I’ve always liked Sierra Trading Post for budget shopping. Bought a ton of stuff from them over the years. I just got set up with Sierra Trading to make affiliate sales though WildSnow. Their ski gear prices are a bit high at the moment, but here are a couple of things to watch for price reductions if you’re on a budget but still want functional AT touring gear. The Scarpa Matrix boots are totally functional, especially if used with a nice stiff binding such as Marker Tour or Dynafit. Dynafit Mustagh Ata skis are light and versatile. Funny, but they don’t seem to have any AT bindings. Perhaps they quit selling bindings because of liability concerns or something like that?
And remember our “budget skier” category.