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Where to buy ski wear near Keystone?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone, my girlfriend & i have a ski trip booked in Feb 2013 to Keystone & Steamboat. As we are Aussie's not sure where to buy ski wear in USA,first stop L.A then Keystone. Where can anyone suggest we buy some new threads from ?

post #2 of 16

Are you driving from LA or flying into Denver?  That could make a difference where you should think about buying gear. 

post #3 of 16
Summit County has numerous ski gear shops. Besides the stores on the Keystone development, there are gear and clothing outlets in Dillon, Silverthorne, Frisco, Breckenridge and at Copper Mtn. and Arapahoe Basin, all of which you can reach from Keystone by the free bus service.
post #4 of 16

While at Keystone make sure you sample the `Beaver Tails`, available in the resort`s village. Originated in Canada, they are like a crepe with different sweet fillings. YUM

post #5 of 16

Will you have a car or do you have some sort of bus transfer booked?

 

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Originally Posted by ardy View Post

Hi everyone, my girlfriend & i have a ski trip booked in Feb 2013 to Keystone & Steamboat. As we are Aussie's not sure where to buy ski wear in USA,first stop L.A then Keystone. Where can anyone suggest we buy some new threads from ?

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
We are going to be flying from L.A to Denver then have bus transfer to Keystone and Steamboat . We have two nights in L.A before flying out to Denver.
post #7 of 16

Buying at the areas in February means you're going to take a thorough screwing. Buy from Backcountry.com, Sierratrading post.com, or any of the other great online shops here, then have it sent to the address you'll be staying at in LA and take it with you..

post #8 of 16

Sports Authority in Dillon has stuff on sale all season long.  I shop there a bit.

post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
I Have seen Backcountry on the net & looked @ there gear but not sure on parting with a chunk of cash when we haven't tried anything on,do many people buy there pants jackets ect from them?
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I Have seen Backcountry on the net & looked @ there gear but not sure on parting with a chunk of cash when we haven't tried anything on,do many people buy there pants jackets ect from them?


No.

post #11 of 16

Backcountry.com does have a very liberal return policy & I awesome customer service. You can always find decent deals there or on departmentofgoods.com. The customer reviews help out quite a bit, too. The only issue is that shipping charges to Aus may be kind of expensive. But you can easily offset the extra expense of shipping charges by shopping cloesouts & monster sales. You'll still be ahead versus paying full retail for ski gear at a resort (ouch!). It's just the claculated risk of buying clothing/gear online. I've had pretty good luck buying most of my stuff online so far - I just refuse to pay retail!

Happy hunting!

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Sports Authority in Dillon has stuff on sale all season long.  I shop there a bit.

I agree.  Lots of choice and good prices.  Another possiblity is the Columbia store in the Silverthorne Outlets.  I've seen some great prices there. 

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I agree.  Lots of choice and good prices.  Another possiblity is the Columbia store in the Silverthorne Outlets.  I've seen some great prices there. 

 

He won't have a car, folks.     Guess he'll learn to love the Summit Stage...

post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 

Like buying ski wear here, if you buy near any resort your gonna pay top dollar in peak season.

Iv been looking at backcountry and other online places but will still look around over the next few months at all these sites that have been suggested to see if any blow away on-line deals come up.

Like anything if you want good gear then be prepared to pay for it like arc'teryx,spider etc etc.

The sales here are getting underway but i wouldn't call them bargain sale prices!

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Sports Authority in Dillon has stuff on sale all season long.  I shop there a bit.

Isn't there a Christies in Dillon or Frisco, too? 

 

IIRC you can access those places via public transportation.  

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Isn't there a Christies in Dillon or Frisco, too? 

 

IIRC you can access those places via public transportation.  

 

Yes. 

  817 Hwy 6 Dillon, CO

 

DOH!  I should have remembered that one, demo'd some Mantras last season from them.

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