many of us re-entry skiers out there.. and more on the way.
it's hard to 'recommend' much without knowing much about a skier and where they want their skiing to go after re-entry.
there have been many threads on this - as search usually comes up with some interesting reading - such as this thread..
I did the 10 yr layoff from end '98 and re-entered in '09 season.
what worked for me, was a bunch of days on the local SoCal hills, which are actually the equivalent of the Mid-sized hills in New England...
I used my prior equipment, which was all 203/205/207 stuff. The skis were fine, the boots needed some attentional eventual replacement.
I worked for most of 8 days with recovering my technique through on snow exercises and drills. That worked better than I expected.
Then I moved thru the entire evolution of straight to 'shape' to the almost current 'wide' ski , with purchases of good condition 'used' stuff and demos.
This worked like a charm. re-sold some of this interim stuff, keep some I liked a lot...
Mixed my ski days with 'local' hills and Mammoth. Mostly ski Mammoth now and making trips to other FAV western resorts like The Bird, Steamboat, Squaw, etc...
I come from a speed background, so slalom cuts have always been and still are not my first choice in a all-mtn ski - but I do have 2 and ski them when skiing is restricted to on-piste stuff.
My best rec is to first focus on the boots. In ten yrs the boots are certainly on the very iffy side of both fit and function. I demo'd a bunch and ended up on my current Fischers and find them to be the best I've ever had on my feet for the combo of performance and comfort.
If you were accomplished, skiing on 'familiar' boards for a few days seems to help bring the muscle memory back quickly. You'll quickly remember what was supposed to feel like. If you were a good slalom gatebanger, your technique would be very adequate for most of the modern stuff.
And once the legs are back under you, Demo alot!
Then come join us as soon as possible on the big hills!
3yrs back into the game, and I'm still feelin like a kid and SEG doesn't go away for weeks after a good session!