If you practically live on the slopes every winter, you probably have all the fancy gear, jackets, wool ski socks and snowsuits you need. But if you only occasionally go skiing or snowboarding, you know it’s painful to pay retail price for the specialized outerwear, base layers and other things you need to stay warm and dry for a few days of wintery fun.
There’s good news: A number of online retailers carry discounted or past-season winter and snow sports gear at low(er) cost, or they have good sales on new lines. You could patiently wait for sales at L.L. Bean or Patagonia — or haunt your local secondhand store — but these sites exist solely for the purpose of bringing you savings on cold weather outdoor gear every day.
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