Down in south Louisiana, winter isn't much of a problem haha. we can deal with any of our "cold days." I haven't seen any tourney prices in that range, but I have no doubt they do get that high in costs. Most expensive one we were looking at was $600 so far. We are picking up sponsors fairly well, so hopefully that keeps up!A huge expense in cold climates is indoor facilities. Also, as the teams get older and seek out better competition and tournaments the entry fees rise. The JO cup tournament this weekend is around $3,000 to enter. Similar to other high level tournaments in the $2500-$3,000 range. $3500-$4000 year in fees alone is what you can expect to pay, not including travel costs.