Originally Posted by supersmecher
Really?! Isn't the ask expressed in the first sentence?!
I'm assuming this reply was directed at me. I promise I really wasn't trying to be a smartass. You really never asked a question.
I think my answer was as good as it could be.
I haven't been skiing much longer than you, I'm no expert. But what I can tell you, as some other replies have echoed, get boots first. Get them from a good fitter, I would go to the boot forum here and see who they recommend in your area. Don't order online even if you save a few hundred $. Don't buy at a big box store. I'll go as far as to say don't trust a shop that has a "best boot fitters in America" endorsement. And that doesn't man the shop you eventually go to won't have that endorsement , they probably will, but it's not a guarantee the fitter you get will know what they are doing. (Happened to me)
As for skis, I just research the shit out of everything, even when I don't need another pair of skis. You might not be the same and that's fine. But once you get your boots, find a shop where you can demo try some and figure out what you like.
You can also ask here.