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where could I buy the equipment for a good price?
I've seen some internet shops in France, but I should pay the toll...

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Old 24.09.2011, 17:39
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Re: Ski Equipment

if you're ZH area then drive over to Germany..

otherwise these two are always good

http://www.sport-conrad.com/
http://www.telemark-pyrenees.com/en/
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if you're ZH area then drive over to Germany..

otherwise these two are always good

http://www.sport-conrad.com/
http://www.telemark-pyrenees.com/en/
Any recommended places to go in Germany? I've tried Weil Am Rhein but didn't get very far.
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Re: Ski Equipment

These guys aren't in Germany, but they deliver by mail order and are used to shipping (without VAT) to the Swiss market. Most of their stuff is brand-new but last season's model -- if that doesn't bother you, you can get very good prices.

http://www.snowuniverse.com/
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Humano it is difficult to advise without knowing if you are looking at beginner's stuff, intermediate or expert. Be very careful about buying older, longer skis, and not the modern carving type, and always take somebody with you who knows what's what.

There are many 'trocs' going on at the moment in a lot of Swiss villages - where people sell or exchange skis, snowboards, skates, etc. Perhaps ask your Gemeinde or neighbours.

For anybody in Romandie, there are many big sports stores in Pontarlier where you can buy much cheaper. Just take all the labels off and scuff them up with a bit of dirt- no problems going through customs.

Personally, I prefer to pay more to buy from somebody I can really trust, who is very knowledgeable and who will only sell me what is perfect for ME - and will look after maintenance for years to come. Good maintenance can extend the life of skis by several years- so if you buy top quality it is important, not so if you buy cheaper stuff.

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Re: Ski Equipment

Not sure if this is a good thread to do it on but with the pre-season ski equipment sales coming up, it would be great if people could post links to offers and sales that they come across.

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Re: Ski Equipment

Excellent idea- same with second hand village sales perhaps.
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Who on earth would want to buy a second-hand village?
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Humano it is difficult to advise without knowing if you are looking at beginner's stuff, intermediate or expert. Be very careful about buying older, longer skis, and not the modern carving type, and always take somebody with you who knows what's what.

There are many 'trocs' going on at the moment in a lot of Swiss villages - where people sell or exchange skis, snowboards, skates, etc. Perhaps ask your Gemeinde or neighbours.

For anybody in Romandie, there are many big sports stores in Pontarlier where you can buy much cheaper. Just take all the labels off and scuff them up with a bit of dirt- no problems going through customs.

Personally, I prefer to pay more to buy from somebody I can really trust, who is very knowledgeable and who will only sell me what is perfect for ME - and will look after maintenance for years to come. Good maintenance can extend the life of skis by several years- so if you buy top quality it is important, not so if you buy cheaper stuff.
You are right. I still have to learn. Sky will be a new experience for me. :-)
The boots is what I still have to buy... I think I cannot buy them in Internet, because they have to fit perfectly.
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Re: Ski Equipment

Dany Sport in Marly. You can rent a set for a season, a good price. Even a guy who can speek enough English,to help.
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Re: Ski Equipment

http://www.blue-tomato.com/en/welcome.bto


Although they Just Finished their Massive sale, some items still remain (mainly clothing), But they deliver to Switzerland! and their prices are usually competitve.

More for Freeriding though..
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This place is closing down in Dec 2012. They have 25% off bikes and skis are dirt cheap (kitted one child with brand new boots and skis with helmet and goggles for 110fr!) Worth the trip to Rotkreuz!

http://www.gallusbike.ch/index.html
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Who on earth would want to buy a second-hand village?
Because the alternative is a new one, and you just have to take one look at Poundbury to see what a bad idea that is.
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