I'm a 22 year old student and I'm looking to buy a pair of skis. I'm about 5'4"-5", so apparently the length I should get is about 156-158cm. Other than that, which I hope is correct, I have no idea what kind of skis I should get, since I've always rented!
I'm a high intermediate skier, having been skiing about 6 separate occasions, around a week each time. I enjoy blue, red and black (I've only been on a couple double diamonds) runs, both piste and off-piste terrains. I can carve, though I wouldn't say I'm amazing at it, and although I prefer powder snow, I do go skiing in Europe as well, so I do go on packed/hard/icy snow.
Any information about what skis or bindings anyone thinks I should get would be greatly appreciated (skiing equipment maintenance tips or advice on boots would be superb as well!).
My budget would preferably be around 300 pounds, give or take a 100.