Thanks for the warm welcome guys! I skied last year at Killington, VT. My wonderful nephew owns a vacation/rental house very close to Killi, so me and my family all learned how to ski. What an AMAZING experience Killington is for a new skier. I can't wait to gain some more experience and carry myself farther up the mountain. I did it right, and took lessons. By the 3rd and final day, I was carrying great speed down the beginner trails, and actually was forced to go for a distance down an intermediate trail for about 100 yards, and stayed calm and upright ! I purchased a used and clean pair of 160cm Rossi Cut 10.7's, Rossi poles, and a nice canvas ski bag for $50 !! I also just bought a pair of Koflach RC837 boots in fantastic condition for $50, So i'm ready and waiting! I've raced virtually everything with tires and sparkplugs over the past 24 years, and really have no fear, but oddly I always had a fear of sking. But i'm over the fear, and like I said I had such an awesome time !
Alpinord, thank you for the wax feedback, I just today had a great conversation with the shop that's tuning my skis, what a GREAT guy, he loaded my brain with a day's worth of "free" tips and tricks, and he will tune and wax my skis perfect.