Started skiing 5 years ago and now I've become addicted to skiing, but only ski 10-15 days a year. Just joined the board a couple days ago. You all seem very connected to info and I would love advice, realizing it's subjective and personal preference, but also knowing I have zero personal insight.
I'm an intermediate skier and probably always will be because I don't live near mountains. Comfort and warmth are a little higher priority to me than performance, but I want the best I can get with as little sacrifice of the other. Speed is not my goal currently. I stick to Blues or easy Blacks, but still improving and moving higher on the hill. I'm 6'2, 200 lbs., 38 years old (male). I ski Colorado each year and sometimes get to go to Banff, which is why somewhat warm boots are appealing. I've always rented, but ready to purchase boots. I wear size 29 or 29.5 and my foot is medium width, slightly high arch. For now, I'd like to assume cost is no object and see what suggestions, brands, stiffness you'd recommend to an intermediate. I'm guessing I'd like to consider 2016-2017 products since I don't see myself making this purchase again for a very long time.
I'll be in Denver / Breckenridge in January and hope to know what I want and anticipate a custom fitting and purchase the day I arrive. I assume that boots aren't something you'd want to buy directly online.
Thank you for your suggestions and any advice you can offer!