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Buy NEW Ski Boots - the one item you shouldn't buy used....
11/16/2010 | Sheryl McGlochlin
This rule applies to a lot of outdoor sports but especially skiing. You can find most of your clothing/gear used but your footwear is the most important and should be fitted for YOUR foot. Happy feet make happy skiers!
Finding a ski boot expert...
My favorite place for ski boots and gear is a family owned specialty ski shop in Holladay, The Sport Loft. (4678 Highland Drive, SLC UT 84117).
Find someone in the "ski boot" business, who knows how to fit you correctly. Make sure they have been in business for a while and will be around to help you when you need adjustments or advice. Skiing can be a painful experience or even dangerous IF you are not equipped with the right footware to begin with.
About skis and bindings: Once you have the right boots, rentals are cheaper if you go that route. Skis and bindings can easily be adjusted to fit them.
At the beginning of each season (or before hitting the slopes with your gear), besides getting a ski tuneup and waxing your skis, get a Binding Inspection to make sure they are safe.