I put some money into some good fitting boots and bought some used cheap poles. I just need skis w/bindings. I don't mind spending money on skis, I just don't want buyers remorse, but I do like getting a deal what ever I get. As the ski place rents skis for $20/day, I am thinking of getting temp (just this season) skis:
1) Buy used skis of CL (sub $100 and might need wax/sharpening)
a. http://rochester.craigslist.org/spo/4303222785.html - if he is willing to part out skis and be good on price.
b. http://rochester.craigslist.org/spo/4303044755.html - I would negotiate with him on price
c. http://rochester.craigslist.org/spo/4315932772.html - don't need boots asking to part out
2) Buy used skis from a local shop $100-$150 (former rentals/demos that have been tuned).
a. Rossignol Edge 170 - $100
b. Rossignol Avenger 75 Autoturn $- 150
3) Borrow skis from a friend whose son doesn't ski anymore. (Might need waxing and sharpening)
a. Some ski that is at least 160cm and less than 10 years old. Will have to take a look, no cost other than maintenance I am guessing.
I would like to try out some more demo skis and the demo shop is at the top of the mountain, so I would have to rent skis ($20) to get up there to try it. I would also like to get a good idea of what I am wanting to do and what I can do (ability, wife restrictions, and available terrain).
I went skiing after a 13 year hiatus and I feel like I picked up where I left off. I ski the east coast now and I use to ski much more difficult slopes in Deer Valley Utah (double diamonds). I use to like moguls, but there seems to be a lack of bumps in this region and many people say they aren't as nice compared to the west. Lastly I am not a speed freak, though I can comfortably ski any part of the mountain I have tried. 180lbs @ 5' 10.5"
If I have a ski, I will take advantage of the cheap night passes they have. While I don't mind renting, $20/pop adds up quick.
Thanks in advance,