Skied on rentals for about 10 years since I am from Texas there was no need to buy. I am by no means a awesome skier but I do like the off trails stuff in Durango/Brianhead.... I've skied those Snow Skates, Phatty's or whatever you'd like to call them. Did snowboarding for 3 seasons but found skiing my home.
Moved up here a year ago after graduating college to work for Boeing now ready to get into skiing big time. Been up Stevens twice and decided to purchase some skis.
I recently bought some 2006 Atomic Deviants, yes I know a thinner ski but its my first pair of skis to actually own. Got some decent Lange boots and Atomic Bindings.
I'm in skiing to ski, so my skis are new, my jackets like 5 years old and pants aren't even ski pants but they work...Good goggles so I can see and decent skis its all I need
I'm ready to hit the slopes ... possibly tonight a Snoqualmie or Stevens.