first of all rent, before u even think about getting into this sport
i have been doing it for years, but tell u what, i kick myself in the butt for some days not bringing my sticks out aka (ski's)
get a 158 minimum and go up to a 164, but first rent, and i would take a lesson
u know how i learned, i followed my professional friends down the mountain on a 3ft of fresh sierra powder, but that was over 15 years ago
"Beer is proof that God loves us and want us to be happy".