I have inherited a pair of Rossignol 4LS 178cm skis and stocks. I'm 5'2, female, approx 57kg.
I'm just into Blue on the slopes but want to do lots more skiing to improve.
Should I be using these skis yet? Ever?
Welcome to EpicSki! My guess is that those who know a lot more than I do will say that 178cm is way too long. For comparison, I'm 5'0", 115 lbs, advanced female, and use skis that are 150-160 depending on the construction.
Where do you plan to ski this winter?
Segbrown pretty much hit the nail on the head.
If you're planning on hitting Tahoe (3-4 hrs from where you are) you could do some shopping at Start Haus which has a great sale going on some Nordica Blem skis.
You could get the Belle to Belle with a binding for 299.00 in 154cm.
This would be a great ski for you to learn at a good price.
I wouldn't recommend putting the skis in storage. It's not worth it. They're not like wine and won't get any better with age. Unless they have sentimental value, I'd try to sell them or even give them away. If I'm not mistaken, these are old, outdated skis.