Great Outdoors Sale 2011

If you are looking for some gear for your up coming skiing trip, it might be worth it to take a trip this Saturday into Great Outdoors in Dublin. On Saturday 15th at 9:30am they promise to have some great bargains, like The North Face Mens Decagon Jacket (see below) for €150 (previously it was €205, and on PlanetSports.com it costs €230). And they have €120 – €150 off some Burton snowboards.
More information on what exactly is the Great Outdoors sale can be seen in the forum.

Skiing gear can be expensive, and we generally recommend buying better quality as it will last you more than one or two seasons. Name brands like North Face, Burton, Helly Hansen, Salomon all come with better guarantees, and potentially have better customer care.

Other Places for ski gear

We did notice that TK Maxx had a wide selection of pants and jackets in their store in Cork over Christmas, and they are always worth checking for some bargains. TK Maxx have been expanding in the last few years, and now have about 15 stores up and down the country. They are in Cork, Dublin, Limerick , Wicklow, Kerry , Sligo, to name a few. You can find their shops on their store locator.

For further reading you can check our post on what to wear skiing, where we will give you a nice packing list for your winter holidays.