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Need advice in choosing Woman's Ski [intermediate in Ontario]

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Last time I purchased skis was 30 years ago.  I have skied periodically over the years with rented equipment.  I consider myself an intermediate skier.   I will be sking in Ontario, Canada on mainly groomed hills..

I am 164 cm, and have been adviced to look for skis between 149 and 154 cm.

 

I did look at used skis at a ski swap yesterday but found it very confusing and unsure if I was getting the best ski/deal for me.  The recommended ski was a previous rental ski, (men's). 

 

Someone recommended that I look online at eve.com,, Levelnine sports and skis.com.  I really have no problem buying a previous years model.  There are so many different brands available and I've been told to stay away from any "made in China" products, so this is where I get confused.  Does the brand matter?

 

I'd like to spend between $200 -  $300, and I would like a decent ski that will last me a few years.

 

Any input is appreciated.

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Including bindings?
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Yes including bindings.

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You'll have the most choice with used, then. I think a more realistic figure for unused skis+bindings would be $400. If you're going the used route, then telling us what you've found at your price point and asking for advice about those options might work best. For $200, I'd expect you to only find stuff that is pretty beat or lower end equipment. Which is the opposite of "decent ski that will last me a few years".
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Thanks Segbrown. 

Those were some of the skis I've seen.  The seem like a good deal..

 

Sibhusky

Hubby found a pair of used Advanced Atomic Metron Skis for $180.. and when we brought them in to have them tuned, the service technician wouldn't stop drooling over them.   We got lucky with those.. We were told they are awesom skis, so I can't justify looking for used skis in the $400 range.

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