Originally Posted by Richie-Rich
From others here it seems they charge $50 to bring skis...no?
I've never been charged for skis domestically. International travel is a different story, but again never a problem in the US/Canada for me. I only fly on the cheapest possible airlines...maybe the Dinosaur airlines pull this BS sometimes.
I usually bring two pair in a bag...just need to make sure you don't stuff it with so much stuff it goes over ~fifty pounds.
Leave the SL/GS/carving skis at home and pick up a good deal on a fatter ski and a really fat ski. Do the first this year and then pick up the second from someone who needs beer money this summer...
Going from SL to Colorado can be a pain for some people. My lazy self has never had much of a problem with it (other than the obvious fitness issues) but my buddy with the insane fitness level gets sick even at Whistler, so prepare for the worst but expect the best. One thing to note is that sleeping at a lower elevation is a good idea...so depending on where you go if you have the option of staying 10 miles and a couple thousand vert below the base that could be a wise choice.
On the Stoli/Red Bull note, I suggest if you can't take BWinPA's excellent advice that you do your partying in the afternoon, like 3 or 4pm when you kick it from the hill...that way you can pass out early and be up early in the morning.