ANY SKI TOWN LOCAL knows spring skiing means one thing. And it’s not bluebird days, warm temps, or beers in the plaza. OK, it means all that too. But it also means this: Deals.
Jackets, goggles, skis, season passes – now’s the time to buy your gear for next season. As long as you’re OK with wearing last season’s magenta instead of next season’s fuchsia on the slopes come November, planning ahead is totally worth it.
A whole ski setup with skis, boots, and bindings might cost you upwards of two grand come fall. Right now at Big Sky Sports, you’ll get everything at under 1,000 bucks, no problem. Super bargain hunters might even pull of a package at under $700.
Demos are an even better option. Sure they’ve been skied, but you can get a super sick pair of Rossi Super 7s for $550 with bindings at the Big Sky Demo Center. It’s a screamin' deal, considering those babies go retail for over $900 bucks without bindings.
Outerwear can cost hundreds of dollars. At Big Sky Sports this spring, jackets are 40% off, and Grizzly Outfitters and Gallatin Alpine Sports are having super end-of-season sales as well. Now’s the time to pull the trigger on that pair of pink Patagonia pants you’ve been eyeing all winter – they’re almost half the price.
Lots of locals score a pass by working for the Resort – it’s a benefit for full time seasonal employees. But weekend warriors know to buy early – before April 30th – for 40% off. Adult passes are on sale now for $799.