Yo, so my friend is a snowboarder, he's a good boarder, rides a lot of pow and a little park. He wants to get some skis for next year and start skiing. He's 5'8 260 lbs. Ya I know, he's a big kid. He's never skied before but I'm sure he will pick it up fast so these skis need to be able to still be a good ski for when he gets better. Probably looking for a one ski quiver that is good in the park. He mostly rides Baker.
Normally I'd be able to recommend skis easily but for a kid who's that heavy and that tall I'm really not sure. I know it should be a pretty stiff ski in any case and around 175+ in length. I was thinking maybe Gotamas but they might be too unforgiving for him since he's new.
As for bindings I think he should be good with a 12 or maybe a 14 din binding.