I like this too. I like to gift to younger family and friends who have a few less less disposable dollars. They always ask to pay something so they feel that they've contributed so I make it a nominal amount of $ so that they have skin in the game and I'm happy that good gear thats been well cared goes to someone who is really stoked to have it. Seems like the best possible route. This stuff depreciates in value so quickly, trying to extract every possible penny out of used gear has just never been worth it to me. I just don't want things to end up in landfills prematurely.Gift when able- there are always folks who appreciate it.
Shhh! Let the "must have new bright and shiny things or you don't care about your skiing" mob continue their habits. How else are we going to score the lightly used kit we like at pocket money prices?If you follow this strategy, you'll have lots of skis to cover lots of conditions, and you'll save lots of money.
If you have to sell your gear, you are admitting you bought the wrong gear in the first place, probably because it was cheap, which made it the right gear considering your financial situation, which hopefully has improved. If it has improved, then by all means, sell it.....next fall.