So I am a brand new member at Epic Ski, and I am really excited to be here. I have been skiing for about 10 years, but I do not go very often (we live in Jersey and we normally go to Colorado, and we have not been able to due to the economy). A friend recently offered me and a few other guys to buy ski passes with him as it would cost less if we bundled it. I am very interested in skiing again, but if I go a lot I know that it would be more economically friendly for me to just buy my own gear.
Trouble is, I know nothing about actually purchasing skis and boots. (Well, I know a little, but it isn't extremely helpful).
Basically I was wondering if someone could help lead me in the right direction as far as purchasing skis, bindings, and boots. I was hoping to get all three for under $350 (I know I'm cheap), but I just don't know exactly what I am looking for.
On a scale of 1-10 as far as skill goes I am a 4-6. I weigh 180 and I am around 5'7-5'8.
Thank you so much for your help guys.