise me to do? I'm open to all manner of input, from strategy to products. Mainly, I just want him to enjoy it.
Thanks for any help,