Family with young kids have just taken up skiing this season. Rentals are killing us. My plan is old stock new for the adults and either that or swap shop for the kids.
I am 5'2 160 lbs (yes I know I am packing a bit) 49 years old. Our last trip was 3 days at holiday valley we had a great time.
We want to make this a family activity next season.
Boots are high on my priority list, my feet are short, wide and instep high - so it will be off to a shop to have that sorted out, rentals are real cripplers for me.
I am hoping for some advice on skis for my wife and I. She is a little taller than I and 30 lbs lighter.
we will be skiing Ontario, new York and Quebec with our kids 8 through 12. I should think groomed trails and lots of hard packed stuff and icy - if I have not correctly assessed the state of the snow in these areas please chime in. I am cautious and do not feel any great need for speed.
I saw what i thought looked like a good deal on head peak 72 ski's (150 mm long) and was thinking of these for myself and maybe my wife. Does this make sense, does anyone have other suggestions. I don't really want to mess around with rentals because my priority is to organize my small army of kids and get out on the slopes and not to be messing around in rental shops for six people every time we go out. I am also trying not to break the bank too badly.
Any suggestions you may have would be greatly appreciated.