Super-mat: herem is the game plan you can follow:
1.Buy the bike now since you will use it more frequently than the skis.
2. Do some research and develope a list of 3-5 skis you want to demo this coming season. Narrow it down to one or two pair, by mid February when skis do on end of season sale.In the meantime you will use last seasons skis or rent to get you through the season.
3. Set up a special fund where you start saving for the new skis now, so when Feb 2002 comes you will have the money to buy them at a favorable price.
If selection of skis not good then, wait until preseason the summer sales of 2002, but keep saving, because if they don't have your ski then, in fall of 2002 they will, but not at sale prices, but by then you will have saved more than enough money to pay what you need to pay for what you really want.
Good Luck and Happy Skiing !!!