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for skiing? under 800 bucks? you cuold go with anything canon or nikon.
like jordan said,
they're all under 5, if not 3 frames per second. unless you buy a battery pack which is out of your price range. so nikon or canon, what ever you prefere, maybe go compare in person what you feel more comfortable with. As for a telephoto in that price range you're basically dreamin' bud. Search www.KEH.com its a used photography equipment site that is verryyy trust worthy and lets you know the condition of the product and you could probably find a cheaper 70-300 on there. maybe not quite in your range after spending say 600 on a body+18-55kit lens but, if you're lucky you can find it.
Otherwise in genereal i wouldn't trust buying used equipment, because you don't know if it was a pro hptography who used it day in day out smashing shutter buttons all day every day, or a guy who used it for 20 minutes a year. But if its a risk you're willing to take, go for it.
would the nikon d60 be fine