cl, swaps, end of season, geartrade, ebay or ask around. At that age she will likely grow every year...just buy used and then sell it when she grows out of it... til she gets through the wild growth spurts that happen from now til 14 or 15....except wait for boots till right before the season or buy new. Around here there are swaps in Oct. that have tons of kids stuff for pretty inexpensive <$200 ...just be first in, know what you want/have a list and grab several things to try...its really a two person job (one to grab stuff and one to help your daughter try stuff). Or some shops have season lease/rental, where you get a pretty good rate on renting for the season. Also see if the local hill is selling their performance rental stuff at the end of the season.