I'm a beginner too and I just bought some boots awhile ago. I started with the Burton Lodi(slightly higher up from the Coco) and thought they were great...until I spent a full day at the mountains with them and realized they were impossible to get a supportive feel. I ended up exchanging them for the Burton Sapphires(quite a bit higher up than the Coco) but they feel soooo much better. Great ankle support, well built, and traditional laces(very important to me). As you've probably read many times here, try on as many pairs as you can and don't go for the cheapest as I thought my Lodi's were great until I tried on the Sapphires(which are only in the middle of the pack in Burton's line of women's boots). Have fun shopping!!