Look like a Million on the Slopes in Luxury Ski Gear…For Less

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From the boots to the skies to the helmet, to the jacket, and the base layers… ski gear gets REALLY expensive, really quickly. I prefer to wear ski gear that is technologically advanced to keep me as warm and dry as possible. And, of course, I want to look stylish out there on the slopes… as a result I tend to prefer high-end, luxury ski gear brands…much to my dismay.

In order to check all those boxes… and not go broke, I always shop for ski gear on eBay first.

Ski Gear for women on eBay featuring a one-piece ski suit jumpsuit by Cordova on fashion blogger with blonde hair in snowy mountains, fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbeestyle.com

Ski Gear for women on eBay featuring a one-piece ski suit jumpsuit by Cordova on fashion blogger with blonde hair in snowy mountains, fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbeestyle.com

Ski Gear for women on eBay featuring a one-piece ski suit jumpsuit by Cordova on fashion blogger with blonde hair in snowy mountains, fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbeestyle.com

Ski Gear for women on eBay featuring a one-piece ski suit jumpsuit by Cordova on fashion blogger with blonde hair in snowy mountains, fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbeestyle.comSki Gear for women on eBay featuring a one-piece ski suit jumpsuit by Cordova on fashion blogger with blonde hair in snowy mountains, fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbeestyle.com

Ski Gear for women on eBay featuring a one-piece ski suit jumpsuit by Cordova on fashion blogger with blonde hair in snowy mountains, fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbeestyle.com

Ski Jackets, Pants & Jumpsuits

I search for super high-end brands in my jackets, pants, even a onesie ski jumpsuit! The ski suit is back, by the way, one of the mountain stores here said last year they flew out of the store. My ski suit is by Cordova, you can find one here on eBay. My husband told me I looked like Uma Thurman in Kill Bill… and I will take it!! Now, that we live here and ski more regularly, I think it only makes sense to have a little fun with ski fashion!

Ski Gear for women on eBay featuring a one-piece ski suit jumpsuit by Cordova on fashion blogger with blonde hair in snowy mountains, fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbeestyle.com

Ski Gear for women on eBay featuring a one-piece ski suit jumpsuit by Cordova on fashion blogger with blonde hair in snowy mountains, fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbeestyle.com

Brands I Look For on eBay

So, let’s talk brands. I have a LOT of favorites and I’ll share my list with you. When I shop on eBay, I’ll narrow my search to only include these brands and “Buy it Now” options so I don’t have to mess around with an auction and bidding.

Ski Gear Brands I Love:

1) Sportalm
2) Bogner
3) Moncler
4) Kjus
5) Helly Hensen
6) Nils
7) Skea
8) Obermeyer
9) Cordova
10) Spyder

I already narrowed it down by brand and buy it now for you here. For gear that looks high fashion, but without the high fashion price tag, look at Topshop Sno.

Ski Gear for women on eBay featuring a one-piece ski suit jumpsuit by Cordova on fashion blogger with blonde hair in snowy mountains, fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbeestyle.com

Ski Gear for women on eBay featuring a one-piece ski suit jumpsuit by Cordova on fashion blogger with blonde hair in snowy mountains, fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbeestyle.com

Ski Boots

I wear custom Salomon ski boots. I opted for custom boots since I have a very narrow foot but need a larger toe box for my bunions. For those that don’t know, bunions are simply the bones on the side of your feet that can be painful. Salomon now sells ski boots with built-in heaters. I found a pair here.

Shop all new women’s ski boots on eBay here.

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Boot Warmers

I also had Hotronics boot warmers installed in my boots so my toes do not get cold. I have horrible circulation, and even on the warmest day my hands and feet get cold. I’ll address the hands in a minute. There are also heated socks and boot gloves. You could go with one option, double down or try all three!

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Ski Mittens and Gloves

To keep your hands warm I recommend wearing mittens, not gloves. The warmest mittens are the down or the heated mittens.

You can always throw the disposable hand warmers in your mittens and those work really well for about 2 hours. Sometimes they last longer. If I go this route, I usually bring a backup pair in my jacket. You don’t want to buy these on the mountain as they will be double, maybe triple the price. Last year I invested in heated mittens. The options are lean and I will be the first to admit the aesthetics of my heated mittens are not the best. Mine are large for my hands. BUT, your hands stay warm! You have two heat settings as well.

Ski Gear for women on eBay featuring a one-piece ski suit jumpsuit by Cordova on fashion blogger with blonde hair in snowy mountains, fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbeestyle.com

Ski Gear for women on eBay featuring a one-piece ski suit jumpsuit by Cordova on fashion blogger with blonde hair in snowy mountains, fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbeestyle.comSki Gear for women on eBay featuring a one-piece ski suit jumpsuit by Cordova on fashion blogger with blonde hair in snowy mountains, fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbeestyle.com

Ski Helmet

Skiing without a helmet is like riding a motorcycle without one. I almost can’t believe I used to ONLY wear a hat! Just last week I was waiting for the kids on the side of a groomed trail and out of nowhere, a teenager flies out of the forest… out of control. He came within millimeters of taking me out, and it would have been REALLY bad. I was shaken and in a bit of shock so I said absolutely nothing, and just skied off with the kids. Even if you are the best skiier, this scenario can happens. My husband is an amazing skier and he has a similar story where a woman DID take hi down and he broke several ribs. It’s a dangerous sport… no question. SO, that is a very long-winded way to saying, WEAR A HELMET. Shop helmets on eBay here.

I have two helmets: a dark silver one and this white one by Bolle. I even added a Bluetooth headset to my helmet so I can listen to music while skiing,  AND answer my telephone with a tap. Chris has taken conference calls on the gondola with his.  You obviously have to be careful with the music, paying close attention to those around you, but I have to tell you there is nothing like skiing while listening to some of your favorite music on a bluebird day.

Ski Gear for women on eBay featuring a one-piece ski suit jumpsuit by Cordova on fashion blogger with blonde hair in snowy mountains, fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbeestyle.com

Ski Goggles

For two years I’ve been talking about upgrading my goggles.  The problem is… you should really buy goggles that work best with your helmet. I would suggest buying a helmet you love FIRST and then grabbing goggles. My plan is to upgrade to the interchangeable lens goggles.  You can shop some of those goggles here.

Ski Gear for women on eBay featuring a one-piece ski suit jumpsuit by Cordova on fashion blogger with blonde hair in snowy mountains, fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbeestyle.com

Ski Gear for women on eBay featuring a one-piece ski suit jumpsuit by Cordova on fashion blogger with blonde hair in snowy mountains, fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbeestyle.com

Shopping on eBay

You can also shop for skies on eBay!

Did you know that 80% of the pieces sold on eBay are BRAND NEW? And, in many cases, you can also get free shipping in under 2 days?? All you have to do is …narrow your search by checking “New” under “Condition.” I talk more about how to shop eBay like a PRO in this post.

Check out my eBay finds for home organization here. And some kitchen organizing essentials here including a kitchen tour.

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  1. Wow! skiing has come a long way since my last time on the slopes over 20 years ago. no one wore helmets, and i don’t remember heated boots, mittens or even hand warmers. my son just jointed the ski club at his high school and i complete understand about the costs adding up. of course being a teen he wants all the latest and greatest, but being the mom i have to remind him he’s never skied or snowboarded before – give it a try first, we can always buy the latest and greatest for next year at the clearance sales this year.

    be careful but enjoy on those slops it can get dangerous.

    have a wonderful holiday season

    1. eBay is perfect for that… don’t pay full price for sure! And, I agree…the gear has come a VERY long way since we were out there bombing the hills in our hats, freezing our butts off!