Backcountry ski sales/sevice

  • Tuesday, June 02, 2015 9:22 AM
    Message # 3366905
    Deleted user

    I am planning on purchasing an AT ski set up (skis, boots, bindings) for the upcoming winter season. I am trying to figure out the best way to go about buying gear and getting bindings mounted. I am leaning toward trying to get everything from one retailer that can provide mounting services as well. I am aware that Ski Center DC offers mounting services. REI also advertising mounting services. It seems that REI will have a larger selection and better prices. Ski Center DC may have better service, but smaller selection and higher prices. I would appreciate advice from anyone who has been down this road. What have been your experiences with ski sales/service at local REI stores or Ski Center DC? Are there other retailers within a couple hours drive of DC I should look at? Thanks!


  • Thursday, June 04, 2015 12:40 PM
    Reply # 3375141 on 3366905
    Deleted user

    The current ski sales on are pretty incredible. You might want to at least peruse what they have left. I just picked up two pairs of nice, lightweight backcountry carbon skis at over 60% off.


  • Friday, June 05, 2015 8:33 AM
    Reply # 3376248 on 3366905

    Thanks Joffrey. Where do you get the bindings mounted? 

  • Monday, June 08, 2015 11:18 AM
    Reply # 3379184 on 3366905
    Deleted user

    Now that bit I don't know! I'm heading out west soon, and will just get them mounted at a ski shop out there. Ski season isn't exactly imminent. :)

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