We live in a country where renting and buying skis / ski gear are terribly expensive - rentals approx 25USD per person per time (skis + boots).
I'm an "advanced" beginner, and my husband skied a fair bit when he was young so can be called intermediate.
We have 3 kids aged 4, 2.5 and 1, and would like to start them off alpine skiing young, especially since we have long winters (the ski season just ended) and the ski place is right next door. I have a friend visiting from the States and he has enough baggage allowance to bring us skis and / or ski gear.
So I have been trying to research online for affordable alpine skis for me, my husband and our oldest (coz that can be passed down to the other two). But having limited knowledge and experience, I am now very confused.
I'd really appreciate some very specific help in terms of skis and boots, with brand and model names. I don't really know any better so would go with whatever advice is offered, especially since I have very limited time and it will save us a lot of money on rentals or buying them here.
Our specs are:
Me: Weight 52 kgs, Height 5 feet
Husband: Weight 68 kgs Height 5 feet 9 inches
Oldest daughter (but we'd like unisex skis): Weight 16kgs, Height about 100cm
(The ski place told us we need 80cm skis and 17 size boots(as of today, so probably bigger for next season))
Hope to hear from you all soon! Thanks in advance,