When is the best time to buy ski and snowboarding equipment? Whether you rode your gear hard and need replacement ski boots, or have had the same board for 20 years and are looking for a much-needed upgrade, deciding when to go to the store can be tough.
Typically the ski and snowboard season lasts from mid November to March or April, and it’s definitely possible to find good deals before, during, and after the season ends. Here are our tips for buying gear at each stage of the season:
Buying Before The Season
Buying gear well before the season starts — in August or September — can save you money and let you maximize the time with your new gear. Watch for sales and coupon deals on the radio, online, and on social media. Another perk of buying at this time of year is that you should have a wide range of selection for most gear since retailers are beginning to get shipments in-stock. Ski World hosts a summer sale every year in August that deeply discounts the latest gear for the upcoming season.
Buying During The Season
This is the time when products are flying off the shelves and down the slopes. During the middle of the season it may be harder to find the exact selection you like, but focusing your buying around holidays can net you some serious savings. Black Friday, Labor Day, and the weeks leading up to Christmas can mean big discounts at local stores like Ski World.
Buying After the Season
Ski World is well-known for our yearly End of Season Sales Event, we discount everything from skis and snowboards to apparel and used gear! This is the best time to stock up for the next year of shredding by far. Around April and early May you can simultaneously buy top-brand ski gear and the latest in summer fashion when retailers are swapping out inventory. Take advantage of these deals before they disappear!