they should be about 3 inches above your head, meade of bamboo, and have extremely large leather baskets on them... you know that thread about baggy ski pants in ski gabber, well, it aplies everywhere, the bigger all your stuff is the better (even counts for goggle gaps). Also - it will help if you get some 201 skis... Don't thank me for the advice - it's the least I can do.
Right, now that that over, just grab some poles and see how you like them, if you want taller ones than grab some longer ones...same if you want shorter ones. Don't worry about buying poles, just go to your local ski hill and grab a pair from the ski shop (if you don't think they'll let you than grab some dudes poles at the lodge, snap them in half and go into rentals holding the broken poles and say you broke you poles and tell them (don't ask) you're going to borrow a pair of theirs for the night, grab them and go - don't give them time to say you're not allowed to take them).
aka - highschool
'...we went on a trip with the ghost of christmas past, and he stole our damn sunglasses...' Socrities, Godzilla, or annonamous, i'm not quite sure.......