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October 19, 2009

PreSeason Gear Prices Take Their Toll

I came up to Brian Head for the second time in three weeks to get the condo ready for winter. The last things we have left to do are tiling the floor in front of the fireplace, rocking the fireplace, installing the mantle, and patching some drywall. I meet with the contractor tomorrow and the condo will be done by Thanksgiving.

But that is not the point. The point is that we are going to Wolf Creek for Thanksgiving and Lindsey has outgrown all of her ski gear. With a trip coming up, I am forced to pay full retail regular season prices. That meant $170 for a set of Dragonfly Bibs and a Jacket. I stopped at Sport Chalet in Vegas since the Phoenix stores do not have ski gear out yet and bought them for her last night. Pink bibs and a brown and pink jacket. Gorgeous, no doubt, but way more than I wanted to spend.

I went through all of the ski gear and have to have some bindings readjusted for Jarrett this season since they were set for Jake's larger boots instead of his smaller boots he wore when he was 8. Demo bindings for the kid's skis rock.

Jackson has outgrown all of his jacket, pants, skis, boots... It is going to be expensive to outfit a 15 year old and I am leaving it to my dad and Liz to do this season. Jake needs a new helmet and we are pretty much good.

Gradually getting things square. I took all the extra gear back to the condo and am putting it away now. One month until I head to Wolf Creek.

Posted by Justin at October 19, 2009 04:36 PM