Should I buy or rent my gear? They have a rental season pass for 250 but I would still have to buy clothes and accessories. I'm worried if I buy skiis this season, I may make a mistake buying them and/or outgrow them quickly. I'm really leaning towards renting (skis) because then I can figure out what I do or don't like. However, I'm not sure if I'm making a big financial mistake considering my frequency.
When buying my skiis, should I go to a ski swap and get a cheap pair there, Craigslist, go to the store and try to get last season skiis? This kind of what worries me because considering my lack of knowledge, I don't want to invest a few hundred dollars and grow out of the skiis quickly or straight up get the wrong ones.
In regards to goggles, clothes, and gloves. When or where would be the best time or place to buy them. I see some half decent sales on last year stuff in stores however they have a ski swap comming up in a week where I heard they have good deals. And I feel with these items, if I get a decent deal on them, it wouldnt hurt as much if I bought the wrong gear.
How much do you think should I be spending on goggles, gloves, clothes, and skiis if you think I should get them? Without skiis I wouldn't want to spend more than 500, however, considering my lack of experience I'm hoping I wouldn't have to spend too much on gear. For skis, boots and bindings I wouldn't want to spend more than 600.
What do you think I should be buying first?
P.S. I'm from Vancouver