Hope this is the proper place for this thread. Wanted to keep it in the beginner forums as I'm sure the advanced skiers don't want to read this sort of thread in their forums for the more advanced stuff. But the story is I went skiing 2 winters ago using borrowed clothes and I had a great time. Last year I was too broke to get out there and ski some more but have a little bit of money to work with this winter and need to get some relatively cheap clothing and accessories to get me only the slopes. Extra emphasis on the cheap part as I'm a college student and could always find a use for my money. I'll be doing most if not all of my skiing locally around Pittsburgh, PA so it's not the tundra but it can get fairly cold. Here is a link to average Pittsburgh temperatures if you aren't familiar: http://bit.ly/99feKX.
So here's what I was thinking for my gear. Keep in mind I'm really skinny, 5'10" 130ish lbs, so I really prefer gear with a nice slim fit as I hate having on bulky clothes.
I really have no idea on this one. Not sure how warm of an outer layer I'll need for the type of temperatures I'll be dealing with, especially because it was pretty warm the only time I've skied. Would like to spend the smallest amount possible as this and my pants are two of the most expensive items but also the two I will get the least use of outside of skiing.
I already own these Nike Pro tights that are fairly warm so they should work?
Again, not too sure just what I'll need. Like I mentioned above on the jacket though, would like to try to keep spending minimal
I have terrible circulation in my feet and it's not uncommon for them to be freezing in 70 degree weather so suggestions for some socks that will keep my feet nice and toasty without a bunch of bulk are much appreciated
Open to suggestions here too, haven't done much looking yet.
Appreciate all comments on the potential gear that I posted as well as suggestions, both where I though I may know what is I need or where I had no idea. I'm the noob here so school me