I am looking to purchase my first set of skis in the next 12 months and am a little confused by all the different options. I have been skiing for about 17 years, but only get about a week skiing a year (skiing as much as work allows). I have my own boots, got them fitted and have custom foot beds, really happy with these and would now love to have my own skis. I am 24yrs, about 5'8" and 145lb, spend about 90% of time on groomers. I would consider myself a level six skier according to these descriptions http://www.epicski.com/t/66885/explanation-of-the-9-level-ski-ability-scale.
Any suggestions or considerations would be much appreciated. Also is it best to purchase skis and bindings as a package?