Howdy, new to skiing and the site.
Let me begin with my apologies for the thread if it's redundant or just plain tiresome. I started skiing last year and enjoyed it immensely even with borrowed boots and skis. I have no idea if they fit correctly or not. The boots seemed a bit big as when I was on the lift they would shift forward a bit, but maybe that's normal. My girl got me into skiing, but even though she's pretty damn good, she hasn't been a tremendous amount of help in selecting equipment or narrowing the immense field. I've primarily been looking for a good used carving ski in the low 160cm range. The number of choices out there simply has my head swimming. If y'all could let me know if I'm on the right track and perhaps some suggestions, I'd be immensely grateful!
Where in the world are you skiing? I'm skiing in Michigan.
What kinds of terrain do you prefer (groomed runs, moguls, race course, park'n'pipe, trees, steeps, backcountry/sidecountry) Groomed runs, almost exclusively, a few forays into the trees and moguls.
How many days a year do you ski? Last year I skied 3 times. Goin' forward it'll be 10-15 days.
How advanced are you as a skier? I'm an intermediate, MAYBE advanced intermediate. I can navigate the green and blue without incident. I managed the black runs that I've done, but the speed is a bit much.