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Advice needed Best place to buy ski, in San Fran, Vancouver or whistler?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Captainkeen, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Captainkeen

    Captainkeen First Runs

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    Hi all, going to Canada for the first time this season and looking to pick up some new skis over there, wanted advice on where would be the best to buy from/any good or well known shops to buy from?
    I have a good idea of what I am looking for, so just after advice on where to buy?
     
  2. chunky

    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    West Broadway in Vancouver has a lot of shops to get stuff.
     
  3. luvthabumps

    luvthabumps A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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  4. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm a great fan of the demo. Try before you buy. That means Whistler.
     
  6. B-Dub

    B-Dub Hard Yards

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    If you’re in San Fran, check out Sports Basement Presido. They have EVERYTHING and if you can luck into a sale, it’s gold!
     
  7. Captainkeen

    Captainkeen First Runs

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    Thanks guys!
    Will check out those places!
     
  8. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I am also a big fan of buying where your skiing to tweak...that said good bargains off the hill in Vancouver if you know what you want already :)
     
  9. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    With the weak AUD I’d buy in Australia tbh.
     
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  10. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Can you recommend anywhere in particular? LOL
     
  11. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Honestly I think some of the other shops are a better bet, we had a great winter and are up on last year with good stock levels, but I’ve heard most places were down on hardware sales and are still overstocked and as a result have bigger discounts.
     
  12. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    cornice11 One of Us

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    I agree and dont even run a ski shop!
     
  14. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    As long as the ski's you want are available.

    Lots of posts on the forum about not being able to buy a specific ski.

    Eve @CarveMan acknowledge last year that he had no black pearls in stock when I bought mine in Tahoe.
     
  15. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Range is definitely worth considering as well as exchange rate/value of your spending dollar.

    I do and have paid a premium to have the range selection, but if it’s a choice of skis available here or there and the exchange rate means you’re spending much more, then buy before you go. Totally situation dependent.

    If you wanna browse the biggest range and don’t mind the possible extra dollars on a weak exchange rate then buy there. If tweaking and after sales service is important to you, buy where you ski.
     
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