Skiing and snowboarding are simple sports. All you need is a hill and the right amount of snow and you’re good to go. Finding the best deals on skis and snowboards isn’t nearly as easy though.
Whether it’s because of confusing jargon that makes it difficult to size gear, lack of shipping options, or just a lack of deals on gear that can cost hundreds of dollars, finding ski and snowboard gear online is a serious challenge. There is hope though. Even if you’re not renting or buying at ASO Mammoth, we want you to have the best time on the mountain possible. To help out, we’ve listed the best websites to view and purchase ski and snowboard gear online below. Check them out and start saving today!
Thanks to their wide selection of skis and snowboards that cover every style of riding, REI is one of the premiere sites for winter gear shopping. However, REI rises above the crowd thanks to excellent guarantees and return policies that combine with great sales throughout the year. Plus, membership in the REI co-op provides access to special events, such as store garage sales, where you can buy used gear for huge discounts while also earning points towards future purchases.
If you start shopping at REI this winter, then you’ll see why outdoors enthusiasts turn to them for gear all year long.
Along with a massive selection of online gear as well as several concrete stores spread out throughout the United States, evo has one of the best price matching policies in the outdoor gear industry.
Basically, if you find an identical piece of gear that is cheaper than what evo lists it for on their website then they won’t just price match it. They will beat the price by five percent. For example, evo will lower the price of a $400 set of skis on their site to $332 if you find a competitor selling the same pair for $350. Evo will even apply their price match to membership points with competitors, so if you’re looking for gear then evo has to be one of your stops!
Skiers and snowboarders love steep mountains, but they don’t love steep prices. Fortunately, Steep and Cheap allows you to ride with the best gear possible thanks to their sales and wide selection of outdoor winter gear.
Steep and Cheap offers a price match similar to evo, but their real bread and butter is their rotating sales where you can find gear discounted as high as 80%. To make things even better, Steep and Cheap makes it easy to find what you need by carefully organizing their sales into brands, categories, and even the amount an item is discounted. You won’t find very much ski and snowboard gear here, but if you’re looking for a deal on winter apparel, accessories, or outdoors gear in general then Steep and Cheap should be at the top of your list.
Lastly, if you’re willing to do a little extra work then you can find incredible deals on Gear Trade.
Gear Trade is a Backcountry.com powered site where individuals sell their own gear. You’ll find a mixed bag of used and new gear on Gear Trade, but thanks to the Backcountry.com backing you can bet on an easy to navigate and reliable site. Plus, thanks to the amount of private sellers you can find gear on Gear Trade that you would never find on any of the other sites listed above!