Not sure if this is the right place to be posting this, but I'm going verbatim with the sticky right now. I'll try to keep this short:
LOCATE: Northeast (only skied at Killington before so far)
ABILITY: Been skiing for 5 years maybe, blacks are really fun, I get more of a workout than enjoyment from double blacks, so I guess that puts me in the type 2 skier category
SKIS: Definitely a casual skier, so I'm looking for something between casual and performance skis
BODY: I'm 20, 5'8, 135 pounds
BUDGET: $500 for skis, boots, bindings (that number is very flexible, since I have no idea how much those things cost)
Thanks for everything! Sorry some of specifications are vague!