The last thing you want to do on a ski vacation is waste time in a ski shop. Smart skiers do their equipment shopping at work (when the boss isn't looking). That way they can't get a full day of skiing in when the snow finally hits.
This section of Internet Rivers lists web sites offering ski tickets, ski gear and ski apparel.
You've worked hard saving up all of you sick days to use on ski trips. Not wanting to you waste a minute of this precisou ski time. I recommend shopping online and skiing all day.