Skied east cost a few times as a high school kid and few days in my mid 20's before converting to snowboarding. I have been snowboarding now 14 years 6-7 days a year. A few more days when I lived in Montana. I am wanting to return to skis. Two reasons. 1) My daughter is learning and it seems easier to ski with her if I am in skis. 2) With 40 approaching I am beginning to tire of sitting down to strap up on an incline, etc…I have never been a trick guy, always just a cruiser.
I spoke with a certified Boot Fitter in my area at 6'1 235 he suggested Solomon XPro 130 so that I can have them heat molded to my needs. Is that to much boot for a ski newbie? The price is high but I hope to ski another 10-20 years so it doesn't seem that bad if you look at in those terms.