Just finished college and am looking to do the next season, hopefully in Canada :) I'm on a pretty tight budget, don't really want to spend more than $500 for skis and bindings. I'm 6"2 and weigh roughly 170lbs. Ability wise I would say i'm an advanced intermediate, I have skied quite a few times just always in rentals. I'm looking for a good All Mountain Ski, as i ski a mix of groomers, powder and park. My aim is to improve my park skiing beyond 180's, 360's and some grabs so want a ski that will handle well in the park and all over the mountain.
Is it realistic to be looking for skis and bindings on such a tight budget?
Also when is the best time to buy, when are the sales?
Any advice would be awesome, i'm lost with all the skis out there! :D