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Equipment

Before you buy: Local sport businesses such as  BackCountry Bicycles, and Play it Again Sports have ski equipment. In Anchorage, AMH, Barney's and REI (and other ski shops) have experts to help you buy the best fitting skis for you. Play It Again Sports is a good resource for new and used skis. However, make sure the equipment fits your weight and height properly. Check the ski swaps but be careful to fit your skis and poles properly. It will make the difference between enjoying the sport or not. A ski is just not a ski.

Skis, poles, and boots

Classic Skis

What is a classic ski and how to test them for your size?

  • One pair each classic skis, classic boots and classic poles
    Size Charts - Don't waste your money, find out what size you need to buy for your weight and height.
    NOTE: Classic poles and boots are different from skate poles and boots. Classic poles are shorter and the boots are not as high up the ankle as skate boots.
Skate Skis

What is a skate ski and how to test them for your size?

  • One pair each skate skis, skate ski boots and skate ski poles
    Size Charts - Don't waste your money, find out what size you need to buy for your weight and height.
    BOOT NOTE: You can get away with purchasing "Combi Boots" instead of buying both classic and skate boots but we recommend owning both types of boots for better enjoyment.

Optional Equipment

  • Ski Bag (to put skis and poles in and can be purchased at any sports shop)