^ I second this 100%.
No offense intended, but judging by your apparent lack of awareness around basic terminology and equipment, I'd say that you have some serious homework to do. My advice? Hook up with some friendly CO locals ASAP and be humble and soak up all the info/knowledge that you can before you rush out into the BC....or the slack country for that matter.
For all I know, you're an incredibly gifted skier, but remember, when you start venturing beyond resort boundaries (and sometimes even in-bounds), you need to rely on your knowledge/safety protocol as much as your skiing ability.
Having fun at skiing's expense since '09.