Where to Buy Ski Clothing

Places to Buy Ski Jackets, Ski Pants, and Ski Equipment

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There are many places to buy ski clothing - ski jackets, ski pants, ski accessories, and ski equipment can be found in many places. Whether you're looking for high quality or low prices, there's a place where you can buy ski clothing and ski gear that's just right for you.

Before you start shopping review my skiing clothing and gear buyer's guides:

Certain stores offer better deals, while other stores offer designer label appeal or high quality, technical benefits. Read on below for the places where you can buy ski clothing.

Discount Stores

Often, you can find good basics - think turtlenecks, sweaters, fleeces, and long underwear - at discount stores like Wal-Mart or Target. Don't expect to find ultra high-tech ski clothing here, but, you can find great deals on good basics.

Department Stores

Believe it or not, if you look carefully during the right time of the year, you can find good skiing basics at department stores. Stores often have an outerwear section in which you can find fleeces, sweaters, and sometimes even ski jackets. How do you know if the jacket is good for skiing? Look for brand names that are known for their quality, like The North Face or Columbia.

Online Auctions

You can often find skiing gear - everything from skis and bindings to ski jackets - at online auctions, like eBay or Yahoo Auctions. While sometimes the gear you find may be used, new products are also featured.

Online Ski Stores

Online ski stores are great for buying ski clothing. Also, if you have your eye set on a certain jacket, sometimes finding it on the internet can be much easier than scouting it out in stores. Ski goggles and ski gloves, as well as other accessories, can be purchased online, too.

Do you plan on buying skis online? Do your research, first. Check the brand's website and make sure that ski is appropriate for your ability level and your goals. Other good ideas include searching for reviews online, or even asking your skiing friends what they've heard about the ski.

Buying boots online can be even trickier. It is necessary that your boots fit well - uncomfortable boots can ruin a ski day, but boots that don't fit can be a safety hazard, too. Trying the boots that you plan to purchase on in a ski store can help. However, if you can't return the boots, it may be best to purchase boots in a real store, so you can feel how they fit.


Outlets can be great places to find ski clothing at good prices. Most likely, you'll be wowed by the discounts (some places offer discounts of over 70% or more). Outlets are great because of these excellent discounts - you can find high quality, expensive brands at affordable prices.

Check the listing of ski outlets.

Ski Stores

Probably the most obvious place that sells ski clothing, you'll find an average selection of ski equipment, ski jackets, ski clothing, and ski accessories. The prices will be average - basically, unless you come across a major sale, the prices will be close to the retail prices of ski clothing.