Ski bargains in Munich

For our GirlsSki2 Munich members, you maybe interested in snapping up a bargain or two at the DeutscherAlpenverein (German Alpine Club) flea market. This flea market takes place twice a year at the start of the summer and winter seasons and is a great place to pick up outdoor gear at a reasonable price for a range of sports. Especially useful if you want to try out some winter sports but don’t want to invest your whole savings into it yet. In general the Germans take excellent care of their gear and the quality of the second hand gear you can pick up at this market ranges from middle range to high quality. So here are our top tips for navigating the winter flea market:

1. Get there early for the best pick of the gear.

2. Do some pre-search! Make a list of key items that you want- research what you would pay for them full price and secondhand- check out sports shops' websites, amazon, ebay and decide in advance what you would be prepared to pay- that way you won’t miss a bargain or pay over the odds.

3. Bring a friend! Not only more fun, more eyes for bargain-spotting, but definitely useful to get another opinion when you find the orange and purple-striped onesie that you never before realised you needed...

4. Don’t hesitate! If you see what you want and you know it's a bargain, snap it up. Maybe sometimes shopping around you might find a better deal, but the chances are if you don’t, it won’t be there when you come back…

5. Bring your cash! Sometimes you find an unexpected bargain, and then you’re out of cash before you find what you really came for- make sure that you have enough cash to cover any extra purchases that you might want to make. 

6. Remember what you came for! Its all too easy to be carried away by the bargains- remember what you need and keep focussed.

7. Bring layers! If you are planning on buying clothing – think what layers you would want to wear under or over and also the practicalities of trying these items on at the market. If you are looking for shoes, or boots, bring the socks that you would wear with them.

8. Some items are just best bought brand new. If you want kit that is going to last you a long time, then certain items are best bought where you are going to get a good fit, good advice and are assured they do the job- ski boots, waterproofs, avalanche transceivers.  

9. Sustainance. Yes- within a couple of hours scouring the stalls, intense finance control, decision-making and and crowd navigation, you will be highly in need of refreshment and energy. Luckily there are a couple of points to buy drinks and snacks to re-energise. 

When?            

Saturday 12th December 1 - 5pm

Where?           

Blumengroßmarkthalle München, Schäftlarnstr. 2
→ Entrance on Lagerhausstraße 5

More information here