Well, I didn't think we'd do it. We heard that out here, you can do season rentals for skis for $100, so that's what we planned on doing. So when we stopped at Ski-Mania to check out the deal, we had no intention of doing something crazy like buying ski equipment.....
But wow, things are different out here. Back east (that's how they refer to the east coast out here) there are so few ski shops that everything is REALLY expensive. Not so here! I think there are about 4 places that sell ski equipment in Ogden itself. Anyway, they had this huge tent sale featuring all the stuff from last season that didn't sell. It was reduced and tagged to be sold at a Ski-Swap later next week, but the store put it out there as a last chance buy for labor day weekend. We were blown away to see Rosisgnol and Salomon skis and boots reduced to such low prices. Getting the good stuff outweighted renting the real basic stuff about 10 times. Figuring that we're a half hour from 3 ski resorts, we took the plunge and got skis, boots, poles and goggles for both of us.
I'm excited but we are officially crazy. I'm rationalizing this decision by the whole cable TV deal-Since we don't have it, it's a handy way to justify other recreation expenses. And mountain air and excercise is way better for you then watching TV. So heck, 8 months of cable sacrificed to be schussing down winter wonderland once or twice a week starting Nov.... HECK YEAH!!
But yeah, we are crazy. If anybody come this winter, and there's good snow, and they don't want to ski, there' s 3 really cool cats (literally) to hang out with back at our place.