Welcome to EpicSki Gordon!
I'm sure you'll get all kinds of advice but before that, can you tell us a bit about you.
Where do you ski?
Height, and weight?
What size are you current skis?
Do you have good boots?
Have you had a chance to demo any gear?
What level of skiing are you now?
That being said, your boots will be the first thing you want to get really right!
Geez, did I miss anything. Poor guy, probably feels like he's taking a test.
Stick around, and I'm sure you'll get more suggestions than you know what to do with.