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Decided the Time is right to buy ski gear but need assistance

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Hello my name is Matt and I am not totally new to skiing. I am 25 now and have been going up since I was about 16-17. I consider myself an Intermediate Skier despite being able to take on Black DIamonds. I have traditionally rented up until now because I typically only hit the mountain anywhere from 3 - 7 times a ski season.

 

*I enjoy leisurly skiing but occasionally like to take risks on steeper than normal trails.

I find myself falling once or maybe twice in a ski session.

 

I would like advice on where to look for skis and what size skis and style would be appropriate.

I am 6'0 204 pounds FYI. My family has a place in the White Mountains so I know buying a pair of skis would help in terms of the cost efficiency!

 

Any advice would be great !

 

Thanks everybody!

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Wow... second post like this today.

Mscibelli, read my advice on the post right below this from Concat. Start there...
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Hello my name is Matt and I am not totally new to skiing. I am 25 now and have been going up since I was about 16-17. I consider myself an Intermediate Skier despite being able to take on Black DIamonds. I have traditionally rented up until now because I typically only hit the mountain anywhere from 3 - 7 times a ski season.

 

*I enjoy leisurly skiing but occasionally like to take risks on steeper than normal trails.

I find myself falling once or maybe twice in a ski session.

 

I would like advice on where to look for skis and what size skis and style would be appropriate.

I am 6'0 204 pounds FYI. My family has a place in the White Mountains so I know buying a pair of skis would help in terms of the cost efficiency!

 

Any advice would be great !

 

Thanks everybody!

Welcome to EpicSki!

 

Here is what Cyclist said to the other new member.

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Welcome to epicski!

I will go straight to the honest point - Forget about buying skis and get yourself a very very good pair of boots. Then get a helmet, some good goggles, gloves, then - get some good lessons.

After all of these, get yourself educated in the finer points of skis, before you even think of buying them. Be familiar with how you ski, where you want to ski, the kind of slopes you frequent and then get more lessons.

Perhaps the last thing you should buy are skis. I was skiing for then years before I bought my first pair of skis.
 

A good place to start is the EpicSki articles about buying gear (click on Articles next to Unofficial Guides).

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