Looking for budget equipment? I’m a big fan of the Gear Exchange in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. These guys really know the business, have an amazing inventory of used equipment, and keep their prices very reasonable. I was just in there and was amazed to see a pair of AT skis with Dynafit bindings for under $200.00, as well as some really nice Atomics mounted with Silvretta 505s! Give ‘em a call at 970-945-8500 (tell them you found them on WildSnow.com).
|Interior of The Gear Exchange, Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Click image to enlarge.|
So, how is our $1,000 backcountry skier doing with
their budget? First, let’s add a pair of AT
boots from Sierra Trading Post.
Then we’ll scrawl out a
quick budget sheet:
|Skins, Ascension, Sierra Trading Post (see below)||$ 87.25|
|Bindings, Diamir, Ebay||$195.00|
|Skis, friend’s attic or remount your own||$000.00|
|Beacon, Pieps 457, web forum sales||$165.00|
|Avy Shovel, Sierra Trading Post (see below)||$ 59.95|
|Boots, Sierra Trading Post (use link above)||$309.95|
Total to date