Here in Southwest Montana, we have had record snowfall in the month of February. We had nothing throughout December and January, and people were ready to write winter off completely when... BLAMMO. February comes, and were getting snow snow snow snow. I live in Bozeman, and for those of you unfamiliar with my lovely hometown, we have two of the best ski mountains in the country. Bridger Bowl, and Big Sky, both less than 1 hour away. http://www.bridgerbowl.com/ http://www.bigskyresort.com/ Here is Big Sky.... I started skiing at age 8, going an average of 25 times a year. I had gotton quite good, but in 1997, my senior year of High School, I destroyed my skis while jumping in icey conditions. I sold all my equipment, and was planning on buying all new stuff, but it just never happened. That and snow conditions were less than ideal for a while. We were having drought conditions, leading to extreme forest fires all over the place. (you may remember hearing of it the news) I still skied as much as I could, about 3 or 5 times a year, but the combined cost of renting gear and a buying a lift ticket is astronomical. (Around $80) Well, anyway, the amazing recent conditions forced me to stop making excuses and get back into the game. (128" new snow at Bridger in February) I cleaned out the bank acccount and bought Salomon Wave 8.0 boots, Rossignol Pro Flex Bindings, and Volkl G3 Shape Skis. Ive gone 3 times to Big Sky, and Bridger yeserday. Im going o Big Sky again on sunday. Its fantastic. If you have never been, I highly reccomend it. Any other skiing enthusiasts here to share my excitement?