Hi All New user here ... I am a very experienced snowboarder who wants to do a bit of skiing. Therefore, I would like to hear a little about what I should buy in terms of ski's, poles and boots. I am 6foot and 170 pounds. I have tried to ski one day with Head Monster that was about 175cm long. It went pretty well. I could go fairly fast and brake sideways with lots of spray, but I absolutely could not figure out how to do a plow or pizza or whatever it's called. So I had no control on narrow Slopes. But I think that I will learn skiing very fast, so I within approx. 3 days i'd be at the level of someone who has been skiing for 2-3 weeks with no previous snow-experience. Snowboarding is first and foremost about powder for me. If I can go backcountry or sidecountry I do. I therefore expect to have the same interest in skiing. So I need some equipment which is probably in the neighborhood of 20% park , 30% piste and 50 % powder. So what should I buy skis, poles and boots, so I learn quickly, but not be limited? On a recent skiing trip, there was one who had a pair of Rossignol S3 http://www.evo.com/outlet/skis/rossignol-s3-2011.aspx I think something like that is the way forward. Is it way off?