I'm a 45 year old mom planning to buy skis for the first time. I've always rented in the past and have never really paid attention to the ski. I'm a Level 7 skier and typically ski Colorado. I'm not super aggressive, but not passive either. I avoid the bumps, but I'm not overly afraid of steep. I ski about 15 days a year and have skied since the old straight-ski-with-safety-straps days. I'm 5'9" and 160 lbs. with an average fitness level.
I read the "skis for mum" thread and got some ideas there. What sounds right to you as far as ski and appropriate length?