My name is Nate, I'm historically from Missouri, but I love skiing. I'm attending college at CSM in Golden, CO and I REALLY want to go skiing. However I figure since I'll be here for the next at least four years it would be a decent investment to get a pair of good skis.
That being said, I'm on somewhat of a budget, so I hopped on Craigslist and eBay looking for deals, and quickly realized I have no idea what a deal is, or even what I want.
I'm a decent skiier at best, the biggest place I've ever been is Winter Park and I did a black diamond or three. I'm 6'5" 165# size 13 shoes so I probably need a longer pair of skis and bigger bindings.
I have a helmet and goggles (Giro and Smith respectively) and clothes, but what would you recommend for an intermediate level set of skis, bindings, boots and poles for a tall guy on somewhat of a budget? I'd like to keep the whole purchase under $500 if possible.
I saw this pair on Craigslist:
and it looks to be a good deal from my research, but I don't know anything at all about skis. I got the Colorado Pass so I'm planning on spending lots of time at Breckenridge and Keystone and A Basin later in the season.
What do you think?