I've been skiing about 10 times, and I really enjoy it. I'd like to go more often, but the cost is really setting me back, so I'd like to buy some of my own equipment. I live in Pennsylvania, and like groomed runs and steeps. I ski blues and blacks here, and like to carve. I try to stay away from ice and bad conditions on blacks, but I would like to get better at being an all condition skier. I value control over speed, but don't mind going fast. I am 6'0, about 175 lbs, and pretty fit.
Now, here is the kicker. I don't have much spare money at the moment. What is the best ski that I could buy, used or new, for under $100? $150? $200? I know I'm not going to get something great for that price, but I want something to get me started. Paying ~$40 for rental equipment every time is awful!