Newbie to skiing needs advice
Hi all, I recently started skiing. I live in the greater Boston area and I've been to 3 ski areas so far: Nashoba Valley, Wachusett Mountain, and Pat's Peak. I plan to do more skiing, but before I do, I'd like to purchase my own equipment to save money and hassle from renting. I've been to a couple of stores so far and was taught a little about the different types of skis and the materials they are made out of and the different types of boots that exist. One thing that seems to be very prohibitive about skis are the price. I've seen skis that cost up to $1200 and boots that cost up to $600! Now, I'm just a beginner and don't need anything fancy to learn on. I am not familiar with the brands or anything, but I could care less if I started out with brand name skis or not. All I want are skis that won't break after a short period of time, are easy to learn on, and don't cost a fortune (I'm looking to spend no more than $400 on boots, poles, skis, and bindings). Would purchasing equipment online be a good idea? I would appreciate very much any and all advice on my first ski purchase! Thanks!