Yeah everyone I have talked to has had about that same reaction. I have a turtle face thing and was planning on getting a under armor face mask to put under it. I generally stay pretty warm, but I will be working at a breakfast place and have to be there at 530am so it will be VERY cold. I would prefer to stay away from a down jacket if I could, but if other jackets just won't be enough I will look into them. The jacket I have right now has a lot of padding and faux fur inside.
I'm kind of worried about pants since I want to make sure they have some kind of padding, but still want them to work with my jackets.
I can't wait to get up there! I'm just sitting twiddling my thumbs now, staring at my new board, and looking up new gear on-line. These new movies need to hurry up and come out! haha.