Have been reading a lot about the so-called powder skis for skiing in the west or Rockies (as opposed to ice in the east coast...) in preparation for our trip to Beaver Creek.
As a first-timer to the Rockies, should we bring or rent skis when we go to Beaver Creek in mid February? Does it make a difference if we rent regular skis or powder skis based on our individual level? Does it make a difference for kids (age 11 and 9)? Would it cost more to rent powder skis?
My kids and my husband are intermediate skiers while I am advanced beginner/light intermediate.
Our kids have seasonal rental from local ski shop; we/the adults bought our first sets of skis without skiing or demo'ing them in late 2014 after renting for 2 seasons. Definitely not top of line or for advanced skiers.
I know it's cheaper to bring our own skis, but we have been leaning towards renting in order to simplify packing and what we have to carry. If it makes sense to rent while in BC, we will just bring our boots. Otherwise, I will start researching on which ski bags to buy.
Moderator note: moved to Family Skiing, added info to thread title