Hey guys, first post. I'll just quickly summarize my snow life. I've snowboarded for 10 years in all areas, park, carving and ripping anywhere. I'm 16, 125lbs, 5'10" boot size 28.5.For the last year I've worked at a resort instructing snowboarding and other areas around. I just recently picked up skis (I get free rentals) last weekend on my breaks and accumulated around 2 hours and it's feeling pretty good. I've got sliding turns on pretty steep terrain fairly quickly in that time and I'm really hoping to commit to skiing next season. I'll buy gear at the end of the season while I can get it cheap.
The main question I've been questioning guys around the park and other people I work with what a good budgeted setup for a quickly progressing beginner and wanting to be park rat.
The main suggestions have been really premium and overly expensive (16 and saving for a car, instructing isn't very profitable). I've been looking at the k2 press for skis and bindings being the marker griffons, they seem decent quality and pretty worth it for the money.
Just want some suggestions and thoughts on what you guys like and how I should distribute my money. Thanks for all the help in advance.