Some great advice given to you so far. I'll echo some of it, and throw in some other stuff.
Eric @ WA is dead-on when he said to go for an all-mountain type deck. These are not as stiff as pure freeride boards, and not as flexie as pure freestyle boards. They are forgiving enough for new riders, but stiff enough to allow you to progress a bit. Also, while all-mountain boards will not be and ace anywhere, they are a jack of all trades. Hence, you'll be able to explore the moutain and figure out which type of riding you like best.
As for deck size...each company will have weigth ranges for their given boards. Look at the manufactures web sites for the specific details. However, given your weight, I imagine you'd be looking at a 150 - 155 sized board.
For specific decks, I always direct people toward Never Summer, Rome, and Burton. I am opposed to Ride for political reasons, but they do make quality products. That said, take a look at the below decks.
Burton: Elite, Clash, Royal
Never Summer: SL
Rome: Manual, Crail, Solution, Agent
Also, remember Never Summer has a THREE-YEAR warranty on their boards...NO ONE else in the industry will do that.
Hope this helps!
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