By Kaylin Meyer
“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir
Skiing and snowboarding, while entirely thrilling winter activities, can become incredibly exorbitant hobbies. From lift tickets and new gear to travel costs, the expenses can add up quickly.
If you’re thinking about hitting the slopes and could use some new ski and snowboard gear, why don’t you save a bit by shopping for online deals instead of waiting until the last minute and paying full price out of sheer desperation?
Buying discounted items midseason doesn’t mean settling for cheap, subpar products; you can often score world-class gear for half the price or less. Most of the retailers mentioned below are offering up to 80% off on ski jackets, ski pants, goggles, helmets and more!
This online specialty retailer offers everything you could possibly want for hitting the slopes! After much research, I’d say the Ski Boots Sale is the biggest score right now. There are heaps of boots priced around $200. For example, check out these Atomic Redster WC 170 Lifted Race Ski Boots for just $229.95, an incredible 72% discount from its $815 retail price. Skis.com is also offering up to 80% off on select helmets and goggles. Plus, enjoy up to 11.2% Cash Back.
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Sports Authority (up to 8.4% Cash Back) is currently running its legendary Sniagrab Sale, offering unbeatable ski and snowboard savings. For those of you wondering what the heck Sniagrab is: It’s bargains spelled backwards; isn’t that clever? There are plenty of snowboards, skis and boots under $200.
The image below shows some of the great ski deals you can find at the Sniagrab Sale!
Sierra Trading Post
A discount retailer currently offering up to 40% off clothing and gear from The North Face and up to 30% off Mountain Hardwear. You can get this Burton Ayers Down Jacket for just $175.47, a 35% discount! Spend over $50 and score FREE two day shipping. Enjoy up to 11.2% Cash Back when you shop Backcountry through DubLi.com.
Evo is a one-stop-shop when it comes to outdoor sports, offering up to 70% of all winter outlet merchandise, free shipping on orders over $50 and up to 7.3% Cash Back. Check out these Anon M2 Goggles for $151.99, a 37% discount from its regular $239.95 price.
Sun and Ski Sports
If you aren’t necessarily shopping for something specific, shop Sun and Ski Sports Deals for incredible savings. The site offers super-inexpensive base layers and up to 40% off on winter gear and apparel, plus you earn up to 11.2% Cash Back!
Are you a beginner or an expert? Read this Skis.com buying guide for tips on selecting gear that fits into your budget and ability.
When you’re dressed for success on the mountain — within your budget — you can have more fun and perform better instead of worrying about your inadequate or overpriced gear. And hey, before you know it, your slope style will be on fleek.
The views expressed are solely the views of the author, an independent contractor of Ominto, Inc. and do not necessarily reflect those of Ominto, Inc. the retailers mentioned are part of Ominto, Inc’s network of affiliated merchants and Ominto, Inc. receives commissions from purchases made through its site.