Rachel North, marketing director at MyNorth Media, shares her savvy secrets for saving big on Northern Michigan ski gear for kids, from Traverse CityBellaireGlen ArborHarbor Springs and more.

So how do you buy kids’ ski gear? No matter where you buy, one thing’s for sure: You’re buying the stuff A LOT. Rachel has gathered a few nuggets of knowledge in her years of buying and graciously shares her map to ski gear success in her blog post “How to Buy Kids’ Downhill Ski Equipment Inexpensively in Northern Michigan.”

“I’ve been procuring kids’ ski equipment for six years on a limited budget and I’ve learned there are lots of right answers. Here are the tips, tricks and traps I’ve discovered, and I hope friends will share more thoughts in the comments.”

Read Rachel’s tips, tricks and traps in her blog on the MyNorth Community