The season just ended here in ontario, and I need new gear. Preferably for the summer because im skiing at whistler, but before november at least. When is the best time to buy new gear in terms of price and stock?
This is a tricky thing to time and a lot of factors go into it. I feel like the 2017 stuff is getting discounted heavily right now and the 2018 gear is starting to come down in terms of pricing but isn't getting blown out yet.
If you're looking for a high demand item or a really common size it might be sold out without need for heavy discounts.
What size and what particular gear are you shopping for?
If you’re in Ontario, Corbetts.com or their online/eBay store is Asogear.com are great. The 2017/18 skis have already been on sale the last month(30-40% off) so check if there is stock on skis or bindings you’re looking at in your size still.
Lots of places close during the summer like Corbetts does and they reopen in late August and will have more stock on new 2019 gear on sale(and super blow out deals on remaining 2017/18) and better stock for custom boot fitting.
So skis now if you can find them and boots late summer.