Although ski season is drawing to a close, it’s never too early to start thinking ahead to next year. You might have already put your gear away for the year, but I’ll bet the itch to hit the slopes is just as strong as it was before the season started. The best part about spring? Gear discounts, demo skis, and the opportunity to invest in next year’s ski season. Need some tips to get started? Read our ultimate spring ski gear buying guide — you don’t want to miss out on great deals.
The Deal with Demos
Have your skis seen their day? Is no amount of tuning going to return that once joyous edge to your decade-old discount skis? If so, it’s time you learned about the advantages of buying demo skis. For those of you who haven’t rented skis in a while, demo skis are high performance skis used by ski resorts. At the end of the season, ski resorts sell them off in order to make room for next year’s demos — allowing you the opportunity to get your hands on a high-end pair of skis for quite the steal. Demo skis are used and therefore can be sold at a price that’s nearly half the retail value. It’s important to note that although used, demo skis are tuned up by expert technicians before being sold off — making them nearly as good as new. Some demos may have only been worn a few times during the season — making for even more of a steal. Because the skis are such high quality, demo ski sales at the end of a season come with a high level of appeal. Check out UtahSki’s selection of demo skis.
When spring rolls around, much of the 2018 gear is moved from the shelf to the outlet — making for the opportunity to get your hands on quality gear at a discounted price. The outlet is often the best place to find high quality gear for a low price. Many expert shoppers wait until spring every year to stock up on gear for next season — because let’s face it, next year’s gear isn’t going to be too much better than the previous year’s. Waiting until gear goes to outlet is a great way to save your cash for lift tickets and beers at the ski lodge. Check out UtahSkis’ outlet inventory — you can find ski and snowboard gear, outerwear, clothing, and accessories for both men and women.