Okay… so you’ve been skiing for some time now and are well past the point of renting skis at the hill. You decided to buy a decent pair while honing your skills, and have arrived at the stage where you’re ready to invest in something that offers better performance, comfort, and maneuverability. What now? There are so many different types of downhill skis to choose from now, and knowing where to start can often be confusing. Fortunately, it doesn’t need to be as challenging as some skiers make it.

Family with new ski gear in shop

At Country Ski and Sport, we know that choosing your first set of really good skis is a decision that you don’t want to take lightly. For those who’ve graduated from a skiing novice to an evolving expert, here are some things to keep in mind before buying your first pair of professional-grade skis:

  • Do your research, read reviews, and listen to what others have experienced
  • If you’re younger or still growing, consider purchasing slightly longer skis
  • Be honest about your skiing goals; is it a hobby or are you looking to compete?
  • What’s your skiing style? Conventional downhill, moguls, aerials?
  • How much are you looking to spend on a new set of skis, realistically?
  • Will you also be making the upgrade to better boots, poles, and bindings?

If any of the aforementioned sounds familiar and you’re confused on how to go about the process of choosing the right skis, the experts at Country Ski and Sport are here to help.  We offer in-store consultations and fittings, and have vast experience helping skiers of every age and experience.  Plus, we know today’s equipment inside-out and can offer practical advice when it comes to making the best selection.

Get it touch with the Country Ski and Sport staff anytime during regular business hours, or reach out via email through our website’s contact page. For those in the Massachusetts area, we invite you to visit any of our three locations for more personalized service.

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