Just returned from annual ski week in CO, and want to mention three items, all positive.
1. Dakine 50L boot bag: Outfitted the family with these, everyone is VERY happy with them. They carry everything needed for day one (except skis, of course) and easily fit in the overhead bin. The only reason I can think of that these might not work for someone is the case of particularly large feet and, therefore, boots that won't fit in the bag. http://store.dakine.com/boot-pack-50l.html
2. Vapur Shades collapsing water bottle: I'm not a fan of carrying a Camelback backpack. This bottle is perfect for my needs. I just want a quick slurp of water from time to time and this provides it w/o requiring a lot of precious pocket space. It provides enough water for me for 1/2 ski day and is easily refillable for the 2nd half. http://vapur.us/shop/shades/shades
3. Oakley Prizm Rose lense: I've reached the stage of life where flat light was really causing me a great deal of trouble with skiing. I'm using these now for the second season and they got a great test this year with several days of overcast and snow. They really do a great job of allowing me to see with some definition under lousy light conditions. Great lenses as far as I am concerned. http://www.oakley.com/prizm/snow/
OK, 4 items:
4. This is my 3rd season on my Head Rev 85s. Very happy with them. I don't have the skills to give a detailed review but they are stable and handle everything I need from ice to the 5 or 6 inches of powder we were lucky enough to get on our last day. My experience is that they are a fine all purpose ski, but then I'm not a backcountry sort.