We can all admit skiing is an expensive sport, and has quite expensive equipment. This thread is for your methods to have a good season, things like working hard all summer, ski swaps, or even just using the same equipment until it breaks. Thoughts?
Buy ski equipment mid summer when no one else is looking. Picked up new boots, skis, bindings for $500 this summer when retail was $1550 and it was a couple years old. Keeps the price down.
That being said...skiing is an expensive sport and there is no way around that.
"You put on your boots, click into your bindings, dust the snow off your skis, and head out for the chair, and it doesn't matter that you failed a test, didn't get the girl, or that your life is on a one way trip down the shitter, your world is right for the next couple of hours."
Have the balls to book trips last minute when you can get a decent forecast and the best prices. Winter flights last minute are never pricey.
If you are booking a long trip you might not catch good rates doing 10-14 days so do 3 searches that are 4 days at a time and you'll get good prices and often find the same hotel.
Get a mountain collective pass if you have any intention of hitting the elite mountains in North America. Always pays itself off.
Gear isn't too expensive if you buy the right time online you can get anything for 2-300 per piece of good equipment a year oldwhen you nail the correct black friday/late season sale. (Boards, boots, high din bindings.)