I'm a former avid skier that hasn't skied in 6 or 7 years. I just booked a week in CO, and am wondering what's going on with gear these days. I still have my Lange X09 boots, and they still fit really well so I will be taking them on the trip. I'm pretty sure I'll be up to the task with them.
When I last skied regularly, "shaped" skis had just taken over. In fact I still have a pair of lightly used Volkl shaped skis of some sort (they're in the attic, or I would give you the specifics). I'm not worried about skis/bindings because I will be renting them.
When I last skied, I had no reservations about asking with my phone in my pocket. Now I have a smartphone and I wouldn't want to land at that sucker. Does anyone get a protective case to protect their phone on the slopes?
What do I need to know?