Okay, it's time for new equipment. Husband Ron and I go skiing for a week every year, usually last week Jan/first week Feb (though I can go whenever I want). We are nicely matched advanced skiers, we especially like the steep groomed trails at Big Sky, of course will never turn down powder. Favorite time to ski is when it is snowing. Don't do moguls. Ron got used Helldivers and boots at Big Sky a couple of years ago, and loves 'em. I have old Atomic Betaride 10.20s with Nordica boots. I've sprained my ankle badly while skiing twice, once 10 years ago, once last season. I've never hurt my knees. I'm 45, 5'4" 160 pounds. Now I want new gear.
My question is, where do you suggest we ski this year where I can get boots/skis? I can buy new or used. I'm a cheapskate, but I'm also an ER doc, so I can actually afford whatever I want. I'd prefer to spend money where some of you will benefit, if possible. We have a Vacation Internationale timeshare that goes to a lot of places including Sun Valley, Tahoe, Steamboat, Sun Peaks, Whistler, Whitefish, Loon Mountain, We were leaning toward Sun Peaks 'cause we haven't been there yet, and are not really into the apres ski scene. We are also thinking of returning to Big Sky or somewhere in Utah. We prefer ski-in, ski-out, though we don't mind driving if we can go to several different mountains.
Gratefully accepting suggestions for specific mountains/shops/bootfitters.