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I moved the the southern Appalachian area this year and have been skiing quite a bit, but using rentals.  Can anyone suggest a good ski, binding, boot combo thats relatively inexpensive? I am an upper intermediate skier, blacks around here are not problem for me to navigate. Thanks for any and all suggestions!

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Like we tell everyone, find a great boot fitter and get boots the fit well first. The boot fitter well tell what boot you should be in. Do not buy boots unless the boot fitter...hey isn't there a sticky here with all this ?

 

Wear old shoes, the fitter will want to see how you walk, he'll check the bones in your feet, check your leg alignment, knee alignment, see how flexible your ankles are, he'll ask you about skiing and then recommend a few boots to try. It takes a while an hour or two.

 

Talk with him about skis while your walking around in the boots.

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I moved the the southern Appalachian area this year and have been skiing quite a bit, but using rentals.  Can anyone suggest a good ski, binding, boot combo thats relatively inexpensive? I am an upper intermediate skier, blacks around here are not problem for me to navigate. Thanks for any and all suggestions!


Welcome to EpicSki!  Are you talking about the NC mountains?  Ski Country has shops in Asheville and Banner Elk that have experienced boot fitters.  If you think you'll be skiing more often in the future, worth investing in good boots.  Can get relatively inexpensive used skis in a variety of ways.  Another possibility for next season is a season lease.

 

Check out the First Run Articles for basic info about buying boots and skis.

 

http://www.epicski.com/atype/9/First_Run

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