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Hi guys,

just wanted to throw a thought out there real quick,so my question is as follows.

 

would you  purchase a fat set of skiis for out west skiing if u only ski there one week a year?

my primary skiis are  rossi  avenger 76    177 legnth is what i kick ass with for where i live in the east coast and hard pack is most of the terrain i encounter.

I have nailed cornice bowl in mammoth with those sticks and they rip really nice.

im open for any ideas

thanks y"all

post #2 of 6

Answer: No. 

I live east coast and have always rented skis for my trips out west (and I actually have wider skis here at home):

1.  You can't be sure of deep stuff out west, regardless.  You may actually want narrower skis.

2.  If you rent and do want wider skis, you can decide which width/type to rent...and then re-decide the next day depending on conditions, and re-decide the day after, etc., etc. 

3.  If you rent, you always get new and different skis.  You could go new-style 5-point skis, wide carvers, etc., etc. You are always up-to-date.

4.  Renting for a week for 5 years is still cheaper than a really good pair of nice skis and bindings. I spend about $25/day b/c I reserve very early and aggressively seek out bargains.

5.  If you rent, you skip the hassle of shipping/carrying skis.  I take my boots, rent skis, and never have to worry about how they will be treated by the airlines. Travelling easier is worth something to me.

 

Conclusion: rent where you ski.  It's easier, cheaper, more satisfying, and...you get a variety of experiences rather than being locked into one pair that you own.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

I agree on the ease of renting,I did that for almost 4 winters before purchasing my own skiis,

well i guess ill be bringing my rossi"s with me in feb to utah and ill demo some wide sticks while there,

My hot girlfriend who is a beginner at skiing will be at my side,so most of the skiing will be on groomed runs,

However my goal in utah is to take a few lessons to improve my technique and level of skiing.there is so much to learn,

thanks for the input.   

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Originally Posted by golani View Post

I agree on the ease of renting,I did that for almost 4 winters before purchasing my own skiis,

well i guess ill be bringing my rossi"s with me in feb to utah and ill demo some wide sticks while there,

My hot girlfriend who is a beginner at skiing will be at my side,so most of the skiing will be on groomed runs,

However my goal in utah is to take a few lessons to improve my technique and level of skiing.there is so much to learn,

thanks for the input.   

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Take her to Alta.  Great place for a beginner.  No snowboards is a plus.

 

Have her do a lesson in the afternoon while you do the workshop for adults.  More of a guided tour of off trail areas, with some coaching.  They separate into three different levels by ability after watching people ski a short, steep run into advanced, adventurous advanced, to expert.  It's a good deal and will wear you out skiing non-stop from 1:30-4:00.

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks for that tip at alta,

something to consider since we will be lodging in ogden with an suv so we can cruise wherever,

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Thanks for that tip at alta,

something to consider since we will be lodging in ogden with an suv so we can cruise wherever,

Have you been to SLC before?  She will like Snowbasin, assuming there is good visibility.  Also a good place to take lessons.  Aside from Alta, I would take a beginner to Brighton mid-week if had been a few days since the last powder dump.  Put the beginner in lessons, then go have fun in the trees.

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