$1,000 Backcountry Skier – Continued

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | October 21, 2005      

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).

Check out the Gear Exchange in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

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 $ 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 


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