Wow, some definite harsh responses. Hey, we all need to start somewhere and I think you are doing a fine job.
Let me first say that I liked your "macro" style shooting on this, and I will take that as a style choice you made (nothing should really happen by accident) so I dont know about everyone telling you not to do it.
A little color grading could do a lot on these, so what I would do is pick your favorite few and then spend a little time in photoshop doing some tweaking until you got a few you rally like, you'll learn a lot through this.
As for the actual photos:
I personally liked the second shot you have up there, focusing on the reflection is always cool and the negative space you gave with the whole right side out of focus was appealing to me.
Also the last shot was cool to me too. But did make me feel like it should have been framed a little bit more to the right, seems like there is a lot of emphasis on the tools and not the ski (again, that is a personal opinion, and if you felt that you wanted to empasize the tools over the skis then ignore my comment on that.)
Basically dont let any of these comments get you down, sure a lot of people on here are good at this stuff and really know what they are doing, but for every one of those guys there are five others that think they know what they are doing but really just like to put everyone else down. Keep working with it, you'll get it.
Oh, and the T1i is a great little camera, you dont need a super expensive camera to get great shots, so I wouldnt sweat that.