So I have been to Big Sky Montana twice.
The first time was back in 2004 for one of the now defunct Epic Ski Academy's. It was about then that I first unveiled the Darth Vader look:
Note the basically all-black color scheme (although technically speaking, the jacket itself was dark blue).
That stuck around, although I have made mild adjustments from time-to-time (this is from March 2013):
Note the slightly darker colored helmet, but I tried to compensate by adding a touch of white to the gloves and switching to bright blue boots (sadly, Lange does not make their race boots in black).
I even had a different blue jacket which I used for hanging out with celebrities (Me and Wayne Wong):
Unfortunately, at this year's Big Sky Gathering this year though, I ran into the law:
The law informed me that nobody dresses like Darth Vader anymore and that the babes would come a'flockin' if I would just add a little "color" to my outfit.
So -- since the law always wins -- kicking and screaming, they took me shopping for either pants or a jacket. I dismissed basically everything they found, but I was willing to try on a Mammut jacket.
After much prodding by the fashion guru Bob Barnes (who routinely dresses in "fog" and "dark green" himself) and the above Betsy (Mrs. DonDenver) and TrekChick, I actually bought something. Yes, a guy went shopping. And he's even admitting it.
Note how my technique has regressed from reasonably high edge angles (as seen in one of the pictures above) to a backwards snowplow. Personally, I blame the new "yellow" look, but I'm willing to give it another chance.