Originally Posted by CGrove
Thanks for all the input guys - Eagles I think that's a great idea. I'll be able to feel out my gear in the conditions I'll primarily ski in.
Any good resources to learn about gear? I'm solid when it comes to skiing... Not as much about the gear
Start a thread on EpicSki, your level of skiing, age, wt etc and what you've been skiing in even if rentals. What kind of skiing you do and ask folks to recommend some skis for you to try. I'm 5'7, 160 and demoed K2 Rictors in PC and loved them. I read around on the ski reviews on the ski magazines, and ski forums etc. to narrow down some choices that seemed to fit my skiing.
Then email the stores and ask about demoing in your size.
Jans, Coles and others have shops right on the mountain. They can get demo skis from their PC and SLC stores if they have some advance notice.
Surefoot is on the mountain. $1200 for the works, boots, custom beds, heaters, foamed liners but boots will be comfy and last for years. If you have normal sized feet, most of the mountain shops can probably do a decent job fitting though I'd go for a custom boot shop like Surefoot.
Here's a bunch of local PC shops.