Don't bother with line, you live in ottawa, head over to TnL and buy some mad discounted Head skis. I have had 3 pairs now and I love them. Tommy and Lefebre has a couple pairs of Head skis (399 with bindings) for sale.
I tail tapped a gaper who was standing on the knuckle yesterday. It was a nice firm smack right to the helmet, definitely the high point of my day.
3 dudes living together with a ferret...really hope I don't end up like that when I'm 30.