One of the most chilling scenes in George Orwell's 1984 comes when hapless citizens are forced to enter a room that contains their greatest fear. For protagonist Winston Smith, it's rats. If Winston had been a skier, though, his room would have been a ski shop emptied of its sales staff.
Here's why: because for many skiers (and we're included in this group), the huge number of choices on the average retail ski rack can be both exciting and daunting. In other words, while the Buyers Guide is a great source, consult a professional when you buy.
Here are some tips:
Be armed with answers to the questions the sales person will almost certainly ask you.