I pulled the trigger and bought skis last week. I haven't been on skis for evar, so it should be interesting. I have been riding carving snowboards since 2005, so it's not like I will be totally rusty.
Here's what I bought:
Rossi Soul 7 180cm
Dalbello Krypton KR 2 pro id
They tried to sell me some wizzy $160 carbon poles, but I said no thanks. Got some at sportchek for $30, that way I can bend them over peoples heads and not care. Just kidding, that would be against the Skier's Responsibility code…..
I also bought a pair of non-KERS Head GS skis for almost free and put some free flex 14s on those for when the cobwebs are officially gone.
I have three days at Schwitzer lined up for christmas and a trip to Whitefish in January. Add the obligatory visits to the banff area hills and maybe revy and KH and, if I can manage not to break me, it looks like it will be a fun winter.