I'm in a bit of a unique situation.
I'll be moving to Ogden this summer for work. Prior to this year I had never skied in my life (grew up in Florida). Upon finding out about the job, I immediately decided to try it out since I'd be in such a great ski locale. I instantly fell in love.
This has put me into a bit of a tricky situation. I know I'll be skiing a LOT next winter, and right now it looks like there are some great end of season deals going on. However, I've only skied 4 days in my life and haven't even moved beyond the green runs yet. Is it worth picking up a set of skis now while they're on sale?
If so, what should I be looking at? I'm not expecting these to last me 10 years and if they got me through the next season or two I'd be ok with that. It looks like evo.com has some good deals but it's all a bit overwhelming. Ideally I'd find something that has a really good closeout price on there, but is also good for my very unique situation.
Skill: Beginner but with a desire to get better
I'm going to go through and try and pick out some specifically that look like they might meet my needs, but I wanted to go ahead and get this up there if anyone had any insight from the get-go.
Or would I be better off just waiting and buying at closer to full price next season after I've gotten my legs under me a bit more? I'll be waiting on boots to make sure I get a proper boot fitter (not gonna find a good one down here), but I'd imagine that a handful of ski rentals would get me to the price of some of the skis I'm looking at anyway.
Edited by Vcize - 2/21/13 at 9:38pm