Our kids are now skiing about 5 weeks a year in the US (3 weeks) and Australia (2 weeks). They have started racing, but more for fun. We have been weighing up whether to buy or rent boots/skis. I have looked into the cost to carry them internationally and it is okay - more just the hassle. I was thinking the price of renting would be the similar to buying, but at least with buying we would be getting better skis - but is this really an issue at their age? They have both been skiing since they were tiny and they never complain about the skis/boots we rent.
Any recommendations would be welcome! Thank you.