I just bought my airline tickets for skiing in Jackson Hole this March. I can't wait. After spending the whole evening on the phone convincing people that they really owe it to themselves to come vacation with me. It definitely promises to be a wondeful spring skiing holiday, with lots of Moose Drool for me in the Mangy Moose.
Now I need to decide if I should spend the $300 to buy my very first set of ski boots (they are on sale at my local ski shop). I don't want to buy skis and poles, because it's a pain to haul them with you. Boots, however, are a big problem if you have to rent old uncomfortable ones. I'm thinking the investment might be worht it, since you can keep wearing them for many seasons. I think one evening I may go by there and try things on for size and comfort. I've also been wanting a new ski jacket since my old trusty Columbia parka is about 8 years old, and has been sent in for warranty repair twice. So if I get a new coat and boots plus pay for this ski trip things get damn expensive. Can't always have everything you want I suppose.