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Used Ski Sales in Albuquerque and Santa Fe?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

Hola!  We may land in ABQ on 12/22, looking to buy USED skis, maybe boots, either ABQ or Santa Fe.  Any suggestions please?   Thank you!

post #2 of 22
If you are skiing in Colorado, as your other post suggests, skip buying used skis and rent at the various places you are going.

Buying new boots in NM, days before a multi resort week sounds painful.

Where do you live? Is it possible to get boots prior to your trip?
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 

Tks.  Skis would be used, and yes we bring boots but just maybe we may find deal on better and newer used stuff.

post #4 of 22

Wants to take northern CO ski trip....books a flight to central NM? Geezus.

post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 

My trip.....

post #6 of 22

I would buy ANY boots using a shop based on its bootfitter and make sure I spend a week at the mountain they are closest to so I can hop into the shop any time for tweaks.  

post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by gpaulski View Post
 

My trip.....

Yeah but I can't imagine that ABQ is cheaper to fly into than DIA but to each there own.

 

Anyways I'm not aware of any good used gear shops here in Abq. Sports Systems usually ahs some couple season old gear pretty inexpensive though.

post #8 of 22

I would wait till you get to Summit Colorado.

 

Recycle Ski & Sport LLC

842 N Summit Blvd
Frisco, CO 80443

 

They have a big stock and reasonable prices.

 

A word of warning if you leave something for them to sell you may have difficulty getting the money from them. I know I never did and others have had the same problem.

post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 

Tks sib, lone.  Sometimes abq and cos are cheaper than den, go figure.   Found a new flight exactly on day i wanted, 12/22 actually sdq-cos, but i abort the last leg and stay in denver!!!!

 

 

tqa, Recycle Ski & Sport LLC  842 N Summit Blvd  Frisco, CO 80443, is this the one up on a little hill amongst myriad restaurants?

post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by gpaulski View Post
 

Tks sib, lone.  Sometimes abq and cos are cheaper than den, go figure.   Found a new flight exactly on day i wanted, 12/22 actually sdq-cos, but i abort the last leg and stay in denver!!!!

 

 

tqa, Recycle Ski & Sport LLC  842 N Summit Blvd  Frisco, CO 80443, is this the one up on a little hill amongst myriad restaurants?

Just as a word of warning on doing that. I had a friend do the same thing and the airline cancelled his return tickets. I have also had lots of friends successfully do it but might wwant to check into the airline policy.

post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by lonewolf210 View Post
 

Just as a word of warning on doing that. I had a friend do the same thing and the airline cancelled his return tickets. I have also had lots of friends successfully do it but might wwant to check into the airline policy.


Yep, plus you checked bags will still go to COS.

post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 

Hmm....  Good heads-up.  We return with mileage flight on other airline so no worries there.   But, would there be any problem exiting the airport, TSA etc.?   We have US passports so that should help.

post #13 of 22
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Hmm....  Good heads-up.  We return with mileage flight on other airline so no worries there.   But, would there be any problem exiting the airport, TSA etc.?   We have US passports so that should help.

There shouldn't be you likely go through customs somewhere like ATL, JFK or LAX depending on which direction you fly. The only problem would be retrieving checked bags otherwise they don't care where you get off.

post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 

As I thought, as long as no bags are checked (for security reasons you have to be ON flight so bags travel), it IS possible to exit DIA and just miss the last flight.  Gracias all!!

post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by COBillsFan View Post
 

Wants to take northern CO ski trip....books a flight to central NM? Geezus.

 

How little can one's time be worth if they would accept a 7 hour drive to save a little on airfare?

 

Pro tip: To get to New York on the cheap, just fly to Pittsburgh. Genius!

post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by gpaulski View Post
 

Hmm....  Good heads-up.  We return with mileage flight on other airline so no worries there.   But, would there be any problem exiting the airport, TSA etc.?   We have US passports so that should help.

If your flight is SDQ-DEN-COS and DEN is where you clear customs, then yes you probably will have problems, US Passport or not, especially since your bags are checked to COS.  TSA and Customs do NOT like baggage being on a plane without the person they belong to on that plane also.

post #17 of 22

And for what it is worth, While it is closer from DIA to Summit County than from COS, I find to total time (getting out of airport, getting rental car driving to Summit) to be not that much different, AND I find the drive through South Park to be much more scenic and relaxing than the I-70 experience.  An extra hour I will gladly spend.  US 24 to Antero Jct. 285 to FairPlay (South Park from the South Park show) and CO 9 into Frisco.  

 

If it is snowing, Hoosier pass between FairPlay and Breck can be a little exciting.

post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 

Thanks all, just purchased SDQ-DEN one way on 12/23, arriving 4:20pm.  Hopefully we can make it to Dillon in time to rent gear and maybe do a little night skiing @ Keystone.

 

Have a wonderful ski season!

post #19 of 22
I see the Epic community is getting a flavor of GPaulski's trip planning that we experienced on First Tracks since 2006.

Does GPaulski actually own ski boots now? In his defense the Dominican Republic is probably not a great place to buy them.
post #20 of 22

"SDQ-DEN one way on 12/23, arriving 4:20pm".

 

Arriving Denver 4;20. Nope no irony there.;)

 

So anyway, what skis are you looking for. My son goes to Santa Fe University, and I'm thinking of sending him some gear to sell for me.

post #21 of 22
Sounds like he is giving Albuquerque a miss now? Flying into Denver. Don't know about the flight home, but he'll be wanting to buy new equipment on the way there, not the way home.
post #22 of 22
Thread Starter 

Thanks all!

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