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How to Select Skis

How to Select the Best Skis for You


USA, Montana, Whitefish, Family of skiers on ski lift seen from below
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Are you interested in buying or renting skis? Here's information on how to select the best skis for you, including how to select skis that match your ability level, your goals and your terrain preference.

How to Choose Skis

Consider ski conditions, ability, and experience when choosing skis to buy.

Ski Selecting Tools
These ski selecting tools use factors such as gender, type of skiing (racing, downhill, or off piste, for example), and ability, to generate a list of what skis are right for you.

Buying Skis Online
There are a growing number of web sites where older model skis are for sale at prices that can vary across the Internet. A lot of the difference in prices is due to the popularity of certain model skis that are designed for specific snow conditions.

Ski Equipment - Rent or Buy?
When you're a beginning skier or just trying out the sport to decide if it's the right one for you, it makes sense to rent ski equipment. Once you're sure that you're going to spend enough time on the slopes to justify buying ski equipment (which can be expensive) you can invest in your own ski gear.

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