…In the Salt Lake Area
By Skimum Valerie
In my home, there is almost nothing worse than paying full price for your ski apparel. Luckily, we live in a great place that offers myriad opportunities to find great bargains. Be sure to check out these stores and save on your next purchase:
Columbia Sportswear Outlet Stores
Columbia offers some great deals through their two outlet stores (Park City and Traverse Mountain). Better yet, Columbia also owns Mountain Hard Wear and Sorel (boots) and sells selected items in their Columbia stores. The Park City location tends to offer a better selection of Mountain Hard Wear products. Don’t miss the discount racks! Visit Tanger Outlets’ website for coupons.
Patagonia Outlet Salt Lake City
This is a true Patagonia outlet store and, therefore, they primarily offer left over or closeout items to sell. They will not likely have a full line of products and will not carry all sizes, but they typically offer their products at 30% below retail price. For even better deals, check them out in March, April and May when they start getting their winter season products in. Also visit their Facebook page for special sale dates.
I have found a number of great deals while trolling the KSL Classifieds. KSL is also a great resource for used ski equipment.
Other Online Sources:
If you know exactly what you are looking for, it’s often tough to find better deals than on eBay. It is usually my first (and last) online shopping site.
Although, ZB Sports no longer has a store in Park City, their online store offers great pricing on Arc’Teryx, Canada Goose and Spyder brand products. I purchased one of my jackets last year from ZB. After weeks of shopping around, they offered the best price. If they are not the lowest, they promise to price match. Plus, with every purchase you make, ZBsports.com will donate to local, national and worldwide charities…which charities is based on your voting, so be sure to let your voice be heard.
Did we miss a great place for bargains? Please let us know! Post your suggestions below.